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Webcasts archived in the last 6 months can be accessed on this page. For a complete program schedule and topic information on upcoming webcasts, select the Program Guide.



Global Mobility, Talent & Rewards
Global payroll: A consolidated approach to manage tax and payroll risks, powered by technologies

5 December 2019
Host: Kenneth Peh
Presenters: Steve Batrouney, Lily Li, and Aarti Raote

Globalization is making organizations increasingly borderless. Not only would business travelers create additional employment tax and payroll reporting requirements, the payroll operations itself is also shifting to a global or regional model. Is your organization able to keep up with the complex regulatory changes? We'll discuss:

  • How the increasing trend of business travelers is heightening the challenges on employment tax and payroll reporting.
  • How should organizations prepare before shifting payroll operations to global to ensure achievement of objectives.
  • Payroll vendor management and how it helps mitigate payroll risks.
  • How technologies enable proactive management of payroll risks and set your organization apart from others.

Gain insights from Deloitte professionals on how your organization can keep on top of the latest employment tax and payroll trends and apply them to your company.

India Spotlight
International Financial Services Centre (IFSC): New financing opportunities in India

28 November 2019
Host: Bahroze Kamdin
Presenters: Vishal Agarwal and Russell Gaitonde

The Gujarat International Finance Tech-city (GIFT) SEZ, is India's first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and has been conceptualized as an global offshore financial and IT services hub, a first of its kind in India, designed to compete with other globally benchmarked financial centers around the world. The Indian Government has recently taken several major policy initiatives and tax reforms to boost the attractiveness of operating in the IFSC. We'll discuss:

  • An overview of the legislation under which the IFSC operates.
  • How it impacts, in particular, the financial services business.
  • What are the competitive tax (both direct and indirect) advantages that are now available to financial services businesses.
  • How does the structure proposed compare with other international offshore regimes.
  • What's next.

Stay informed about the latest developments on the IFSC in India and their potential effects on your organization.

Transfer Pricing
Authorized OECD approach (AOA) in Hong Kong: Challenges and opportunities

20 November 2019
Host: Natalie Yu
Presenters: Jonathan Culver, Samuel Gordon, and John Leightley

Hong Kong has recently introduced the authorized OECD approach (AOA) to branch profit attribution, which is a new transfer pricing requirement. Under the recently introduced AOA, a branch is to be treated as a separate and independent enterprise to its head office with a capital structure comparable to a standalone entity. The application of the AOA is anticipated to result in significant disallowances in deductible funding costs for branches. There is also a planning opportunity to minimize these disallowances, or potentially to claim additional deductions. We'll discuss:

  • Overview of AOA.
  • The potential impact of AOA and key issues to consider.
  • The way forward.

Learn about the important transfer pricing developments in Hong Kong and their potential effects on multinationals.

International Tax
An interim review of the economic substance rules in Cayman, BVI, and Bermuda

14 November 2019
Host: Vicky Wang
Presenters: James Dockeray, Anthony Fantasia, and Kayla Laidlaw

In December 2018, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands passed domestic economic substance legislation that introduces increased substance requirements for certain entities resident within these jurisdictions. The legislation was introduced in response to concerns expressed by the Council of the European Union (EU) about the absence of clear general legal substance requirements for entities doing business in and through these jurisdictions. The requirements in the legislation were effective 1 January 2019 (with a six-month transitional period for existing entities) and affect certain entities that are engaged in "relevant activities" as defined within the legislation. We'll discuss:

  • Overview and background of the legislation.
  • Summary of the economic substance requirements.
  • Annual economic substance reporting.
  • Enforcement and penalties.
  • Where do things stand now?
  • Our experiences.
  • Next steps to consider.

Join our Deloitte specialists and learn more about the requirements and the potential impact on various types of entities.

Special Edition - International Tax
G20/OECD: Tax challenges of the digitalized economy - an update

31 October 2019
Host: David Watkins
Presenters: Liam O’Brien and Rohinton Sidhwa

The G20/OECD Inclusive Framework on BEPS continues to develop the technical aspects of proposals, including a unified approach on the allocation of taxing rights between countries. The fundamental nature of the proposed reforms will, if agreed, have a broad and significant impact. All businesses, not just those that are highly digitalized, will need to understand how the proposals could affect them. Countries are working towards reaching a consensus-based solution by 2020. We'll discuss:

  • Nexus rules.
  • Profit allocation rules.
  • Next steps.

