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Accounting Students Learn From Tax Professional

On 29 September 2014, Mr Loh Eng Kiat, Tax Partner at Baker Tilly TFW, shared his experience in international tax planning with students of the International Taxation and Tax Planning course from SIM University's Bachelor of Accountancy programme.

In his talk, Mr Loh covered briefly the increased attention on base erosion and profit shifting, bringing awareness to the growing concern that multinational corporations pay a "fair" amount of tax. This was followed by a quick summary of the taxation landscape in the region, with the focus on Singapore. Next, Mr Loh discussed various tax incentives offered by the Singapore Government, such as the Development and Expansion Incentive, International/Regional Headquarters Award, Pioneer Incentive and Global Trader Programme. Mr Loh then provided useful and relevant understanding on how to select the appropriate tax incentives and how to deal with the negotiation of tax incentives with the relevant government agencies on behalf of his multinational corporation clients. He ended the session by taking the participants through examples of intellectual property structures.

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