Activities

 

2 September to 6 September 2018
Annual IFA Congress - Seoul (South Korea)

8 September to 13 September 2019
Annual IFA Congress - London (United Kingdom)

4 October to 8 October 2020
Annual IFA Congress - Cancun (Mexico)

29 August to 3 September 2021
Annual IFA Congress - Berlin (Germany)

9 October to 13 October 2022
Annual IFA Congress - Cape Town (South Africa)

 
IFA-South Africa hosts a seminar series each year.  This seminar series (presented in Cape Town and Johannesburg) are short (one and a half hour) presentations by leading speakers on international tax issues of practical relevance.  

These seminars are offered at no charge to members in good standing.  BECOME A MEMBER NOW 

All views expressed in all seminars are the presenter's personal views and do not reflect any official or unofficial position of any organisation or person by whom they are employed or are purported to represent unless clearly indicated in the seminar materials to the contrary.  

The venue, catering and printing for our seminar series is sponsored by:

WebberWentzel

FORTHCOMING SEMINARS

2017 Seminars
Bookings can be made by emailing bookings@ifasouthafrica.org

Timing: 17:30 registration and 18:00 - 19:30 seminar

Next Evening Seminar (confirmed dates):

TBC

Usual venues:

Cape Town venue
Webber Wentzel: 15th Floor, Convention Tower, Heerengracht, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001 

Johannesburg venue: 
Webber Wentzel: 90 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg 2196

 


PAST SEMINARS

The seminar materials for the past seminars are available under Member Resources and are accessible by IFA-South Africa members on login.

2016 seminars

16 August 2016 (Cape Town) - "Tax implications of debt reductions"
Peter Dachs (ENS) and Des Kruger (SARS)

18 August 2016 (Johannesburg) - ""Tax implications of debt reductions"
Peter Dachs (ENS) and Des Kruger (SARS)

5 April 2016 (Johannesburg) - "The practical application of the Tax Administration Act to disputes between SARS and taxpayer: a review of experience to date"
Adv Piet Marais SC (Advocate), Tammy Arendse (Deloitte), Judge Ngoepe (Tax Ombud)

6 April 2016 (Cape Town) - "TThe practical application of the Tax Administration Act to disputes between SARS and taxpayer: a review of experience to date"
Adv Milton Seligson SC (Advocate), Tammy Arendse (Deloitte), Adv Eric Mkhawane (CEO: Office of the Tax Ombud)

2015 seminars

17 November 2015 (Johannesburg) - "The contrasting effects from the repurchase rather than the sale of shares in South Africa"
Emil Brincker (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)

18 November 2015 (Cape Town) - "The contrasting effects from the repurchase rather than the sale of shares in South Africa"
Emil Brincker (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr)

4 August 2015 (Cape Town)
The two seminar topics are:  
1) Tax Court rules on the creation of a service permanent establishment under the SA/USA tax treaty
Johann Hattingh (UCT)

2) Financial Institutions, the new and extended information providers to Revenue Authorities (Exchange of Information, Tax Reporting, Risk or Opportunity?)”
Leon Coetzee: Head of FirstRand Group Tax 

5 August 2015 (Johannesburg)
The two seminar topics are:   
1) Tax Court rules on the creation of a service permanent establishment under the SA/USA tax treaty 
Beric Croome: ENS

2) Financial Institutions, the new and extended information providers to Revenue Authorities (Exchange of Information, Tax Reporting, Risk or Opportunity?)” 
Leon Coetzee: Head of FirstRand Group Tax 

27 January 2015 (Johannesburg) - "The Tax Review Committee’s Interim Report on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting"
Annet Oguttu and Dennis Davis

28 January 2015 (Cape Town) - "The Tax Review Committee’s Interim Report on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting"
Annet Oguttu


2014 seminars


14 April 2014 (Johannesburg) - "The application of double tax treaties in Africa - an overview"
Ron van der Merwe

10 April 2014 (Cape Town) - "The application of double tax treaties in Africa - an overview"
Ron van der Merwe


2013 seminars


19 September 2013 (Cape Town) - "The OECD Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)"
Michael Honiball and Jennifer Roeleveld

18 September 2013 (Johannesburg) - "The OECD Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)"
Michael Honiball and Jennifer Roeleveld

29 May 2013 (Cape Town) - "Source - The New Regime"
Ernst Mazansky, Johann Hattingh, Anna Bardopoulos

27 May 2013 (Johannesburg) - "Source - The New Regime"
Ernst Mazansky, Johann Hattingh, Anna Bardopoulos


2012 seminars

May 2012 (Johannesburg) - "Recent cases: (a) Place of Effective Management; (b) Beneficial Ownership; (c) Exit tax
Osman Mollagee, Charl du Toit, Peter Dachs

31 May 2012 (Cape Town) - "Recent cases: (a) Place of Effective Management; (b) Beneficial Ownership; (c) Exit tax
Osman Mollagee, Charl du Toit, Peter Dachs


