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Deloitte Asia Pacific profile

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Current trends suggest that multinational organisations will continue to spend more time and resources managing tax controversies in both their local and foreign markets. Tax authorities are sharing information about companies and are increasingly focusing on not only the technical merit of a tax position but also on its implementation.

Deloitte's tax controversy teams in the Asia-Pacific region include former tax authority officials, alternative dispute resolution specialists and, in many countries, tax litigation specialists who can assist multinational businesses at all phases of the tax controversy cycle.

Dedicated tax controversy professionals within the Deloitte network provide coverage across the region with a presence in all key markets.

Deloitte operates a global tax controversy group with leaders assigned across a number of countries. The leaders within the Asia-Pacific region are able to draw upon the connections within this community from all parts of the world, to deliver cross-border solutions in a coordinated and aligned manner.

This approach to dealing with the tax controversy-related problems of clients provides common methodologies and the development of technology-based tools used collaboratively across jurisdictions to enhance success for clients.

Deloitte in the Asia-Pacific region includes offices in more than 120 cities located across more than 20 countries, with in excess of 600 partners and 8,000 client service professionals, and forms part of one of the world's largest professional services firms, capable of drawing on multidisciplinary skills to deliver cross-border solutions to clients in local markets.

Deloitte is innovative because it has developed a coordinated network of professionals sharing insight and approaches, designed in response to trends observed over the course of the past five years.

The delivery of services and solutions within this network entails approaching problems in an innovative fashion by embedding technology-based solutions. This is done using data analytics and forensic tools to assist in large-scale reviews and audits, in conjunction with the skill and decision-making of highly experienced professionals.

Our key service offerings include:

Consulting services to help clients manage, understand and resolve complex disputes with revenue taxing authorities, including pre-audit procedures or dispute prevention, tax audits or assessments, and dispute resolution or settlement; audit readiness assessments (income, estate, gift, inheritance tax, etc.) and support for clients undergoing tax authority reviews and audits.

Recent wins:

  • Assistance in a large multijurisdictional-based dispute involving a leading pharmaceutical group.

  • Assistance to an Asia-Pacific-headquartered multinational regarding cross-border financing reviews in the consumer business industry.

  • Risk assessment reviews of an Asia-Pacific-headquartered multinational group covering more than a dozen countries.

  • Assistance on formal disputes involving cross-border financing in the oil and gas industry.

Awards:

International Tax Review Awards in the last two years:

2018 – 14 awards

  • Asia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

  • Asia Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

  • Asia Tax Technology Firm of the Year

  • Tax Firm of the Year: China, Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand and Taiwan

  • Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand

  • Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year: Taiwan and Vietnam

2017 – 12 awards

  • Asia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

  • Asia Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

  • Tax Firm of the Year: China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam

  • Transfer Pricing Firms of the Year: Australia, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, and Taiwan

  • Disputes & Litigation Firms of the Year: Cambodia

Phone: +613 9671 7370

Email: jfabijancic@deloitte.com.au

Twitter: @Deloitte

Website: Deloitte.com/tax


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