Dbriefs Asia Pacific Tax Webcasts
Anticipating tomorrow's complex issues and new strategies is a challenge. Navigating what's next with Dbriefs that give you valuable insights on important developments affecting your business in Asia Pacific
Recent developments in the Malaysia Sales Tax and Service Tax
20 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM SGT (GMT +8)
Host: Eng Yew Tan
Presenters: Nicholas Lee and Larry James Sta Maria
Since the reintroduction of the Sales Tax and Service Tax regime in Malaysia, there has been considerable confusion and uncertainty in its scope and application. The confusion has largely arisen due to the frequent amendments to the Law and the guidance released by the authority that have served to expand and redefine the scope of the tax whilst providing limited exemptions. In this session, we will attempt to deconstruct some of the more critical changes and developments. We'll discuss:
- Recent technical developments.
- The audit environment including the current status of GST closure audits.
- Key industry and business issues.
- Potential new developments.
Corporate Income Tax
Structuring for special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) listing, tax consequence and other key aspects
27 May, 2:00 – 3:00 PM SGT (GMT +8)
Host: Hemal Mehta
Presenters: Hemal Mehta, Jack Tey, and Hong Ye
Over the past decade, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have gained popularity in the global markets. The year 2020 has been the year of SPAC with a record fund raise of around US$83 billion and more than 50 percent of the listing transactions in the United States having been executed through SPACs. In the first few months of 2021, the momentum of fund raising in US through SPAC has increased multi-folds with European region also raising funds through SPAC. Asia Pacific has recently witnessed its first SPAC getting close to fruition in the recent times. This has garnered a lot of interest in the business and the investor community, eliciting several questions from them on various aspects related to SPAC. In near future, it is expected that Asia Pacific will also catch on to SPAC fund raising wave soon. We'll discuss:
- An overview of SPAC.
- Structures, listing, and tax consequences and other key aspects.
- Takeaways and the way forward.
Global Mobility, Talent & Rewards
Remote work: Setting the right strategy
3 June, 2:00 – 3:00 PM SGT (GMT +8)
Host: Dion Thai Phuong
Presenters: Vijay Bharech, John Figi, and Ellen Tong
The landscape of remote work is changing rapidly as the pandemic has accelerated the future of work. For many businesses, there will be reduced importance as to where work is done and increased focus on how work is done, leveraging robotics, automation, digital capabilities, connected platforms, tools and techniques. We are seeing remote work come to life in several scenarios today, and each has different features, challenges and possible approaches. Our discussion will also include a review of alternative employment models such as a GEC and where these may or may not be attractive remote work solutions. This session will focus on how companies are:
- Navigating challenges including tracking and managing employee and employer risk and compliance.
- Developing a decision making framework to manage remote work requests and mitigate compliance risk.
- Developing remote work policy, processes and governance models to implement long-term remote working solutions.