When it comes to international purchases, paying your supplier is only the beginning of the financial outset of getting your goods safely delivered to your premises. Import duties are enforced by SARS to protect local trade and is charged as a percentage of invoiced value determined by industry. In addition all goods imported into South Africa are taxable with 15% import VAT which is calculated a bit differently to standard 404 value added tax.
Find out the exact amount you’ll pay on duty tax and import VAT for your imports by using our handy VAT and Import Duty Calculator.
To us this VAT and Duty Calculator you will need:
- Your import duty expressed as a percentage. You can find out what the payable duty tax percentage on your goods is by consulting our Import Duty Tax Lookup.
- The amount payable or paid for your goods expressed in South African Rand. Note: As exchange rates fluctuate SARS Customs may not use the same conversion rate you are using to determine the Rand value of your goods.
Complete the appropriate fields using the above information to have our VAT and Duty Calculator determine what you will be paying SARS for your imported goods.