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APAC Tax Matters

We know that with the ever changing tax landscape, keeping up to date with emerging developments is a challenge facing all tax executives.  This can be even more complex for executives with responsibility for multiple jurisdictions, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

Asia Pacific Tax Matters is a quarterly publication designed to keep you up to date on tax developments from across the Asia Pacific region including insights on what action may be appropriate or relevant for your business. 

For more information on APAC Tax Matters or to subscribe to the publication, please contact eyfeatax@hk.ey.com.




  • APAC Tax Matters - Issue 7 - July 2011  

    Welcome to the seventh edition of APAC Tax Matters

    In this edition of APAC Tax Matters, we look at:
    - Withholding issues in Australia and India;
    - Clarifications on capital contribution with equity interests in China and on qualifying as an investment holding company in Malaysia;
    - Thin capitalization rulings in New Zealand and Taiwan;
    - Tax breaks under regimes to encourage procurement centers in Thailand and innovation in Singapore;
    - Court decision on offshore income in Hong Kong; and much more.


  • APAC Tax Matters - Issue 6 - April 2011  

    Welcome to the sixth edition of APAC Tax Matters.

    In this edition of APAC Tax Matters, we look at:
    - The various new tax treaties concluded by countries within the region;
    - Introduction of thin capitalization rules in Taiwan and amendments made in Korea;
    - Steps introduced in China to facilitate cooperation among tax authorities within China;
    - Welcome news of tax exempt dividends in Thailand and tax exemption for certain investment income in Australia;
    - Deduction for purchase of trademarks, copyrights and registered designs in Hong Kong; and much more.


  • APAC Tax Matters - Issue 5 - December 2010

    Welcome to the fifth edition of APAC Tax Matters.

    In this edition of APAC Tax Matters, we look at:
    - The various new tax treaties concluded by countries within the region;
    - Final ruling released by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) on the interaction of thin capitalisation and transfer pricing provisions;
    - Cases concerning cross border software and service fee payments in India and Taiwan respectively;
    - Highlights of the Malaysia 2011 Budget;
    - Comprehensive double tax agreement between Hong Kong and Japan; and much more.


  • APAC Tax Matters - Issue 4 - August 2010

    Welcome to the fourth edition of APAC Tax Matters.

    In this edition of APAC Tax Matters, we look at:
    - The various new tax treaties concluded by countries within the region;
    - Landmark rulings beneficial to tax payers;
    - New tax incentives announcements for Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore;
    - On-going tax developments as a result of government changes in Australia and Philippines;
    - Application and enforcement of specific rulings in China and Japan; and much more.


  • APAC Tax Matters - Issue 3 - May 2010 

    Welcome to the third edition of APAC Tax Matters. To continually provide our clients with critical updates across the entire Asia Pacific region, we are pleased to announce the addition of tax updates from Japan to this quarterly newsletter.

    In this edition of APAC Tax Matters, we look at:
    - The various new tax treaties concluded by countries within the region;
    - New tax reforms and budget announcements for Australia, Japan and Singapore;
    - Clarity to cross border pricing in Thailand and the new law to allow exchange of information by tax authorities in the Philippines;
    - The exemption from tax on the gain from disposal of shares in India by a Mauritius company; and much more.


  • APAC Tax Matters - Issue 2 - March 2010  

    In this edition of Tax Matters, we have added updates from Australia and India, broadening our reach and ability to bring you relevant and timely insights from across the Asia region. As such, we have renamed our publication Asia Pacific Tax Matters. We hope you find the depth and breath of insights useful.

    In this edition we look at: 
    - Why inbound investment structures are under the spotlight in Australia
    - New changes to strengthen China's tax collection on non residents' equity sales
    - Steps being taken in Malaysia to introduce a GST
    - The new double tax agreements recently negotiated by Singapore
    - And much more.


  • APAC Tax Matters - Issue 1 - November 2009  

    In this inaugural edition of FEA Tax Matters we look at: 
    - Impacts of the new non-resident treaty benefits rules in China,
    - Highlights of the 2010 budget recently handed down in Malaysia,
    - Exchange of information standards impacting Singapore's income tax laws,
    - Recent VAT changes in Thailand,
    - And much more.

 

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