Ferdie Schneider

National Head of Tax and Tax Partner

BDO Parktown


Ferdie has over 20 years' experience in Tax, specifically Indirect Tax and VAT. He has consulted to National Treasury on various aspects of public finance, has co-authored a textbook on VAT, was the editor of the Practical VAT Handbook and has written various technical articles for a range of business and tax publications. He also lectures Masters Students at various universities. Ferdie co-chaired a VAT Credit Retail focus group with SARS to investigate direct attribution and VAT apportionment in the credit retail industry (2010) and is currently a member of the National SAICA VAT Committee.


  • MCom in Economics
  • Certificate in International Taxation
  • MCom in South African and International Taxation