Knowledge Empowers


It is a formidable, often nearly impossible task to keep up to date with the ever-changing tax law – especially if this is not your only duty. Yet your company may be faced with tax questions every day! At the Financial Training Institute we are experts in South African tax law and would like to offer you a helping hand whenever you are faced with a technical tax question.

What services can we offer to you?

Whenever you are struggling with a tax issue or need to formulate a solid argument for a tax position, we at the Financial Training Institute can provide you with a detailed and thorough written tax opinion to assist you in formulating a view on the matter at hand or just to get a second opinion.


What benefits will you get from using our services?

  • Our consultants are academics who lecture tax at the North-West University to Honours and Masters students and excel at tax research. You will receive a detailed and thorough opinion of the highest technical standard.
  • Your tax questions are discussed within our tax specialist team. This ensures that we provide you with a well-thought through view and consider all the angles relating to your questions.
  • Given our academic research expertise, your tax questions are critically analysed with academic rigour to provide you with innovative, independent and fresh perspectives.
  • We value personal relationships. Our services do not stop at the paper that the opinion is written on. At the Financial Training Institute you can enjoy the benefits of personal service from our competent tax experts.
  • Most of all, our tax opinions are reasonably priced at R800 per hour (ex. VAT) and all fees are agreed upfront. Fees should no longer be the reason for not obtaining a tax opinion for your tax positions!

Are you interested in using our services?

It requires trust to rely on the work of a tax advisor. If you are interested in using our services, we would like to invite you to contact us to arrange to meet you, discuss your needs and how we can be of assistance. Your tax contact at the Financial Training Institute is Herman van Dyk  at to@ftinstitute.co.za


Manager Tax Opinions: Herman van Dyk

Herman van Dyk is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA).  He previously worked in the assurance division of a big four accounting firm in the United Kingdom and South Africa. His areas of specialisation are accounting standards (IFRS) and taxation. Herman received an academic prize for the best student in taxation during his undergraduate studies a graduated second in his class.