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Corporate tax strategies in a recessionary cycle

Implementing effective structures to ensure tax efficiency and minimise your global tax risks during a recession

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Led by: Lesley Bosman, Head of Tax Technical, KPMG

1 August 2017


In the current economic cycle and recession, what should corporates be looking out for and thinking of in terms of their tax strategies?  We can expect that less VAT and less corporate tax will be payable. We will also see more job losses and thus lower PAYE collections. Across all tax sectors one would expect a reduction in taxes payable, even in the area of customs as well as other indirect taxes (Securities Transfer Tax, Transfer Duty, etc.). As a result, CFOs can, amongst other things, expect more tax audits, more aggressive tax positions by SARS, more delays in refunds and stricter application of penalties.

During this webinar, you will learn how to prepare for the current recessionary cycle by learning how to:


Lesley Bosman, Head of Tax Technical, KPMG

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Lesley has been with KPMG Corporate Tax since 2003. Prior to joining KPMG, Lesley worked as Legal Advisor for Old Mutual Life Assurance Company. Lesley has consulted on a wide range of corporate tax issues including mergers and acquisitions and complex group restructures. In her role as Head of Tax Technical, Lesley deals extensively with National Treasury and SARS with regards to new legislation and is Vice Chair of the SAIT Corporate Tax sub-committee. Lesley attended the University of the Witwatersrand where she completed her B.Comm (Majors in Law and Insurance & Risk Management) and LLB. She then went on to complete her H-Dip Tax.