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Inbound Investment into Japan: The Road Ahead

11 September, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Jun Takahara
Presenters: David Bickle, Mark Brandon, and Brian Douglas

Japan's ruling party continues to look to tax reform as a way to support its efforts to engineer sustainable economic growth. Pushing on the one hand for tax incentives and a reduction in the headline rate of corporation tax, the government must also decide whether to proceed with its plans for a second hike in the consumption tax rate from 8% to 10% in October 2015. But what will the impact of these proposals be for companies and individuals? We'll discuss:

  • The impact of the consumption tax hike in April 2014, and the increase planned for next year.
  • BEPS and the potential impact of Japan's response.
  • Recent tax audit experience and focus in respect to inbound investments.
  • Highlights on what to expect in Japan's 2015 tax reform.

Gain valuable insights on the latest Japan tax issues – what to expect and how to prepare.

Transfer Pricing
Profit Split Analysis and the Role of Intangibles, Capital, and Risk

18 September, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Arindam Mitra
Presenters: Jun Sawada and Jacques Van Rhyn

The profit split method is receiving renewed attention as tax authorities look to apply this method in innovative ways to challenge existing transfer pricing methodologies. The OECD's BEPS initiative is likely to provide added impetus to this trend, especially in the context of location savings, hard to value intangibles, and transactions that rarely occur between third parties. We'll discuss:

  • The regulatory foundations for the application of this method.
  • The economic foundations of this method including the role of intangibles, capital and risk.
  • Some recent approaches taken by tax authorities – for example, functional profit split.
  • Guarding against formulary or subjective approaches.

Explore important details of this rapidly changing area of transfer pricing and recent developments.  

Industries – Energy & Resources
Oil & Gas in Myanmar: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

23 September, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Chris Roberge
Presenters: Aye Cho and Anthony Loh

Myanmar has attracted significant interest from foreign investors as it has the 10th largest gas reserves in the world plus significant oil reserves – most of which remains largely unexplored. Moreover, oil and gas has been identified by the Myanmar Government as a focus industry to drive national economic progress. What should you know as an international company interested in delving into this market? We'll discuss:

  • New social and economic reforms that have allowed for more international companies to enter this market.
  • Oil and gas developments.
  • Key tax incentives and regulatory matters such as Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and Foreign Investment Law (FIL) with Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).
  • Practical tax strategies including appropriate holding company locations to minimize Myanmar tax exposures for investing into this market.

Gain insights on the latest oil and gas developments in Myanmar. 

Indirect Tax
Managing the Continuous Evolution of China's VAT Reforms: Theory vs. Reality

30 September, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Robert Tsang
Presenters: Sarah Chin and Li Qun Gao

Since the pilot reform program was introduced in Shanghai on 1 January 2012, the Chinese National VAT Reform has been introducing significant changes to the old VAT and business tax regimes. Taxpayers have witnessed continuous policy changes and implementation challenges. Although the planned completion date of the reform, the end of 2015, is only 18 months ahead, there are many sectors to be covered in the reform. What are the latest changes and what is expected in the next batch of changes? We'll discuss:

  • Announcements for the latest sectors, including the telecommunications industry announcement in early May 2014.
  • Developments in the implementation of the reform including the exemption of cross-border services.
  • Practical steps to be taken by businesses, suppliers, and customers to handle the new reality of China's VAT system.

Understand the latest changes and developments in China's National VAT reform and how you can address them.

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