Services

What we offer

AJM is a specialist tax consulting and litigation firm that offers a wide spectrum of local and international tax-related services for individuals, trust and companies. Our areas of specialty include income tax, value-added tax, estate duty, and tax administration.

The increased complexity of the South African tax landscape has, over time, necessitated such a specialist approach, and against this background, AJM provides its clients practical solutions to achieve their commercial goals.

Our dedicated tax team has expertise in both law (admitted advocates), accounting (Chartered Accountants) and business (our experts have many years of boardroom and large deal structuring experience), giving us a unique edge in the tax industry. It is thanks to this broad practical knowledge base across so many disciplines that we are ideally placed to be lead deal advisers, as well as tax specialists.

Dispute resolution

division head: Dr albertus marais

AJM has an excellent record of successfully handling tax disputes, which we attend to in the Tax Board and Tax Court on behalf of our clients.

  • REGISTERING DISPUTES

    Drafting and filing of requests for remission of penalties and interest, objections and appeals

  • TAX LITIGATION

    Bringing appeals and procedural applications at the Tax Court and Tax Board and appearing on behalf of taxpayers

  • SETTLEMENT

    Engaging in settlement discussions with SARS​

  • VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE

    Drafting and filing of voluntary disclosure applications

OPINIONS

division head: adv pieter janse van rensburg

As registered tax practitioners with a variety of academic and professional qualifications, AJM is the designated firm to provide opinions concerning the tax consequences of identified transactions for income tax, value-added tax, and estate duty-related matters. Obtaining an opinion on a proposed tax position or structure not only provides taxpayers with comfort but serves specifically to shield taxpayers against the imposition of fiscal penalties.

  • GENERAL

    Advising on the tax consequences of transactions

  • SPECIFIC TRANSACTIONS

    Drafting of detailed, legally privileged tax opinions

  • INTERNATIONAL TAXATION

    Identifying international tax consequences for cross-border transactions and structures

TAX COMPLIANCE

division head: juanita van der merwe

We assist with compliance-related requirements, which include various tax registrations, preparation and filing of annual and provisional income tax returns and preparation and filing of periodic VAT returns.

  • GENERAL

    Assisting with various tax registrations, updating of registered particulars, applications to change VAT periods and related compliance requirements.

  • TAX RETURNS

    Preparing and filing of provisional and annual income tax returns, and dividends tax returns. Furthermore, we also assist with preparing, reviewing, completing and filing VAT returns for vendors.

  • TRANSACTION TAX COMPLIANCE

    Preparing the required tax documentation to ensure compliance with South African tax law on your transactions, including applying for all tax compliance status letters and non-resident declarations.

  • REGISTERED REPRESENTATIVE

    Where companies do not internally have the capacity or skills to appoint a senior person in this role as required by legislation, our experienced team can act as the registered representative/public officer.

  • VERIFICATIONS, AUDITS AND REVIEWS

    Assistance with and managing tax verifications, audits and reviews conducted by SARS including corresponding with SARS and preparing the required submissions.

DEAL ADVISORY

division head: adv de wet de villiers

Navigating complexity is key to structuring that perfect deal or transaction. Red tape, delays and headaches associated with dealing with a multiplicity of advisors, service providers, and specialists, can see even the best possible transaction run aground if not managed efficiently. This is where AJM’s specialist Deal Advisory team comes in, serving as the lead deal advisors and project managers to ensure smooth sailing through the numerous due diligence-, legal-, finance- and regulatory requirements.

  • DEAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    While most advisors focus only on certain aspects of a deal, such as corporate finance or deal valuation, our edge is the ability to help clients manage and achieve all their strategic objectives under one roof. As a result, clients can achieve more efficiency and effectively manage all risks linked to a corporate transaction, while also saving time, and reducing their administrative burdens, which in our view, can only happen with holistic oversight.

  • GROUP REORGANISATIONS

    Proposing tax effective solutions for corporate and existing family structures, which also takes into account estate and succession planning.

  • EXCHANGE CONTROL

    Drafting and submission of exchange control applications to the South African Reserve Bank