2022 Interest Exemptions

Interest from a South African source, earned by any natural person under 65 years of age, up to R23 800 per annum, and persons 65 and older, up to R34 500 per annum, is exempt from income tax.

• Interest earned by non-residents, who are physically absent from South Africa for at least 182 days during the 12-month period, before the interest accrues and the interest-bearing debt is not effectively connected to a fixed place of business in South Africa, is exempt from income tax.