After a successful event last May at the Mandarin
Orchard in Singapore, the Asia Tax Awards will be held once
again on Thursday May 9 2019 in Singapore.
Submissions are open now and close on Friday,
December 14 2018. Entry, which is free, is by
submission only. Submissions made for World Tax 2019 and
World Transfer Pricing 2019 will be considered and firms will
be able to nominate their peers for the first time.
Please read this explanation of the categories
The entry forms are hyperlinked below.
The firm awards will be presented in these
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.
There are separate submission forms for these regional
The ceremony will include one award for company tax
To win they must compose a 500-word description of their
objectives for the 2018 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
The five individual awards cover:
Please send all entries by email, using the forms
hyperlinked in this article, to
Anjana Haines, who is also your editorial contact for the
Between October 2018 and December 2018, 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
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 9, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.