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

Tax Edge Series: What's next for BEPS - Implementation in Asia and beyond, and what it means for you
Date: 12 November 2015 Venue:Revenue House

The Tax Academy of Singapore is pleased to present this seminar led by speakers from Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow - Mr Peter Tan, Senior Consultant, Transfer Pricing & Tax and Mr Michael Nixon, Director of Economics, Transfer Pricing. The seminar will discuss topics like how BEPS will be implemented, implications for Singapore and businesses and many more.

Closing date for registration: 6 November 2015.

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FasTax Series: GST ASK for Aspiring Accredited Tax Professionals
Date: 2 November 2015 Venue:Revenue House

ASK is a self-assessment package specially designed by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) for GST-registered businesses to manage their GST compliance in an effective manner.

This workshop aims to share:

  • How GST-registered businesses can use the Assisted Self-help Kit (ASK) to manage GST risks and avoid common GST errors.

  • Certification procedures to help aspiring tax practitioners who are keen to get accredited with SIATP (Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals).

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FasTax Series: Fundamentals of Withholding Tax
Date: 19 October 2015 Venue: Discovery Training Room, Basement 1, 55 Newton Road

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 speaker will share with you practical advice to manage your withholding tax risks, pitfalls to avoid, treaties implications and many more.

This seminar is designed for:

Members of the business and tax community, Tax / Finance / Accounting / Legal Professionals.

Closing date for registration: 13 October 2015 (or when seminar is fully subscribed)

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A New Equilibrium In Tax Competition And Global Tax Co-Operation?
Date: 17 September 2015 Venue: Marina Mandarin Singapore

The SMU-TA Centre for Excellence in Taxation, set up by the Tax Academy of Singapore and the Singapore Management University will host its inaugural conference “A New Equilibrium in Tax Competition and Global Tax Co-operation?” on 17 September 2015. Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport will grace the event as Guest-of-Honour. This conference represents a unique forum for tax practitioners, policymakers and academics to discuss key issues on international tax policies and trends with particular focus on Asia.

You will hear leading thoughts on the directions of tax competition and how governments will find the opportunities and challenges in use of tax tools for growth and development. Can tax incentives tools be designed to be more effective and meet the new international tax standards? You will garner the views of government and revenue officials and experts on the way forward for tax competition. SMU-TA CET researchers will present their findings on how many of the BEPS recommendations will operate for Asian economies. And in the evolving international tax world, tax disputes seem to an emerging inevitable. How can tax practitioners and governments in the region work together to resolve such disputes Register Now! Don’t miss this chance to hear from distinguished speakers and panellists like Prof Dr Jeffrey Owens, Professor Eric M. Zolt, Prof David Rosenbloom, Joseph Andrus, Andy Baik and Jeff Westphal.

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FasTax Series: Fundamentals of GST Filing
Date: 26 June / 29 September 2015 Venue: Revenue House Closing date for registration: 22 June 2015

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 – Fundamentals of GST Filing, hear from the authority on what you need to know. The workshop aims to equip you with concise information in just 1 day !

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Budget Seminar 2015
Date: 24 March 2015 Venue: NTUC Business Centre Auditorium Closing date for registration: 25 November 2013

Tax Academy’s Budget Seminar features a team of government and industry representatives who will share on budget changes, business and economic outlook as well as tax updates. The seminar will explain the policy rationale and technical treatment for the various tax measures, and share on overview of economic outlook and the macro issues arising from Budget 2015. The panel discussion will discuss and share their views on the various measures announced in Budget 2015 and the implications.

FasTax Series: GST ASK for Aspiring Accredited Tax Professionals
Date: 5 February 2015 Venue: Revenue House Closing date for registration: 25 November 2013

This workshop aims to share:

  • How GST-registered businesses can use the Assisted Self-help Kit (ASK) to manage GST risks and avoid common GST errors.
  • Certification procedures to help aspiring tax practitioners who are keen to get accredited with SIATP (Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals).
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Emerging Economies Series: Essentials of the Philippines Tax System
Date: 26 January 2015 Venue: Revenue House Closing date for registration: 25 November 2013

Tax Academy is pleased to present this seminar “Essentials of the Philippines Tax System” by Atty. Maria Myla S. Maralit, Tax Partner of R.G. Manabat & Co., KPMG in the Philippines. The seminar topics include, corporate income tax, withholding tax, availment of preferential tax rates under the Philippines-Singapore Tax Treaty, VAT, tax incentives granted by investment promotion agencies.

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The BEPS Project: Tax Treaty Abuse and Multilateral Instruments
Date: 7 January 2015 Venue: Revenue House Closing date for registration: 29 November 2013

Tax Academy is pleased to present this seminar “The BEPS Project: Tax Treaty Abuse and multilateral instruments” by Philip Baker QC of Field Court Tax Chambers. In this seminar, he will share with you:


    Key income tax update
  • Considerations and legal frameworks in the use of multi-lateral instruments.
  • Constraints and challenges for countries (with different legal systems) in the use of multi-lateral instruments.
  • Useful implications and considerations for Singapore.
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