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17 September
2015
  A New Equilibrium in Tax Competition and
Global Tax Co-operation?

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.

Closing date for registration: 28 August 2015

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21 August
2015
  FasTax Series – Budget Changes 2015
Revenue House

Tax Academy is pleased to invite you to register for FasTax Series - Budget Changes 2015 to be held on 21 August at Revenue House. This workshop is specially designed by IRAS to highlight various tax changes announced in Budget 2015 and their rationales, as well as recent developments.

Closing date for registration: 17 August 2015 (or when workshop is fully subscribed).

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26 June /
29 September
2015
  FasTax Series: Fundamentals of GST Filing
Revenue House

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 !
Closing date for registration: 22 June 2015 (or when classes are fully subscribed).

This workshop is designed for business owners, accountants, tax auditors, managers.

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16-17 April
2015
  Asia-Pacific Regional Tax Conference
Marina Bay Sands

IFA Singapore and Tax Academy of Singapore proudly presents the second Asia Pacific Regional Tax Conference, 16 to 17 April 2015. The conference will feature leading international and regional tax experts, and representatives from tax authorities in the Asia-Pacific region. Strongly supported by IFA Central, this conference represents a unique forum for tax practitioners, tax administrators, tax policymakers and academic to discuss current key issues on Asia-Pacific taxation.


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24 March
2015
  Budget Seminar 2015
NTUC Business Centre Auditorium

(Seminar is fully subscribed)

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.

Our speakers and panelists include,

Ms Selena Ling, Head of Treasury Research & Strategy, OCBC Bank
Ms Viola Wong, Senior Tax Policy & Ruling Officer, IRAS
Ms Joanne Tan, Senior Tax Policy & Ruling Officer, IRAS
Ms Lim Zhi Shian, Senior Manager, Financing & Incentives Management, SPRING Singapore  
Mrs Chung-Sim Siew Moon, Partner and Head of Tax, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
Ms Chiam Yah Fang, Chief Tax Policy Officer, Ministry of Finance
Mr Gerard Ee, Chairman, Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals
Mrs Chng Sok Hui, Chief Financial Officer, DBS Group
Mr Harvey Koenig, Partner, Tax, KPMG Advisory LLP
Ms Chew Mok Lee, Assistant Chief Executive, SPRING Singapore
Mrs Lim-Leow Lay Hwa, Tax Director, Tax Policy & Ruling, IRAS

 


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12 February
2015
  FasTax Series: GST ASK for Aspiring Accredited
Tax Professionals
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).

Date :12 Feb 2015
Time : 9am to 12pm
Venue : Revenue House, Discovery and Courage Training Room
Seminar Fee : $107
   

Closing date for registration: 5 February 2015
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30 January 2015   Emerging Economies Series: Essentials of the Philippines
Tax System
Revenue House

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.


Date : 30 January 2015
Time : 9am to 12pm
Venue : Revenue House, Discovery and Courage Training Room
Seminar Fee : $107
   

Closing date for registration: 26 January 2015

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7 January 2015   The BEPS Project: Tax Treaty Abuse and Multilateral Instruments
Revenue House

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.

Date : 7 January 2015
Time : 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue : Revenue House Auditorium, Level 5, 55 Newton Road Singapore 307987
Seminar Fee : $107 (includes GST)
   

Closing date for registration: 29 December 2014.
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14 November 2014   Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam -
A legal, tax and transfer pricing perspective

Revenue House

Vietnam is gaining more importance in the global and regional economies as many multinational companies have selected Vietnam as one of the main markets for their business. In recent years, Vietnam has issued/changed various taxes and transfer pricing regulations. Globally, tax authorities are also intensifying their tax and specific transfer pricing audit activities. These changes have considerable impact on tax and transfer pricing planning as well as compliance for taxpayers.

Dr. Phat Tan Nguyen (Director, International Tax -Transfer Pricing Services, Ernst & Young, Vietnam) will share with you updates on recent developments on regulatory and practical aspects of the selected income taxes and transfer pricing regulations as well as appropriate considerations for planning, compliance and risk mitigation in Vietnam. The talk will cover:

Key income tax update

- Key features of existing Vietnam TP regulatory regime;
- Permanent Establishment (PE) issues covered in Vietnam’s corporate tax laws;
- Key tax incentives and related non-tax incentives;
- Updates on recent changes in corporate income tax;
- Individual income tax treatment of employees, resident and non-residents and expatriates; and
- Current practical tax issues and trend in tax audits


Transfer pricing (TP) update

- Legal forms of doing business and income tax implications;
- Recent TP regulatory developments including the new annual TP Disclosure Form and the Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs);
- TP enforcement activities and recent audit experience; and
- TP/Tax dispute resolution mechanisms and risk mitigation

Date : 14 November 2014
Time : 9.30am to 12.00pm
Venue : Conference Room, Revenue House, 55 Newton Road Singapore 307987
Seminar Fee : $64.20 (incl. GST)
   

Closing Date of registration: 12 November2014
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10 November 2014   Post BEPS: International Tax Trends
Revenue House

Join Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Owens (Director of WU Global Tax Policy Center) and Mr Gagan Malik (International Tax Director, India Tax Desk, Global Tax Desk Network, Asia Pacific, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP) as they share latest developments in international tax.

