Relocation Africa’s Expatriate Tax Services

Relocation Africa Group has added expatriate tax solution to our suite of services, in partnership with our tax consultant, Shohana Mohan.

We believe this is a key service for multinational companies who are relocating expatriates to Africa. We are now able to offer advisory services in the expatriate tax and payroll compliance space. We have also added Payroll Advisory services to support multinationals in ensuring compliance throughout their business ventures into Africa.

We are able to help with the following services:


Residence analysis and interpretation
Cross border advisory: interpretation of Double Taxation Agreements
Non-resident employer obligations
Assignment structuring – optimisation of elements of pay
International Assignment Policy drafting and implementation


Tax gross up calculations
Monthly PAYE, SDL, UIF calculations
Tax equalisation settlement calculations
Assignment cost projection calculations


Non-resident employer – branch registration for PAYE, SDL, UIF
Registration as individual taxpayer with SARS
Provisional tax re gistration – advice and recommendations


Collation of information to prepare a tax return
Review IRP5 certificate
Resident/non-resident basis of filing
Preparation and submission of return
Review of tax assessment
Incorrect assessment: objection and appeal process

Shohana Mohan

Shohana Mohan has an extensive history in the professional services environment advising clients with regard to global employment, expatriate tax solutions and managing global mobility in Africa together with local employment and payroll tax.  She has experience in the internal audit environment and conducts employment tax risk-based reviews with a view to providing clients with solutions to remedy areas of non-compliance.

Having studied an LLB at UNISA, she regularly assists clients with issues relating to tax controversy and the application of the Tax Administration Act.  She is a registered member of the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT) and the South African Payroll Association (SAPA).

Given her passion for tax, she publishes articles locally and internationally that discuss tax technical topics and has had TV appearances and presents at various platforms on tax technical topics, including the SAIT Tax Indaba.  She recently wrote for the Australian Tax Journal publication. Advising clients regarding trust planning is also one of Shohana’s specialisms and is registered for the Certificate in International Trust Management.

She has, during the past two decades, worked as a Manager at Deloitte South Africa; an Associate Director and Director, Head of Individual & Expatriate Tax for BDO South Africa; and both a Senior Manager and an Associate Director at KPMG South Africa.

Shohana is an independent advisor consulting on Individual, Expatriate, Employment Tax Advisory and Africa Payroll Management Services at Relocation Africa Group, which provides services throughout South Africa and Africa.

For more information about our new division, and the Expatriate Tax services we can help you with, click here.


For information as to how Relocation Africa can help you with your Mobility, Immigration, Research, Remuneration, and Expat Tax needs, email, or call us on +27 21 763 4240.

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