Advanced Tax Principles

21 September 2021

8:30 am / 4:30 pm

CPD Events


Jonathan Hore


Course Overview

Deeper knowledge of the advanced tax principles usually assists taxpayers to minimize tax costs through tax
planning or avoiding tax exposures. Further, understanding the not-so-common aspects of any field sharpens
one’s perspective and ability to deliver at work.
BICA brings you a 2-day Tax Workshop on Advanced Tax principles which will focus on, among other topics,
the following:

  • How the tax laws allow for minimization of PAYE through travel concession
  • The exemption from PAYE of expatriates’ bonuses
  • Why there is no transfer duty if there is no change in beneficial ownership and the new effective transfer
    duty rates after the VAT rate increase
  • How developers of buildings under tribal and state grants lose out on tax deductions of building costs
  • How businesses can maximize tax benefits by claiming VAT even when suppliers wouldn’t have charged
  • How businesses can self-finance through strategic disposal of excess property
  • How to maximize income tax deductions through prepaid expenses and how deferred revenue may cause
    tax exposures

Your presenter

Jonathan Hore has over 22 years’ practical experience in Tax and Customs matters acquired from working in
Canada, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Of the 22 years, 9 were spent with KPMG and the rest as a Tax & Customs
Specialist. Jonathan is the Managing Tax Consultant of Aupracon Tax Specialists, a local tax specialist services
provider. He holds various tax-related qualifications including Advanced Tax & Customs Procedures (ZIMRA) as
well as Advanced VAT (UNISA).
Jonathan has facilitated over 60 tax seminars in Botswana over a period of 8 years. He writes weekly Tax articles
for The Business Weekly & Review and has published over 1400 articles through the print media. He authored
11 books on Taxation, 9 on Botswana Tax and 2 on Zimbabwe Tax. He also presented as a guest speaker at the
2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 FNB Budget Review forums as well as at the ACCA 2020 Budget symposium.
Jonathan Hore