EY You and the Taxman

Insights on tax issues that matter

You and the Taxman

Issue 1, 2017

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It has often been said that “change is the only constant”. More so in today’s context — amidst technological advancements and turn of events in the political arena, no one is spared of the tremors.

Businesses need to take proactive approaches to understanding issues more deeply, think about how to apply knowledge more broadly and push the envelope to overcome obstacles more creatively to stay above the rest in volatile times.

In this edition, we examine issues pertaining to the broader tax outlook in the form of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) and digitalisation, as well as take a harder look at how local enterprises can optimise their resources and maximise the help available to them. Beyond our shores, we offer insights into opportunities and developments in countries such as Myanmar and the US as follow:

You and the Taxman

EY - Much remains to be seen

Much remains to be seen

Whilst Singapore Budget 2017 delivered measures to address immediate concerns and opportunities, the government is also keeping the powder dry to meet the demands of the future economy.

EY - BEPS on operating models in the year forward

BEPS on operating models in the year forward

Corporations should revisit their current operating models to align business strategies to their country-by-country tax positions.

EY - Don’t let BEPS hinder your digital strategy

Don’t let BEPS hinder your digital strategy

Singapore businesses should take a critical look at their digital supply and value chain to assess potential tax opportunities and manage risks.

EY - Reliefs aside, need for growth transformation remains

Reliefs aside, need for growth transformation remains

Singapore Budget 2017 offers a mix of short-term and longer-term measures to encourage enterprises to achieve sustainable growth via collaboration and partnerships.

EY - SMEs’ battle for talent not always a losing one

SMEs’ battle for talent not always a losing one

Local enterprises can use government assistance schemes to help them acquire, retain and retrain talent in the face of disruptions.

 

Eye on Asean / In conversation with

EY - Doing business in Myanmar through the tax lens

Doing business in Myanmar through the tax lens

Investing in this country? Take note of policy requirements to avoid unnecessary pitfalls.

   

Elsewhere outside Singapore

EY - What you need to know about US tax reform

What you need to know about US tax reform

How will Singapore businesses with US interest be affected by Trump’s policy changes?