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Dbriefs Asia Pacific Tax Webcasts

Anticipating tomorrow's complex issues and new strategies is a challenge. Forecast your future with Dbriefs that give you valuable insights on important developments affecting your business in Asia Pacific

Dbriefs Asia Pacific Webcasts Series

- Chinese Language Webcasts
- Japanese Language Webcasts
- Industries Webcasts

Upcoming webcasts

Indirect Tax
Human Resources (HR) and VAT / GST: Happy road or hidden bumps?

4 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Robert Tsang
Presenters: Weina Ang and Sen Elalingam

The Human Resources (HR) function in many organizations gets more complex year on year, with more and more focus on being lean and efficient in all they do. The tax that touches HR most often is usually Goods and Services Tax or its equivalent – do you understand what these interactions and interdependencies are? With Malaysia introducing new GST rules, countries like Singapore and Thailand are continuing to refine and adapt rules, are you keeping up? We'll discuss:

  • What rules are the governing recovery of GST on costs – are you unwittingly building in an element of irrecoverable GST that need not be there?
  • Should you use a separate employment services entity for your inbound staff or secondees?
  • What are the ramifications for GST costs if you outsource all or part of your HR function?
  • The road map and where all the hidden traps are?

Understand the interactions and interdependencies between HR and tax and how they may affect your organization.

International Tax
Inbound investment into Vietnam: A clear view of the recent developments

9 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Rohan Solapurkar
Presenters: Tuan Bui and Dion Thai

In 2017, we will see the most significant changes to Vietnam's tax regime for at least the last 10 years. The new Transfer Pricing Decree as well as additional documentation requirements will include significant new rules and restrictions on tax deductibility for corporate income tax purposes, including for interest and services fees. Tax audits and investigations continue to grow with a 20% increase planned for 2017. The reduction in government revenues and increased expenditure has seen tax audits identified as a key source to fill the gap. Tax on the transfer of shares has also been found to be a significant source of revenue for the government. We'll discuss:

  • An overview of investment structures into Vietnam.
  • Changes regarding representative offices including more restricted scope of activities.
  • The current and forecast implementation of the OECD BEPS Action Points in Vietnam.
  • New tax incentives and their practical implementation.
  • Tax audit trends and areas of focus – how to be better prepared?
  • New developments concerning the Vietnam tax authorities' approach to the application of tax treaties and transfer pricing.
  • Anticipated forthcoming changes.

Keep up to date with the latest developments on inbound investment in Vietnam, and how they may affect your decisions when investing in Vietnam.

Transfer Pricing
Transfer pricing documentation: Addressing the practical challenges

16 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Fiona Craig
Presenters: David Letos and Rahul Tomar

Transfer pricing documentation sits high on the "to do list" of multinationals around the world. But, where to start, what to prioritize and how to manage the local complexities and nuances of the new reporting regime is not always clear. In this session, we will share ideas and tips on how to manage the process of developing strategic and compliant Master Files and Local Files. We'll discuss:

  • Bringing a risk management lens to the process.
  • Setting up for efficient future compliance.
  • Addressing the heightened transparency of documentation.

Deloitte experts will share their practical experience and insights from having worked with a wide range of multinationals and developed tools and solutions to meet a variety of global documentation needs.

Global Mobility, Talent & Rewards
Global immigration: A new landscape and mindset

18 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Mark Wright
Presenters: Fiona Webb and Cecille Yang

In today's environment, immigration has come to the forefront of companies' strategies. In addition to up to date, accurate, and strategic technical advice, other best practices have been seen in this space to help companies be the best in class in managing their immigration programs. In this discussion, we will share some case studies where companies can learn and adopt ways to manage their immigration programs. We'll discuss:

  • The importance of real time data and leveraging data analytics as they relate to immigration to make strategic decisions.
  • The link between immigration and talent management.
  • Keeping up with regulatory changes and thinking holistically.
  • Focusing on security, safety, and improving the user experience.
  • Optimizing the synergies between immigration and tax.
  • Changing the mindset from managing just "global assignees" and focusing on the entire talent pool of an organization.
  • Mitigating risk for the employee and employer.
  • Challenging and interesting case studies.

Gain insights from Deloitte experts on how multinationals can manage immigration strategies more efficiently and effectively.

