Webinar: Corporate Governance and Tax Risk Management 2020

Date: Sep 15, 2020 - Sep 15, 2020

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Johan Heydenrych

Most taxpayers are aware that the Tax Administration Act (TAA) provides for significant penalties (up to 200%) for the understatement of taxes. This is relevant even where assessed losses are overstated.

Corporate Governance & Tax Risk Management


Most taxpayers are aware that the Tax Administration Act (TAA) provides for significant penalties (up to 200%) for the understatement of taxes. This is relevant even where assessed losses are overstated.

This webinar is designed to assist the taxpayer to provide evidence that the financial manager, the tax manager, the financial director and public officer took “reasonable care” in managing the overall tax affairs of the taxpayer. It is submitted that any taxpayer who follows the principles discussed in this webinar should be protected against the potential application of section 180 of the TAA as well as the imposition of any understatement penalties imposed for behaviours other than “substantial understatement”.

In summary, the webinar will equip the financial manager and internal tax manager to implement a bespoke tax risk management system that is appropriate for his/her relevant organisation. In addition, it will assist the tax advisor to assist their clients (small, medium and large) to implement a system of tax risk management that is effective and relevant for their particular business.

Last, but not least, it will protect the financial manager, tax manager, financial director, managing director and public officer against being held personally liable for the tax debts of a taxpayer in terms of S180 of the TAA.

Course Content

The course content will include the following:

  • What is tax risk management?
  • What is tax governance?
  • What is tax strategy?
  • What risks should be managed?
  • How should I implement tax strategy and tax governance principles in the owner management business?
    • A practical example of a tax strategy for the owner managed business will be discussed.
  • Practical examples of tax risk management procedures for the following activities:
    • Preparation of ITR 14, VAT 201 and EMP 201.
    • Embedding tax controls into the business:
      • Tax and fixed asset management.
      • Tax and payroll management.
      • Tax and debtors/creditors/sales/purchases.
      • Tax and trading stock management.
  • How to respond to letters of audit findings and revised tax assessments where SARS imposes understatement penalties for alleged negligent behaviour.


Johan Heydenrych

Johan has specialised in taxation since 1991 and became a tax partner at a Big Four Firm in 1997.

Since March 2020, he provide independent tax consulting services and focus on the provision of training courses to clients and tax professionals. Johan has 30 years experience in providing tax consulting services in the area of Corporate Tax, Value-added Tax and Remuneration planning. He regularly present tax courses to clients and organisations on VAT, Income Tax and Employment Taxes. His MCom thesis entitled “A critical analysis of VAT at local authorities” assisted me in achieving this Masters degree cum laude.

Area of Expertise

Corporate Tax, Value-added Tax, Employment Tax, Tax Accounting, Tax Process and Technology

Education and Qualifications

  • B. Com (Accounting) (Cum Laude)
  • B. Com (Accounting) (Hons) (Cum Laude)
  • Certificate in the Theory of Accounting
  • M. Com (Taxation) (Cum Laude)
  • Chartered Accountant (Specialising in Taxation) Member of SAICA and IRBA
  • Registered Tax Practitioner


This event and successful completion of the online assessment will secure 2 hours verifiable output Tax CPD points.

Event Pricing

100% discount for all CPD subscribers. Not a CPD subscriber yet? Click here to register now

Other members: R475.00
Company price: R950.00

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