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2014

  • Tax update - October 2014
    Read about the tax deduction for qualifying statutory and regulatory expenses incurred by businesses in complying with various laws and regulations.
  • Tax update - May 2014
    IRAS e-Tax guide on characterisation of hybrid instruments for tax purposes, and the corresponding Singapore income tax consequences for the issuer and the investor.
  • Tax update - May 2014
    Recent changes made to withholding tax requirements on payments made to Singapore branches of non-resident companies, and payments for the use of movable property.
  • Tax update - May 2014
    Details and our observations of new and revised DTAs signed by Singapore with various countries previously which entered into force over the last 15 months.

2013

  • Tax Update – June 2013 (issue 2)
    June 2013
    This tax alert deals with the four key steps announced in May 2013 to further strengthen Singapore’s exchange of information framework.
  • Tax Update – June 2013 (issue 1)
    June 2013
    This alert covers the administrative changes made to the corporate income tax objection and appeal process by the IRAS to expedite closure of tax issues.
  • Tax Update – April 2013
    April 2013
    Read about AQQ's anti avoidance case which fell within section 33 but AQQ nevertheless won its appeal as the Comptroller did not exercise his powers fairly and reasonably.
  • Tax Update – March 2013
    March 2013
    IRAS e-Tax guide explains rights-based approach for characterising payments for software, and for use of or right to use information and digitized goods.

2012

  • Singapore Tax News - October 2012
    October 2012
    The alert provides a summary of three Singapore tax cases dealing with the deductibility of losses in different circumstances.
  • Singapore Tax News - September 2012
    September 2012
    This issue covers the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, capital allowances for equipment placed with sub-contractors, and double taxation agreements (and Protocols) ratified this year.

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