Beric John Croome

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Croome addressing the "100 years of Taxation in South Africa" conference at University of Cape Town in 2014. Professor Roeleveld of UCT looks on.

Beric John Croome (born 23 May 1960 in Bloemfontein, South Africa) is a chartered accountant, Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and one of South Africa's tax law scholars.

Research interests[edit]

Croome's doctoral thesis dealt with issues relating to constitutional law, taxpayers' rights and the powers of the South African Revenue Services.[1] This thesis won the doctoral category of the Deneys Reitz Tax Thesis Competition 2009.[2][3][4] In 2009, the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners recognised this thesis as "a significant contribution to South African tax Jurisprudence".[5] In November 2014, Croome presented a paper entitled "The Shift to a Constitutional Democracy in 1994 and the impact thereof on tax law in South Africa" at the University of Cape Town's conference "Income Tax in South Africa: The First 100 Years".[6]

4 May 2009: Dr Beric Croome is keynote speaker for the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) graduation ceremony for all the graduating students of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management. Photograph shows from left to right: Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Y Ballim, Dr Beric Croome and Professor David Kolitz, President of the Convocation of the University of the Witwatersrand
13 June 2008: Dr Beric Croome (right) at University of Cape Town in discussion with Retired Judge Ian Gordon Farlem, Chairman of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the 2012 Marikana Massacre[7]

Awards and honours[edit]

Croome is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by Chambers and Partners Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 – Tax (South Africa); The Legal 500 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers 2016 – Tax (South Africa); Who’s Who Legal 2016, 2015 – Corporate Tax: Advisory (South Africa); Who’s Who Legal 2016 – Corporate Tax: Controversy (South Africa); Best Lawyers® 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 – Tax (South Africa) and Tax Directors Handbook TDG250 2016, 2014 – Tax (South Africa).[8] International law directory, Chambers & Partners,[9] ranks Croome as a "key individual who is a hard-working and very knowledgeable practitioner".[10] In 2010, the editors of Best Lawyers International and Business Day Tax & Law Review [11] awarded Croome "Lawyer of the Year 2010 – South Africa (Tax)". In 2002, Croome was a nominee for the University of the Witwatersrand Convocation Honour Award for his contribution to commerce and industry.

Works[edit]

In 2017, Croome co-authored Street Smart Taxpayers: A Practical Guide to your Rights in South Africa (Juta Law, 2017) with his wife, South African poet and author Judy Croome.[12]

Croome is the managing editor of and a contributing author to Tax Law: An Introduction (Juta and Company, 2013.)[13] In the Canadian textbook Tax Litigation (edited by David W. Chodikoff and published by The European Lawyer, a division of Thomson Reuters (UK), 2013), he is the co-contributor of the chapter on South African tax. He is also the author of Taxpayers' Rights in South Africa (Juta and Company, 2010), a textbook examining taxation-related entrenched clauses in the 1996 constitution,[14] and a co-author with Lynette Olivier of Tax Administration (1st edition, Juta and Company, 2010)[15] and Tax Administration (2nd edition, Juta and Company, 2015).[16]

He is the author of the "Tax Bites" column in Business Day (2008 to 2018)[17] and the "Dear SARS" column in Accountancy SA (2006 to 2008)[18] and appears on South African television[19][20][21][22][23][24] and radio.[25][26][27][28][29]

Croome's paper entitled "The Shift to a Constitutional Democracy in 1994 and the impact thereof on tax law in South Africa" presented at the University of Cape Town's conference "Income Tax in South Africa: The First 100 Years" was published in 2016.[30]

Croome has published tax articles in international journals (European Tax Service, published by Bloomberg BNA, October 2016, volume 18, issue 10,[31] (STEP,UK, 2013[32]), (Mondaq, International, 2008 to 2014[33])(Lexology, UK/Hong Kong,2010 to 2014[34])and was the South African Branch reporter for the International Fiscal Association (1999)[35] and, at the International Fiscal Association 69th Annual Congress in Basel 2015, Croome was both the South African Branch Reporter and a panellist on "Subject 2 The Practical Protection of Taxpayer Rights".[36] Croome also authored a report on Taxpayers' Rights for the University of Cape Town's law journal, Acta Juridica (2002).

