WHO WE ARE
The Tax Lab is a 100% emaSwati owned and managed firm providing boutique tax and financial management education, advisory and research services and is domiciled in the Kingdom of Eswatini. The firm has been set up by a group of ambitious, enthusiastic, highly skilled and motivated professionals who have taken experience from top consulting firms and are extensively experienced in their chosen fields. With experience acquired in the tax administration, tax legal, tax advisory & training and audit & accounting, the firm has a wealth of knowledge in which it forms its foundation.
The Tax Lab’s existence is the culmination of a passionate vision of its founders having identified market gaps in general and in specialized areas of taxation (including tax education) in the Kingdom of Eswatini where little to no services are adequately provided to taxpayers.
Having created high-value relationships over the years (locally and internationally), our firm has strategic partnerships and a network of experienced experts required to best formulate solutions for its clients. The combined experience and business acumen of the founding directors puts the firm in an ideal position to deliver world-class tax solutions to our esteemed clients.
EXPLORE THE TAX LAB
What we do
The Tax Lab seeks to provide professional services in taxation and financial management to Emaswati.
Historically, there has been a close relationship between financial accounting and income taxation. As a general taxation rule, the reported financial income has been the basis for the computation of the taxable income, and financial reporting has become sensitive to tax considerations. To this effect, we provide financial accounting and management training and development, primarily to assist Swazi taxpayers to better manage their finances as well as taxes effectively.
The field of taxation has grown immensely and as tax administrations drive compliance with jurisdictional tax laws, the taxpayer now more than ever is required to manoeuvre these waters with technical care and diligence. The Tax Lab plays a vital role in providing focused, innovative and bespoke tax solutions to our clients through our skilled and diverse team to achieve a better tomorrow, for all of us. We also provide innovative solutions to the underlying causes of the tax errors we identify, thereby creating greater opportunities to measure and improve efficiency, develop a more strategic approach to tax, and deliver outstanding value to our clients.
Tax awareness, therefore, plays a pivotal role in boosting the country’s economic growth and the well-being of its citizens. To this effect, we are committed to shaping the future of the tax profession and continuous advocacy of the tax system for the benefit of all, through the advancement of tax knowledge to the entire emaSwati nation.
Our courses are carefully crafted based on the theoretical and practical experience of tax and financial accounting & management experts. These courses are designed to help broaden knowledge on issues involving taxation and financial management. We provide a flexible, high-quality and results-oriented training to the business community in eSwatini.
We offer a full range of taxation and financial management consultancy services from overseeing accounting and tax matters of an in-house tax group to overall business advisory, business organizing, help with tax compliance, and litigation support. Our consulting services are aimed at supporting organizations in running proficiently and successfully, with solid accountability and governance.
We provide customized solutions utilizing a wide range of quantitative and qualitative techniques that address your taxation challenges to minimize risk and maximize return on your investment. Leveraging a wide range of secondary sources, we pinpoint what’s most relevant. Then, we synthesize and report the information, so you can focus on growing your business.
Where the Passion Begins
The Tax Lab has a team of exceptional and results-driven leaders who love to work with our growing clientele. Our team is eager to learn, open to new ideas and technologies and adaptable to the fast-changing and increasingly complex business environment. Read below to learn more about our exceptional team.
NOMPUMELELO W DLAMINI
Nompumelelo has over 30 years financial management experience across diverse industries including manufacturing, agriculture, social security, telecommunications and revenue administration.
The positions she has held include General Manager, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner Domestic Taxes having served in organisations including Inyoni Yami Swaziland Irrigation Scheme, Swaziland Beverages, MTN Swaziland & Uganda, Eswatini Posts & Telecommunications Corporation, Eswatini National Provident Fund and Eswatini Revenue Authority.
She is currently a board member at one of the financial services companies in the country and a member of the Board of Trustees at one of the non-governmental organisations.
She holds a Master of Accountancy Degree from Western Illinois University (USA) and is a holder of the Businesswoman of the year 2014 award.
Thabsile has a substantial amount of experience gained through her career as a qualified accountant in public practice, academically and international exposure. Previously, she co-founded an internationally licensed firm in the Kingdom of Eswatini and became one of its partners.. As a highly motivated chartered accountant and financial analyst, she is a detail-oriented, goal-focused and results-driven professional with over 16 years of remarkable experience in internal and external audit functions, statutory compliance, financial management, financial reporting, Eswatini tax and company laws and management of business strategies.
Thabsile has served in various boards both within the private and the public sector in Eswatini.. In her career, she has worked closely with the Eswatini Revenue Authority on developing innovative tax solutions to issues that impact taxpayers, and has been involved in various workshops to train and refresh taxpayers across the country on topical and salient income tax issues.. She is well known for strong monitoring and adherence to policies, rules, guidelines and regulations, analytical problem-solving abilities and rectifying multi-faceted situations.
Prior to joining The Tax Lab, Thabsile was on a year-long fellowship program in the United States of America where she completed an intensive course on comparative taxation for nine (9) industrialized countries at Boston University Law School.
She is a member of Eswatini Institute of Accountants (EIA), a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIASA) and the International Exchange Association’s alumna of the United States Embassy of Eswatini.
Training & Research Director
Nsizwa is a seasoned tax professional whose 10 years experience spans academia, tax administration and corporate advisory. Nsizwa has a BCom (Accounting & Tax) degree from Rhodes University and a BCom Honours (Taxation) from the University of Pretoria. It was at the University of Pretoria where he spent the initial part of his career developing and lecturing tax specific capacity building initiatives under the supervision of leading tax minds. His passion for teaching & learning is driven by his desire to break down complex issues for layman to understand. Seeing opportunities in his home country of Eswatini, Nsizwa joined the Eswatini Revenue Authority (ESRA) as a technical tax training specialist where he eventually became its Manager responsible for technical training and taxpayer education.
He was instrumental in developing its flagship modular training program resulting in the training of over 160+ ESRA personnel in technical domestic tax issues. In this role, he also led taxpayer education initiatives to the taxpayer community at large. During this time at ESRA he completed the Summer Program in Tax & Development at the Policy Research Institute in the Czech Republic
He has been exposed to numerous international tax conferences in the areas of tax & policy, the BEPS project under the OECD and extractive industry taxation. Nsizwa has a diverse knowledge base in strategy, tax planning and advisory and tax compliance. Nsizwa is a non executive director in Polarity Consulting a boutique tax advisory firm he established in 2013. Polarity Consulting matured into what we call The Tax Lab. He is a member of the South Africa Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT) and is currently a Tax Manager responsible for the tax function at a leading agri-manufacturing business in Eswatini. His involvement in Tax Lab is in an advisory capacity.
Marketing & Communications Director
After graduating with a BCom (Law & Economics) from Rhodes University, Tiisetso spent over 9 years in ‘corporate South Africa’ working in the Financial Services sector. She started her career at Standard Bank within the Digital Channels division, where she grew to be responsible for the growth and management of the Mobile, Online and Messaging channels.
5 years later she expanded her marketing skillset by becoming a Product Manager at FNB where she could determine the bank’s long-term and short-term strategy on product development. Here, she got the opportunity to define product marketing communication objectives, acquire product market share by improving product sales strategies, bring new products to market and determine product pricing by utilizing market research data, reviewing production and sales costs, anticipating volume etc.
She has recently completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management at University of KwaZulu Natal and joins the Tax Lab team as the brains behind the Marketing & Brand strategy. Her main objective is to ensure that we communicate and engage our broad set of clients in the best way possible and deliver of our brand promise of simplifying taxation.
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