EY You and the Taxman

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You and the Taxman

Issue 4, 2016

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Over the year, we have seen the rise in momentum of the implementation of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) measures across many jurisdictions – Singapore included – at a pace and scale that perhaps has surprise many tax practitioners. Ready or not, change and disruption in taxation will likely continue into 2017.

It is therefore timely that in this edition, we examine the broader tax outlook, as well as take a deeper dive into some of the key tax developments in major markets and Singapore.

You and the Taxman

EY - Global tax outlook: take stock to stay ahead

Global tax outlook: take stock to stay ahead

Tax policy and controversy is likely to become more complex with heightened demands for transparency and governance in an era of taxation empowered by digital.

EY - Time to evolve Singapore’s IP tax regime?

Time to evolve Singapore’s IP tax regime?

A tighter alignment of tax codes is required in order for Singapore to emerge as the winning pre-eminent IP hub in Asia.

EY - Behold the tax implications of IP transactions

Behold the tax implications of IP transactions

Beyond just using IP in the production of goods and services, companies must learn to optimise the value of their IPs to win in the market.

EY - Flowing talent: mind the tax compliance

Flowing talent: mind the tax compliance

As technology disrupts the workforce, domestic regulatory bodies are taking a stronger stance on non-compliance. What should businesses do to avoid surprises?

   

Eye on Asean

EY - Indonesia tax amnesty: how effective?

Indonesia tax amnesty: how effective?

How successful has the country has been in looking to increase its tax base and giving its economy a much-needed boost via such an exercise so far?

   

Elsewhere outside Singapore

EY - Trump administration and the implications for Singapore

Trump administration and the implications for Singapore

Trump’s victory at the US election has introduced several concerns on the impact of his intended policies on businesses, especially those with US interest.

   

In conversation with

EY - Demystifying State Aid in the EU

Demystifying State Aid in the EU

How is State Aid assessed and granted, and what happens if a measure is considered to constitute illegal State Aid?

EY - Tax anti-avoidance developments in Singapore

Tax anti-avoidance developments in Singapore

A deeper dive into the general anti-avoidance rule in Singapore via a recent court case that clarifies the application of the rule.