EY You and the Taxman

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You and the Taxman

Issue 3, 2016

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With Singapore having agreed to join the BEPS Programme to work with other participating jurisdictions to drive consistent implementation of measures and a level playing field, businesses now feel compelled to reflect and respond nimbly and decisively so as to avoid any future surprises.

In this edition, we highlight some pertinent issues that are keeping organisations on their toes. We also introduce Eye on ASEAN, a new section that offers tax-related insights into doing business in Southeast Asia.

You and the Taxman

EY - Companies need to act now against tax avoidance

Companies need to act now against tax avoidance

As Singapore formally joins hands with other governments to tackle the issue of tax avoidance, organisations need to take a more proactive approach so as to avoid surprises.

EY - A harder look at tax in M&As post-BEPS

A harder look at tax in M&As post-BEPS

With increased sophistication of revenue authorities and the implications of BEPS initiatives elevating the focus on tax in transactions, what do companies need to consider when making deals?

EY - Changes in revenue recognition

Changes in revenue recognition

The adoption of new revenue recognition accounting standard has given rise to pertinent tax issues that call for clarification.


Eye on ASEAN

EY - Tax incentives in ASEAN: the fight for investment dollar intensifies

Tax incentives in ASEAN: the fight for investment dollar intensifies

With the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) last year, we look at the tax incentive landscape and how companies that are keen to invest in ASEAN can take advantage of the schemes available.

EY - Harmonisation needed for permanent establishment rules in ASEAN

Harmonisation needed for permanent establishment rules in ASEAN

Amidst the optimism and potential opportunities offered by the AEC, will the promised seamlessness of trade and labour movements be similarly seen in the tax rules across Member States?

 

Elsewhere outside Singapore

EY - Upstream loan — debt or constructive dividend?

Upstream loan — debt or constructive dividend?

What should a local-based parent company obtaining cash from its foreign-based subsidiary take note of in order to achieve an effective execution?

   

In conversation with

EY - Seven things you need to know about Brexit

Seven things you need to know about Brexit

When the UK leaves the EU, how will it impact the country’s future tax policy and businesses? We address pressing concerns relating to the recent sea change here.