M&A Tax
Post-BEPS structuring for real estate deals: A focus on China, India, and Japan

23 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Danny Po
Presenters: Masamitsu Koshiba, Hemal Mehta, and Simon Tan

In the era of post-BEPS, how would you structure your investment in the real estate sector in India, China, and Japan so as to ensure it does not expose you to unintended tax costs and maximizes opportunity? We'll discuss:

  • Overview of a post-BEPS typical investment structure in the real estate sector.
  • Taxation of repatriation.
  • Tax implications on financing arrangements.
  • Exit tax considerations.
  • Practical case studies and lessons learned.

Keep up to date with how post-BEPS investment structure in the real estate sector could impact your business.

International Tax
Future of tax in a digital economy: Are you prepared?

1 June, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Claudio Cimetta
Presenters: Li Qun Gao and William Marshall

The digital economy is expanding at a tremendous pace. Innovation and technology have profoundly affected traditional economic sectors, enabling mass customization, increased speed of response to consumer demand, content creation and distribution, as well as intangible transactions. Deloitte experts will explore the challenges facing revenue authorities and taxpayers presented by modern digital economy from a direct tax, transfer pricing, and indirect tax perspective. We'll discuss:

  • The risks presented by unilateral corporate tax measures.
  • Problems presented by user-supplied content and barter transactions.
  • 3D printing.
  • The proper characterization of royalty and service agreements.

Join us to learn more about the leading practices that will help to position your organization to navigate the pitfalls of the digital economy with an emphasis on efficiency and risk.

International Tax
Future of government incentives in Asia Pacific: What does the future hold?

8 June, 12:00 – 1:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Natan Aronshtam
Presenters: Albert Baker, Sergio Duchini, Tiong Heng Lee, and Roger Zhou

Countries are actively competing for business investment that will contribute to the local economy, offering incentives to local and international businesses to locate and grow in their jurisdiction. Incentives include tax-based programs and direct grants for investment in particular industries, regions, or companies. We will provide an overview of the innovation landscape including the recent review conducted by the OECD. We'll discuss:

  • The role of incentives in achieving public policy.
  • Recent developments and trends in government incentives in selected Asia Pacific jurisdictions.
  • The potential impact of the OECD BEPS initiative.

Learn about the important developments in regard to government incentives in Asia Pacific and how they may affect your business.

China Spotlight
China VAT: It's time to reap the savings

20 June, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Sarah Chin
Presenters: Li Qun Gao and Candy Tang

China VAT is celebrating its first birthday on 1 May 2017. The first 6 months were a rush to understand the rules and then focus on implementation. However, now the dust has started to settle, it is time to focus on planning, identifying, and focus on savings. Whilst there has been a tightening of the zero-rating / VAT exemption preferential treatments, there are other planning opportunities to mitigate the 6% VAT. We will examine industry specific opportunities including the pro rata methodologies to maximize input VAT. We'll discuss:

  • Our expectation of the evolution of the Reform in the future.
  • How to implement VAT saving for specified industries.
  • Next steps and solutions to consider in the short term and beyond.

Understand the potential tax saving opportunities post reform and discover how they may apply to your business.

International Tax
Inbound investment into the Philippines: Keeping up with the changes

29 June, 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)
Host: Daniel Ho
Presenters: Walter Jr. Abela and Senen Quizon

The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia, posting an impressive 6.6% growth in the last quarter of 2016. To sustain its growth momentum, it seeks to introduce economic and tax policy reforms to improve the country's investment climate. Sweeping reforms on the tax front are underway to simplify compliance and address the weaknesses in the tax administration. In a move towards simplifying tax compliance, the Philippine tax authority has issued new guidelines which reduce the number of steps and days in registering and securing certifications from the Philippine tax authority, making it easier to do business in the Philippines. Know more about these changes that are taking place in the Philippines. We'll discuss:

  • Recent corporate tax developments.
  • 2017 Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) priority programs (i.e., BIR's internal administrative projects) which would impact multinationals investing into the Philippines.
  • New policies on tax assessment (i.e., policy on three-year successive audits of taxpayers, VAT audit program, etc.).

Deloitte experts will share their insights about these recent tax developments, and how they could impact your investment plans into the Philippines.

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