2018 Tax - Cross Border Transactions - Seminar
Who Should Attend

Tax practitioners who engage in cross border transactions, tax managers/staff in business, financial managers, legal advisors who advise their clients on cross border transactions.

The workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the principles and practical financial, legal and tax issues relating to cross border transactions.

The seminar will deal with the theoretical and practical financial, legal and tax issues around cross border transactions, specifically in relation the selling of tangible and intangible goods.

08:00 - 08:30 Registration
08:30 - 10:30 Session 1: VAT and Customs
10:30 - 11:00 Tea
11:00 - 13:00 Session 2: Income Tax & Exchange Control
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Session 3: Legal & Financial issues

Session 1: Customs and VAT
  Seelan Moonsamy
This session will cover the following:

  • VAT - General principles relating to exportation of goods from South Africa, rendering of services in South Africa to non-residents, rendering of services outside South Africa, and the provision of goods and/or services from abroad by non-residents.
  • Customs - Brief overview of the importation and exportation of goods to/from South Africa

Session 2: Income Tax & Exchange Control
Speaker: Howmera Parak
In this session the following will be covered:

  • Tax - All provisions of the income tax dealing with cross-border transactions including, controlled foreign company provisions, the headquarter company regime and corporate roll-over relief provisions pertaining to cross-border transactions.
  • Exchange Control - Introduction to exchange control and the current landscape of exchange control; typical cross-border transactions subject to prior exchange control approval; permissible and prohibited transactions; lending and security transactions; international headquarter company regime; foreign direct investments dispensation; preparing applications to Authorized Dealers and FinSurv; regularization of exchange control contraventions, penalties and fines.

Session 3: Legal & Financial Issues
Speaker: Sboniso Cibane
The session will cover the following:

  • Cross-border trade: an overview of the legal framework
  • Making the borders disappear
  • Managing foreign regulatory requirements
  • Negotiating international issues (managing legal risks)
  • Local due diligence (managing commercial risks)
  • Labour implications
  • Minimising transfer taxes
  • Future financing and working capital.
Presenter profiles:

Seelan Moonsamy
Seelan is currently a consultant for Baker McKenzie. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Seelan was on a year sabbatical after serving a stint as Tax Manager at a top tier law firm, where he advised on the full gamut of issues related to VAT. Seelan has in excess of 18 years of experience in VAT and has provided advice to clients operating in the financial services, insurance, telecommunications, retail, mining, etc., industries. Seelan kick-started his career in tax at SARS (in several roles i.e., legal interpretation, integrated auditor, and audit Team Leader) and left to join a Big Four Consulting firm before embarking on his tax odyssey at National Treasury, where he had a stint of approximately 6 years. At National Treasury, he was a Director that was responsible for all legislative aspects and policy issues related to the design of indirect taxes (which included: chairing stakeholder meetings, assisting the legal drafters with drafting instructions and preparing write-ups for inclusion into the Explanatory Memorandum). Whilst at the National Treasury, he also participated (on an ad-hoc basis) in the monthly SAICA VAT Subcommittee meetings that were set up to discuss VAT interpretative issues, practical issues when dealing with SARS, policy interventions, etc.

Seelan is a member of SAIT's VAT Sub-Committee and accepted his nomination to join SAIT's VAT Sub-Committee, as he is passionate about ensuring the proper alignment of tax design and business, assisting SARS and National Treasury close any VAT loopholes and eliminate any unintended anomalies, and SAIT is a pre-eminent platform to achieve these ideals. Seelan enjoys striving for higher ground in his professional environment and personal life, has the ability to work well under pressure, possesses good interpersonal skills, is a team player and a proponent of work-life balance.

Howmera Parak
Howmera Parak is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice Group in Johannesburg. She has experience in all areas of corporate and transactional tax. Howmera focuses on the structuring of corporate reorganisations and restructuring, corporate finance, and financial products. She also handles international tax including cross-border transactions and exchange control, and advises on tax dispute resolution, general tax administration and fiscal statutes.
Representative Legal Matters:

  • Advising the financial services industry, banks and other major corporates on the structuring of corporate financing including loan funding, preference share funding, hybrid debt, waiver of debt, share buyback transactions, convertible funding instruments, securitisations, forward sale agreement, hedge instruments, project finance and exchange control affecting cross-border financing.
  • Structuring of corporate reorganisation, restructuring, and M&A transactions related to major deals in South Africa involving listed entities, multi-nationals and foreign entities.
  • Provides opinions to significant international clients wishing to establish a South African presence. This includes advice on the most appropriate vehicle to house business presence, funding of entity, repatriating profits out of South Africa and issues concerning effective management and creating a permanent establishment in South Africa.
  • Structuring of outward investments to significant domestic corporates in South Africa, including advising on controlled foreign company regime and headquarter regime in relation to outward investments.
  • Drafting exchange control memoranda for national and international clients, dealing with varied issues across the Exchange Control Regulations and Rulings.
  • Submitting exchange control applications to the South African Reserve Bank.
  • Assisting in regularising exchange control contraventions.
  • Advising on the taxation of Islamic financial instruments.
  • Preparing and submitting applications on behalf of domestic and international banks and money remitters to obtain a license as an authorised dealer or authorised dealer with limited authority to the South African Reserve Bank.

Sboniso Cibane
Sboniso is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Banking & Finance Group in Johannesburg. Prior to joining the Firm, Sbo served as clerk to Chief Justice Mogoeng (Constitutional Court) and prior to that, Justice Malcolm Wallis (Supreme Court of Appeal). Sbo advises clients on capital markets and debt restructuring, securitisation, structured financing, leveraged financing, preference share funding, and various aspects of regulation.

Representative Legal Matters:

  • Assisted in advising and representing various South African and international banks on restructuring the debt of a listed company, and advising lenders on the issuance of a USD 600 million bond by the same company.
  • Assisted in advising and representing a bank in a series of civil damages actions in the approximate sum of ZAR 1.4 billion, arising from its position as custodian of a failed collective investment scheme, which is presently under curatorship.
  • Assisted in advising a development finance institution on funding a public bus rapid transit system.
  • Advised various banking institutions on the regulation of financial and insurance products in South Africa.
Dates And Venues
Tue, 31 JulJohannesburgFNB Learning Centre, Sandton Reserve a place
Tue, 31 JulJohannesbvurgFNB Learning Centre, Sandton Reserve a place
This full day seminar qualifies for 6 verifiable hours. Please record your CPD hours on the CPD system accessible via the SAICA website.
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Investment / Fee
Seminar MemberR 1 500,00
Seminar Non-memberR 2 000,00
Webcast MemberR 750,00
Webcast Non-memberR 1 000,00
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