Seminars / Conferences

Tax Academy creates opportunities for tax professionals to be updated on global tax developments through seminars and conferences. It brings together tax experts from the industry, academia and the government, both locally and from overseas, to engage in professional exchanges.

Past Seminars / Conferences

Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam - A legal, tax and transfer pricing perspective
Date: 14 November 2014 Venue: Revenue House Closing date for registration: 12 November 2014

Vietnam is gaining more importance in the global and regional economies as many multinational companies have selected Vietnam as one of the main markets for their business. In recent years, Vietnam has issued/changed various taxes and transfer pricing regulations. Globally, tax authorities are also intensifying their tax and specific transfer pricing audit activities. These changes have considerable impact on tax and transfer pricing planning as well as compliance for taxpayers.

Dr. Phat Tan Nguyen (Director, International Tax -Transfer Pricing Services, Ernst & Young, Vietnam) will share with you updates on recent developments on regulatory and practical aspects of the selected income taxes and transfer pricing regulations as well as appropriate considerations for planning, compliance and risk mitigation in Vietnam.

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Post BEPS: International Tax Trends
Date: 10 November 2014 Venue: Revenue House Closing date for registration:

Join Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Owens (Director of WU Global Tax Policy Center) and Mr Gagan Malik (International Tax Director, India Tax Desk, Global Tax Desk Network, Asia Pacific, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP) as they share latest developments in international tax.

Prof Owens will talk about some of the major trends in international taxation arrangements which may impact on the operation of MNEs in the Asian-Pacific region. He will not only look at trends in tax policy but also the ways in which tax administrations are changing their interaction with large companies.

Emerging markets are fast becoming the driver of global growth - In India, staggering adjustments on Transfer Pricing and litigation surrounding that, is taking limelight. Mr Gagan Malik will highlight key tax & regulatory (including APA regulations) changes in India and discuss the positive rulings impacting your businesses/operations in India.

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Intellectual Property – A Business Perspective
Date: 17 November 2014 Venue: Revenue House Closing date for registration: 12 November 2014

Is IP at the top of your corporate agenda? Are you paying enough attention to IP planning along its life cycle?

Come join us at the Seminar on Intellectual Property where Mr Abhijit Ghosh (Partner, International Tax, PwC Singapore), Ms Leng Harn Szuan (Senior Manager, Corporate Tax Advisory, PwC Singapore) and their colleagues will share with you their practical experiences in dealing with IP under Singapore's tax regime.

The seminar will look at the different incentive schemes and allowances available to a company, from R&D to IP protection, and from IP acquisition to IP exploitation. It will also cover the different methodologies and practical considerations in assessing the value of IP.

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Seminar on Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution in Asia
Date: 22 October 2014 Venue: Mandarin Orchard Hotel Closing date for registration: 25 November 2013

Tax Academy of Singapore is pleased to present the seminar “Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution in Asia” on 30 October afternoon. The seminar will feature OECD speakers, arbitration and international tax experts, local and regional government officials who will share their insights and experiences in transfer pricing dispute resolutions and to provide clarifications on government processes.

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FasTax Series – Managing Tax Compliance
Date: 8 October 2014 Venue: Revenue House Closing date for registration: 08 October 2014

Are you familiar with the IRAS tax compliance framework for corporations and your company’s tax obligations? Do you want to find out what are considered fraudulent acts that can cause tax evaders to be convicted under S96/ S96A offence?

Join us at the Managing Tax Compliance Workshop on 8 October!
You will also get to hear first hand from IRAS on the authority’s investigation process and approach, and how the Informant Reward Scheme works.


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FasTax Series - Fundamentals of Corporate Tax Filing
Date: August/ September 2014 Venue: Revenue House Closing date for registration:

Are you sufficiently equipped to deal with Corporate Tax filing ? Do you know the tax obligations of your company or client ? What are the common filing mistakes that can be avoided ? What are the consequences you may face in non-compliance ?

Join us at our FasTax Series – Fundamentals of Corporate Tax Filing, and hear from the Tax Authority on what you ought to know. This one-day workshop aims to equip you with concise information on how to complete your Corporate Tax filing correctly.


This workshop is designed for business owners, accountants, tax auditors, and managers.
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Seminars on How the OECD Proposes to Change Tax Treaties and Highlights of US Tax Treaty Policy
Date: 28 August 2014 Venue: Revenue House Closing date for registration: 21 August 2014

Tax Academy, Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law and New York University School of Law are pleased to bring you two seminars, “How the OECD Proposes to Change Tax Treaties” and “Highlights of US Tax Treaty Policy”. The seminars will be led by Professor Dr. Dr.h.c. Michael Lang and Professor H. David Rosenbloom respectively.

The seminar “How the OECD Proposes to Change Tax Treaties” will explore the most recent proposals to revise the OECD Model Treaty Convention from the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) work, while the seminar “Highlights of US Tax Treaty Policy” will explore the major thrust of tax treaty policy of the United States.


