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Jo-Paula Roman

Jo-Paula Roman



  • tax

WSG Practice Industries


South Africa


Jo-Paula Roman is an Associate in ENSafrica’s Tax department. She specialises in domestic and international corporate income tax matters, with a particular interest in value-added tax (“VAT”).

She has acted for a variety of clients in the retail, banking and financial services industries, as well as for clients providing various platform services.

Jo-Paula’s experience includes advising on the tax aspects of corporate restructuring, such as unbundling and M&A transactions, as well as on the VAT aspects of cross-border supplies and financial services. She also assists clients with their tax planning matters, and has particular experience in the establishment of trusts with a view to obtaining tax exemption status under the public benefit organisation dispensation of the South African Income Tax Act, 1962.

In addition, Jo-Paula’s experience includes advising on exchange control, and the application thereof to transactions involving cryptoassets.


South African Crypto Asset Regulatory Framework Proposed
ENSafrica, April 2020

The Crypto Assets Regulatory Working Group (“CAR WG”) of the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (“IFWG”) has released its long-anticipated position paper on crypto assets. The position paper proposes that a clear regulatory policy for crypto assets be adopted in South Africa. However, it is still recommend that crypto assets not be regarded as legal tender or public money...

South Africa: Tax Considerations Arising from the Impact of COVID-19 on Contractual Obligations
ENSafrica, April 2020

Our firm has published several articles in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on the contractual obligations of parties, mainly due to the promulgation of emergency legislation impacting performance...

South Africa: COVID-19 tax relief measures
ENSafrica, March 2020

On Monday, 23 March 2020, the President of South Africa announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown, with effect from midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020. In brief, all persons in South Africa are prohibited from leaving their homes for the 21-day period, except if specifically exempted to perform an essential service (health care professionals, food distributors etc...

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