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TaxEdge Series: Digital Silk Road - AI, big data, 5G and Platforms. What the International Digital Tax Proposals mean for China
29 Oct 2019 | 14:00 to 16:30 | Revenue House Auditorium
Tax Academy is pleased to organise the seminar on “Digital Silk Road - AI, big data, 5G and Platforms, what the International Digital Tax Proposals mean for China”. The seminar will be conducted by Mr Sam Sim, Senior Advisor, University of Vienna Institute for Austrian and International Law Global Tax Policy Center. This seminar was also featured as part of the Shanghai Fudan University’s “June 2019 ITC Leiden China Summer Course in International Tax Law”.
The digital tax proposals and what it means to China, why China seems largely absent from the global digital debate
One Belt One Road, net FDI exporter and what a digital silk road means for China
Tax Dispute resolution on the Belt and Road
Trade war and a world of bifurcated standards if US-China decouples and what it means to global tax value chains
China’s leap-frogging of the value chain from 3G to 5G and implications for tax
Brief observations on Chinese advances in analytics, AI and blockhchain in tax administration
Q & A
About the Speaker
Senior Advisor, University of Vienna Institute for Austrian and International Law Global Tax Policy Center
Member of Practice Council, New York University School of Law
Member, International Association of Tax Judges
Mr Sim was Regional Vice-President (Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia and Latin America) of TEI. He has led global teams as Deputy Global Head of Transfer Pricing and Transfer Pricing Geo Leader for EMEA and Asia-Pacific in large Fortune 100 MNEs. He is passionate in digital taxation and researched on Technology and Taxation at the Center for Artificial Intelligence at SMU, co-authored IEEE and IBM Research papers and lectured at the Master of Tax level courses at a number of universities. He is the author of The Logic and Practice of Transfer Pricing (Lexis-Nexis), Singapore Transfer Pricing Masterguide 2018/19 (CCH) and co-editor of Asia Voices: BEPS and Beyond (IBFD).
Who should attend: Tax practitioners, finance and accounting professionals, and business owners
Seminar fees: $85.60 (incl. GST)
Closing date: 15 Oct 19. Seats on a first-come-first-served basis, upon full payment.
FasTax Series: Fundamentals of Corporate Tax Filing
10 Oct 2019 | 14:00 to 17:00 | Revenue House Discovery Room
As a company director, do you know whether your tax agent/staff are filing corporate tax correctly and what are the proper documentations to maintain? As a tax agent/practitioner, do you know what are the common pitfalls to avoid when filing corporate tax for your clients?
Join us in this workshop as our speakers from IRAS’ Corporate Tax and Enforcement Divisions equip you with knowledge in the following areas:
Fundamentals of Singapore corporate taxation
Practical guidance and tips for preparing tax computation
Responsibilities of the company director
Company’s tax filing obligations
Basic corporate tax rules on, income, deductibility of expenses, and capital allowances
Common mistakes to avoid
Consequences for filing late or not filing a return
Maintenance of proper records and source documents
Filing obligations of bankrupt directors
Responsibilities of Nominee/sleeping director
Who should attend: Company directors, tax agents/practitioners, finance and accounting professionals
Closing date: 23 Sep 19. Seats on a first-come-first-served basis.
Seminar fees: $107 (incl. GST).
IFA Singapore Branch - Tax Academy 2019 Digital Tax Conference
Taxing the Digitalised World: Triumph or Debacle?
4 October 2019 | 9:00 to 17:45 | Sheraton Towers
Registration Form Conference Brochure
Digital transformation and the digitalisation of the economy drive today‘s global tax agenda. The theme “Taxing the Digitalised World: Triumph or Debacle?” selected for this year’s conference is in response to the latest developments on taxing the digitalized economy in the light of the ongoing work on the re-allocation of taxing rights under Pillar 1 and the global minimum tax proposals under Pillar 2 of the OECD/ BEPS paper, as well as specific country responses.
This conference brings together tax officials, corporates and industry representatives and tax professionals from the Asia Pacific region, the US, the UK and Europe to share and deliberate these developments.
Who should attend:
Members of the business and tax community; Legal professionals; Academics; Policy makers and tax administrators
Closing Date: Extended to 23 Sep 2019. Seats on a first-come-first-served basis, upon full payment.
Fees: SGD 353.10 (incl. GST)
Foreign participants, who in their business capacity belong overseas and are sponsored by overseas employers, are excluded from paying 7% GST.