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TP Minds Asia 2014
Date: 24-25 September 2014 Venue: IBC & Infoline Events Closing date for registration:-

TP Minds Asia is now firmly established as Asia's annual meeting of choice for Heads of Tax and Transfer Pricing in multinational enterprises across the region and their professional advisers. Amongst the key benefits of attending TP Minds Asia 2014 in Singapore:

  • 200+ expert speakers and senior delegates from some of the world's largest MNEs
  • OECD, UN, WCO, The World Bank Group and APAC Tax Authorities
  • Big 4 thought leadership
  • 6 technical workshops to complement the conference experience
  • Audience interaction through live electronic voting during the two days of this event
  • Excellent networking opportunities

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FasTax Series – GST
Date: 17 July / 11 December 2014 Venue: Revenue House Auditorium Closing date for registration: 9 July 2014

Learn essential tax tips in 1 day !

Are you sufficiently equip to deal with GST ? Do you know the tax obligations of your company or client ? What are the common filing mistakes that can be avoided ? What are the consequences you may face in non-compliance ?

Join us at our FasTax Series – GST, hear from the authority on what you ought to know. The workshop aims to equip you with concise information in just 1 day !

This workshop is designed for business owners, accountants, tax auditors, managers


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Joint IFA-TA-NUS International Tax Law Series: Seminar 4 - Developments in GAAR – India, New Zealand and Singapore
Date: 09 June 2014 Venue: Revenue House Auditorium Closing date for registration: 2 June 2014

The fourth seminar in this series, “Developments in GAAR – India, New Zealand and Singapore”, will feature Dr Partho Shome (Ministry of Finance India), Professor John Prebble, (Victoria University of Wellington), Associate Professor Stephen Phua (National University of Singapore), and Professor Rebecca Williams (Pembroke College). The seminar will highlight jurisdictional approaches to the taxation of complex international transactions. It will examine, in particular the use and interpretation of the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) to address tax avoidance arrangements that have been created to erode tax base or abuse statutory reliefs.

Closing date for registration - 2 Jun 2014.


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Winds of Change in International Tax Rules - A Singapore Perspective
Date: 20 May 2014 Venue: Singapore Marriott Hotel Closing date for registration: 13 May 2014

Mark your diaries for Tax Academy’s upcoming international tax conference “Winds of Change in International Tax Rules - A Singapore Perspective” !

Over the past year, international tax issues have garnered unprecedented attention and debate following the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting project. Join us in this conference as we bring together top government and industry representatives to share the international tax developments and discuss the impact for Singapore’s international tax and investment policies and rules.


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Tax Academy – Law Society Joint Seminar on Decoding Revenue Cases
Date: 25 April 2014 Venue: NTUC Business Centre Closing date for registration: 18 April 2014

Tax Academy of Singapore and Law Society of Singapore are pleased to jointly present a joint seminar on Decoding Revenue Cases. The Supreme Court of Singapore delivered nine decisions in 2013 concerning income tax and property tax. While the property tax cases dealt with annual value and vacancy refund issues, the income tax cases dealt with taxability, deductibility and exchange of information issues. This seminar aims to provide an overview as well as offer insights by tax practitioners on these revenue cases.


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Joint Tax Academy - IFA Singapore Seminar International Tax Law Series: China at the Crossroads: Discerning the Direction, Navigating the Changes
Date: 11 April 2014 Venue: NTUC Business Centre Closing date for registration: 18 April 2014

IFA Singapore Branch and Tax Academy of Singapore are pleased to jointly present an International Tax Law Series which will feature distinguished speakers on our seminars. Topics covered in the series will include developments in tax law avoidance, tax jurisprudence, tax litigation, debt-equity distinction, beneficial ownership. Each seminar will be led by a leading international tax expert.

The third seminar in this series, “China at the Crossroads: Discerning the Direction, Navigating the Changes”, will be held on 11 April 2014. The seminar will feature Ms Hong Ye, Tax Partner, Deloitte Shanghai, China. In this half day event will Ms Hong will outline the major themes of the Chinese Government’s initiatives to restructure and further open up the economy.

Time: 9.30am to 12.00pm


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Tax Academy Budget Seminar 2014
Date: 14 March 2014 Venue: NTUC Business Centre Closing date for registration:-

Save the date ! Mark your diaries for Tax Academy’s Budget Seminar 2014 ! The Singapore Budget Statement will be delivered on 21 February 2014. Join us at the Tax Academy’s Budget Seminar to hear from a team of government and industry representatives as they share on budget changes, business and economic outlook as well as tax updates.


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Seminar on Withholding Tax
Date: 19 February 2014 Venue: Revenue House Closing date for registration:-

Withholding tax is an area that could be overlooked in light of rapidly growing cross border business transactions. It is crucial for businesses to have good grasp of the withholding tax law, especially where hefty penalties of up to 20% could be imposed for non-compliance. In this seminar, our speakers will share with you practical advice to manage your withholding tax risks, pitfalls to avoid, treaties implications and many more.


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2014 TEI US Tax Conference
Date: 26-27 February 2014 Venue: York Hotel Singapore Closing date for registration: 17 February 2014

An informative conference not to be missed !

The Tax Executives Institute (TEI) and the Tax Academy of Singapore (TAS) are pleased to jointly present the TEI US Tax Conference in Singapore on 26 and 27 February 2014. This 2-day event will feature leading US tax experts from Deloitte & Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young, who will step participants through the overview and discuss key features of the US tax system and its recent developments.


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