Recently, several jurisdictions across Africa introduced VAT rules seeking to tax electronic services supplied by non-resident suppliers, primarily to protect local suppliers, widen the already strained tax bases and address VAT leakage.
Such VAT rules have also created uncertainties on supplies which fall within the ambit of taxable supplies and continue to pose challenges with the enforcement of compliance by non-resident suppliers who are required to register for VAT in jurisdictions where they ordinarily do not have any physical presence.
The Africa Indirect Tax webinar brings experts on the subject matter to engage on the VAT developments regarding e-services.
Khanyisa is currently serving as the Head of Tax division at SNG Grant Thornton. She graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA, SA). She completed her training with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and since then has spent more than 10 years of her work experience specializing in Tax. Khanyisa together with two other colleagues just completed one of GTI’s prestigious leadership training. She regularly participates in industry events and has had opportunities of providing Tax insights and opinions on various media platforms. Khanyisa’s passion for innovation has led to new technology developments within the Tax environment, providing an enormous benefit for our clients and these include, VAT analytical tool and Global tax Compliance Tracker.
Cynthia Mutasah has sixteen years of experience in taxation policy and management. She holds a Master of Arts in Business and Commerce and a Master in Taxation Policy and Management from Keio University, Japan. She studied Economics Honours Degree at Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. Cynthia also holds various other business-related certificates. She is passionate about public policy, especially in transfer pricing, international taxation, EU tax, fiscal risk management, promotion of voluntary compliance in a self-assessment environment, unlocking fiscal space and fiscal accountability and transparency.
Mabutho is a Senior Manager – Value-Added Tax at SNG Grant Thornton. He joined SizweNtsalubaGobodo (“SNG”) in March 2022 as Senior Manager in the tax division. Mabutho holds a B. Commerce Accounting Honors, with a specialisation in Taxation from the University of Johannesburg. Mabutho has over 15 years of experience in Tax, specializing in Value-Added Tax. He was previously with KPMG South Africa as a Senior Tax Manager, which included 15 months of secondment with KPMG Lower Gulf, Dubai, where he was involved in the implementation of VAT in the United Arab Emirates. Mabutho had a stint at General Electric in which he was a VAT Manager for Sub-Sahara Africa, responsible for VAT compliance and consulting services in over 15 countries in the region.
Maryann is a lawyer with over five years’ experience in direct and indirect tax, compliance, advisory and tax dispute resolution. She holds an LLB from the University of London and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Maryann has facilitated training at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya on taxation of the digital economy, developments in BEPs & taxation of E-commerce and the impact of digital service tax. She has also published an opinion piece on the taxation of the digital economy in Kenya.
Mompati is a Senior Associate in the Taxation Division at Grant Thornton, he joined the firm in 2021. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Before joining Grant Thornton, Mompati worked with KPMG from 2014 - to 2016 as a Tax Advisor charged with tax compliance, tax advice due diligence, tax health checks, income tax, and VAT computations. He then joined Choppies Group of company as a Senior Tax accountant in 2017, where he oversaw VAT preparation and submission, control account recon for monthly management accounts, withholding tax monthly preparations, COGS allocation for service departments, and payments processing. This also included preparing the group draft transfer pricing policy, amalgamation, capital allowances and coordinating BURS audits and queries.