Provisional tax instalments for the tax year 2024

The income tax for individuals and companies for the tax year 2024 must be estimated and prepaid in two equal instalments on or before 31 July 2024 and 31 December 2024.


Obligation for provisional tax payment

The following persons have an obligation to pay provisional tax, based on their expected annual taxable income for tax year 2024:

  • Individuals with taxable income other than salaries, pensions, dividends and interest; and
  • companies with taxable income.

Persons with no taxable income, do not have an obligation to pay provisional tax.


Payment of provisional tax

The provisional tax is calculated by applying the relevant tax rates (depending on whether the taxpayer is an individual or a company) on the expected taxable income for the year, after taking into account any overseas tax credits. It is payable in two equal instalments, as follows:


Provisional tax instalments Statutory deadline Effective deadline

(No interest/penalty)

1st instalment 31 July 2024 31 August 2024
2nd instalment 31 December 2024 31 January 2025


The timely payment of provisional tax can be made by firstly creating the provisional tax obligation through the Tax Portal of the Tax Department (TD) and then selecting to pay the relevant tax by credit/debit car OR online banking.

Payments made after the effective deadline will carry interest (calculated on a completed months basis) plus a 5% penalty on the tax due. An additional penalty of 5% may be imposed by the Tax Department if the tax remains unpaid two months after the statutory deadline (i.e. for the 1st instalment, the penalty will be imposed from 1 October onwards).

Any difference between the actual tax payable and the provisional tax paid for the year 2024 is payable by 1st of August 2025.


10% additional tax in case of underestimation

In case the provisional taxable income declared is less than 75% of the final taxable income for the year, the taxpayer is required to pay an additional tax equal to 10% of the difference between the final tax due and the provisional tax paid.


Revised provisional tax calculation

Taxpayers can revise their provisional tax calculation (upwards/downwards) until 31 December 2024. In case of an upward revision, interest is payable on the difference between the revised amount payable and the amount initially declared and paid as in the 1st instalment.