Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Mr Keith Jordaan


An introduction to the principles of the taxation of individuals, including an examination of: the basic calculation of income tax; the calculation of gross income; exempt income; allowable deductions; the calculation of net normal tax payable; salaried persons - receipts; fringe benefits; salaried persons -- specific deductions; Standard Income Tax on Employees (SITE); retirement benefits and investment income and royalties; capital gains tax. The basic principles relating to the taxation of farmers is also examined.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop an understanding of the South African taxation system as it impacts on individuals
  2. develop the capacity to calculate the tax payable by individuals.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Adrian Pilley

Contact hours

3 hours per week