2011 seminars

30 November 2011 (Johannesburg) - "Tax Administration Bill"
Frans Tomasek

29 November 2011 (Cape Town) - "Tax Administration Bill"
Frans Tomasek

1 September 2011 (Johannesburg) - "The Founders Hill and NWK cases under the spotlight"
Eddie Broomberg

30 August 2011 (Cape Town) - "The Founders Hill and NWK cases under the spotlight"
Eddie Broomberg


2010 seminars

25 October 2010 (Cape Town) - "Transfer Pricing in South Africa"
Lee Corrick

21 October (Johannesburg) - "Transfer Pricing in South Africa"
Lee Corrick

30 August 2010 (Johannesburg) - "2010 proposed tax laws amendments"
Keith Engel

23 August 2010 (Johannesburg) - "2010 proposed tax laws amendments"
Keith Engel


2009 seminars

13 August 2009 (Johannesburg) - "Permanent Establishments"
Ron van der Merwe and Johann Hattingh

11 August 2009 (Cape Town) - "Permanent Establishments"
Ron van der Merwe and Johann Hattingh

28 May 2009 (Johannesburg) - "Selected issues relating to loans"
Joseph Rock and Jennifer Roeleveld

26 May 2009 (Cape Town) - "Selected issues relating to loans"
Joseph Rock and Jennifer Roeleveld


2008 seminars

3 December 2008 (Cape Town) - "Changes to Company Law"
Andreas van Wyk

27 November 2008 (Johannesburg) - "Changes to Company Law"
Betsie Strydom, Wally Horak, Carl Stein

28 August 2008 (Johannesburg) - "International Tax Cases"
Michael Honiball and Charl du Toit

26 August 2008 (Cape Town) - "International Tax Cases"
Michael Honiball and Charl du Toit

22 April 2008 (Cape Town) - "Dividends taxes and related matters"
Thabo Legwaila, Joe van Dorsten, Geoff Everingham, Henning Opperman

17 April 2008 (Johannesburg) - "Dividends taxes and related matters"
Thabo Legwaila, Joe van Dorsten, Geoff Everingham, Henning Opperman


2007 seminars

27 November 2007 (Johannesburg) - "SARS v Brummeria Renaissance (Pty) Ltd [2007] SCA 99 [RSA]
Marius van Blerck, Henry Voster, Andreas van Wyk, Charl du Toit

20 November 2007 (Cape Town) - "SARS v Brummeria Renaissance (Pty) Ltd [2007] SCA 99 [RSA]
Marius van Blerck, Henry Voster, Andreas van Wyk, Charl du Toit

2 August 2007 (Cape Town) - "Tax and exchange control implications relating to cross-border transactions"
Martin Grote, Yanga Mputa, Avril van Boom

31 July 2007 (Johannesburg) - "Tax and exchange control implications relating to cross-border transactions"
Martin Grote, Yanga Mputa, Avril van Boom

7 March (Johannesburg) - "The new General Anti-Avoidance Rule"
Eddie Broomberg

6 March (Cape Town) - "The new General Anti-Avoidance Rule"
Eddie Broomberg


2006 seminars

26 October 2006 (Johannesburg) - "Advance Tax Ruling implementation"
Edward Liptak and Marlene Pienaar

24 October 2006 (Cape Town) - "Advance Tax Ruling implementation"
Edward Liptak and Marlene Pienaar

27 July 2006 (Johannesburg) - "(1) Non-discrimination articles in DTCs and their interaction with domestic law; (2) SARS discussion draft on section 103(1)"
(1) Simon Whitehead and Liesl Fichardt; (2) Edward Liptak and Frans Tomasek

25 July 2006 (Cape Town) - "(1) Non-discrimination articles in DTCs and their interaction with domestic law; (2) SARS discussion draft on section 103(1)"
(1) Simon Whitehead and Liesl Fichardt; (2) Edward Liptak and Frans Tomasek

2 March 2006 (Johannesburg) - "The tax implications of investing into Africa"
Mandiza Mbekeni, Osman Mollagee, Joseph Rock

28 February 2006 (Cape Town) - "The tax implications of investing into Africa"
Mandiza Mbekeni, Osman Mollagee, Joseph Rock


2005 seminars

29 September 2005 (Johannesburg) - "Two leading cases on donations and partnerships"
Geert Stevens and Robin Marais

27 September 2005 (Cape Town) - "Two leading cases on donations and partnerships"
Geert Stevens and Robin Marais


2004 seminars

2 December 2004 (Cape Town) - "Selected issues from the 2004 Amendments Bill"
Billy Joubert, Liesl Kruger, David Lerner

30 November 2004 (Johannesburg) - "Selected issues from the 2004 Amendments Bill"
Marius van Blerck, Ernie Lai King, Michael Honiball

26 August 2004 (Cape Town) - "CGT - three years on"
Lynette Olivier, Wouter Scholtz, Duncan McAllister

23 August 2004 (Johannesburg) - "CGT - three years on"
Lynette Olivier, Wouter Scholtz, Duncan McAllister


2003 seminars

22 May 2003 (Cape Town) - "The meaning of place of effective management"
Lynette Olivier, Charl du Toit, Nico Alberts, Emil Brincker, Wally Horak

19 May 2003 (Johannesburg) - "The meaning of place of effective management"
Lynette Olivier, Charl du Toit, Nico Alberts, Emil Brincker, Wally Horak