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BKR ASIAPAC September E-Newsletter is available now! CLICK NOW to know the latest news and updates on BKR and our member...
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This tax article was prepared by Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP  Brief Background about Equalisation Levy (EL) in India Equalisation Levy (EL) was introduced in India in 2016, in accordance with Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Action Plan I formulated by OECD on ‘Taxation of Digital Economy’. This version of levy had the intention of...
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From the TATA - Big Basket deal to various updates in the Tax and Regulatory field over the past couple of months, the August edition of #KCMInsight has it all, at one place! Read through some interesting case laws on Corporate Tax, International Tax, Transfer Pricing and GST. Also, stay updated with various notifications and circulars under...
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Amit Maheshwari of AKM Global shares his views on the topic "Should India go back to the old portal?" Amit says "The intent behind the new e-filing portal was to make the life of the taxpayer easy at the end of the day, which has not been entirely fulfilled. Read his views together with the other tax experts by clicking below. Should India Go...
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Recently, one of the tax tribunals in India dismissed the appeal filed by Telenor ASA (taxpayer) for AY 2010-11 and held that providing Inter-connected, interlaced, and sequential technical services under a unified agreement constitutes a Permanent Establishment (PE) in India. AKM Global prepared the facts of the case and also included their views...
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In another judgement, the Hon’ble Mumbai Tribunal has again iterated that TRC issued by Mauritius shall be a sufficient proof of Mauritius tax residency and can't be challenged on the grounds of re-domiciliation. AKM Global have prepared the attached update for your reference. credits: AKM...
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BKR AsiaPac recently concluded its AGM 2021 last July 23 and 24, 2021 with about 40 participants across the region and worldwide. Mr. Tim Morris, CEO of BKR International, Graeme Boake Worldwide Chair, Andre Buijsman, EMEA Chairman, Subir Dutta, APAC Chairman and the APAC Board gave the members updates and developments on their respective...
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AKM Global has been shortlisted again (View Nominations) in the below four awards categories in the International Tax Review’s (ITR) Asia Tax Awards 2021: India Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year (India Awards Category)Global Executive Mobility Tax Firm of the Year (Asia Awards Category)Tax Compliance and Reporting Firm of the Year (Asia Awards...
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Walker Wayland Advantage's July 2021 Tax Bulletin with Paul Marini covers all the latest changes to the tax regime in Australia.  Click to read this important information NOW! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/wwadvantage_tax-bulletin-july-2021-activity-6821565860923158528-Tk-2 credits: Walker Wayland...
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T R Chadha & Co LLP Chartered Accountants recently held a vaccination drive at their Gurgaon office. More than 100 #TRCians and their family members came from all across NCR to lend their support against the Covid Virus. Admin and support staff worked tirelessly to make the entire process nearly painless (except for the actual jab!). The...
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The Partners of Walker Wayland NSW Sydney are pleased to announce that Edward Chow and Kate Douglass have been appointed Principals of the firm. CONGRATULATIONS!! credits: Walker Wayland NSW...
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RT ASEAN welcomes a new member firm in #India, the #UAE announces a 100% foreign ownership across the board, and the International Accounting Standards Board (#IASB) proposes amendments setting out accounting for when no foreign exchange rate exists. Read about all this and more in their newly released July edition of the Review Times...
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K. C. Mehta & Co. (KCM) welcomes Mr. Bhadresh Vyas as Director, Indirect Taxes in Mumbai With more than 20 years of post-qualification experience behind him, Bhadresh joins KCM as a Director in its Indirect Tax Practice and would be based out of Mumbai. He would not only take the Indirect Tax practice further but would also lead the Mumbai...
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BKR AsiaPac E-Newsletter for May-June 2021 is available now! Click the document attached to view.
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Congratulations to Alas Oplas & Co for Inaugurating their expanded international office!
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We would like to congratulate K.C. Mehta & Co for celebrating their 64th Foundation day! Milin Mehta, Partner of K.C. Mehta & Co has this to say to all their colleagues: "Glad to wish all my colleagues at #kcmehta on this 64th Foundation day of K.C. Mehta & Co. and take this opportunity to thank all the persons who has put trust and...
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The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) has partnered with the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) SG Cares Office to grow skills-based volunteerism in the #accountancy profession as part of the #SGCares movement. As deputy Chairman of ISCA Cares, RT ASEAN's CEO and Managing partner - Mr Ravi Arumugam had the honour...
