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Managing GST/VAT in the Asian century paper

Published on 06 Sep 12 by NATIONAL DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

The 21st century is being labelled the “Asian century”, and Australian businesses are playing a critical role. Multinational organisations and their tax managers need to be mindful of both technical developments and cultural issues in managing indirect axes in Asia. This paper provides key indirect tax developments throughout the Asian region, as well as sharing some of his experiences in the culture of the way that indirect taxes are managed in Asia.

This paper covers:

  • VAT / GST reforms throughout the region – issues and opportunities for multinational companies
  • How to deal with the tax authorities and your own tax and finance teams more effectively
  • Why understanding the culture of managing taxes in Asia matters
  • How to manage tax risks in an uncertain environment
  • What can be learned from other jurisdictions for the future development of GST in Australia.VAT / GST reforms throughout the region – issues and opportunities for multinational companies
  • How to deal with the tax authorities and your own tax and finance teams more effectively
  • Why understanding the culture of managing taxes in Asia matters
  • How to manage tax risks in an uncertain environment
  • What can be learned from other jurisdictions for the future development of GST in Australia.

Author profile:

Author Photo - Lachlan Wolfers CTA
Lachlan Wolfers CTA
Lachlan is the leader of KPMG’s Indirect Tax practice in China and a member of KPMG’s Global Indirect Taxes leadership team. He was formerly a director of The Tax Institute, and leader of KPMG’s Indirect Taxes and Tax Controversy practices in Australia prior to his relocation to China in 2011. In his current role, Lachlan is assisting multinational companies transition to VAT in China. He is a frequent presenter and media commentator on VAT issues in China, and is currently advising China’s Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation on several tax reforms, including VAT and Advance Rulings. Current at 27 August 2012 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Lachlan R WOLFERS.
 

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