Advanced Corporate Tax

21 November 2019, Thursday

09.00AM - 05.00PM
Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Road, S(189558)

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Programme Synopsis

This advanced tax workshop is tailored towards participants who have basic tax knowledge and who are interested in acquiring in-depth knowledge on selected key tax topics. It also aims to provide participants with an update on the current global tax climate and the latest trends and issues.

The workshop is targeted at mid to senior professionals who deal with tax matters in the course of their work. The workshop is relevant to accountants, finance professionals and tax professionals. It is also relevant to non-finance professionals such as business development and investment managers who seek to mitigate tax costs and maximise the after-tax investment returns.

Programme Outline

Introduction to the Singapore Tax System
  • Territorial vs worldwide basis of taxation
  • Taxation of income and deductibility of expenses
Forms of Doing Business in Singapore and Considerations in Structuring Business Operations in SingaporeType
  • Types of business entities: sole proprietorship, partnership/limited liability partnership, private limited company, branch, representative office, etc
  • Differences of each type of business entity and considerations for choosing the appropriate entity
Common Tax Incentives in Singapore
  • Headquarters incentive
  • Development and expansion incentive
  • Pioneer incentive
  • Investment allowance
Corporate Restructurings, Mergers & Acquisitions, Liquidations
  • Types of restructurings and how are they effected
  • Tax implications arising from corporate restructurings and M&As
  • Tax consequences of liquidation
Outbound Investments and Doing Business Outside Singapore
  • Structuring of the investment and choice of investment vehicle
  • Tax factors to consider in structuring the investment
  • Tax-efficient return of overseas income and exit
Tax Avoidance vs Tax Evasion
  • Understanding the differences between tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • General tax avoidance provision
  • Key points to be aware of when tax planning
International Tax
  • Overview of tax treaties
  • Understanding Singapore's tax treaties and the various articles
  • Base erosion and profit shifting and their impact on the global tax climate

About the Presenter(s)/ Trainer(s)

Mr Benjamin Lim
Accredited Tax Advisor

Benjamin has more than 20 years of well-blended, all-round tax experience gathered from both the commercial and professional services sectors. He spent more than 13 years in Big 4 accounting firms, serving a wide range of local, multi-national and listed companies in various industries. He had also spent an aggregate of more than 8 years in the commercial sector, where he provided a full spectrum of in-house tax support, including tax planning, advisory, compliance, transfer pricing as well as other tax reporting matters.

Benjamin has broad experience in diverse industries, including but not limited to, consumer business, offshore and marine, hospitality, real estate and infrastructure.. In particular, he has significant experience in financial services - banks, investment funds, trusts, private equity and general insurance. He has worked on tax advisory and planning assignments within these industries, and is adept at multi-tasking on various complex projects. They include tax M&A work, corporate restructuring exercises, cross-border transactions, business model optimisation, review of prospectuses and information memoranda, tax ruling requests, tax incentive applications, and increasingly, tax risk mitigation and tax reporting as a consequence of the OECD's BEPS action plans. 

He is a member of CPA Australia and an Accredited Tax Advisor with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.

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