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  Congratulations to T R CHADHA & CO LLP for celebrating their 75th Anniversary! The company recognizes the contribution of each and every TRCian (ex and present) who has worked tirelessly to make their ‘Diamond Jubilee’ milestone possible. With 100 services,10 locations, with 19 partners, 150 chartered accountants and 600 staff, T R...
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BKR Asia Pacific, together with Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP, held a Joint Tax Webinar on Digital Taxes in India last April 23, 2021. The said webinar was very interesting for BKR members especially firms who are providing services through online/digital mode to customers in India. Highlighted were the following topics:* Path breaking...
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Congratulations to Prashant Kotecha , Pritesh Amin and Dhaval Trivedi for being elevated as Partners of K.C. Mehta & Co. More...
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The first quarter of 2021 has seen a lot of updates in the tax and regulatory field. Of course Budget 2021 was the biggest of them all, but apart from Budget, there have been a lot of changes happening in GST, Company Law, FEMA, Direct Taxes and Transfer Pricing. We bring to you March 2021 edition of #KCMInsight which not only covers the tax and...
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In the recent judgement by the Supreme Court of India, payments for software without transfer of copyright is not subject to tax as royalty. The Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case of Engineering Analysis Centre of Excellence Private Limited v. The Commissioner of Income Tax & ANR.  has put the controversial issue of tax on payments made for...
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Greetings! The Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her third Budget yesterday. This Budget assumes great significance as it comes amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has led to massive economic disruption in India and around the world. The current Fiscal deficit in India stands at 9.5%.  The Budget proposals for 2021-22...
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Congratulations Ravi Arumugam of RT ASEAN for being appointed as one of the inaugural 6 members of the Panel of Financial Experts (POFE) to support the Family Justice Courts (FJC). The POFE was jointly formed by the FJC and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) to provide FJC Judges with financial valuation advice in dealing with...
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Sharing this article from Walker Wayland NSW Sydney: The ‘JobMaker Hiring Credit’ will give businesses incentives to take on additional young job seekers. This will help young people access job opportunities as the economy recovers. Click on their article below to find out what this means for you and your business 🡣🡣 What does the...
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This edition covers some very interesting M&A cases and also insights on deals in Education Technology Sector. Apart from these, #KCMInsight also provides updates from the Tax and Regulatory fields including some global updates and case laws. They have also dedicated a section for covering Reporting Timelines under FEMA in this...
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Walker Wayland NSW Sydney shares the NSW Budget 2020/2021. Click NOW to read the full article! https://wwnsw.com.au/10565-2/NSW Budget...
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The partners at Walker Wayland NSW, are proud to announce that as of October 2020, the firm has achieved Carbon Neutral Status with the Federal Government Program, Climate Active. 2020 has been an unprecedented year for us all, the current COVID-19 pandemic, the bush fires, and the floods come to mind. These factors have further influenced  to...
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It was a phenomenal achievement for Arpit Jain, Practice Leader, International Tax & Transfer Pricing of KC Mehta & Co, when he landed a spot in the Top 100 List of Great People Managers & Leaders 2020, a collaboration between Great Manager Institute and Forbes India,  He has been selected through a rigorous process involving 1100+...
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BKR Asia Pacific's October-November E-Newsletter Now Available! This edition features Message from the Chair, BKR News, Members' News, Feature Story of the Month and Tax Corner.  Click to Download...
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RT ASEAN'ss Review Times November issue is out now! Click to read the complete edition.
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Walker Wayland Advantage' s Paul Marini takes a look at the 2020-21 Federal Budget, one of the most important ever handed down. Click to read now! 2020-21 Federal Budget - Special...
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K.C. Mehta & Co.'s September 2020 edition of KCMInsight is out now! From a slew of measures across laws (Direct Tax, Indirect Tax, Company Law, etc.) to highly technical and relevant Rulings in Direct & Indirect Taxes and Transfer Pricing, September 2020 has a lot for the Industry and professionals. Click NOW to read the full edition. KCM...
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Prior to 1st April 2020, Dividends were taxed in India in a unique way by taxing the company at a flat rate in the form of a Dividend Distribution Tax or DDT instead of taxing the shareholders. This has changed 1st April 2020 by shifting the tax to the shareholders and scrapping DDT. There was a view that even though DDT is a tax on the company,...
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BKR Asia Pacific concluded the 2nd Series of its Future Leaders' Program, which ran from Sept 23 to Oct 16, 2020. Attended by 22 leaders and potential leaders from different BKR members firms all over the Asia Pacific Region, this year's focus was The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership and was conducted by the world-renowned Franklin Covey. BKR...
