Li Ming is an Accredited Tax Advisor (GST) of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP). She customizes GST compliance review and training programmes for businesses, local CPA firms or foreign tax administrations. The customized programmes for tax administrations have benefited various local tax offices in China, Brunei-Ministry of Finance, Maldives Inland Revenue Authority, The Seychelles Tax Administration, Royal Malaysian Customs Department (“RMCD’), some African countries and a GST office in one of the states in India. Also, she conducts practical workshops (e.g., for Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants) or structured training programmes (e.g., for Tax Academy) in the GST areas that she specializes.
Before 2012, Li Ming was a Tax Director of GST-Large Businesses Branch in the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). She is one of the pioneers personally and actively engaged in preparing for Singapore’s “non-event” GST implementation.
In the last two decades, she made significant contributions to the GST administration, improving business friendliness and operational efficiency. These are reflected in resolving technical issues and dealing with GST rulings, initiating and implementing GST policy changes for the various sectors which range from manufacturing, real estate, telecommunications, logistics, and the financial industries.
On the compliance front, she was personally involved in the development of two compliance programmes specifically designed by IRAS to facilitate voluntary compliance - Assisted Self-help Kit (ASK) and Assisted Compliance Assurance Programme (ACAP). Such programmes were successfully launched and have been well-received by GST-registered businesses.