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Tax Update Seminar 2019

Date:    16 August 2019, Friday
Time:    2pm - 5pm
Venue:
 Room 903 @ NTUC Centre, One Marina Boulevard, #09-01, Singapore 018989
(Between Collyer Quay and
Shenton Way / beside the former Neptune Theatre)



The accelerating pace of change in an ever-evolving business environment has fundamentally altered the way how companies deal with taxation. While Singapore remains competitive as a tax friendly nation by  introducing timely and progressive tax policies, what would be the way forward for companies to adapt and navigate through the tax ecosystems beyond Singapore? Is it possible for Singapore to take a leaf from other countries on their success case stories? At a glance, the tax update seminar shall discuss taxation on the digital economy, recent developments globally, and as well updates on tax treatments arising from the adoption of financial reporting standards.

 

So, what are the potential planning points for companies? Where are the main focuses on substance requirements and what are the key developments in transfer pricing? Get a leg up on tax implications on FRS 116 and 109. What are the important objectives and impacts if you are required to comply with the requirements of these tax treatments? Join us, as our tax specialists discuss and share key updates that companies should know to stay ahead of competition.

Fee
Free Admission for Clients/ Business Associates; $80 per pax for Public

CPE Hours
3 Hours

Contact Information
Nicholas Liao
nicholasliao@nexiats.com.sg
6534 5700 (ext. 795)

Time
Topic
2:00pm
Welcome Address and Investment Opportunities in Asia
Henry Tan, CEO & Chief Innovation Officer
2:20pm
International Tax Updates
Edwin Leow, Head of Tax
- Taxation in the Digital Economy
- Tax Substance Requirements
- Transfer Pricing Updates
3:10pm
Refreshments
3:40pm
FRS 116 Tax Treatment Updates
Koy Su Hiang, Associate Director, Tax
4:10pm
FRS 109 Tax Treatment Updates
Shaun Zheng, Associate Director, Tax
4:40pm
Q&A
5:00pm
Event Ends

Speaker Profiles


Henry Tan
Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer
Nexia TS

Henry Tan, Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer of Nexia TS, has been serving as advisor to clients in Singapore and the region. As Group CEO, he manages the firm and grows its footprint to a major player in the market.

Henry assisted companies especially entrepreneurs since 1993 to grow their business in Asia through IPO, M&A, Accounting & other advisory. He has many years of experience in China market. Henry also sits on the board of a number of listed companies.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Assisted number of entrepreneurs to grow their business to an IPO in Singapore, London and Hong Kong Exchange.
  • Advisory to German company expansion into 7 countries in Asia
  • Advisory to a top Chinese shoe retailer and fund raising through private equity and then subsequently IPO
  • Taxation advisory to companies entering into Singapore and Chinese market in respect of structuring of business.
  • Restructuring advisory to number of Chinese companies for doing business and fund rising outside China.


Edwin Leow
Director, Head of Tax
Nexia TS

Passionate about tax, Edwin has accumulated more than two decades of professional experience in both international and Singapore taxation arenas. Throughout his career, Edwin has gained a wealth of experience and is equipped with extensive knowledge in providing advisory and compliance services covering all key areas of taxation: Corporate Tax, Individual Tax, Goods and Services Tax, Transfer Pricing and Stamp Duty, making him a proficient tax advisor for issues which cut across a spectrum of taxation matters.

Edwin has, in his current capacity and past employment with top tier international accounting firms, served multinational companies, publicly listed and private companies spanning various industries such as trading, manufacturing, construction, property development, shipping, oil and gas, information technology, media and advertising, pharmaceutical, hospitality, logistics, investment, fund management and private wealth services.


Koy Su Hiang
Associate Director, Tax
Nexia TS

Su Hiang has more than 16 years of professional and commercial tax experience in Singapore and regional taxes, in the areas of Singapore corporate income tax, personal income tax and Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) compliance and advisory work.

He has spent more than nine years in international accounting firms where he has served clients across industries such as construction, fund management, manufacturing, media, property development and shipping.  He has also worked for over six years in a Singapore listed corporation where he was in charge of its tax accounting, compliance and advisory functions. In Su Hiang’s tax roles, he has provided tax advice with respect to withholding taxes, mergers and acquisitions, disposal of investments, permanent establishments, employee taxation and transfer pricing. He has also performed tax due diligence, GST Assisted Self-Help Kit (“ASK”) reviews, and negotiated tax settlements with  the Singapore tax authorities.


Shaun Zheng
Associate Director, Tax
Nexia TS

Shaun has varied expertise in the areas of Singapore and international taxation, with a specific focus in private clients and fiduciary structuring matters.

He has also accumulated noteworthy industry experience with a Taiwanese start-up which allowed him to gain greater appreciation of back-office operations / setup and issues pertinent to SMEs.

Shaun’s current portfolio comprises of public-listed companies, multinationals and companies from the fund and private wealth industry.