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.


Tax Appreciation and Knowledge Enhancement Scheme (TAKE) allows students to attend Tax Academy seminars and conference on a complimentary basis*.

The Tax Academy hopes to support students to further their interest in tax by creating opportunities for them to gain tax knowledge and be aware of the latest tax developments.

*Terms and Conditions:

  • Full-time Bachelors, Masters and PHD students from Singapore’s autonomous universities
  • Students are required to provide a supporting letter from their lecturer
  • TA will provide up to 2 complimentary seats per event


Upcoming Seminars / Conferences



FasTax Series: Fundamentals of Withholding Tax

8 Jan 2019 9.00 am to 12.00 pm Revenue House Aspiration Room

[SEMINAR IS FULL]

The Tax Academy of Singapore is pleased to invite you to attend this half-day seminar on the Fundamentals of Withholding Tax. Speakers from IRAS will share with you on the fundamental concepts of withholding tax, explain the types of payments that attract withholding tax and provide some examples to illustrate the computation of withholding tax. This seminar will also cover various aspects of withholding tax filing and payment obligations.

Programme Outline:
Scope of tax | What is withholding tax | Payments subject to withholding tax | Details of payments under Sections 12(6) and 12(7) | Withholding tax rates | Computation of withholding tax | When to file and pay | Date of payment and deemed payment | Penalties for late payment and recovery |e-Services at myTax Portal

Who should attend:
Tax practitioners, Business Owners, Finance/Accounting and Legal professionals

Seminar fees: $96.30 (incl. GST)



FasTax Series: Fundamentals of Withholding Tax – Implications of Tax Treaties

8 Jan 2019 2pm to 5pm Revenue House Aspiration Room

[SEMINAR IS FULL]

As a highly market-oriented and open economy, Singapore has established an extensive network of double tax agreements (DTA) with her trading partners to promote international trade and investment by improving transparency of information and certainty of tax positions. This workshop will be facilitated by speakers from Deloitte - Mr Tom Toryanik (Tax Director), and Mr Chua Kong Ping (Tax Senior Manager). The speakers will share with you practical approaches to help businesses understand the application of tax treaties to common cross-border payments through various worked examples and case studies.

Programme Agenda:

  • Fundamentals of treaty interpretation
  • Introduction to common DTA provisions
  • Impact of measures to prevent granting of treaty benefits in inappropriate circumstances
  • Worked examples and case studies
  • Q&A

Who should attend:
Tax practitioners, Business Owners, Finance/Accounting and Legal professionals

Seminar fees: $96.30 (incl. GST)



FasTax Series: Fundamentals of GST Filing

10 Jan 2019 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Revenue House Aspiration Room

[SEMINAR IS FULL]

Tax Academy of Singapore is pleased to present this workshop on Fundamentals of GST Filing. Join us in this workshop to gain tips and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Fundamentals of GST rules
  • Main tax obligations of a company and a tax agent
  • Practical tips for preparation of GST returns
  • Common filing mistakes that could be avoided
  • Risks and recovery actions taken for non-compliance

Programme Outline:

  • GST Compliance and You
  • Responsibilities of a GST-Registered Person
  • Key Concepts and Common GST Errors
  • Import & Export
  • International Services
  • Reimbursement vs Disbursement
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Panel Discussion

Who should attend:
GST tax practitioners, including tax, finance, accounting and legal professionals

Seminar fees: $160.50 (incl. GST). Includes 2 tea breaks and 1 lunch



FasTax Series: Managing Tax Compliance

21 Feb 2019 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm Revenue House Discovery Training Room

[SEMINAR IS FULL]

This seminar aims to enhance companies’ understanding of IRAS’ compliance approach and how companies can better comply with their tax obligations. IRAS’ speakers from the Corporate Tax Division and Investigation and Forensics Division will share with you on the authority’s audit and investigation approaches as well as hear about the common findings from its audits and investigations. Participants will also learn how to mitigate the common mistakes and improve tax compliance by enhancing internal controls, record keeping and other areas.

Seminar agenda include:

  • IRAS’ assessment process and risk–based approach to tax assessment
  • Common issues and mistakes made by companies
  • The penalty framework
  • An overview of the investigation process
  • The informant reward framework

Who should attend:
Tax practitioners, Business Owners, Finance/Accounting and Legal professionals

Seminar fees: $96.30 (incl. GST).