About me

I'm Kevin Barnard, a Chartered Accountant (SA) and Tax Practitioner. I previously worked in South Africa and the Sudan as a commercial pilot. In 2001, I combined my tax skills and knowledge of aviation operations to found Coral Tax Consulting. The consultancy has grown organically over last 18 years but remains a small, focused business that I am proud of. 

My areas of expertise include:
Income tax obligations of aviation professionals.
Exemption of SA-resident taxpayers' foreign remuneration .
Application of double tax agreements for individual taxpayers.    
Objection, appeal and dispute resolution processes. 

I live in a Perth, Australia, 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

Verify my SAICA membership (03244592) here. Verify my Tax Practitioner registration (PR-0827632) here.

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About my clients

I'm proud of the professional relationships that I've developed with my clients, many of whom 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, application of double tax agreements, tax residency matters, taxation of offshore investments and trusts.