Personal life[edit]

Croome is a Tax Executive at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, one of the "Big Five" South African law firms. He is married to South African author and poet, Judy Croome (née Judy-Ann Heinemann).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DigiTool – Results – Full". Srvrhldig001.uct.ac.za. 20 August 1996. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  2. ^ "UCT Research Report 2009". Research2009.uct.ac.za. 5 September 2009. Archived from the original on 22 April 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Deneys Reitz 2009 Tax Thesis Competition Rules" (PDF). Web.up.ac.za. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Consumers: Investment » Press Room > Deneys Reitz Annual Tax Thesis Competition Winners". Insurancegateway.co.za. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  5. ^ "UCT Research Report 2009". archive.is. 22 April 2013. Archived from the original on 22 April 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  6. ^ "UCT Conference Celebrating a Century of Income Tax in South Africa". 17 November 2014.
  7. ^ Marikana Massacre#Official inquiry
  8. ^ "ENSafrica". Ens.co.za. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Chambers and Partners". Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Tax – South Africa – Editorial". Chambers and Partners. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  11. ^ "SA's Best Lawyers" (PDF). Ens.co.za. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Street Smart Taxpayers". Juta Law. 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Juta - Tax Law: An Introduction". www.jutalaw.co.za. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Taxpayer's Rights in South Africa" (PDF). Sabar.co.za. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  15. ^ "Juta". Juta. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  16. ^ "Juta". Juta. 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  17. ^ Stevenson, David. "Questia, Your Online Research Library". Accessmylibrary.com. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  18. ^ "ANALYSIS: Taxpayer remedies". Accountancy SA. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Avusa Multimedia – On the show this week we chat to Beric Croome of Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs on the new Tax Administration Bill and how thats likely to affect businesses and consumers". Multimedia.avusa.co.za. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  20. ^ "Business Day TV interviews Dr Beric Croome". 23 October 2013.
  21. ^ "SABC News interviews Dr Beric Croome on the Tax Ombud". 18 June 2013.
  22. ^ "Business Day TV chats to Dr Beric Croome of Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs on the delays hampering the new Tax Administration Bill". 25 June 2012.
  23. ^ "Business Day TV chats to Dr Beric Croome of Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs on the Supreme Court of Appeal's ruling that the Reserve Bank should repay R250 million in withholding taxes to billionaire Mark Shuttleworth". 2 October 2014.
  24. ^ "SABC3's Real Talk with Anele talks tax with Dr Beric Croome". 24 November 2016.
  25. ^ "Classic FM interviews Dr Beric Croome about SARS duty of care and levels of service – Segment 2". 26 August 2014. Archived from the original on 29 August 2014.
  26. ^ "SAFM's MoneyWeb interviews Dr Beric Croome about proposed statutory amendments to widen the information gathering powers of Sars". 29 September 2014.
  27. ^ "Fine Business Radio's Lindsay Williams talks to Dr Beric Croome about the Supreme Court of Appeal's ruling that the Reserve Bank should repay R250 million in withholding taxes to billionaire Mark Shuttleworth". 2 October 2014. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014.
  28. ^ "MoneyWeb's Inge Lamprecht talks to Dr Beric Croome about your rights as a taxpayer". 24 April 2015.
  29. ^ "Alex FM 89.1 talks to Dr Beric Croome about the submission of Income Tax Returns to South African Revenue Services". 22 September 2015.
  30. ^ "Income Tax in South Africa: The First Hundred Years (1914 - 2014)". 5 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  31. ^ "Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme".
  32. ^ "Know Your Rights".
  33. ^ "Mondaq Author Page Dr Beric Croome".
  34. ^ "Lexology Author Page Dr Beric Croome".
  35. ^ "What We Do". Ifa-safa.org. 15 October 2004. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  36. ^ "International Fiscal Association South Africa: Branch Reporters". Retrieved 5 October 2014.

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