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 | Tax implications of investing/donating to children

Although minors are taxed in their own name, when you invest money on behalf of your children, you as parent will be taxed on the income generated as this forms part your taxable income. Upon donating or settling income upon your child, the resultant income will be taxed in your hands.

Upon your children reaching the age of majority (18), they will by law become the owner of the investment – freeing you as parent from all transactional rights and obligations in relation to their investments.

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