Former PwC Tax Specialist joins Eversheds Sutherland as Head of Tax

20 May 2019 2 min. read
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Carmen Moss-Holdstock, a former Tax Specialist at global professional services firm PwC, will now be engaged in the rapidly transforming tax environment in South Africa, in her new role as a Partner and Head of Tax at legal advisory firm Eversheds Sutherland in its Johannesburg office.

After an overall hike in taxes in last year’s South African budget, this year’s budget has caused an even bigger stir across the business environment. The new policies include changes in the tax brackets and a rise in taxation on the wealthy, particularly those living abroad.

Several businesses are looking to make changes that ensure efficient and cost-effective compliance with the new guidelines, and legal advisory firm Eversheds Sutherland in South Africa will be among those supporting this process. Carmen Moss-Holdstock has now been called upon to manage this demand.Carmen Moss-Holdstock - Partner at Eversheds Sutherland

Moss-Holdstock is a graduate in Company Law, International Tax and Income Tax from the University of Cape Town, and has over half a decade of experience in the advisory space. She began her career at Webber Wentzel, where she spent two years as a Tax Associate.

She then spent three years at legal advisory firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, also as a Tax Associate, before moving to Big Four accounting and advisory firm PwC South African in 2015. Her spell at PwC lasted less than a year, and she worked as a Tax Specialist in the Financial Services division.

Since leaving PwC, she has spent two years as a Senior Tax Associate at Allen & Overy and one year as the Head of Tax at Gateway Capital in Johannesburg. She has now joined Eversheds Sutherland South Africa as a Partner and Head of the firm’s Tax practice, where she will manage the firm’s advisory operations.

Commenting on her appointment, Moss-Holdstock said, “I look forward to bringing additional experience and knowledge to the existing tax and exchange control practice, and providing further in-depth, comprehensive, integrated and specific tax advice within the context of corporate and other legal transactions.”