Meet our team of dedicated experts with over 100 years of combined experience in the field of VAT and Tax globally. Every team member is dedicated to customer excellence, transparency, integrity and satisfaction. Bringing innovative solutions to our clients every day. 

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Victor Terblanche - Managing Director

Victor is the managing director of VAT IT SA with over 25 years experience. His career started at SARS in 1996 where he contributed to various VAT law amendments and preformed various integrated Tax audits which included VAT, Income Tax and PAYE. He also serves as the chairman of SAIT's VAT committee where they interact with SARS and the National Treasury to comment on existing and proposed VAT law amendments. Victor's in-depth knowledge in his field, and natural leadership skills, ensure VAT IT SA remains at the top of their game. 

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Diane Valadao - Associate Director

Diane joined VAT IT in 2005 and specialized in various areas of VAT consulting services and data analytics. With over 24 years of experience in the financial industry, Diane's skill set ensures that our clients receives a professional and efficient consulting service, whether it relates to local or global VAT registration. Diane also specializes in fields such as telecommunication and public service entities. 


Deon le Roux - Senior VAT Manager

Deon completed his Bcomm Financial Management through UNISA and since then has had a successful career of over 24 years in the VAT and Tax industry, which includes some of the Big 4 audit firms. As a Senior VAT Manager at VAT IT SA, Deon dedicates his time helping clients with many aspects of VAT and CIT including reviews. opinions and rulings, training, and much more. Deon's dedicated to his work makes him a true asset to our team.

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Claudia Steyn - Tax Compliance Manager 

Claudia Steyn is the Tax Compliance Manager at VAT IT SA where she provides Tax compliance and consulting services to various corporate clients. She has more than 10 years of experience in Tax Compliance and is a registered Tax Practitioner and Associate General Accountant with SAICA. Claudia is exposed to comprehensive Tax Compliance developments and compliance services daily and possesses in-depth knowledge in her field of expertise. 


Ruan Jansen van Vuuren - Assistant VAT Manager

Ruan is a VAT Consultant at VAT IT SA and has more than 10 years of knowledge and experience in VAT consulting. Ruan performs regular engagements with SARS in respect of VAT objections and general correspondence on behalf of clients. Ruan currently provides compliance and consulting services to various corporate clients.