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The Future Leaders' Program is done with its 6th Session! 2 more to go! The FLP, which runs from Sept 23 to Oct 16, is being attended by 22 leaders from different BKR members firms all over the Asia Pacific Region. This year's focus is The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership and is being conducted by the world-renowned Franklin...
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We are pleased to announce that AKM Global's "Tax Practice" and "Transfer Pricing Practice" got recognized again in the recently released edition of ITR’s World Tax and World TP Guides. The ITR guide lists top-experts and the most distinguished tax practitioners in more than 50 jurisdictions in every continent. They have been getting ranked...
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Congratulations to BKR Asia Pacific's Tax Committee Chairman Arpit Jain of K.C. Mehta & Co. for being featured in the List of Great People Managers & Leaders 2020, conducted by Great Manager Institute in association with Forbes India by successfully demonstrating the traits of a Great People Leader. It is indeed a matter of pride as...
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For the eighth consecutive year, K.C. Mehta & Co. makes it to the list of India’s Top Tax Firms as per ITR (International Tax Review)’s and World Tax and World Transfer Pricing's World Tax 2021 – The Comprehensive Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Firms. ITR provides rankings and profiles of the most tax-efficient practitioners in the...
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BKR Asis Pacific's E-Newsletter for June-July is available now. Please click the link below to download the full...
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Pratapkaran Paul and Co. is a multi-disciplinary firm, based out of Chennai, India, and deals primarily in matters of audit, taxation, and advisory. Since its inception in 1985, the firm manages a plethora of assignments for its varied client base that includes listed entities, small to medium-sized enterprises, firms, and high net worth...
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In the year, 2018, the most talked-about E-commerce deal in India took place wherein Walmart acquired a majority stake in Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart. As a part of the transaction, the US-based fund Tiger Global sold some of its holdings in Flipkart Private Limited (a company incorporated in Singapore) which was the parent of Flipkart India...
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BKR Asia Pacific Region’s Annual General Membership (AGM) Meeting was held yesterday, July 30, via Zoom. BKR Asia Pacific’s incumbent Chairman Marycris Oplas presented the accomplishments for 2019 while incoming Chairman Subir Dutta delivered his message for the member firms and hopes for a brighter year for APAC.  Aside from the  Board of...
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“To become the better me today than me yesterday”, this is Mr. Toh Kok Chung’s motto.  Mr. Toh was made a partner of Peter Chong & Co.  He joined the firm in July 2013.  He was promoted to the position of Senior Audit Manager in 2018 prior to being admitted as a Partner in April 2020.  “Toh is a determined and committed person....
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K.C. Mehta & Co. presents the latest edition of #KCMSpark wherein Dhwani Shah, Associate Director, International Tax practice discusses the evolving tax landscape in Africa by taking us through the trend-setting changes in tax policies from the African region, which showcases the importance being accorded by various countries to important...
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The BKR International Worldwide Board is proud to announce the appointment of BKR’s new Worldwide CEO, Tim Morris (London), effective from January 1, 2021. Tim will assume his responsibilities from Howard Rosen, who will be retiring at the end of 2020. Tim’s appointment comes as part of a planned leadership transition that the BKR...
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RT ASEAN's bimonthly newsletter, Review Times, July edition is now available! Featuring interesting insights on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected businesses, tips on how to manage your firm's cash flow and financing, key points to note on the COVID-19 (Temporary measures) bill, as well as technical updates from the financial reporting and...
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K.C Mehta & Co. Chartered Accountants have prepared the publication below on transfer pricing questions cropping up in the uncertain business scenario because of Covid-19. Since its outbreak, Coronavirus (Covid-19) has been at the forefront of all discussions. Being a black swan event that it is, its impact, and more importantly, the longevity...
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As shared by Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP, below are short summaries of the two updates which are relevant for foreign companies coming to India/operating in India: 1.    Restriction on investments having a beneficial owner as a Chinese company/entity/national: Government of India has recently revisited the norms prescribed under the...
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The Government of India has come up with an amendment to India’s Exchange Control Regulations whereby investments from and transfers to entities and/or beneficial owners from neighboring countries have been brought within the purview of Government Approval Route. Earlier, such investments were allowed under the Automatic Route (except a few...
