Pieter van der Zwan & Associates

We specialize in South African tax and IFRS advice. Our clients get high-quality advice from an advisor with whom they can build a close long-term personal working relationship.

Services

We offer tailored South African tax solutions to our clients. Our services range from planning and assistance to determine tax positions taken to assisting with disputes.  Our clients can expect solutions that combine technical excellence and practical insight with the personal touch of a trusted advisor.

Our offering includes:

Tax Reviews

Proactive management and monitoring of your tax affairs avoids disputes and leakages. We perform reviews for corporates and high net-worth taxpayers.

Tax Consultation and Advice

We assist taxpayers and advisors to assess the tax implications and risks of various alternatives for transactions and structures to ultimately find a tailored solution.

Tax Opinions

We provide clients with balanced and well-researched opinions on South African tax matters (including section 223(3) opinions).

Tax Disputes

We assist taxpayers and their accountants to successfully navigate the tax dispute process from audits to appeals.

Correspondence with SARS

We assist taxpayers to obtain advance tax rulings, opinions, and directives from SARS.

Correspondence with Legal Counsel

Some tax matters are inherently complex and may require consultation with counsel. We assist in drafting briefings and correspondence with counsel.

Expertise

We advise on a wide range of South African tax matters. Our areas of experience and expertise include:

Wealth structures

Tax residence and changes thereto

Mergers and acquisitions

Corporate reorganisations

Complex business model and transaction structuring

Financing transactions and instruments

Clients

We aim to build a long-term working relationship with each client. Our regular clients include:

Small and medium-sized businesses and their owners

Corporates

High growth start-up businesses

High-net worth individuals 

Trusts and the vehicles that house wealth

Accountants and auditors

Law firms

Tax practitioners

Prof Pieter van der Zwan

Pieter is a chartered accountant (CA(SA)) who holds a master’s degree in tax. He is an associate professor at a South African university where he is responsible for a master’s degree in tax. He is the author of chapters in various textbooks, peer-reviewed articles, and articles in industry publications. He has been practicing as an independent tax and technical accounting advisor since 2010. He serves on technical committees of various professional bodies.

Articles

When is SARS out of time to raise an assessment?

When is SARS out of time to raise an assessment?

Tax assessments must reach finality. For taxpayers this happens when SARS can no longer issue additional assessments for the specific tax period. Section 99 of the Tax Administration Act limits the periods for issuance of assessments by SARS. This article considers...

Tax on cryptocurrency transactions

Tax on cryptocurrency transactions

  Cryptocurrencies present lucrative trading as their short-term values fluctuate wildly. They may however also prove to be good longer term investments if the value ultimately grows substantially when held over a longer period of time. Over the past few months,...

Need Advice?

We regularly advise and assist clients with South African tax matters. Do you need an opinion on the South African tax implications of a transaction or arrangement? Do you require assistance to resolve a tax dispute?

Contact Us

+27 (083) 417 5904

pieter@pvdz.co.za

pieter.van.der.zwan.sa