Prof Owens will talk about some of the major trends in international taxation arrangements which may impact on the operation of MNEs in the Asian-Pacific region. He will not only look at trends in tax policy but also the ways in which tax administrations are changing their interaction with large companies.

Emerging markets are fast becoming the driver of global growth - In India, staggering adjustments on Transfer Pricing and litigation surrounding that, is taking limelight. Mr Gagan Malik will highlight key tax & regulatory (including APA regulations) changes in India and discuss the positive rulings impacting your businesses/operations in India.

Date : 10 November 2014
Time : 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue : Conference Room, Revenue House, 55 Newton Road Singapore 307987
Seminar Fee : $64.20 (incl. GST)
   

Please email/fax the attached form to reserve a place at the seminar and request for invoice.
(Tax Academy of Singapore reserves the right to cancel the event, or make changes to the schedule, venue and speakers.) 

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17 November 2014   Intellectual Property – A Business Perspective
Revenue House

Is IP at the top of your corporate agenda? Are you paying enough attention to IP planning along its life cycle?

Come join us at the Seminar on Intellectual Property where Mr Abhijit Ghosh (Partner, International Tax, PwC Singapore), Ms Leng Harn Szuan (Senior Manager, Corporate Tax Advisory, PwC Singapore) and their colleagues will share with you their practical experiences in dealing with IP under Singapore's tax regime.

The seminar will look at the different incentive schemes and allowances available to a company, from R&D to IP protection, and from IP acquisition to IP exploitation. It will also cover the different methodologies and practical considerations in assessing the value of IP.

Closing date: 12 November 2014 (or when seminars are fully subscribed)

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30 October 2014   Seminar on Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution in Asia
Mandarin Orchard Hotel

Tax Academy of Singapore is pleased to present the seminar “Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution in Asia” on 30 October afternoon. The seminar will feature OECD speakers, arbitration and international tax experts, local and regional government officials who will share their insights and experiences in transfer pricing dispute resolutions and to provide clarifications on government processes.

Closing date for registration: 22 October 2014

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08 October 2014   FasTax – Managing Tax Compliance
Revenue House

Are you familiar with the IRAS tax compliance framework for corporations and your company’s tax obligations? Do you want to find out what are considered fraudulent acts that can cause tax evaders to be convicted under S96/ S96A offence?

Join us at the Managing Tax Compliance Workshop on 8 October!

You will also get to hear first hand from IRAS on the authority’s investigation process and approach, and how the Informant Reward Scheme works.

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August/
September 2014
  FasTax - Fundamentals of Corporate Tax Filing
Revenue House

Are you sufficiently equipped to deal with Corporate Tax filing ? 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 – Fundamentals of Corporate Tax Filing, and hear from the Tax Authority on what you ought to know. This one-day workshop aims to equip you with concise information on how to complete your Corporate Tax filing correctly.

This workshop is designed for business owners, accountants, tax auditors, and managers.

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28 August 2014   Seminars on How the OECD Proposes to Change Tax Treaties and Highlights of US Tax Treaty Policy
Revenue House

Tax Academy, Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law and New York University School of Law are pleased to bring you two seminars, “How the OECD Proposes to Change Tax Treaties” and “Highlights of US Tax Treaty Policy”. The seminars will be led by Professor Dr. Dr.h.c. Michael Lang and Professor H. David Rosenbloom respectively.

The seminar “How the OECD Proposes to Change Tax Treaties” will explore the most recent proposals to revise the OECD Model Treaty Convention from the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) work, while the seminar “Highlights of US Tax Treaty Policy” will explore the major thrust of tax treaty policy of the United States.

Closing date for registration - 21 August 2014 (or when seminars are fully subscribed)

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24-25 September 2014           TP Minds Asia 2014
IBC & Infoline Events

TP Minds Asia is now firmly established as Asia's annual meeting of choice for Heads of Tax and Transfer Pricing in multinational enterprises across the region and their professional advisers. Amongst the key benefits of attending TP Minds Asia 2014 in Singapore:

- 200+ expert speakers and senior delegates from some of the world's largest MNEs
- OECD, UN, WCO, The World Bank Group and APAC Tax Authorities
- Big 4 thought leadership
- 6 technical workshops to complement the conference experience
- Audience interaction through live electronic voting during the two days of this event
- Excellent networking opportunities

Hear from Policy Makers & Tax Authorities
Keynote speeches from the OECD, UN, The World Bank Group and WCO will be complemented by the views from a number of competent authorities from across Asia-Pacific.

