With our vast global network, Grant Thornton South Africa 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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You may need to pay particular attention to indirect taxes if you’re doing business in an area that already has high rates of these taxes. On a global level, rates of indirect taxes are on the increase in countries that already impose these taxes. Countries without a zero base rate may also see indirect taxes as a means of raising revenue.

One thing that all indirect taxes do have in common is that they are transaction-based. That means you need to consider them at an early stage to avoid unexpected liabilities and unnecessary costs.

Grant Thornton can help with:

  • identifying where transactions are taxed
  • registration of local indirect tax in countries where taxable transactions are undertaken
  • tax-efficient planning for transactions
  • preparation and submitting indirect tax returns

International indirect tax e-book update

If you would like more detailed information for your region, our international indirect tax e-book provides an overview of tax systems in key countries and how you can get further support from Grant Thornton.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about how we can help, check your local Grant Thornton member firm's website and contact details.