Entertainers & artists

Our clients rely on us to provide industry-specific tax advice on trading structures, including the use of personal service companies and, where necessary, dealing with the withholding taxes levied by the increasing number of countries for performances in their territories.

To provide a joined up professional relationship, we work with our clients' agents on a regular basis. We prepare South Africa tax returns and liaise with tax authorities throughout the world as needed, with the help of the Moore Stephens International network.

Examples of our work include:

  • actively working with a number of creative artists and their galleries in Africa and overseas
  • liaising with tax authorities to recover witholding tax
  • planning around trading structures for entertainers
  • advising musicians on structures for touring, royalties and recording, as well as liaising with tour managers locally and internationally
  • working closely with our US counterparts where Central Withholding Agreements will assist planning working in the US in respect of specific tours, engagements or events