Nico Theron

Tax Consulting Specialist 

Start of Nico Theron's Career

Nico Theron started his tax career at a small accounting firm in Midrand. Nico, soon realised that if he wants to be an expert tax advisor, he will need to find employment with a professional services firm with more challenging client engagements and with the opportunity to learn from industry-respected tax professionals. In pursuance of this goal, he took an opportunity to be a corporate tax compliance consultant at an audit firm based in Sandton with the aim of working his way into the consulting division. After just a couple of months, he was promoted to the consulting division and later manager where he remained employed for a couple of years. After having gained valuable tax experience in the audit environment, he deemed it crucial for his career to move into a consulting role with a more legally orientated approach to tax consulting. Some 4 years after having joined the audit firm, he took an opportunity to join a consulting firm where he was later promoted to partner. During his just short of three-year tenure there he assisted the managing partner to strategically place the firm on the map as a respectable tax firm, building up a team of lawyers to defend taxpayers against SARS and providing a wide range of tax consulting services.


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Career Development

In April 2017, Nico Theron started his own tax practice operating under the name Unicus Tax Specialists SA – a niche tax advisory firm with a key focus on tax dispute resolution. Details of this firm, our services and more can be accessed at www.unicustax.co.za. Nico also, from time to time, trains other tax professionals across South Africa at the request of The South African Institute for Tax Professionals and lectures on tax dispute resolution at the University of Pretoria on postgraduate level. He serves on SAIT’s Tax Administration Technical Work Group. Nico Theron has an impeccable track record with resolving tax-related problems with his pragmatic and strategic solutions.

Nico Theron is also the author of Practical Guide to Handling Tax Disputes, a book published by Lexis Nexis regarding all the remedies available to taxpayers to challenge SARS’ assessments and decisions.

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