Marcus Botha

Head of Corporate Tax

BDO Johannesburg

+27 (0) 11 4881700





Marcus is a Director with BDO Tax Services (Pty) Ltd and the Head of Corporate Tax Consulting. He was previously the South African Leader of Tax Reporting & Strategy at PwC and Head of Tax Risk at Nedbank. He has extensive experience in tax strategy, tax related internal audit, governance and enterprise risk management.

Marcus specialises in providing internal assurance on tax risk to audit committees, boards and management teams and he assisted various clients with the mitigation of tax risk and assessing the design and effectiveness of internal tax controls in order to provide ultimate internal assurance to both internal and external stakeholder groups, which includes: third party stakeholders i.e. Governments, Revenue Authorities, Ministries of Finance, Regulators, the Media, Professional Bodies, and Civil Social Organisations. Marcus has over 14 years' experience in his field.

He has been actively involved in creating best practice in the tax strategy and integrated reporting field in Africa, both in a consulting capacity and in commerce and industry. His main practice area is Financial Services, with a particular focus on banks and asset managers. In addition, he has worked extensively with clients in the Retail, Extractive and Telecommunications sectors.


  • BCom(Acc)
  • BCom(Hons)(Acc)
  • CTA
  • MCom(Tax)
  • DCom Candidate (UJ)


Marcus is a guest lecturer at the University of Pretoria and the University of the Witwatersrand where he lectures on Tax Risk Management as part of the Tax Honours and Tax Masters programme respectively