Insights on tax issues that matter

You and the Taxman

Issue 2, 2017

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In the new world order, digital disruption has emerged as a force to be reckoned with for all stakeholders. From enterprises to regulators to governments, technology has created new opportunities and risks for growth, compliance and administration.

For tax, it is arguably seeing more sea changes in the last five years than the past fifty. From the spin-off impact of BEPS across the business beyond the tax function to the reshaping of the trade outlook amidst geopolitical shifts, the pace of change has been unrelenting. In this edition, we discuss the global tax policy outlook, as well as local developments that are top-of-mind for tax practitioners.

You and the Taxman

EY - Help SMEs stay agile in the digital economy

Help SMEs stay agile in the digital economy

Digital holds the key to growth. Local enterprises need to know what to do to participate and thrive in the new economy.

EY - Towards a more progressive, competitive personal tax regime

Towards a more progressive, competitive personal tax regime

A review of Singapore’s individual tax system reveals how the nation holds up to Hong Kong.

EY - GST on your next online purchase

GST on your next online purchase

As the digital economy grows in significance, GST rules may soon change. What can businesses expect?

EY - How SMEs can grow through disruptions?

How SMEs can grow through disruptions?

SMEs must adopt the right mindset and play to their strengths, and find the right support from grants available.

   

Elsewhere outside Singapore

EY - TPP halted, what next?

TPP halted, what next?

With the US having withdrawn from the TPP, how might global trade be shaped in the coming years?

   

Eye on Asean

EY - Widening of the Malaysian withholding tax net

Widening of the Malaysian withholding tax net

Changes to the Malaysian tax rules on cross-border service fees and royalty payments can create tax controversy.

   

In conversation with

EY - 2017 global tax policy outlook: what lies ahead?

2017 global tax policy outlook: what lies ahead?

Leaders must watch paradigm shifts in the economy and geopolitics to align their business and tax strategies.

   

Case law

EY - Interest deduction: Is there a nexus?

Interest deduction: Is there a nexus?

When does taking interest deduction on loans or borrowings to finance operations of a business become an issue?