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Final days to enter for the Asia Tax Awards 2018

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The deadline to submit for the Asia Tax Awards 2018 is fast approaching. Companies, firms and individuals working in jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific region should enter now.

After a successful event last May at the Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore, the Asia Tax Awards will be held once again on Thursday May 3 2018 at the Mandarin Orchard in Singapore.

Submissions are open now and close on Tuesday January 23 2018. 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.

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 2017 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 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 awards.

Methodology

Between November 2017 and January 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 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 3, please contact advertising@internationaltaxreview.com.

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