International Tax Services

Multinational organisations are increasingly affected by legislative, regulatory and tax developments throughout the world. Understanding the effect of these developments on business operations and transactions between countries is vital for a company's success.

PwC's International Tax Structuring team is experienced in addressing these developments, as well as all tax and regulatory aspects of cross border transactions. Our teams based in Johannesburg and Cape Town are an integral part of our wide-ranging International Tax Structuring Network which operates globally.

The team has extensive experience in dealing with international tax matters, such as international reorganisations, cross-border inbound and outbound investments by multinationals and inter-company transactions by international groups. The team has a well established network of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) contacts, globally and particularly in Africa, and work very closely with other specialist groups like transfer pricing, corporate tax, human resource services (HRS) and indirect tax.

Our African footprint
Our African footprint, which is best in class, means we are capable of serving you wherever you may have initiatives, or wish to operate, on the African continent. Our team is focused on developing, supporting and growing our service offerings throughout Africa. We believe our wide network of PwC offices across the African continent and our footprint in Africa is unrivaled and unmatched by our competitors.

Our significant presence in the various markets makes PwC a global powerhouse with an ability to serve global, regional, and national clients. Our structure links firms throughout Africa that possess an in-depth knowledge of local tax, accounting and regulatory requirements, with a worldwide network that can exploit the advantages of expertise on an international scale. The PwC global network currently spans 149 countries and, on the African continent, PwC has offices in over 30 countries servicing nearly 50 countries.

How PwC can help you
We can assist companies investing in South Africa (inbound) and South African companies investing abroad (outbound) with:

  • Formulating and implementing effective and tax efficient cross-border strategies for investments.
  • Managing the global tax rate and tax position.
  • Keeping up-to-date with new developments affecting business, locally and globally.

Apart from the above-mentioned and with a broad general knowledge on Africa, the international tax team combines detailed knowledge and in-depth experience in South African tax and regulatory matters, and can also provide advice on the following:

  • Finance and treasury strategies.
  • Expanding in and setting up new businesses across Africa.
  • Tax strategies around Intangible Assets (Intellectual Property).
  • Withholding tax and profit repatriation planning.
  • Advice on Controlled Foreign Companies.