A Peek into the “Taxing Book” - The Law and Practice of Singapore Income Tax 3rd Edition Primers Series: Tax Planning and Avoidance

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11 December 2020, Friday

03.00 - 05.00PM
The webinar will be conducted via Zoom

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Programme Synopsis

Following the success of the first and second editions, the Tax Academy of Singapore is proud to announce the upcoming launch of the 3rd edition of The Law & Practice of Singapore Income Tax. An authoritative and comprehensive reference book on taxation of income, this edition aims to explain the fundamental changes to the tax landscape and updates on the Second Edition with a comprehensive coverage and analysis of case law developments, administrative guides and practical application of the income tax law, tax treaties and international tax agreements. In conjunction with the launch of the book, we are pleased to present a series of webinars where the authors will give an overview of what is covered in their respective chapters and expound on some of the topics. In addition, webinar participants will be entitled to a special 15% discount off the price of the book!

In this second webinar of the series, we are pleased to invite Ms Ong Ken Loon (Drew & Napier LLC, Head, Tax & Private Client Services) and Mr Charles Li (Drew & Napier LLC, Associate Director, Tax & Private Client Services), to share on the chapter on “Tax Planning and Avoidance”. While both tax planning and tax avoidance are legal, employing inappropriate practices of tax avoidance in some cases may border on tax evasion. On the other hand, tax planning is a process of elaborating the company’s financial related matters to maximise the tax benefits under eligible provisions of the tax framework. In this webinar, we will discuss the framework for tax planning and the application of the general anti-avoidance provision under section 33 of the Income Tax Act.

Programme Outline

A Highlight of Key Areas:

  • An overview on the framework for tax planning
  • Application of Section 33
  • Interaction with tax offences
  • Thoughts on recent developments in GAAR and Singapore’s effort to strengthen its anti-avoidance principles
  • Discussion and Q&A session


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