Indirect Tax practice

The PwC South African Indirect Tax practice consists of 40 professionals, including 4 dedicated directors. We operate from various centres in Southern Africa including Bloemfontein, Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. Our effective use of our Global Network, with offices in over 60 countries, enables us to support your business with best practices. We advise clients in all the major industries, and have particular strengths in the provincial and local government, financial services, mining, education, and telecommunications industries.

Our services are based on three core practice areas:

Value-Added Tax Services
  • VAT reviews
    1. Input/Output Tax Savings Reviews
    2. Calculating the annual VAT apportionment percentage
    3. VAT coding of chart of accounts
    4. Reviewing contracts with National/Provincial government for VAT implications
    5. Documentary Compliance Reviews
    6. Process and Control reviews
  • VAT consulting services
    1. Identifying opportunities for tax planning and VAT savings
    2. Researching and interpreting the VAT Act
    3. Researching and drafting detailed VAT opinions
    4. Industry specific consulting, reviews and tax planning
    5. VAT training
  • VAT compliance
    1. Review/completion and submission of VAT registration forms
    2. Review/completion and submission of VAT returns
    3. Electronic-based Reviews (eg VAT number vetting)
    4. Drafting and submitting objections and appeals
    5. Dealing with SARS on industry specific issues
    6. Negotiating settlements
    7. Dealing with SARS employees during VAT audits
    8. Drafting and submitting ruling applications