With our vast global network, SNG Grant Thornton can help you avoid unexpected liabilities and unnecessary costs.

Our experts can advise you on Value-Added Tax (VAT) as well as customs and excise.

We establish if you need to register for the VAT system in your destination country – be it in or out of South Africa. If so, we’ll put you in touch with a VAT representative vendor, register your company and assist with the completion and submission of your VAT returns.

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We’ll also assist in customs-related issues with regard to cross-border transactions.

Foreign company wanting to operate in South Africa?

Our VAT and customs legislation can be complicated. We’ll help you comply.

South African company wanting to expand into Africa?

With more than 2000 people in 21 African countries, the Grant Thornton African network can provide all the advice and support you need.

Doing business overseas?

With almost 700 offices in 131 countries, the Grant Thornton International network can support you offshore.

In a dispute with the SARS?

We negotiate firmly and fairly with SARS on clients’ behalf.

Our indirect international tax services include:

  • VAT consulting
  • VAT reviews
  • VAT compliance
  • Tailor-made VAT training workshops

Customs and Excise

  • Customs registrations/rebate store and bonded warehouse registrations
  • Customs valuation
  • Tariff classification
  • Tariff lobbying
  • Import permit application
  • SARS schedules