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

FasTax Series: Fundamentals of GST Filing
Date: 06 Dec 2016 Venue:Revenue House

This one-day workshop for tax agents and in-house tax professionals will focus on:
a. The key fundamentals of GST
b. practical guidance for preparation of GST returns

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FasTax Series: Fundamentals of Withholding Tax Revenue House
Date: 27 Oct 2016 Venue:Revenue House

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.

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TaxEdge Series: Recent Developments in Japanese Taxation
Date: 17 Oct 2016 Venue:Revenue House

Tax Academy is pleased to present this seminar on recent developments in Japanese taxation. This seminar will be led by Mr Jun D. Takahara (Partner, Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co.), who will discuss the following topics:

  • Recent trends in Japan’s corporate income tax reform and how specific legislation introduced as part of the Government’s efforts to increase economic growth and foreign investment is working;
  • Japan’s implementation of various OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) Action Plans;
  • Practical issues to be aware of arising from Japan’s adoption of the Authorized OECD Approach (“AOA”) to the attribution of profits to a permanent establishment; and
  • Changes to the Japanese consumption tax rules governing cross-border digital services.
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FasTax Series: GST ASK for Aspiring Accredited Tax Professionals
Date: 07 Oct 2016 Venue:Revenue House

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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SAVE THE DATE! SMU-TA CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN TAXATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE: THE FUTURE OF TAX – REFORMS FOR GROWTH AND PROTECTION OF REVENUE BASE
Date: 09 Sep 2016 Venue:Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre

This conference represents a unique forum for tax practitioners, policymakers and academics to discuss key issues on international tax policies and trends with a particular focus on Asia.

You will hear leading thoughts on the directions of tax policies and tax systems to meet these challenges. What might the Future of Tax be? Hear analysis and insights of what those futures might be for Singapore, UK and the Asia Pacific countries. SMU-TA CET researchers will present their findings on the future of tax for global and Asian economies.

The distinguished line-up of speakers and panellists include - Prof Dr Jeffrey Owens, Prof David Rosenbloom, Philip Baker QC, Prof Sum Yee Loong, Dr Christiana HJI Panayi, Dr Jing Xing, Senior Lecturer Jow Lee Ying and many more.

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TaxEdge Series: Recent Developments in International Taxation in the United States
Date: 08 Sep 2016 Venue:Revenue House

Tax Academy is pleased to present this seminar on recent developments in international taxation in the United States. This seminar will be led by Prof David Rosenbloom (Director, International Tax Program, New York University School of Law), who will share with you :

  • U.S. tax treaty policy and the principal features of the new U.S. Model Income Tax Convention;
  • Proposed regulations on recasting purported debt as equity;
  • Controversies over “state aid” investigations of U.S. and other multinational companies operating in the European Union;
  • U.S. implementation of portions of the BEPS agenda; and
  • General prospects for reform of domestic legislation relating to cross-border transactions.
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FasTax Series: Key Fundamentals of Corporate Tax
Date: 18 Aug 2016 / 13 Oct 2016 Venue:Revenue House

This is a basic-level half-day workshop specially designed for tax agents and in-house tax professionals aimed at:
a. Reviewing the fundamentals of Singapore corporate taxation; and
b. Providing hands-on experience and practical guidance for preparing tax computations

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FasTax Series : GST ASK for Aspiring Accredited Tax Professionals
Date: 20 May 2016 Venue:Revenue House

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).

Closing date for registration is 13 May, or when the seminar is fully subscribed.

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Save the Date! Budget Seminar 2016
Date: 09 May 2016 Venue:NTUC Business Centre Auditorium

In this seminar, Tax Academy will celebrate its 10th anniversary and bring you a fruitful dialogue session on tax changes arising from the budget. Join us and hear from MOF, IRAS and industry speakers!

This year’s seminar theme is “Innovate, Invest and Internationalise”. Key topics will include:

  • FY2016 Budget and the Singapore Outlook
  • Budget and Other Changes in Support of the 3Is
  • Innovate and Invest through Industry Transformation Programme
  • Panel discussion – Innovate, Invest and Internationalise for the Future
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FasTax Series: GST ASK Annual Review Workshop for GST Practitioners
Date: 01 March 2016 Venue:Revenue House

This workshop caters to GST practitioners who already have a basic understanding of ASK and its features. It will focus on Section 3: ASK Annual Review of the ASK package and share common errors observed by IRAS on the ASK Annual Review. (Fully Subscribed)

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TaxEdge Series: Transfer Pricing in Focus
Date: 05 February 2016 Venue:Revenue House

Tax Academy is pleased to present this seminar “Transfer Pricing in Focus” by Mr Chris Kinsella (Partner, Minter Ellison) and Ms Carmen McElwain (Partner, Minter Ellison). The speakers will share on the latest developments in the rapidly changing world of transfer pricing, with a focus on Australia in particular.

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FasTax Series: GST ASK for Aspiring Accredited Tax Professionals
Date: 28 January 2016 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: Managing Tax Compliance
Date: 21 January 2016 Venue:Discovery Training Room

This seminar aims to enhance companies’ understanding of IRAS’ compliance approach and how companies can better comply with their tax obligations.


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