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Country Tax Systems Webinar Series - Thailand
Tax Academy is pleased to present the Country Tax Systems Webinar Series. In this webinar, we will cover tax systems in Thailand, and we are pleased to invite speakers from Baker McKenzie Thailand. They are, Mr Panya Sittisakonsin (Head of Tax), Mr Geoffrey K. Soh (Head of Transfer Pricing), Ms Thanissorn Masuchand (Tax Associate), and Mr Keerati Saneewong Na Ayudthaya (Tax Associate). The speakers will share on the following:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Thai government announced various tax measures to mitigate the impact and boost the domestic economy. Now, business operators should consider how their companies can take advantage of the various measures, and what developments to expect in the near future. Apart from this, the Thai government also aims to be a “digital government” and introduce digital technology to manage tax collection, risk management, and tax audits. To address these issues, our speakers Panya Sittisakonsin (Head of Tax, Baker McKenzie Thailand) and Thanissorn Masuchand (Tax Associate, Baker McKenzie Thailand) will provide key considerations for the following topics:
- Overview of Thai corporate tax for investors
- Recent developments and tax measures for businesses in Thailand
- Outlook for 2021–2022: tax audit trends and future developments
- Key takeaways from recent tax case law and case studies
Over the past few years, tax authorities across the world have increasingly focused their attention on transfer pricing and Thailand is no exception. Besides meeting recent disclosure and contemporaneous documentation requirements, Thai taxpayers also have to ensure their transfer pricing matters comply with various departmental instructions, Director-General notifications, and legislation. To unravel the intricacies of Thai transfer pricing, our speaker, Geoffrey K. Soh (Head of Transfer Pricing, Baker McKenzie Thailand) will speak about:
- The transfer pricing landscape in Thailand
- The related-party disclosure form and implications
- Supporting transfer pricing and legal documentation
- Potential transfer pricing issues arising from COVID-19 impacts on Thai businesses
- Tips and traps
- Developments on the horizon
Amidst the aggressive customs audit atmosphere in Thailand and the recent development of the new Customs Act of Thailand since 13 November 2017, business operators who import into and/or export goods out of Thailand should be aware of the customs system in Thailand to maximize their competitiveness with trade and customs privileges. For clarity on the theoretical and practical aspects of Thai customs laws and regulations, our speakers, Panya Sittisakonsin (Head of Tax, Baker McKenzie Thailand) and Keerati Saneewong Na Ayudthaya (Tax Associate, Baker McKenzie Thailand) will provide a synopsis and cover the following issues:
- Overview of the customs system in Thailand
- Key customs implications and risks for importers/exporters
- Main benefits and privileges for customs and trade matters
- Recent updates on customs audit — case studies
- Interaction between customs and transfer pricing
- Future developments in Thai customs and trade matters
- This webinar will be conducted via Zoom
- Date: 16 July 21
- Time: 2.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
- Fees: $85.60 (incl. GST)
- Closing date for registration: 5 July (or when webinar is fully subscribed)
- Registration Form
About the Speakers
Mr Panya Sittisakonsin joined Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice Group in 2002 and became a Partner in 2012. He also leads the International Commercial & Trade Practice Group and practices in the customs and supply chain areas. Panya advises clients on complex tax structures, offshore investment, international tax planning, tax disputes and tax litigation. Acritas Sharper Insight named Panya a Stand-Out Lawyer (2018). He is Tier 1 in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (Tax, Customs and International Trade). He is Band 1 in Tax in Chambers Asia Pacific. International Tax Review named him an Indirect Tax Leader and Tax Controversy Leader.
Mr Geoffrey Soh leads Baker McKenzie’s Thailand Transfer Pricing Practice and serves on Baker McKenzie’s Global Transfer Pricing Steering Committee. He has 23 years of experience, in Thailand, Singapore and Canada. Since 1998, Geoff has managed over 1,500 client engagements — encompassing the documentation, planning, audit defense and dispute resolution aspects of transfer pricing. Previously, Geoff was the Head of Transfer Pricing at a Big Four audit firm in Singapore. Geoff has presented events worldwide, including training seminars with the Tax Academy of Singapore. The International Tax Review has recognized him as one of Asia’s top transfer pricing and tax controversy leaders.
Mr Keerati Saneewong Na Ayudthaya joined Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice Group in 2013 and is in the International Commercial & Trade Practice Group. He specializes in indirect taxes, including customs laws, audit and dispute. He previously practiced in-house at an automotive company in general corporate matters, labor law, intellectual property law and customs law. Keerati serves as a member of Customs Sub-Committee of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. He was an assistant to a member of the Sub-Committee of the National Legislative Assembly on Tax Revenue and the Special Committee of the National Legislative Assembly on Consideration of the Customs Act.
Ms Thanissorn Masuchand has over nine-year’s experience in domestic and international taxation areas. As a member of the Tax Practice Group, she is skilled in providing comprehensive legal advice on tax planning and restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, wealth management, transfer pricing and tax dispute & litigation. In addition to her broad experience in taxation, Thanissorn is currently participating in a tax development project for the Thai government to amend the tax regulations and tax schemes for investment in Thailand and has taught a tax seminar class for the Bachelor of Laws Program at Chulalongkorn University as an assistant lecturer since 2017.
Country Tax Systems Webinar Series - U.S. Taxation
Just a little more than three years after President Trump enacted sweeping US tax reform in December 2017, President Biden also announced his tax plan shortly after taking office in early 2021, putting the survival of the earlier reform provisions in question.
Tax Academy is pleased to present this webinar where our speaker Mr David Allgaier (Tax Partner, Deloitte China) provides you a refresh of the core US domestic and cross-border tax provisions that impact the multinational corporations. Gain insights into the current US political landscape and its impact on tax policy, the key corporate tax proposals offered by the Biden administration and Congressional leaders, and the implications associated with what is effectively the US re-engagement on the OECD Pillar One and Pillar Two initiatives.
- Summary of recent legislation
- Key domestic provisions
- Key international provisions (US taxpayers/non-US taxpayers)
- Tax policy update
- This webinar will be conducted via Zoom
- Date: 8 July 21
- Time: 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
- Fees: $85.60 (incl. GST)
- Closing date for registration: 29 June (or when webinar is fully subscribed)
- Registration Form
About the Speaker
David Allgaier is a tax partner with Deloitte China and provides US tax advisory services to clients with an industry focus on private equity and real estate. David has over 20 years of experience advising clients on tax matters related to their investment into the United States such as issues related to capital structure/financing, holding company, profit repatriation/withholding tax, and exit. David also advises on US tax issues related to investment into China/Asia Pacific (for example, issues relevant to US investors in private equity funds in relation to portfolio investments in China/Asia Pacific). David has been based in Shanghai since 2008. Prior to working in Shanghai, David spent over six years working in London and over two years working in Dublin as a US tax advisor. Prior to working in Europe, David worked in both Washington, DC and Irvine, California. David is a frequent presenter on US tax topics such as the 2017 US tax reform, various stimulus measures related to Covid-19, and other recent and proposed tax law changes. David also currently serves as the chairperson of the American Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai) Tax Committee.
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