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Deloitte Africa Regional Profile

With offices in 39 African countries and the ability to serve clients in 52 nations on the continent, Deloitte Africa has the capability to service its clients regardless of the geographical challenges.

Deloitte South Africa is the largest Tax & Legal practice in the Deloitte Africa member firm, which is part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL).

Deloitte Africa's broad range of industry experience has specialization in the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, and Oil and Gas industries.

Deloitte South Africa has one of the largest specialized transfer pricing specialist units across Africa. The Transfer Pricing team has extensive experience in transfer pricing planning, compliance, and dispute resolution.

The South African team is continuously building their capabilities in the dispute resolution arena, as there is a growing trend in the number of transfer pricing disputes arising across Africa.

Members of the Deloitte South Africa Transfer Pricing team and its leadership regularly provide guidance and are members of regulatory committees and governing bodies. These include the South African Davis Tax Commission Transfer Pricing and South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Transfer Pricing Committee.

Deloitte Africa is innovative because its tax professionals provide the breadth and depth of specialized resources to consult on the various tax objectives or issues, which clients may encounter. Deloitte has a dedicated team of over 500 professional staff members across Africa who offer specialist insights across core industries.

Deloitte professionals in Africa are actively involved in lobbying for tax changes by serving a committee that actively provides insights and direction to developing taxation standards in education, compliance, tax performance and monitoring, and protecting the public interest by actively participating in policy formulation and implementation.

Our key service offerings include:

  • Business Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Management Consulting
  • International Tax
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Global Employer Services
  • Global Investments and Innovation Incentives
  • Legal (in applicable countries)

Recent wins:

1) Digital Dox Implementation for South African headquartered multinationals (and rollout across their global subsidiaries).

Deloitte Transfer Pricing (TP) Digital DoX is a web-based platform that can be used to work collaboratively with clients to prepare, update, and distribute group TP documentation. It reduces the compliance burden associated with this process and facilitates the streamlining of the preparation of TP documentation across multiple jurisdictions.

This solution assists clients to address the issues arising as a result of the changing TP environment and increased compliance burden in the form of an automated and simplified process for the preparation of documentation, namely TP Master File, Local File or stand-alone reports.

The tool's simple, innovative interface follows a modular approach with respect to the preparation of TP documentation and offers the following key benefits:

  • Work efficiency and risk reduction
  • Increase collaboration between clients and Deloitte teams
  • Automating labor intensive and manual exercises, allowing both client and Deloitte teams to focus on value-added activities
  • Extendable and flexible tool
  • Costs savings

2) Tax Impact of the King IV code of corporate governance

The King IV code of corporate governance is the amended governance code recently enacted in South Africa. King IV has been introduced into the South African environment, for the first time, the concept of adequate and transparent tax governance. Deloitte South Africa has been assisting clients to comply with their tax governance obligations in terms of the King IV code, as part of the tax function effectiveness and tax risk management framework.

Compliance with the King IV code is, part of the overall tax risk management function. Tax Risk Management is a service offering of Deloitte Africa Tax & Legal.

3) Africa Center for Tax –

The Africa Center for Tax (ACT), which is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a regional delivery center established to supported its local, near shore and offshore compliance activities, covering its operations across 53 countries on the African continent.

The client faced the challenge in Africa of tracking its multiple operations across multiple jurisdictions, keeping pace with each jurisdiction's tax and accounting laws. The client turned to Deloitte for global and local tax compliance outsourcing of direct and indirect tax compliance, as well as tax reporting.

Deloitte's global networks of global tax and technology specialists, assisted greatly to leverage off our local staff's deep technical skills in each jurisdiction, legislative knowledge and insights to deliver the service seamlessly and confidently to the client across its operational structure.

The client benefited from the implementation of technology in the following way:

  • Greater visibility and control over tax compliance across multiple operating jurisdictions with real time status reporting.
  • Scalable framework for monitoring of compliance across different tax types.

4) Guide to Fiscal Information – Key Economies in Africa 2018 –

This publication contains an overview of the tax and investment environment of key economies in Africa. It also contains a comprehensive list of contacts from the Deloitte Africa Centre for Tax (ACT) who are available to assist businesses that are seeking to invest in Africa. This year's edition features an overview of 44 key economies in Africa.

Awards:

International Tax Review's European Tax Awards

  • South African Tax Firm of the Year 2017 and 2018
  • South African Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year 2017

Deloitte in Africa includes offices in South Africa, East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, with 512 client service professionals.


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