Specialising in tax and exchange control, Johan spent time with PwC in the UK, the financial capital of the globe, and on his return spent 3 years with PwC Cape Town in the Corporate International Tax department before joining STBB as a candidate attorney in 2011. Johan practices within the Corporate Commercial department and has extensive commercial drafting experience with a specific focus on business acquisitions, going-concern transactions and advises on tax aspects of commercial and property-related transactions. Since 2015 Johan heads the Non-Resident practice within STBB. His expert services range from assisting foreign investors in remitting their proceeds from fixed property out of South Africa and drafting and regularising loan agreements through the SARB to obtaining Tax Directives and various types of Tax Clearance Certificates from SARS. As an admitted attorney, conveyancer and registered tax practitioner, Johan’s skill set makes him an invaluable asset in advising and assisting STBB’s diverse clients.

Thought of the Week | New VAT rate and municipal services

Invoices for municipal services are usually issued after the services have been rendered. Therefore, if invoices for services actually rendered during March 2018 are issued for payment on or after 1 April 2018, VAT will be charged at 14%. VAT on services rendered on or after 1 April, will be levied at 15%.

Charges for property rates will however not be affected as these charges are subject to VAT at the zero rate.

For more on the VAT changes, read here.