Attracting over 170 tax professionals every year, the Asia Tax Forum will return for its 10th anniversary to Singapore on 6 & 7 May.
A momentous year for the conference is matched by a similar milestone for international tax rules, with the conclusion of the work to curb base erosion and profit shifting. Outside the BEPS project, perhaps the most significant global development in recent years was the agreement to implement the Common Reporting Standard as the global standard for the automatic exchange of tax information from 2017.
While many Asian countries are not involved directly in the BEPS discussions, they are bound to take note of and perhaps act upon what results from the project in areas such as country-by-country reporting, hybrid structures and dispute resolution.
It makes it essential that tax executives in Asia keep themselves informed of international tax developments. The Asia Tax Forum has become the best opportunity for tax leaders to obtain such information and meet and share ideas about and experience of dealing with tax issues in the region.
This year's Forum will provide updates on international tax developments taking place outside Asia, but it will also focus on matters in the region, such as:
- Changes to national transfer pricing rules and their effects on profit allocation;
- The new processes taxpayers need to deal with the evolution of indirect tax systems in jurisdictions such as China and Malaysia
- How India's recently-elected government plans to create a friendlier tax environment for foreign investors
- Innovative approaches officials and taxpayers are taking towards audits and opportunities and risks in tax planning.
Taxpayers, officials and advisers will gather in Singapore in May to discuss these and many more issues relevant to corporate tax systems around Asia. It will be an ideal opportunity for tax executives to meet peers and administrators to exchange ideas and to understand and learn about the management of tax in Asia.
Registration is now open - confirm your place today