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2015 BDO: Year-End Tax Update - Johannesburg
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When: 25 November 2015
From 08:30 until 12:30
Where: Country Club Johannesburg
Cnr Woodlands Drive & Lincoln Street
South Africa
Contact: Silvia Motaung

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The Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and the Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill were released for public comment on 22 July 2015.

The final Report-Back Hearings to the Standing Committee on Finance were held on 15 October.

Join our expert team leading this workshop covering the key amendments introduced in terms of the above Bills.

We will also discuss the most important tax cases decided over the past year, the OECD proposals on BEPS and the reports of the Davis Tax Committee.

Who will benefit:

Finance Professionals, Financial Managers, Financial Directors, Tax Managers, Legal & Tax Directors, Audit Managers, Business Owners.


Ferdie Schneider, National Head of Tax Ferdie Schneider, National Head of Tax

Ferdie has over 20 years' experience in Tax, specifically Indirect Tax and VAT. He has consulted to National Treasury on various aspects of public finance, has co-authored a textbook on VAT, was the editor of the Practical VAT Handbook and has written various technical articles for a range of business and tax publications. He also lectures Masters Students at various universities. Ferdie co-chaired a VAT Credit Retail focus group with SARS to investigate direct attribution and VAT apportionment in the credit retail industry (2010) and is currently a member of the National SAICA VAT Committee

Ferdie Schneider, National Head of Tax David Warneke, Tax Partner

David is a Partner at BDO and specialises in Corporate Tax and VAT and has experience in practically all areas of Taxation. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Tax at the University of Cape Town. He consults to large listed and unlisted multi-national corporate entities. David is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years of tax, auditing and accounting experience.

He is a member of SAICA's Southern Region Tax Committee, the Corporate Tax Committee of SAIT and is a founding author of Questions on SA Tax, prescribed at the majority of universities in South Africa

Roxanna Nyiri, Head of Transfer Pricing

Roxanna has extensive transfer pricing experience both in a consulting and auditing role, consulting to large Multinational Enterprises on all aspect of transfer pricing.

Roxanna is also extensively involved in assisting companies with group structuring and implementation for investment into Africa. She has been on both sides of the market fence being a transfer pricing specialist for the 'Big Four' in South Africa, the US and Canada and in various financial positions in diverse industries. She was instrumental in establishing a transfer pricing unit at SARS and has received formal training from the IRS in the USA, IR in the UK and the ATO in Australia

James Hourigan, Director, Individual and Expatriate Tax

James has over 20 years' tax experience. He leads BDO's Employee's tax/Expatriate tax practice and is also a member of BDO's Africa Tax Steering Committee. James recently joined BDO from KPMG where he spent 14 years advising a broad range of listed and non-listed entities on a variety of employees' tax and expatriate tax related issues. He also acted as lead partner for KPMG on certain multi-national clients


This event will secure 3 ½ hours verifiable output CPD points/units.

Including the following professional bodies. (SAICA, CIMA, SAIPA, SAIBA, ACCA, FPI, CSSA, LSSA, FISA, ICBA, IAC, AAT)
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Cost: R1 450 per person (including VAT). This includes refreshments and electronic notes.


Please note that this event is run by BDO, and is distinct from SAIT’s 2015 Tax Legislative update , and as such this event is not free of charge to 2016 CPD Subscribers


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