Dbriefs Asia Pacific Tax Webcasts
Anticipating tomorrow's complex issues and new strategies is a challenge. Take the lead with Dbriefs that give you valuable insights on important developments affecting your business in Asia Pacific
VAT / GST implementations: Hard lessons for soft landings
25 October, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Robert Tsang
Presenters: K Baskar, Kok Fei Ha, Bruce Hamilton, and Robert Tsang
Many countries are either introducing new VAT and GST rules (India, Malaysia, countries in the Middle East), or evolving their own approach to drive better indirect tax compliance amongst taxpayers (China, Singapore, Australia, and others). What are the keys to successful VAT / GST implementations? What lessons can your business take from these experiences? If you are deploying teams from China or Southeast Asia to help with VAT / GST implementations in India and the Middle East, what approach works best? We'll discuss:
- Latest GST developments, law, guidance, and decisions.
- The good practices to follow and the pitfalls to avoid.
- Next steps to consider.
Understand more on the VAT and GST developments and find out how your business can manage indirect taxes more effectively.
Tax considerations and tax-free post-acquisition corporate restructuring: A focus on India, Japan, and Korea
10 November, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Danny Po
Presenters: Yoshitaka Hasegawa, Shripal Lakdawala, and Sung Soo Woo
As part of the post-merger integration of a global, regional, or domestic acquisition, there could be different forms of corporate restructuring and substantial income tax as well as indirect taxes may be incurred. Tax-free internal restructuring may be available, but subject to the satisfaction of prescribed conditions. We'll discuss:
- Overview of corporate restructuring with a focus on India, Japan, and Korea.
- Considerations to be made to address the fair value for tax, cost base step up, and deductibility of capital losses.
- Practical case studies and lessons learned.
Stay informed about these significant tax considerations and gather insights into how they may affect your decisions in the next transaction.
Swimming between the flags: The new Australian Taxation Office approach
15 November, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: David Watkins
Presenters: Claudio Cimetta and Soulla McFall
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is fast evolving the way in which it engages with business and administers the law based on a concept of "justified trust". The development of Law Companion Guidelines (LCGs) and Practical Compliance Guidelines (PCGs) are examples of the way in which it is seeking to manage significant or emerging risks to the revenue given its available resources and desire for real time administration. LCGs and PCGs, as well as Taxpayer Alerts, set out the ATO's position on potential risk areas thereby allowing taxpayers to take this into account in their behaviours, activities, or transaction structures. We'll discuss:
- What is "justified trust"? What is a LCG, a PCG, and a Taxpayer Alert?
- What are the risk issues identified by the ATO, with a focus on multinational tax issues?
- Reconciling the ATO views with your acceptable level of risk.
- Practical implications for multinational companies operating in Australia.
Find out details of these guidelines to swim safely between the flags.
Global Mobility, Talent & Rewards
Payroll operations and employment tax considerations for today's and tomorrow's workforce: Emerging trends, opportunities, and risks
17 November, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Elizma Bolt
Presenters: Steven Batrouney, Saraswathi Kasturirangan, and Vivian Lam
The continually evolving regulatory and HR environment has driven organizations to demand more from their payroll operations and those responsible for employment taxes. Mobile employees and the rise of contingent workers add complexity by triggering payroll and other obligations in multiple jurisdictions and requiring additional transparency regarding their pay. We'll discuss:
- How can employers best manage mobile workforces across multiple jurisdictions in the context of immigration, delivery of employee benefits and effective cost management for the business?
- Emerging challenges and opportunities for managing payroll operations and employment tax risks.
- Considerations for employers and employees who maintain mobile workforces who participate in employee share plans.
Gain insights from Deloitte experts on how payroll operations and employment taxes are impacting your businesses.
Industries – Financial Services
Corporate treasury centers in Asia: The race is on
22 November, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Michael Velten
Presenters: Sam Gordon, Benny Koh, and Samantha Tan
Across Asia, corporations are increasingly focused on establishing corporate treasury centers to better manage cash, liquidity, financial risks, and provide financial supply chain solutions. What are the factors driving the establishment of a corporate treasury center, and what are important considerations for your organization? We'll discuss:
- Factors driving the development of corporate treasury centers in Asia.
- Practical aspects of the Hong Kong and Singapore tax incentive regimes for corporate treasury centers including the relative merits and disadvantages.
- Transfer pricing issues and considerations, including allocation of the interest savings from cash pooling.
- Impact of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Actions on cash pooling, a common liquidity management solution.
Gain insights into this developing trend and what it could mean for your organization.
Digital economy and GST: Brave new worlds in India and New Zealand
29 November, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Robert Tsang
Presenters: Allan Bullot, Saloni Roy, and Robert Tsang
Digital economy and indirect tax are hot topics in many countries around Asia Pacific as tax authorities seek to put both domestic and international suppliers of digital products to consumers in-country on the same footing. India's draft model GST law has extensive digital economy rules; the new dual GST could be in place as soon as 1 April 2017. New Zealand has a new set of compliance obligations going live in October 2016 for suppliers of digital services. How will the digital platform for your business be affected? We'll discuss:
- Overview of the new digital economy rules, with a focus on India and New Zealand.
- The comparison of these frameworks to the OECD VAT / GST International Guidelines.
- The way forward.
Understand more about how these rules will work and discover how they apply to your company's indirect tax planning.
Inbound investment into Korea: A clear view of the recent developments
8 December, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Sunny Kim
Presenters: Diana Lee and Jimmy Lee
Significant developments in Korea have caused an impact on inbound investment into the country, including the 2017 tax proposals and BEPS. What are the tax implications and risks associated with the investment process into Korea, and how can foreign investors proactively manage them? We'll discuss:
- Overview of the selected proposed changes to Korean tax legislation in 2017 which may have implications on foreign inbound investors in Korea.
- Implementation of BEPS Action 13 under the Korean domestic tax legislation and new transfer pricing documentation requirements for multinational enterprises in Korea.
- Recent decisions from the Tax Appeals and Supreme Court case rulings.
Discover the latest inbound investment climate in Korea, and what might affect your benefits when investing in Korea.
OECD Actions 8-10 and 13: How is transfer pricing guidance playing out globally?
13 December, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Fiona Craig
Presenters: Eunice Kuo, Alan Shapiro, and Graeme Smith
In the year since the OECD issued BEPS guidance on transfer pricing, there has been a flurry of legislative and rule-making activity around the world. What major developments should you know about? We'll discuss:
- A region-by-region review of how countries are adopting the guidance, including in Asia Pacific, EMEA, and the Americas.
- An update on the guidelines, including revised rules for pricing and reporting of intercompany transactions based on Actions 8-10 and 13.
- Implications for multinational companies, including potential impacts on business models.
Keep current with how the BEPS guidance is playing out and how the global tax reset could impact your business.