Ferdie Schneider

National Head of Tax and Tax Partner

BDO Johannesburg

+27 (0) 10 060 5000

+27 (0) 82 771 4157

+27 (0) 11 488 1820




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