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Cliff Watson, Director

Cliff Watson


+27 (0) 11 488 1770




Cliff started his career at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) where he worked for 11 years.

He successfully completed all relevant indirect tax courses and gained vast experience in SARS’ audit and general processes and moved into consulting where he worked with large corporate and multinational clients on the VAT implications of their South African and cross border operations.

He has excellent knowledge of the South African VAT implications of import and export transactions. Having completed several Customs and Excise courses, Cliff has expanded his consulting capability to include this specialised area as well.

Cliff has 20 years’ professional services firm consulting experience in VAT of which 10 years were in the Big Four environment. His experience ranges across a broad spectrum of industries which include the manufacturing, retail, wholesale, import and export as well as services industries and he has developed customised VAT training workshops for clients.


  • N Dip State Accounts & Finance
  • H.Dip Tax
  • Certificate in Customs Clearing I &II
  • Certificate in Export Clearing


Cliff has memberships and professional affiliations with:

  • Registered tax practitioner with SAIT
  • Member of SAICA VAT sub-committee
  • Member of the BDO International Indirect Tax Group

He is proficient in both English and Afrikaans.