BDO Africa Desk

Africa Fleet Survey

BDO's Africa Desk partnered with Eqstra Fleet Management to provide mid to large corporates with a general benchmark on how business travel and vehicle related tax is currently being treated and managed in 13 selected African countries. We surveyed 135 medium to large corporates in Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia.
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For those companies seeking to invest or do business in Africa, there are numerous cultural, legal, financial, infrastructural and risk management challenges to consider.

Our business advisers bring countryspecific, tailored advice to businesses that are facing the challenge of efficiently administering multiple operations within and across varying social and business cultures.

The BDO global network means that we have people on the ground who are able to identify the latest developments, guide you through your opportunities, and minimise your risks.

BDO is a precious resource, so why not profit from our experience when you venture into Africa?

For organisations looking to capture opportunities provided by Africa, our team can help you minimise risk and maximise your potential by having the right contacts in place to provide local knowledge and expertise.

Expanding overseas is a complex exercise unfamiliar cultures, business landscapes, taxation structures and regulatory regimes can present daunting obstacles. Having an experienced team who can navigate you through this new environment is vital.

How we meet your needs

Our business service approach is that we are the face for your company when you want to setup in Africa. We advise on the most efficient way of establishing businesses, including an examination of accounting, tax, legal, statutory and exchange control requirements in each country. This coordinated from one office in South Africa.

How we meet your needs

The BDO team can assist you with your entry into Africa in a number of ways including:

  • Establishing business operations
  • Educating you on African business cultural behaviors
  • Undertaking due diligence of company affairs in Africa
  • Performing taxation compliance, expatriate payroll and accounting services
  • Setting up back office functions (representative offices and expatriate policies)
  • Structuring and planning for international taxation
  • Reorganising corporate structure in Africa.

Outcome of conducting an international study

  • Identifies important compliance considerations
  • Identifies potential problems and pitfalls of investing in certain countries
  • Provides the most efficient form of doing business in a chosen country
  • ighlights potential tax planning opportunities
  • Provides the framework for future tax planning
  • Ensures that the proposed structure fits into the existing business model
The BDO Africa Desk Footprint

In order to achieve this we have established a network of BDO member firms and Independent Referral Firms across the whole of Africa except Somalia.

Where are we?

Member firms: Sierra Leone, Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Verde Islands, Comoros, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, La Reunion, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe

Independent Referral Firms: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Soa Tome & Principe, Southern Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo

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