Tax compliance

Efficient handling of a growing workload.
Ensuring tax compliance is an increasingly heavy burden. Tax codes are getting more complex, and authorities are demanding increased reporting in their search for non-compliance.

Ensuring tax compliance is an increasingly heavy burden. Tax codes are getting more complex, and authorities are demanding increased reporting in their search for non-compliance. Yet precise compliance is vital, not only to prevent fines but also to avoid triggering audits and investigations.  

Our approach  

Domestic businesses and multinational companies all face increasingly complex tax rules, greater scrutiny from tax authorities, and a bigger obligation to ensure compliance with a complex web of laws. Our global network has the resources and local knowledge to handle the most obscure national compliance requirement efficiently.  

We can offer particular assistance to fast-growing companies who are making their first international expansion but which lack compliance and know-how outside their home market. 

Our internal expertise in areas such as connection to national tax gateways is also put at clients’ disposal.  

Our services 

We can offer help across all aspects of tax compliance, including: 

  • VAT & indirect tax compliance; 
  • Corporate tax; 
  • Transfer pricing; 
  • Personal income tax; 
  • Support with tax authorities audit; 
  • Strategic compliance advice;
  • Tax Accounting;
  • Compliance and Tax Management;
  • Indirect Tax;
  • International Tax;
  • Trusts and Estates;
  • Tax Dispute Resolution.

Our tools & solutions  

Mazars’ compliance services are complemented by our two global platforms: inControl and Signals. 

InControl helps global organisations monitor and enhance their compliance processes with a user-friendly dashboard to bring clarity to complex compliance workflows. Accessible via the web, it provides transparency of the entire compliance process and the ability to assess the performance of internal and external teams against defined KPIs. InControl also promotes internal collaboration with tools such as document sharing. 

Signals makes it easier for companies to collaborate and cooperate with Mazars through a platform that allows you to perform actions regarding tax returns and administration. It provides insight into your administration, assists with compiling annual accounts, and provides you with an easy way to contact your Mazars adviser when needed.  

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  • Corporate Tax Compliance services we offer our clients include:
  • Preparation, completion, and submission of the annual income tax return and relevant supporting schedules
  • Checking of all assessments and statement of accounts received in respect of annual tax returns, including revised assessments
  • Lodging notices of objection and appeals against incorrect or disputed assessments
  • Attending to queries from SARS on your behalf in respect of any contentious or disputed matters
  • Preparation and submission of provisional tax returns and advise on the extent of appropriate provisional tax payments
  • Registration of taxpayer for SARS e-filing and any amendments to the e-filing profile
  • Registration as income taxpayer, provisional taxpayer, PAYE registrations, Customs registrations and/or registration as VAT vendor
  • Attending to tax clearance certificates
  • Completion of Dividend Withholding tax returns
  • Completion of Interest Withholding tax returns, including bi-annual and annual returns
  • Completion of Royalties Withholding tax returns
  • Attending to and acting as your tax advisor in all matters which you specifically refer to us

The benefits of these services to our clients include:

  • Added value based on our understanding of your individual goals and objectives and our commitment to building successful long term business relationships
  • Practical knowledge of the insurance industry and technical expertise from our staff who have a depth of experience in the industry
  • Competitive pricing and considerable value for money
  • Strong relationships with our clients facilitated by our partner-led approach and clear regular communication with our clients
  • A strong presence in the jurisdictions in which our clients operate
  • Ongoing support including regular seminars for clients, tax e-updates and secondment or on-site consulting opportunities.

Companies

  • Tax registration
  •  Provisional tax returns
  •  Income tax returns
  • Supplementary (IT14SD) reconciliations and returns
  • Withholding tax returns (e.g. dividends, interest and royalties)
  • Applications in respect of the Voluntary Disclosure Programme
  •  Tax clearance certificates and Tax directives

Individuals and trusts

  • Tax registration
  •  Provisional tax returns
  • Income tax returns
  • Withholding tax returns (e.g. dividends, interest and royalties)
  • Ad hoc returns e.g. donations
  •  Applications in respect of the Voluntary Disclosure Programme
  •  Tax clearance certificates and Tax directives
  •  Residency certificates