Learn more, download the latest agenda and register today at http://www.iiribcfinance.com/FKW52722TASL 
- quote VIP code FKW52722TASL to save 15% when registering courtesy of Tax Academy of Singapore.

 
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July / December 2014   FasTax – GST
Revenue House Auditorium

Learn essential tax tips in 1 day !

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

This workshop is designed for business owners, accountants, tax auditors, managers.

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09 June
2014
  Joint IFA-TA-NUS International Tax Law Series:
Seminar 4 - Developments in GAAR – India, New Zealand and Singapore
Revenue House Auditorium

The fourth seminar in this series, “Developments in GAAR – India, New Zealand and Singapore”, will feature Dr Partho Shome (Ministry of Finance India), Professor John Prebble, (Victoria University of Wellington), Associate Professor Stephen Phua (National University of Singapore), and Professor Rebecca Williams (Pembroke College). The seminar will highlight jurisdictional approaches to the taxation of complex international transactions. It will examine, in particular the use and interpretation of the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) to address tax avoidance arrangements that have been created to erode tax base or abuse statutory reliefs.

Closing date for registration - 2 Jun 2014.

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20 May
2014
  Winds of Change in International Tax Rules -
A Singapore Perspective
Singapore Marriott Hotel

Mark your diaries for Tax Academy’s upcoming international tax conference “Winds of Change in International Tax Rules
- A Singapore Perspective” !

Over the past year, international tax issues have garnered unprecedented attention and debate following the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting project. Join us in this conference as we bring together top government and industry representatives to share the international tax developments and discuss the impact for Singapore’s international tax and investment policies and rules.

More details will be available. Mark your diaries and reserve your seats at the conference.
Closing date for registration, 13 May 2014

Date : 20 May 2014
Time : 9am to 5pm
Venue : Singapore Marriott Hotel, Ballroom III, Level 3 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Seminar Fee : $535 (Fee includes 7% GST)
   
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25 April
2014
  Tax Academy – Law Society Joint Seminar on
Decoding Revenue Cases
NTUC Business Centre

Tax Academy of Singapore and Law Society of Singapore are pleased to jointly present a joint seminar on Decoding Revenue Cases. The Supreme Court of Singapore delivered nine decisions in 2013 concerning income tax and property tax. While the property tax cases dealt with annual value and vacancy refund issues, the income tax cases dealt with taxability, deductibility and exchange of information issues. This seminar aims to provide an overview as well as offer insights by tax practitioners on these revenue cases.

Closing date for registration is 18 April 2014
Please fax or email the completed form to 6253 1214 / seminars@taxacademy.sg to reserve a place and request for invoice

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11 April
2014
  Joint Tax Academy - IFA Singapore Seminar
International Tax Law Series: China at the Crossroads: Discerning the Direction, Navigating the Changes
NTUC Business Centre

IFA Singapore Branch and Tax Academy of Singapore are pleased to jointly present an International Tax Law Series which will feature distinguished speakers on our seminars. Topics covered in the series will include developments in tax law avoidance, tax jurisprudence, tax litigation, debt-equity distinction, beneficial ownership. Each seminar will be led by a leading international tax expert.

The third seminar in this series, “China at the Crossroads: Discerning the Direction, Navigating the Changes”, will be held on 11 April 2014. The seminar will feature Ms Hong Ye, Tax Partner, Deloitte Shanghai, China. In this half day event will Ms Hong will outline the major themes of the Chinese Government’s initiatives to restructure and further open up the economy.

Time: 9.30am to 12.00pm

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14 March
2014
  Tax Academy Budget Seminar 2014
NTUC Business Centre

Save the date ! Mark your diaries for Tax Academy’s Budget Seminar 2014 ! The Singapore Budget Statement will be delivered on 21 February 2014. Join us at the Tax Academy’s Budget Seminar to hear from a team of government and industry representatives as they share on budget changes, business and economic outlook as well as tax updates.

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19 February 2014   Seminar on Withholding Tax
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 speakers will share with you practical advice to manage your withholding tax risks, pitfalls to avoid, treaties implications and many more.

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26-27 February 2014   2014 TEI US Tax Conference
York Hotel Singapore

 An informative conference not to be missed !

The Tax Executives Institute (TEI) and the Tax Academy of Singapore (TAS) are pleased to jointly present the TEI US Tax Conference in Singapore on 26 and 27 February 2014. This 2-day event will feature leading US tax experts from Deloitte & Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young, who will step participants through the overview and discuss key features of the US tax system and its recent developments.


Closing date for registration: 17 February 2014

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