Income tax on rent, worked example, in Namibia

October 04, 2017

Non-resident couple´s joint income1
Monthly Rental Income2 1,500 6,000 12,000
Annual Rental Income 18,000 72,000 144,000
Less VAT3 15% 2,700 10,800 21,600
Less Costs4 25% 4,500 18,000 36,000
Less Depreciation5 5,217 22,029 46,957
= Taxable Income 5,583 21,171 39,443
Income Tax 4
Up to NAD50,000 0%
NAD50,000 – NAD100,000 18% 1,286 1,286
NAD100,000 – NAD300,000 25% 3,507 8,075
NAD300,000 - NAD 500,000 28% - -
NAD500,000 - NAD 800,000 30%
NAD800,000 - NAD 1,500,000 32%
Over NAD 1,500,000 37%
Annual Income Tax Due - 4,793 9,361
Tax Due as % of Gross Income 0.00% 6.66% 6.50%
Source:
Global Property Guide research

Notes


1 The property is jointly owned by husband and wife, bt then taxed separately (50% upon each partner).

2 Exchange rate used: 1.00 US$ = 14.00 NAD

3 The 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) on leasing property is included in the gross rental income.

4 Estimated values. Income-generating expenses are deductible when calculating taxable income.

5 Estimated values. Depreciation of new buildings is computed at 4% annually over a period of 20 years.

 

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