TaxEdge Series: In-depth discussion about the recent Danish Beneficial ownership cases of the European Court of Justice and recent developments in EU State aid for Transfer Pricing (the decisions in Starbucks and FIAT and the hearing in the Apple case)
3 Oct 2019 | 14:00 to 16:00 | Revenue House Courage Room
Tax Academy is pleased to organized the above seminar, helmed by Prof. dr. Dennis Weber (Professor of European Tax Law, University of Amsterdam). In this seminar, Prof. Weber will discuss in-depth the Danish Beneficial ownership of the European Court of Justice. He will discuss the influence of the Commentary of the OECD model treaty versus the beneficial ownership requirements, he will go deeper into the abuse indications the European Court developed in those cases and into the burden of proof if there is abuse and who the beneficial owner is. He will address questions how much substance holding companies/finance companies need. In the second part of his presentation Prof. Weber will discuss the recent (24 September 2019) judgements of the European Court in the Starbucks and the FIAT cases about tax rulings and transfer pricing.
Who should attend:
Members of the business and tax community, Legal professionals, Academics, Policymakers and tax administrators.
Closing Date: 23 Sep 2019. Seats on first-come-first-served basis, upon full payment.
Fees: $85.60 (incl. GST)
About the Speaker:
Dennis Weber is Professor of European Tax Law at the University of Amsterdam, with specialization in business taxation, legal tech tools and anti-BEPS rules. He is director and founder of the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL), which is the tax law research centre of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a guest lecturer at various universities worldwide. Mr Weber is affiliated with Loyens & Loeff, where he heads the European tax law team and acts as a consultant, mainly to multinational organizations. He has been involved in numerous proceedings in the field of European tax law before the Dutch courts, the European Court of Justice (Verkooijen, D case, Société Général) and foreign courts (in Spain, France, Italy and Sweden).
Mr Weber is also one of the founders of the Group for European and International Taxation (GREIT), founder of the EU Tax Law Group (an independent group of tax lawyers focussed on European tax law) and is the coordinator of the international and European tax law programme of the Netherlands Association of Tax Lawyers (NOB). He is also a board member of the NOB’s European tax law section, the general editor and founder of the Journal Highlights & Insights on European Taxation and is the general editor of the Kluwer International Tax Law blog. Mr Weber has published more than 500 articles on European tax law in national and international professional journals and has edited 13 books.
27 Sep 2019 | 14:00 to 17:00 | Revenue House Discovery Room
Do you wish to manage your GST-registered business’ GST risks and avoid common GST errors?
Then join us for this half day workshop where Senior Tax Auditors from IRAS will share on the Assisted Self-help Kit (ASK), a self-assessment package for you to manage your GST compliance in an effective manner. The workshop will feature practical examples illustrating the use of ASK to maintain good GST compliance. You can find out how ASK can be used to safeguard your business from making costly GST mistakes.
By adopting ASK, you will enjoy the following benefits:
Understand GST requirements on filing and record-keeping
Review accuracy of GST submissions
Reduce risk of incurring penalties on common errors made by GST-registered businesses
Discover past GST errors early for timely disclosure to IRAS to enjoy zero or reduced penalties under IRAS’ Voluntary Disclosure Programme
Enjoy administrative concessions for common errors disclosed through the course of ASK Annual Review
Fulfil requirement for application or renewal of selected GST schemes
Introduction to GST Assisted Self-Help Kit (ASK)
Inculcating Good GST Practices
Performing Quality Checks and Highlights on Common GST Errors
Effective Annual Review
Who Should Attend: Tax practitioners, Business Owners, Finance/Accounting and Legal professionals
Seminar fees: $107 (incl. GST)
Closing date: 30 Aug 19. Seats on a first-come-first-served basis, upon full payment.
FasTax Series: Fundamentals of GST Filing
17 Sep 2019 | 13:00 to 17:00 | Revenue House Aspiration Room
Join us in this workshop to hear from IRAS’ tax officers in the following areas:
You will also learn about the common filing mistakes to avoid, and get some hands-on practise for filing.
Attendees must complete the following eLearning modules and the respective quizzes, before attending the workshop:
Who should attend: Tax agents/practitioners, finance and accounting professionals, and business owners
Seminar fees: $107 (incl. GST)
Closing date: 20 August 19. Seats on a first-come-first-served basis, upon full payment.
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