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Managing GST/VAT in the Asian century presentation

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 hroughout 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.T / 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:

Lachlan R WOLFERS
Lachlan is a tax partner at KPMG and a director of KPMG Tax Lawyers Pty Ltd. Lachlan is the leader of KPMG's indirect tax practice in Sydney, and in recent years, has developed an extensive tax litigation practice. Lachlan is a National Councillor of the Taxation Institute, and Chair of its Corporate Subcommittee and former Chair of its GST and Indirect Tax Subcommittee. Lachlan has written for a vast range of publications, including on the topics of CGT, GST and income tax, and is a regular media commentator on tax matters.
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