As we highlight the importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals, we consider the tax deductibility of related expenses.
In this podcast, Cor Kraamwinkel, Candice Meyer and Margaret Vermaak highlight how ESG extends its impact from global sustainability goals to individual companies and individuals in South Africa.
They explore three areas where ESG considerations influence taxation: transparency and disclosure, ethical tax contributions, and the tax treatment of ESG expenditure. They also emphasise that there is no dedicated section in the Income Tax Act for ESG; instead, general principles and case-specific analysis apply to determine the deductibility of such expenses.
Guests: Cor Kraamwinkel, partner Webber Wentzel Tax, Candice Meyer, partner Webber Wentzel Corporate and Margaret Vermaak, senior associate Webber Wentzel Tax.