Optimise Your Business with Deductions and Allowances

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Recommended: Grasp the essentials of deduction of expenses and R&D enhanced deductions
03 March 2021, Wednesday

Closing date: 01 Mar 2021, Monday or when spaces are filled

12.00 - 02.00PM

(Tech check from 11.45am.)

Online Classroom

CPE Hours (Income Tax):

2 hour(s)

CPE Hours (GST):

0 hour(s)

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Training Category:
$ 50
Details/ Promotion:
Attendees will be entitled to a 15% discount for The Law & Practice of Singapore Income Tax, 3rd Edition
Contact Eugene (6597 5714), Wan Zhen (6597 5717) or enquiry@sctp.org.sg
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Programme Synopsis

There are many rules around what you can or cannot claim for business expenses. How can this knowledge help you reduce the amount of tax payable? What are the expenses that are claimable in the production of income? To make deep progress in your business, continuous research and development is a necessity, but do you know there are tax incentives that you can tap on?

From the chapter authors of Deductions against Income and Research & Development Deduction and Allowances of The Law and Practice of Singapore Income Tax (Third Edition), this upcoming session facilitated by Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) Mr Harvey Koenig, Tax Partner, KPMG Advisory and Mr Jeremiah Soh, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, will uncover the abovementioned and explore into the areas of optimising your business with deduction and allowances. Using practical examples and case studies, look into the cases of deductible and non-deductible expenditure and how R&D claims will be evaluated by the tax authority.

The webinar ends with a Q&A session joined by Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) Mr Tan Kay Kheng, Partner and Head of Tax Practice, WongPartnership, where he will also be sharing his practical insights on deductions against income. Seize the opportunity to engage in a discussion and tap into the expertise of these established tax advisors.

Programme Outline

  • Understand the principles behind allowable expenses and deductions
  • Learn more about the intricacies of R&D deductions and allowances
  • Gain insights through case studies and examples
  • Be clued in on the potential issues emerging in the new normal

About the Facilitator(s)

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Mr Jeremiah Soh
Senior Associate
Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

Jeremiah is a Senior Associate with the Tax and Trade practice group at Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow and has practised tax law for 9 years. 

Jeremiah has assisted taxpayers in appeals before all levels of Singapore courts on complex and novel issues of tax law in several reported decisions. He is also experienced in tax advisory and consultancy work, having advised various domestic and multinational companies on a broad range of domestic and cross-border tax issues, particularly in the realm of business restructurings and legal entity rationalisations. Jeremiah has also been recognised as a Rising Star for Tax in the Legal 500.

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Mr Harvey Koenig 
Tax Partner
KPMG Advisory LLP
Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax)

Harvey is Tax Partner with KPMG Advisory LLP, Singapore, and leads the R&D Grants and Consulting practice with more than 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sector.

In KPMG, Harvey helped to form one of the first dedicated R&D incentives practice in Singapore to assist clients on their R&D tax incentives claims and access to government grants and incentives. He also advises on corporate tax matters, including intellectual property planning, setting up of regional headquarters and cross border mergers and acquisitions. Harvey contributes to discussions on tax policy matters and is part of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) Taskforce on R&D Tax Incentives.

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Mr Tan Kay Kheng
Partner and Head of Tax Practice
WongPartnership LLP
Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax)

Kay Kheng heads the Tax Practice at WongPartnership LLP. His practice encompasses both contentious and advisory/ transactional work relating to income tax, stamp duty, property tax and goods and services tax, for clients across various industry sectors. He regularly appears as counsel in the Court of Appeal, High Court and the specialist tribunals (Income Tax Board of Review, GST Board of Review, Valuation Review Board and Land Acquisition Appeals Board).

His professional service includes being previously on the boards of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (now known as Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals), the Accounting Standards Council, and as a divisional councillor of CPA Australia. He also taught as adjunct faculty at the SMU School of Law. He continues to serve on the Inquiry Panel and the Disciplinary Tribunal Panel for the legal profession, and as Vice-Chairman of the Law Society’s Compensation Fund Committee.


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