Gain insights on the latest developments arising from this work and steps multinationals can take to prepare for the future.

Transfer Pricing
Hong Kong's new transfer pricing regime: Getting on the right track (Part 2)

15 October 2019
Host: Leonard Khaw
Presenters: Petrina Chang, Rennike Tse, and Victor Zhang

The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department (IRD) recently released Departmental Interpretation and Practice Notes (DIPNs) no. 58 and 59 on 19 July 2019, providing guidance to taxpayers on a number of transfer pricing issues contained in the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 6) Ordinance 2018 (IRO). These DIPNs provide guidance in relation to the 3-tier approach to TP documentation and application of transfer pricing principles between associated persons. In this upcoming webcast, we'll discuss how the following items could potentially impact your business in Hong Kong:

  • Understanding Master File/Local File requirements in Hong Kong and threshold levels for preparation.
  • Country-by-Country reporting obligations, including clarification of secondary filing requirements in Hong Kong.
  • Application of the transfer pricing principles as outlined in the IRO, including the operation of the domestic exemptions, and grandfathering provisions.
  • Practical considerations when preparing a transfer pricing analysis.

Join us in this session to learn more about the developments listed, how they may affect you and your organization, and prepare for what's next.

Special Edition - India Spotlight
India Taxation Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019

3 October 2019
Host: Gokul Chaudhuri
Presenters: Amrish Shah, Sunil Shah, and Rohinton Sidhwa

With the objective of promoting growth and investments in the Indian economy, India has made several amendments in its tax laws on 20 September, effective immediately. Landmark changes have been introduced in the form of steep reduction in the corporate tax rates both for companies engaged in manufacturing activities as well as non-manufacturing activities provided they forego any tax incentives/reliefs that they have been availing hitherto. The much anticipated roll back of the enhanced surcharge on Foreign Portfolio Investors as well as grandfathering of buybacks by listed companies from the applicability of buyback tax for buyback announcements prior to 5 July 2019 have also been made. It is imperative that taxpayers evaluate their tax positions in light of the reforms and the choices to elect or not to elect for the revised tax provisions. We'll discuss:

  • The new concessional tax regime for domestic manufacturing companies.
  • The new concessional tax regime for companies in general.
  • Change in tax rates/surcharge.

Learn about how India's tax laws are changing and explore actions your business can take to prepare.

Global Mobility, Talent & Rewards
Reinventing organizations to create value: Insights from Deloitte's 2019 Human Capital Trends Report

17 September 2019
Host: Anand Shankar 
Presenter: Poorva Prakash

A shift is underway as businesses go beyond corporate responsibility to become social enterprises, actively listening to the world around them to better understand and support their stakeholder networks. With a unique blend of cultures and practices in Asia, what trends are unfolding and what steps are companies taking? We'll discuss:

  • Changes in the workforce, workplace, and the nature of work itself.
  • New applications of mobile and digital technologies and their impacts on organizations.
  • The growing demand for HR leaders and teams in Asia to be effective partners to the business.
  • Potential implications of these trends for organizations and individuals.

Gain insights from Deloitte professionals on how your organization can keep on top of the latest HR trends and prepare for what's next.

India Spotlight
Significant rulings under GST: Story so far and what lies ahead

12 September 2019
Host: Saloni Roy
Presenter: Monika Arora

Anti-profiteering and advance ruling, two key limbs of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) framework, are perhaps the most debated and deliberated topics at present. While advance ruling assumes significance in the context of providing clarifications to ambiguities that taxpayers might have in relation to the new tax reform, the concept of anti-profiteering has been made part of India's indirect tax regime for the first time. Recently, there has been a spate of rulings pertaining to both the subjects, and emergence of additional complexities and confusion for taxpayers at large. Certain adverse orders by the National Anti-Profiteering Authority have seen widespread dissension in light of absence of a well-defined legislative framework to govern anti-profiteering investigations. On the other hand, a series of advance rulings pertaining to issues such as inter-office services, intermediary services, employer-employee transactions seem to violate the basic provisions of the GST law, and have therefore not meeting the very purpose of providing clarifications to taxpayers. In addition, it is important to assess the rationale adopted by the authorities in the context of the said anti-profiteering orders and advance rulings, as the same may be applied in case of other taxpayers. We'll discuss:

  • Key advance rulings and anti-profiteering orders.
  • Methodology and rationale adopted by the authorities.
  • Challenges to the relevant rulings and provisions.
  • The way ahead for industry.

