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ACCA – Wolters Kluwer Joint Event : Understanding GST & Managing Its Potential Risks

Expert Speaker Catherine Chiang

$430.00 (including GST)



In FY 2016 / 17, the tax and penalty arising from IRAS’s GST audit amounted to $168m (from 3,113 cases). Even though GST has been in place since 1994, GST-registered Businesses are surprisingly still making mistakes in their GST treatment of transactions and GST reporting. The penalties for not getting GST right can be costly to businesses and should not be under-estimated.

GST errors can be reduced or avoided with a better understanding of the GST rules. Therefore, it is important to equip yourself and / or your staff with the right GST knowledge and learn how the rules apply to transactions to mitigate the exposure to penalties. IRAS has also indicated in its Voluntary Disclosure Programme that penalties can only be reduced or waived for timely voluntary disclosure of errors.

This programme is part of the Professional Skills Series, designed specifically for Finance , Accounting and Tax Professionals involved in the preparation and/or review of GST returns. This workshop will provide you with a better understanding of GST concepts and treatment. The Trainer will also share practical advice on key GST issues to help you better manage current and potential GST risks. 

Programme Outline

  • Overview of the GST Regime in Singapore
  • Different types of supplies
  • Time, place and value of supply
  • Export of goods and international services
  • Input tax recovery rules
  • Gifts and Fringe benefits
  • Reimbursement / disbursement
  • Voluntary Disclosure Programme ( VDP )
  • GST Assisted Self-help Kit ( ASK )
  • Overview of GST Updates ( including updates from the 2018 Tax Budget )
  • Sharing of Case Studies and Practical Experiences

Expert Speaker

Catherine Chiang is a Senior Consultant (GST) in Consul Biz Consultancy Services. She has previously spent 6 years in IRAS, handling GST and Income Tax audit and almost 10 years with 2 of the Big Four international accounting firms, specialising in GST compliance and advisory work. During this period, she has accumulated extensive experience in performing GST prudential reviews, GST consultancy, GST compliance, GST audits and GST training for clients.

Catherine has a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore. She is an Accredited Tax Advisor (GST) registered with the SIATP and a member of ISCA. Catherine is also an ACTA certified Trainer.

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