A TEAM OF HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TAX PRACTITIONERS
The Cape Tax Company was established in 2008 by Elizabeth Pansegrouw and Linda Hartzenberg. The directors’ vision for the company was to bridge the gap between the larger and more expensive tax advisory companies and the “one-man-band” tax practitioners, in order to provide specialist tax services for the small and middle market segment, where fees for tax services need to be minimised.
We pride ourselves on the level of personal service and dedication we offer and now have a well-established base of local and foreign clients, many of whom have trusted us as the custodians of their tax matters since the day we opened our doors.
Elizabeth is a registered tax practitioner who has been practicing tax since 1995. Prior to becoming a director of The Cape Tax Company in 2008, she worked in KPMG’s tax department for 13 years.
Elizabeth has also lectured at the Stellenbosch University’s Graduate School of Business from 2006 to 2009, where she taught Tax on the MBA Programme as well as the Financial Planning Post-Graduate Diploma Programme of the university’s Department of Business Management. Elizabeth specialises in individual and expatriate taxes and has advised a number of multinational companies regarding their expatriate employees’ remuneration structures to optimise the benefits available to them, whilst ensuring maximum tax efficiency. She is also a contributor to ‘Notes on South African Income Tax’ by Phillip Haupt.
Elizabeth is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. She holds a BA, LLB and M.Comm (Tax) from the University of Stellenbosch and is registered as a Master Tax Practitioner with the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT).
Linda is a registered tax practitioner who has been practicing tax since 2001. She was a senior investigator for the Scorpions before joining Andersen in 2001. After Andersen later merged with KPMG, Linda continued to work in the tax department until 2008, when The Cape Tax Company was formed.
Linda has been involved with numerous tax courses presented by the University of Stellenbosch and Milpark’s Business Schools. She has also presented Budget and Tax Update seminars on behalf of the Financial Services’ SETA.
In addition to providing tax planning, consulting and compliance services for individuals, trusts and SMMEs, she also provides company secretarial services. Linda has extensive VAT experience, as well as experience representing clients in SARS negotiations and ADR hearings.
Linda is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. She holds a BA (Pol), LLB, LLM (Tax), as well as a Certificate in VAT from UNISA, and a National Banking Certificate in Financial Instruments. Linda is registered as a Master Tax Practitioner with SAIT.
Marna holds a B.Comm Personnel Management and manages clients’ payrolls, utilising the Softline VIP computerised payroll system.
Kobus is a qualified accountant and specialises in management accounting and reporting. He has extensive experience in financial management, management reporting and financial analysis.
Kobus is a member of SAICA and holds the AGA (SA) designation, as well as a B.Compt Hons.
Sulé is a corporate tax consultant and has been practicing as a tax consultant since 2001. She is a qualified attorney and has worked as a tax consultant at Andersen, KPMG and PwC.
Sulé has experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate re-organisations, inbound and outbound investments and employee incentive plans. She has advised clients across various industries including financial services, retail, manufacturing and the hospitality industry. Her approach to tax consulting is to provide high quality advice whilst remaining practical and focussed on the commercial objectives. Sulé can assist with a broad range of corporate tax consulting services including tax due diligence and assisting with policies and procedures regarding tax risk management.
She is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and holds a B.Comm LLB from the University of Stellenbosch, a Higher Diploma in Tax Law from the University of Cape Town and a Higher Certificate in Financial Markets and Instruments (Cum Laude) from the Academy of Financial Markets. She is registered as a Master Tax Practitioner with the SAIT.
The team further includes consultants who provide tax compliance and bookkeeping services, as well as secretarial staff.