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Malaysian Tax Budget Conference 2019

New Regime, New Challenges, New Opportunities

MYR2,332.00 (including SST)

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Overview

A new government brings with it new hope and new expectations. All eyes are now on the new Harapan Government’s maiden Budget, as it would be the first major policy paper that would be unveiled by the new government to drive the economy.

Wolters Kluwer’s leading Malaysian Tax Budget Conference 2019 promises more than just the budget changes. It will look at what are the key trends, challenges and opportunities that may impact your business and influence your strategy in 2019. Featuring presentations and discussions by distinguished voices from practice and corporate, you will gain comprehensive insights on the latest tax developments and its potential implications on businesses. This must-attend event will equip you with best practice strategies to successfully take your business forward.

Conference Highlights

Day 1

  • 2019 Tax Budget : Direct Tax and Indirect Tax Updates
  • Malaysia’s Economic Prospects, Opportunities and Risks in 2019 and Beyond
  • Recent Tax Cases , Grey Areas and Key Challenges
  • Expert Dialogue Discussion : The Malaysian Budget and the Future

Day 2

  • Transfer Pricing : Critical Updates, Challenging Issues and Managing Potential Risks
  • Corporate Tax Audits and Investigation Findings
  • Maximising Opportunities with Tax Incentives and Deductions
  • Taxation of the Digital Economy and Crypto-Currencies

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs, COOs, CFOs & Decision-Makers
  • Tax Directors
  • Financial Controllers/Finance Directors/Managers
  • Corporate Tax Managers/Analysts/Executives
  • In-House Tax/Finance Professionals Responsible for Tax Planning and Compliance

Benefits of Attending

  • Explore key measures proposed in the Budget 2019 and their impact on your business
  • Be up to date with the latest changes in Malaysian tax rules, emerging trends and best practices
  • Understand key challenges in managing tax risks as impacted by Budget 2019
  • Maximise tax planning opportunities and minimise potential liabilities in the new budget year
  • Leverage on insights from an array of leading tax experts
  • Network and share experiences with like-minded peers from the business community

Conference Agenda:

DAY 1: MONDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2018
BUDGET 2019 : GETTING UP TO SPEED ON CRITICAL UPDATES AND DEVELOPMENTS

8.30am

Registration

9.00am

Welcome

9.05am

Keynote Address from Conference Chairman

Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh, Non-Executive Chairman, Axcelasia Inc.

9.45am

Budget 2019 : Direct Tax Highlights

Asaithamby Perumal, Partner, International Tax Services, Ernst & Young Malaysia

10.45am

Networking Break

11.15am

Budget 2019 : Indirect Tax Highlights

Aaron Bromley, Partner , Indirect Tax, Ernst & Young Malaysia

12.15pm

Networking Lunch 

1.30pm

Malaysia’s Economic Prospects, Opportunities and Risks in 2019

Nor Zahidi Alias, Chief Economist, Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC)

2.30pm

Recent Tax Cases, Grey Areas and Key Challenges

S.Saravana Kumar, Partner, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

3.30pm

Networking Break

4.00pm

Expert Dialogue Session: The Malaysian Budget and Beyond

An interactive discussion between practice and corporate on important tax developments arising from the Budget. Get practical tips on how to better manage your tax liabilities in 2019.

  • Implications of the tax budget
  • Identifying the opportunities
  • Managing potential tax risks/challenges
  • What will be the tax landscape in 2019?
  • Expectations for the future

Chairman:

Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh, Non-Executive Chairman, Axcelasia Inc.

Panelists:

Amarjeet Singh, Malaysia Tax Leader, EY Malaysia

Daniel Woo, Grant Thornton Malaysia

Surin Segar,  Head, Group Performance Reporting, Enterprise Information Management & Tax. Maybank – Representing CPA Australia

Sim Kwang Gek, Country Tax Leader, Deloitte Malaysia

5.00pm

End of Day 1

DAY 2: TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2018
LEADING INTO 2019 : UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES AHEAD 

8.30am

Registration

9.00am

Welcome

9.05am

Transfer Pricing : Critical Updates , Challenging Issues and Managing Potential Risks

  • What's new on the Transfer Pricing front?
  • Perennial issues still facing MNEs
  • Trending Transfer Pricing issues
  • Intragroup financing: The inherent complexity and challenges
  • Avoiding Common Transfer Pricing Pitfalls

 Anushia Soosaipillai, Partner, Transfer Pricing, PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia

10.30am

Networking Break

11.00am

Understanding the Current Trends in Tax Audit & Investigation by the Inland Revenue Board

  • Roles & Responsibilities in Tax Compliance - What iss the Current Approch by the IRB in Tax Audit and Investigation?
  • ​Case Study on Voluntary Disclosure - what, why & when to make disclosure to the IRB to mitigate any discovery of their tax findings
  • ​Common Reporting Standard for the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
    • ​​Implications on Malaysian High Net Worth Taxpayers
    • Preparing Statement of Assests & Liabilities
    • Enforcement tools by the IRB and Highlight on the selection criteria for scrutiny
  • Your Capital Statement under IRB's scrutiny
    • Selection criteria: Why me?
    • Common issues in a Capital Statement
    • Enforcement tools

Chow Kuo Seng, Executive Director, Tax, Deloitte Malaysia

12.00pm

Networking Lunch

1.15pm

Maximising Opportunities and Driving Growth with Tax Incentives and Deductions

  • ​Tax incentives in Malaysia
  • New priority sector in Malaysia
  • Malaysia Budget 2019 updates - other tax incentives 

Linda Ooi, Senior Manager, Business Tax Services, EY Malaysia

2.45pm

Networking Break

3.15pm

Taxation of the Digital Economy and Crypto-Currencies

  • ​Digital Economy
  • Taxation of Digital Business
  • Cryptocurrencies Ecosystem and Policies
  • Global developments of Cryptocurrencies
  • Taxation of Cryptocurrencies

Chong Mun Yew, Executive Director, TaxCrowe Malaysia

4.30pm

End of Conference

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