Tax Updates in Malaysia (Analysis of Budget 2020 & Other Updates)

21 November 2019, Thursday

09.00AM - 01.00PM
60 Cecil Street, ISCA House, Singapore 049709

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Programme Synopsis

With close proximity to Singapore and being one of the fastest growing countries in South East Asia, Malaysia has been an important investment destination for most Singapore companies. As in most direct investments, having a good understanding of their tax regulations is imperative to the performance of the investment. This half-day workshop is designed to provide updates and analysis of Malaysia Budget 2020 and equip attendees with practical knowledge on using tax rebates and incentives to minimize tax in Malaysia. This workshop will also provide unique insights on various other tax measures and how its implementation will affect your investments and business operations in Malaysia.

Programme Outline

Budget 2020 : Recent Tax Updates:
• Overview of Budget 2020
• Corporate Tax and Personal Tax
• Sales and Services Tax
• Tax incentives and Tax administration 
• Impact on foreign companies and tax planning opportunities

Other Tax Matters
• Tax audit and investigation – the Malaysian experience 
• Real Property Gains Tax
• Stamp Duty
• Public ruling

About the Presenter(s)/ Trainer(s)

Mr Benedict Francis
Southern Region Leader and Tax Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia

Benedict heads up PwC Malaysia's Southern Region practice covering Johor and Melaka. He has over 20 years of experience both in Malaysia and Singapore in a whole range of tax advisory and consulting services such as cross border tax planning, group restructuring, business model optimisation, Mergers & Acquisition deals, tax structuring for inbound and outbound investments, tax incentive application and negotiation, dealing with tax queries, transfer pricing, tax audit and investigations, regulatory and exchange control requirements as well as other advisory work relating to income tax, stamp duty, real property gains tax and double taxation treaties. Benedict also advises on GST matters including in respect of any dealings with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.
Benedict speaks frequently on Malaysian taxation and the impacts of GST at various seminars and as a panel speaker at seminars organised by the Malaysian Inland Revenue Board, Malaysian Employers Federation, Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia and Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Benedict is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM) and a licensed tax agent (Income tax and GST) under the Ministry of Finance.

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