Hugo van Zyl

Hugo van Zyl

CA(SA) TEP MTP(SA), Cross-Border and Tax Specialist

Hugo is an experienced trainer, lecturer and "go-to" industry specialist. It comes as no surprise that SARS appointed him to lecture on capital gains tax and worldwide taxation based on residency. In the last six years, he has presented at least once a quarter, for anyone of the many professional bodies he belongs to.

Hugo is internationally known as @Wegkaner (on Twitter), taking special care of South Africans residing outside South Africa, or planning to relocate out of South Africa.

Based in Cape Town, he is proudly South African yet holds a United Emirates Residency permit, because of his UAE registered practice aimed at expats. Hugo's client base is global, includes intermediary firms, local and international financial institutions and often the powers to be at the professional regulatory bodies he belongs to.

Hugo was one of the first advisers able to assist South Africans living abroad, to emigrate and extract their retirement funds from South Africa formally, initially trading as FFI, after that TAXFORUM once upon a time being part of the emigration teams at Maitland, Cashkows (now FinGlobal) in Hermanus, Breytenbach Cross-Border Advisors (Cape Town) and more lately FNB's Fiduciary unit. The First Rand Bank stint was short yet a most exciting journey.

Hugo serves on the SAICA Tax Committees sub-committee dealing with SARB FinSurv (or Exchange Control) matters.

During 2018, providing advisory services using e-meetings and platforms were questioned. Yet, today in the Covid-19 era, Hugo's business model using online platforms became the norm. It is therefore not surprising that most his clients live outside South Africa and his in-depth understanding of the various double tax agreements, often leaves his foreign-based colleagues astounded. In South Africa, his local company provides much needed support and guidance to other small and medium-sized firms.


Events that was hosted by Hugo van Zyl

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Estate Planning 2022 15 September 2022 2
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Expat Tax 2022: Risks, Pros and Cons of Tax Number... 11 August 2022 2
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Expat Tax 2022: Now that I am Tax Non-Resident, ho... 14 July 2022 2
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Expat Tax 2022: Excon Update including Loop Struct... 14 June 2022 2
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Expat Tax 2022 14 June 2022 2
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Global Estate Planning in the Digital Era - 2021 (... 02 December 2021 2
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Solving the Expat Tax Conundrum: Diasporic South A... 15 November 2021 2
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Global Estate Planning in the Digital Era - 2021 (... 08 November 2021 2
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Global Estate Planning in the Digital Era - 2021 (... 08 November 2021 2
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Solving the Expat Tax Conundrum: Cease Tax Residen... 14 September 2021 2
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Solving the Expat Tax Conundrum: A Checklist of Co... 18 August 2021 2
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Solving the Expat Tax Conundrum (Full Series) - 20... 18 August 2021 2
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Webinar: Exchange Control Changes – Estate Plannin... 15 March 2021 2
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Webinar: High-Net-Worth Individuals 2020 08 December 2020 1
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2020 Webinar: Financial Emigration vs Tax Emigrati... 15 April 2020 2.5
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2019 Webinar: #Tax2020: Processes and Treaty Consi... 28 November 2019 2
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2019 Webinar: Dealing with interest free loans (Se... 19 June 2019 2
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2019 Webinar: Tax2020: The Tax Migration vs Financ... 07 March 2019 2
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Webinars on Demand presented by Hugo van Zyl

Title Hours
2020 Webinar: Financial emigration vs tax emigration 2.5
2019 Webinar: #Tax2020: Processes and Treaty Considerations* 2
2019 Webinar: #Tax2020: Processes and Treaty Considerations 2
2019 Dealing with Interest-Free Loans (Section 7C) 2
Tax2020: The Tax Migration vs Financial Emigration 2
High-Net-Worth Individual 2020 2
Webinar: Exchange Control Changes – Estate Planning and the Dispersed Family 2021 2
Solving the Expat Tax Conundrum: A Checklist of Considerations when Ceasing to be a Tax Resident (Part 1) - 2021 2
Solving the Expat Tax Conundrum: Cease Tax Residency – The New Process Post-Formal Emigration (Part 2) - 2021 2
Global Estate Planning in the Digital Era - 2021 (Part 1) 2
Solving the Expat Tax Conundrum: Diasporic South African Family (Part 3) - 2021 2
Global Estate Planning in the Digital Era - 2021 (Part 2) 2
Expat Tax 2022: Excon Update including Loop Structure 2
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