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In his 2022 budget speech, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana revealed a more positive picture for government’s finances. The South African Revenue Service took in R182 billion more than expected in the past year.

These stronger revenues allowed the Minister to announce a number of tax relief measures. “Now is not the time to increase taxes and put the recovery at risk,” he said.

He also emphasises that: “Corruption is a major blight on our country. It has lowered our economic growth potential, made us fiscally more vulnerable, and severely weakened the state's capability”. National Treasury will be looking to recover money from those involved in corrupt activities highlighted by the Zondo Commission.


Budget Speech 2022
A Brief Summary


Personal Income Tax Relief
Tax brackets and rebates have increased by 4.5%, in line with inflation. The highest marginal tax bracket of 45% is now from R1,731,601. The primary rebate will be R16,425, up from R15,714.

Tax Free Threshold
The annual income level at which under-65s will start paying tax was raised from R87,300 to R91,250

Medical Tax Credits
Increased from R332 to R347 for the first two members and from R224 to R234 for subsequent members

Corporate Income Tax
Falls to 27% for any tax year beginning on or after 1 April 2022.

Employment Tax Incentive
To help address youth unemployment, the employment tax incentive will increase from a maximum of R1,000 per month to R1,500 per month in the first 12 months, and from R500 to R750 in the second 12 months.

Remains unchanged at 15%

Transfer Duties
Transfer duty rates were unchanged.

Capital Gains Tax
No changes were announced to CGT.


Retail Savings Bonds
A new ‘top-up’ bond will be offered from April 2022, allowing individuals to invest an initial amount from R500 and top up in increments of R100.

Fuel Levy
For the first time since 1990, there was no increase in the general fuel levy.

Road Accident Fund
Similarly, the Road Accident Fund levy remained unchanged.

Carbon Tax
To increase by 1c per litre.

Total Fuel Taxes
A minor increase to R6.16 on a litre of petrol and R6.02 on a litre of diesel.


Business Bounce Back Scheme
To support small businesses affected by Covid-19, R20 billion will be made available as guarantees for small business loans and equity-backed loans.

Child Support Grant
Increases by R20 per month.

Foster Care Grant
Increases by R20 per month.

Old Age & Disability Grants
Increase by R90 per month  in April and a further R10 per month October.

War Veterans Grant
Increases by R90 per month  in April and a further R10 per month October.

Social Relief Distress Grant
The R350 emergency grant is extended for a further 12 months until March 2023.

Basic Income Grant
No announcement was made on implementing a Basic Income Grant.


Tax Free Savings Accounts
The annual cap on contributions to tax-free savings accounts remains at R36 000 from 1 March 2021, with the lifetime limit also remaining at R500 000

Sin Taxes
Overall, increases were between 4.5% and  6.5%, below the increases last year that were above 8%.


Tax on a 750ml bottle of wine will go up by 17c

Sparkling Wine
Tax on a 750ml bottle of sparkling wine will go up by 76c

Tax on a 750ml bottle of spirits will go up R4.83

Tax on a 340ml can of Beer up 11c

A 23g cigar will attract R6.77 more in tax

Tax on a packet of cigarettes will be up R1.03

Pipe Tobacco
A 25g of pipe tobacco will cost an extra 37c more in tax

A new tax on vaping products of at least R2.90 per millilitre will be introduced from the start of 2023.


Plastic Bag Tax
Plastic bag tax increases by 3c to be 28c per bag

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