International Tax Services

Tax & Vat Alert

We provide a wealth of publications by PwC South Africa providing informed commentary on current developments in the tax arena, both locally and internationally. Through analysis and comment on new law and judicial decisions of interest, they assist business executives...

SA Budget 2012

Across the world, there is impatience at the slow pace and poor outcomes of international cooperation, and there is anger about the impact of financial and governance failures on ordinary people, on employment and on livelihoods. But anger is not enough – we have...

Paying Taxes 2013

Paying Taxes 2013 is a unique study from PwC, World Bank and IFC which looks at the world's tax systems from the business perspective, providing an ability to compare tax regimes in 185 economies using a case study company...

ED Practices and remuneration trends report 2012

As the global economy has shown signs of market recovery but not at the pace anticipated, we are finding companies are once again investing in recruiting and retaining talent in an effort to align people strategy with...

AfriTax News

Welcome to AfriTax, our quarterly newsletter which provides you with a snapshot of the most significant recent tax changes on the African continent. For more detail on the relevant changes, go to the link containing a detailed document summarising the changes...

Non-Executive Directors Report

Welcome to our sixth edition of the annual review of the practices and fees trends of non-executive directors in South Africa. For the first time, this publication looks at the risk landscape facing...

Tax Law Review

The introduction of the TAA (Tax Administration Act) is primarily intended to incorporate into one piece of legislation certain generic administrative provisions which are currently duplicated in various Tax Acts. Whilst this is a eaningful result in itself...

HR Quarterly

A monthly journal published by PwC South Africa providing informed commentary on current developments in the tax arena, both locally and internationally. Through analysis and comment on new law and judicial decisions of interest, it assists business executives to identify developments and trends in tax law...

Tax Synopsis

A monthly journal published by PwC South Africa providing informed commentary on current developments in the tax arena, both locally and internationally....

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.