Keep up to date with the latest developments regarding advance rulings and anti-profiteering in India and how they may affect your organization.

Transfer Pricing
Transfer pricing controversy and country focus: What's happening in Australia, China, and Japan?

10 September 2019
Host: Brad Edwards
Presenters: Howard Osawa and Aaron Wang

Transfer pricing (TP) continues to be at the top of revenue authorities' tax agendas, and keeping abreast of changing local requirements and practices is important for taxpayers in managing their global transfer pricing. In this webcast, our presenters will provide you with inside views on the China's State Administration of Taxation (SAT), Japan's National Tax Agency (NTA) and the Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) current thinking, activities, and plans on transfer pricing matters. We'll discuss:

  • China's SAT's continuing expansion of TP enforcement activities.
  • Japan's NTA's continued focus on BEPS concepts such as value creation, intangibles, and substance, during exams and APA reviews.
  • An update on ATO activities and actions arising from their Top 1000 project, future focus areas, TP dispute resolution including APA's, MAP's, voluntary disclosures, settlements, and litigation.

Join us to keep abreast of the developments in this important area of transfer pricing.

Special Edition - Indirect Tax
Malaysia Service Tax: New rules for foreign digital services providers

6 September 2019
Host: Senthuran Elalingam
Presenter: Larry James Sta Maria

The fast-growing digital economy has prompted countries to act on issues arising from the interaction of its existing GST/VAT/Indirect tax rules and
e-commerce. Malaysia has decided to follow suit by expanding its service tax regime from 1 January 2020 to tax foreign digital service providers who provide services to Malaysian customers. However, unlike other jurisdictions, Malaysia has made the decision to apply these rules to both B2B and B2C transactions as well as adopting a very wide definition for "digital services". We'll discuss:

  • The rules (including available guidance) with specific focus on the scope of the tax and the critical administrative requirements. 
  • How businesses can prepare themselves for the introduction of these changes, with effect from January 2020. 
  • The potential impact that businesses will need to consider on their current business structure, arrangement, and processes.

Join us to understand how these important developments in indirect tax will impact your business.

M&A Tax
Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs): Tax and regulatory framework

29 August 2019
Host: Vishal Agarwal
Presenters: Rajesh Agarwal and Shashikant Shenoy

Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) were introduced in 2002 in India as an attempt to provide a framework for effective resolution and recovery of stressed assets. However, the law remained riddled with litigation with no meaningful resolution of bad loans taking place under its aegis. The law itself has been evolving to make it a true resolution vehicle. However, with the introduction of The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC), the landscape has changed entirely. ARCs are now at the forefront of the resolution process and foreign investor interest is high. We'll discuss:

  • Key regulatory changes in the ARC regime over the years.
  • What has IBC changed and how ARCs fit in.
  • Key tax and accounting aspects of transactions by ARCs and their trusts.

Keep up to date with the latest developments on the resolution framework in India.

China Spotlight
Focus on China Customs valuation: Royalty and transfer pricing

20 August 2019
Host: Dolly Zhang
Presenters: Mandy Yu and Janet Zhang

In recent years, royalties have been an important method of business and tax planning for multinational enterprises (MNEs). Meanwhile, China Customs has been putting closer scrutiny on cross-board non-trade payment, especially for royalties. In 2019, PRC General Administration of Customs issued two bulletins to clarify the declaration for dutiable royalties, which increases the compliance requirements for importers. Both Chinese tax authorities and Customs focus on transfer pricing, particularly on MNEs, and published a number of regulations. The administrations are increasingly investigating potential tax avoidance with respect to related party transactions. We'll discuss:

  • The major updates of the Customs royalty rules.
  • Common risks in transfer pricing from Customs and tax authority perspectives.
  • How to manage the Customs valuation risks under the new trend.

Explore the latest developments from Deloitte specialists on the Customs valuation and get certainty for the supply chain in China.

Industries – Financial Services
Common Reporting Standard (CRS) compliance: Are you ready for tax authority reviews?

