TAX RATES

Different tax rates are monitored and administered by our Ministry
- Income Tax Rates
- PAYE Rates
- Petroleum Rates

- Customs Duties

- Excise Tax Rates (Imports and Domestically manufactured goods)

- Value Added Goods & Services Tax Rates

Income Tax Rates
Company Tax
A resident company is charged at the rate of 27% in its global taxable income while non-resident is charged at the rate of 27% on its taxable income derived from the Samoa source. Note that company income tax rate was 29% but now reduced to 27% as from 1 January 2007.

Small Business Tax
The taxable income of the sole trader is subject to income tax at progressive rates set out in the Income Tax Rates 1974, depending on the level of taxable income (or net profit) derived by the taxpayers. Note that there is now a reduction of the income tax top rate from 29% to 27% and the threshold amount of non taxable income has increased from SAT12,000 to SAT15,000 as from 1 January 2018.
Applicable progressive rates on small business annual income is summarized below which are the same rates applicable for individual's (i.e. employee) salary and wage income.

  Annual Income Earned   Tax Rate
  Income not exceeding SAT15,000 NIL
  SAT15,001 - SAT25,000 20%
  Over SAT25, 000 27%


PAYE RATES

Salary & Wage Tax Table for Individual Tax Payers

Fortnightly Rate Annual Rate
  $0 - $576 Nil   $0 - $15,000 Nil
  $577 - $962 20%   $15,001 - $25,000 20%
  Over $962 27%   Over $25,000 27%


PETROLEUM RATES

The February 2018 rates for VAGST on imported petroleum products as obtained from the Ministry of Finance are as follows

FROM 01/12/2017 EXCISE TAX VAGST
  Motor Spirit (ULP) 0.46 .2853
  Distillate Fuel (ADO) 0.45 .2830
  Jet Fuel / Aviation Kerosene (DPK)  0.28 .2025


CUSTOMS DUTIES

Advalorem duty rates are mainly 5%, 8% or 20%.

For specific duty rates or tariff items you can download the tariff manual.


EXCISE TAX RATES (IMPORT AND DOMESTICALLY MANUFACTURED GOODS)

Excise rates imported items and domestically manufactured goods varies depending on the type of products. Download the tariff manual for more details.

VALUE ADDED GOODS & SERVICES TAX (VAGST) RATE

All goods and services are charged 15% VAGST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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