I’m a Chartered Accountant and Tax Practitioner, previously having worked in South Africa and Sudan as a commercial pilot. I combined my tax skills and knowledge of aviation to found Coral Tax Consulting in 2001. The consultancy has grown organically over last 16 years but remains a small, focused business that I am proud of.
My areas of expertise:
• Income tax obligations of aviation professionals
• Exemption of SA-resident taxpayers' foreign remuneration
• Application of South Africa's double tax agreements for individual taxpayers
• Taxation of trust structures
• Objection, appeal and dispute resolution processes
I live in a small coastal town in the Eastern Cape with my wife and two children. I'm also a gardener, triathlete and proud supporter of Scottish Rugby.
Academic qualifications: BCompt, PDipAcc, BCom (Hons), MCom
About my clients
I'm proud of the professional relationships that I've developed with my clients, many of whom I used to fly with and who have entrusted me with their tax affairs for more than a decade. Every single client is valuable to my consultancy and receives my full and immediate attention. My clients' confidence in Coral is manifest in the growth of the consultancy over the last 16 years on the basis of personal recommendations.
Currently, over 90% of my clients are engineers, cabin crew or pilots working in South Africa, Africa and further abroad. My clients are employed by Airlink, Comair, Mango, NAC, Safair, SAA, SAX, Solenta, Emirates, Qatar, Cathay Pacific, Nippon and other operations. Their diverse needs include the exemption of foreign remuneration, use of double tax agreements, tax residency matters, offshore investments and trusts.
What my clients say
I handed my tax over to Kevin many years ago. I’m very happy with his efficient service, accurate advice and attention to detail.
I was referred to the consultancy by a friend, as I needed an expert in dealing with the tax on foreign remuneration. Kevin has helped me to navigate the complexities of my tax affairs and I’m able to make the best use possible of the exemption on my overseas earnings.
The section 10(1)(o)(ii) exemption of my foreign remuneration is a major incentive for me to work abroad. Kevin uses his expertise in this area to ensure that my tax position is optimised.
Kevin takes the hassle out of my annual tax return. He handles everything promptly and I can get on with my life, without tax obligations hanging over my head.
Kevin takes care of all aspects of my tax affairs, including the exemption of remuneration for flying outside SA. His service is efficient and accurate, and I frequently recommend him to other crew.
Kevin has been entrusted with compliance work for the three trusts I’ve set up in SA. I value the clear lines of communication and the efficiency with which he handles the trusts’ affairs.