8 August 2019
Host: Michael Velten
Presenters: Candy Chan and Alison Noble

The OECD common reporting standard (CRS) is a global standard, implemented through local legislation and guidance and operationalized by financial institutions in each participating country. The OECD will begin reviewing implementation of the CRS in participating countries in 2020. To prepare for these reviews, tax authorities in Asia Pacific are beginning to undertake reviews and audits of compliance by financial institutions with the CRS and local rules and guidance. We'll discuss:

  • The compliance activities the OECD expects tax authorities to undertake.
  • The status of tax authority review and audit activity across Asia Pacific.
  • How a financial institution might prepare for a tax authority CRS review or audit.

Join our global information reporting specialists from Asia Pacific as we discuss what financial institutions should consider in preparing for CRS reviews and audits.

M&A Tax
Evolution of regulations impacting inbound/outbound investments in China, India, and Vietnam

1 August 2019
Host: Anil Talreja
Presenters: Wei Heng Jia and An Vo

The business landscape is changing globally like never before. In order to keep pace with the dynamic market scenario, various countries are bringing necessary changes to the existing law or introducing new regulations relevant to the issues faced. We have also witnessed how countries have amended their local laws in line with the BEPS action plan. Countries across the globe are also working towards implementing MLI based on the aspects adopted. Given the various changes in laws, these are closely being considered by the investors prior to making any investment decisions across jurisdictions. We'll discuss:

  • Various regulations that have been introduced which are critical to cross border investments.
  • Overview of the impact that is witnessed in making business decisions.
  • Key tax and regulatory considerations in relation to cross border investments.
  • Practical case studies.

Join us to understand the evolution of various regulations and its impact on investment activities across the region.

International Tax
Double tax treaties in Asia Pacific: Updates and developments

16 July 2019
Host: Chris Roberge
Presenters: Claudio Cimetta and Radhakishan Rawal

We will review the important major developments relating to Asia Pacific double tax treaties, major case law and administrative developments concerning the interpretation of double tax treaties, and significant OECD/UN developments relating to double tax treaties. We'll discuss:

  • The implementation of treaty-related BEPS recommendations and developments concerning the Multilateral Instrument in Asia.
  • An update on the work undertaken by the United Nations Tax Committee.
  • Important cases on treaty interpretation.
  • Recent changes within the Asia Pacific treaty network.

Learn about the important developments in Asia Pacific in regard to double tax treaties and OECD/UN projects.

Special Edition - India Spotlight
India Budget 2019: Will it herald a new wave of economic reforms?

8 July 2019
Host: Shefali Goradia
Presenters: M.S. Mani, Vishweshwar Mudigonda, and Anil Talreja

India Budget 2019 is one of the much-awaited announcements in the recent times. As the government sets foot in its second term, there is a lot riding on the full budget to set the tone for growth in the next five years. The focus is to drive measures to boost the economic growth, and enhance the investment climate. A road map to spur job creation, increase private investments, and improve consumer demand is the government's priority in its second innings. To strike a fine balance between fiscal consolidation and monetary measures is essential to accelerate economic growth. Goods and Services Tax (GST) will touch its second anniversary mark, and hopes are pinned to see an improved compliance in the GST taxation process. There are expectations around potential easing of corporate taxes and start-up taxation reforms. Will the new Finance Minister's maiden budget set the tone for path-breaking reforms and growth? We'll discuss:

  • Emerging opportunities in Budget 2019.
  • Analysis and impact of new tax proposals on your business.
  • The way forward.

Join our Deloitte specialists for an in-depth analysis of the 2019 India Budget.

China Spotlight
Robotic Processing Automation in China: A revolution and new era

13 June 2019
Host: Marilyn Lu
Presenter: Roger Qu

In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for Robotic Processing Automation (RPA) through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which made RPA as the hottest topic on the market. RPA can greatly streamline business operations by releasing people from simple and repetitive works to high value-added tasks. Deloitte's Tax Management Consulting team has experience in designing and implementing numerous RPA solutions in China during the past few years. We'll discuss:

  • Introduction to RPA and AI. 
  • Practical RPA cases.
  • Implementation of RPA.

Gain insights from Deloitte professionals on the most updated market application of RPA and AI technology, as well as understand how to use RPA to improve work efficiency for your business.

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