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Singapore vs Malaysia GST: Similar Tax Regime yet Differing Execution - Managing GST Risks and Accurately Preparing GST Returns

Expert Speaker Tan Li Ming

$650.00 (including GST)



Local businesses having business operations and business partners in Malaysia may perceive that the GST regimes implemented in both Singapore and Malaysia are largely alike, hence, overlook the execution details. This would potentially lead to revenue risks incurred unexpectedly. Likewise, this may occur to Malaysian businesses dealing with cross border transactions across the Causeway.

This workshop is part of the Corporate Practice Series and is designed to give Tax Executives accountable for GST applications in relevant businesses and Tax Professionals the comparative analysis of the two GST regimes: Singapore vs Malaysia. Specifically, differing approaches being adopted by the respective revenue authorities on similar GST issues.

Through a combination of interactive discussions and actual case sharing, this workshop will equip the participants with practical insights to give due consideration in managing GST risks. Most importantly, providing them useful pointers in preparing their GST returns in both Singapore and Malaysia more accurately.

What you’ll learn

At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the drivers of GST implementation and accurately preparing GST returns in both Singapore and Malaysia
  • Understand the similarities and differences on features and execution in both Singapore and Malaysia GST regimes
  • Acquire practical knowledge on how to manage GST risks in both Singapore and Malaysia GST regimes

Programme Outline

GST Implementation: Singapore vs Malaysia

  • Drivers of GST in Singapore and Malaysia
  • Preparation and Implementation of Singapore GST, some facts and figures
  • Preparation and Implementation of Malaysian GST, some facts and figures

A Comparative Analysis: Singapore vs Malaysia

  • Scope of Tax
  • Distinguished Features
  • Transitional Rules
  • Revenue Administrations
  • Business Preparations and Operations
  • GST Enforcement and Businesses Reactions

Good Practices in Managing GST Risks: Singapore vs Malaysia

  • Review and Reflect
  • Re-examine and Refine
  • Re-configure and Risk Control 

Expert Speaker

Ms Tan Li Ming (Mrs Eng)

Accredited Tax Advisor (GST) of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP)

Li Ming practises as a tax travelling consultant. She has been actively involved in various tax projects, not limited to GST, and GST consultancy services in Singapore and overseas (e.g. China, Brunei, Maldives and Malaysia) deploying her over three decades of tax experience in various functional areas in the tax authority.  

She is one of the pioneers personally and actively engaged in preparing for Singapore’s “non-event” GST implementation. Her experience includes all aspects of GST administration – formulating tax policies in improving business friendliness and operational efficiency; resolving technical issues and dealing with GST rulings; and designing compliance programmes to encourage voluntary compliance. The latter includes 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). 

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