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Singapore Corporate Tax Planning in Action

How it legally works and why it matters to your bottom line

Expert Speaker Wong Kok Siong

$663.40 (including GST)

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Overview

Effective tax planning is vital in the management of an organisation’s financial affairs. A well-planned tax strategy would not only secure tax benefits and allow for tax effective repatriation of cash, but also contribute towards significant cost savings which ultimately improves the bottom line of the organisation.

This timely workshop will use multiple practice examples and case studies, to provide participants with a sound and practical understanding of the current practices relating to corporate tax planning. Participants will be updated on key corporate tax issues and appreciate the common and effective techniques used to minimise tax costs through efficient tax structuring and planning.

What You Will Learn

At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Be updated on and compliant with the current practices in corporate tax planning
  • Learn effective tax planning techniques to maximise cost savings and improve the bottom-line
  • Find out and avoid common pitfalls in tax planning
  • Develop a robust tax planning strategy for your organization

Programme Outline

  • The Singapore tax regime
  • Tax planning vs tax avoidance vs tax evasion
  • Common tax incentives in Singapore
  • Planning techniques to maximise tax deductions, allowances and reliefs
  • Double deductions scheme and common pitfalls in claiming certain tax deductions
  • Concept of tax residency for company in Singapore
  • Planning techniques to defer or minimise taxes in a compliant manner
  • Planning of financing structure
  • Tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax considerations relating to group relief and utilisation of losses/capital allowances
  • Common pitfalls to avoid
  • Case studies and Practice Questions
  • Questions and Answers Session

Target Audience

  • Tax Professionals, Finance Professionals, Accountants and those with tax planning and optimisation responsibilities
  • Non-tax professionals who manages the organisation’s bottom-line and those who work closely with tax staff to achieve tax efficiency

Expert Speaker

Wong Kok Siong

Kok Siong is a Tax Partner with Steven Tan Russell Bedford PAC. He has over 20 years of experience in tax compliance and tax planning, including 12 years with one of the Big Four Accounting Firms.

Kok Siong is well versed in Singapore income tax law and practice and he advises clients on a broad array of projects, including mergers and acquisitions, portfolio transfers, corporate restructuring, tax due diligence, cross-border transactions and investments.  Having worked with clients in multiple industries, Kok Siong has extensive experience and expertise in serving local, multinational and listed companies in Singapore as well as multinational companies based in Asia Pacific, United States and Europe.

Kok Siong is an Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA) with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals, and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Enquiries: email sg-events@wolterskluwer.com

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Save 10% when you register by 24 Apr 2019. Use code APR19 at checkout

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