Breytenbach Cross Border Advisory (BCBA) and its associates provide clients with tax services in South Africa and the United Kingdom. The services are in process of expansion to include other full jurisdictions and Australia. For clients liable to tax payments or tax filing in South Africa, we provide a bespoke tax service.
Any client, wherever resident, owning any immovable property in South Africa, needs to consider their tax filing obligations in South Africa. In terms of most Double Tax Agreements (DTA or treaty), the South African government retained the first right to tax income from immovable property situated in the Republic of South Africa.
In fact any client in need of assistance on a tax treaty or DTA signed with South Africa, can approach BCBA for professional cross-border tax assistance. Tax Advise, tax compliance and exchange control issues can be dealt with by our team.
South Africans living abroad may be obliged to continue tax filing in South Africa, despite or even purely, because they are now a tax resident in another country.
SA Pensioners living abroad may be able to claim a full tax refund or even a PAYE exemption, provided they file tax returns elsewhere in the world. BCBA will be able to assist with this complex process. BCBA is able to assist clients with the following local or cross-border tax services.
SARS has introduced a rather modern online tax filing system called e-Filing. (www.sarsefiling.za). Despite the online system, most tax compliance issues are best dealt with by someone present in South Africa. Where so required, we at BCBA will accept a specific, but limited SARS power of attorney. The SARS system does not allow us to manage or access client funds i.e. we facilitate a tax refund directly to either your SA or foreign bank account.