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The Asia Tax Awards 2017: Enter your firm now

06 January 2017

Ralph Cunningham - ITR

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Companies, firms and individuals in 18 jurisdictions are eligible to compete for the Asia Tax Awards 2017.

After a successful staging last May, the Asia Tax Awards will be held once again on Thursday May 4 2017, at the Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore.

See this coverage of the Asia Tax Awards 2016.

Submissions are open now and close on Monday January 23. Entry, which is free, is by submission only. 

Please read this explanation of the categories and methodology. 

The entry forms are hyperlinked below.

The firm awards will be presented in these categories: 

    Australia; Cambodia (no transfer pricing award) China; Hong Kong; India; Indonesia; Japan; Malaysia; Myanmar (no transfer pricing award); New Zealand; Pakistan (no transfer pricing award); Philippines; Singapore; South Korea; Sri Lanka (no transfer pricing award); Taiwan; Thailand and Vietnam

  • Asia Tax Firm of the Year (no separate submission form - award will be judged according to the national submissions)
  • Asia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year (no separate submission form - award will be judged according to the national submissions)
  • Asia Tax Litigation and Disputes Firm of the Year (no separate submission form - award will be judged according to the national submissions)

There are separate submission forms for these regional awards: 

   The ceremony will include one award for company tax departments: 

   To win they must compose a 500-word description of their objectives for the 2016 calendar year and how they were achieved, highlighting areas where the work done by the team made a significant impact on the overall goals of the company.

Individuals

The four individual awards cover:

Please send all entries by email, using the forms hyperlinked here, to Ralph Cunningham, who is also your editorial contact for the awards.

Methodology

Between January and February 2017, companies, law firms, tax advisers, accountants and other tax service providers from the jurisdictions mentioned above can submit three examples of their best work for consideration for the national tax, transfer pricing, and litigation and disputes awards.

The awards will be judged according to:

  • Size (Not conclusive, though it does indicate what a tax team is capable of taking on)
  • Innovation (Did the advice the firm gave show something more than the straightforward answer that is commonly used?)
  • Complexity (Did the matter address tax issues that were out of the ordinary and what ingenuity did the firm show to solve them?)
  • Impact (What impact did the advice have on the taxpayer? For example, did it help them take over their biggest rival? Issue equity and debt in a particular market for the first time? Win an unprecedented judgement in court?

If you wish to attend the awards dinner in Singapore on Thursday May 4, please contact Andrew Tappin.






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