In the previous articles, we discussed what tax is and the different tax types. Today, we present you the 4 steps of how your tax gets calculated.

These steps are helpful for those of you who are independent workers or have a business.

Step 1 - Is your income Personal or Corporate?

Alt textBefore you scroll down to have a peek at the tax equation, you have you know what part of your income is being taxed.

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Personal Income Tax
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Corporate Income Tax

Step 2 - Earn enough to incur tax?

Alt textIf you earn below the required wage for tax, your pay will be exempt from tax.

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During this assessment, it is also a good time to see if you qualify for any exemptions.

Step 3 - Know your tax rate

Know your tax rate to avoid a surprise when your pay is lower than expected.

Types of tax rates include:

Voila! The tax equation

Once you know all the figures, type them in your calculator as:

**(taxable amount - deductions & relief) x tax rate% = payable tax amount **

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REMEMBER stay on top of your taxes. Keep a calendar or set a reminder on you phone for upcoming payments. If you miss the deadline, you will incur late penalitiy fees, or even get into trouble with the law.

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