With slowing global trade and heightened economic uncertainty, this year is expected to be particularly challenging for businesses. Against this backdrop, how do firms improve agility and competitiveness in response to Budget proposals and latest changes in their tax environment?
- Understanding the business impact of Budget 2016
- Keep abreast of international tax developments on BEPS and automatic exchange of information with tax authorities in other countries
- Q&A session with our panel of speakers
Sign up for our Budget Seminar to gain insights into tax changes and developments. Stay up to date on evolving trends and learn how you can position your business for growth.
This is a seminar that Business Owners, Finance Professionals and C-Suite Executives will not want to miss!
|Date:||6 April 2016 (Wednesday) FULLY BOOKED|
|Time:||2:00pm – 6:00pm (Registration starts at 1:00pm)|
|Venue:||LASALLE College of the Arts
1 McNally Street
|Fee Per Pax:
|RSM/OCBC Bank Clients & Invited Guests: S$50
|Who Should Attend:||Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, C-Suite, Board Members, Tax Managers/Professionals|
|Strategic Partner:||OCBC Bank|
Mr Kaka Singh, Chairman, RSM
|2:15pm||Key Budget Changes and Impact on Businesses
Cindy Lim, Tax Partner, RSM
|2:45pm||Changes in the International Tax Landscape
Moderator: William Chua, Tax Partner, RSM
Panellists: Cindy Lim, Tax Partner, RSM
Koh Puay Hoon, Tax Partner, RSM
Cheah Paik An, Tax Director, RSM
Elis Tan, Director, Transfer Pricing, RSM
|3:30pm||SG51 Budget – Back to Economics
Selena Ling, Head of Treasury Research & Strategy, OCBC Bank
|4:45pm||Post SG50 — New Insights and New Horizon
Tay Woon Teck, Head, Risk Advisory, RSM
|6:00pm||End of Programme|
About the Speakers:
Head of Treasury Research & Strategy, OCBC Bank
Selena is Head of Treasury Research & Strategy in OCBC Bank. She is responsible for Treasury market research, forecasts, and trading recommendations for the bank, covering fixed income, interest rates, corporate credit, foreign exchange, and macroeconomic commentary. She is a member of the OCBC Wealth Panel and the Economic Society of Singapore.
Under her leadership, OCBC Bank’s research capabilities have been greatly valued by customers and highly ranked in surveys for interest rate research, FX research, market coverage and Asian macroeconomic research. Prior to joining OCBC Bank in August 2000, Selena was with the Fiscal Policy Unit under the Ministry of Finance (MOF), and the Economics Department in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).
Tax Partner, RSM
Cindy has more than 30 years of practical experience as a tax consultant, providing advice to MNCs and SMEs from diverse industries. Her areas of focus include corporate group restructuring, investment planning and fund structuring, tax incentive applications, developing solutions with respect to cross-border transactions, advising on tax risk management, as well as addressing transfer pricing and international tax issues.
Tax Partner, RSM
Puay Hoon has more than 20 years of experience in handling tax compliance issues for corporate and personal tax clients, sole proprietorships and partnerships. Her clientele includes listed, as well as privately and foreign-owned companies. She also has extensive experience in assisting high net worth individuals in their income tax needs.
Puay Hoon handles all aspects of corporate tax compliance issues such as statutory filing requirements, withholding tax issues, special tax deduction reliefs, double tax treaty interpretations, tax incentive applications, transfer pricing and tax audit and investigations.
Tax Partner, RSM
William has more than 30 years of practical experience in the field of tax, including the provision of tax advisory on the restructuring of companies – including MNCs and public listed – and group companies in cross-border situations. William’s areas of expertise range from withholding tax, shipping, transfer pricing and capital gains tax to fund management and other international tax issues, including indirect taxes such as value added tax and stamp duty.
He is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK).
Head, Risk Advisory, RSM
Woon Teck is currently a partner in our Risk Advisory division who works closely with Boards and the C-suite in designing a risk management framework that links corporate strategies to risk management activities, corporate governance and internal control activities.
Cheah Paik An
Tax Director, RSM
Paik An is a Tax Director at RSM. She has more than fifteen years of experience in corporate and personal income taxes in both Malaysia and Singapore.
In the course of her professional career, substantially with the Big 4, Paik An has assisted clients on direct tax matters (both in tax compliance and tax advisory matters) in various industries including financial services, property development, construction, manufacturing and healthcare.
She holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance degree and is a member of several professional bodies including CPA Australia.
Director, Transfer Pricing, RSM
Elis is a transfer pricing specialist with more than 12 years’ experience handling all aspects of transfer pricing for a diverse portfolio of clients in different industries. From 2006 to 2009, Elis was based in Shanghai, helping China-based clients manage their transfer pricing risks. For her most recent position, Elis spent more than 3 years in-house as Head of Transfer Pricing, Asia-Pacific, for a global multinational company.
Her work includes transfer pricing risk assessment, audit defence, tax effective value chain management in relation to the use of regional principals, application and negotiation of tax incentives and working with customs and tax colleagues for overall tax optimisation. She also has experience negotiating advanced pricing arrangements (APAs) with tax authorities in Singapore, China and Japan.
Please send us a cheque for S$150 made payable to “RSM Tax Pte Ltd” with the event name “Budget 2016 Seminar”, with your name and company clearly stated at the back of the cheque. If payment is for multiple participants from your company, kindly ensure that all names are included behind the cheque.
Cheque payments are to be mailed in an envelope to reach us by 1 April 2016 (Fri). Please address the envelope to: Ms Mak Hui Xian (Marcoms Department) 8 Wilkie Road, #03-08 Wilkie Edge, Singapore 228095
Kindly note that payment is strictly by cheque only and a confirmation email will be sent to you upon receipt of payment.
Registration Cancellation and Substitution:
Kindly note that upon confirmation of registration, no refund of the seminar fee is given for cancellation. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute participant instead by writing to us prior to the event.
Should you have problems in meeting the payment receipt deadline or any other enquiries pertaining to this event, please call 6594 7953 / 6594 7956 or email makhuixian@RSMSingapore.sg / jaredheng@RSMSingapore.sg.
Note: The organisers reserve the right to change the venue, date and programme due to circumstances beyond our control.