Tax Consulting Advice & Compliance in South Africa

Tax consulting, advice and compliance in South Africa is our niche expertise. General tax advice and tax return questions are answered. Specific tax advice is given on your own facts. Tax questions and advice for multinationals, corporate, employers, trusts, and employees are answered same day. South African expatriate tax, tax on property, contract workers employees’ tax, advanced tax rulings, capital gains tax, estate tax planning, complex offshore structural planning, anti-avoidance provisions, South African Revenue Service voluntary disclosures, share incentive planning, employee compensation methodology and planning, employee and personal tax planning and compliance services are within our specialist tax consulting areas.

Tax consulting and advice is not always easily available in South Africa. The South African Revenue Service may not be accessible on specific tax questions, professional law and accounting firms are expensive in providing tax consulting advice and otherwise overall quality and speed of responses to your tax questions may not be as good as you may hope. Tax academics know the law but often have difficulty in giving practical tax advice and they often do not have much tax compliance professional experience.

We provide a portal for taxpayers on tax advice and tax consulting questions. Our aim is to give quality tax responses to standard tax questions on corporate tax questions, employees’ tax questions, employee tax questions, salary structuring and individuals. We also provide of the best and most practical tax planning advice available on a number of South African income tax and capital gains tax questions.

Jerry Botha CFP®


Jerry is the Tax Chair of the Financial Planning Institute, he holds his own FSB License, is a Master Reward Practitioner and services on the Executive of the South African Reward Association, Chairs the SARA Employee Benefit Committee, Certified Payroll Practitioner and Tax Practitioner. He is the managing partner of Tax Consulting and that specialises on employee remuneration, all personal taxes, employee benefits, employees’ taxes and more complex areas of taxation. He is a well-known speaker and trainer and works on a daily basis with practical tax issues and engages with SARS. His approach to training is to ensure maximum knowledge transfer and to equip practitioners to take away information that finds practical application in their own practices and for their clients, achieving the balance between ensuring full compliance with the law, whilst ensuring the best legal efficiency.

Mariana Stander


Mariana Stander, ex-KPMG and ex-Deloitte, also headed-up global expatriate management for Hatch Africa.

She is original developer of the modern package structuring tool (PST) and with flexible benefits, which creates the link between contracts, employee remuneration and pay slips. Her PST models matches client payroll, meaning she has vast exposure to payroll packages, payroll methodologies and parameters, employee benefits and employees’ tax.

Within our team, she is the go-to person on complex payroll computations, cost to company reconciliations, complex calculators, computational modelling and practical aspects of employees’ tax disclosure. She provides many listed and other larger international employers with Total Reward Statements, Expatriate Package Tools and Travel Calculators, section 197 transfers where she has a market leading “apples-with-apples” comparison methodology, and VSP processes under section 189 where the process is made seamless though electronic package and take-home pay calculators.

Her expatriate package calculators includes full expatriate build-up methodology, expatriate cost and expatriate tax calculators. These covers most African locations she is the provider to some of the largest expatriate employer groups into Africa.