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Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP Chartered Accountants has shared the following updates on the stimulus packages by the government of India.  The government of India has announced a number of amendments and packages including massive new financial combined stimulus of USD 266 billion. Announced in five tranches, the stimulus aims to build a...
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Singapore government unveils  $33 billion supplementary budget called the ‘Fortitude budget’ The Fortitude budget provides additional help for SMEs to cover wage and rental costs as well as further incentives for digital transformation for businesses and workers to adapt, transform, and seize new opportunities, amongst others... To see the...
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Toolkit for Leaders

May 19, 2020

We are pleased to share with you the following Toolkit for Leaders from Franklin Covey. Franklin Covey is BKR’s Partner for Future Leaders Program (FLP) and they are globally known for their training expertise. ENGAGEMENT, MOTIVATION AND REMOTE WORKING During the unprecedented current global situation, it is likely that at some point in the...
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As we face one of the most difficult challenges posed by the Covid-19, the magnitude and speed of collapse in the activities that have followed are unlike anything experienced in our lifetimes. This crisis has sparked substantial uncertainty about its impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. While we are trying to stay safe, efforts are being...
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REVIEW Times COVID Edition is out now.  Review Times is a bi-monthly publication of RT ASEAN on all things financial, digital and legal. To read the latest edition, please click on the link below. REVIEW Times - Covid...
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The Secondment Program by BKR International allows its member firms to access resources and experiences, through temporary employment with other members around the globe. It aims to provide assistance to its member firms to grow and strengthen their practices through resources on an international scale. Through the said program, member’s...
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COVID-19 UPDATES by    Dear all, Individuals and businesses alike face an unprecedented challenge from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its flow on impacts to the economy and financial welfare of the population. We are committed to assisting you during this challenging time. To that end, we will provide ongoing updates on this page...
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EAS Shanghai is a boutique-sized business expert possessing extensive experience in managing various kinds of financial assignments for small to medium-sized enterprises. They just celebrated their15th anniversary in 2019. Over the past 15 years, EAS has acquired in‐depth know‐how to provide the most suitable solutions for clients who intend...
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Walker Wayland Advantage published the table below that summarizes the Payroll Tax stimulus measures announced for each state in direct response to COVID-19. Click to see the Table: Payroll Tax Relief for Businesses credits: Walker Wayland...
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Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat recently announced the third round of enhanced support measures to help tide businesses, workers, and households through the #covid19 outbreak. The new "Solidarity Budget" follows the Unity Budget announced on February 18th and the Resilience Budget on March 26th respectively. The Solidarity Budget is aimed at...
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As published by Walker Wayland Advantage, below are the links of the summaries and overview of the government's Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Package: 1st Economic Stimulus Package 2nd Economic Stimulus Package 3rd Economic Stimulus Package credits : Walker Wayland...
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RT ASEAN is proud to extend its heartiest congratulations to their India member firm, Pierian Services, who was recently awarded the title “Emerging company of the year-kpo” at the prestigious ET NOW ‘Business Leader Of The Year’ Awards held at the Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai. Awarded for growth, corporate governance, and long-term...
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Recently, BKR International published advice that members might find useful in running their businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. It is on the Members Forum, log in here: ...
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Alas Oplas & Co., CPAs (AOC) has inaugurated a new branch in Las Pinas City with the Partner-In-Charge Claire Torres. The blessing of the premises was officiated by Fr. Fidel Fabile from Mary Immaculate Parish “Nature Church” located in the city. Founder, Chairman, and CEO Donnies Alas and AOC Cavite Branch Partner Glesie Martinez, are...
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The next series of BKR Asia Pacific's Future Leaders’ Program  (FLP 2020) will be held on July 1 to 3, 2020 at Mandarin Hotel Bangkok, Thailand. This year’s programme will highlight THE 4 ESSENTIAL ROLES OF LEADERSHIP. Even in the most turbulent times, there are four roles leaders play that are highly predictive of success. We call them...
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“Your success is our success.” Walker Wayland Auckland is the local expert with global knowledge. Their experienced team does far more than organize clients' tax accounts – they help them achieve ambitions and plans for business success with exceptional client-focused solutions. Being a smaller accounting firm allows them to have genuine...
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BKR AsiaPac Jan-Feb 2020 Newsletter now available! Please click on the attached file.
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The recent bushfire crisis that has affected hundreds of thousands of Australians has highlighted the need for businesses to provide support and assistance for employees and their families. Not just to support those who may be impacted by the current crisis, but for any mental health issues that may arise. Walker Wayland NSW in conjunction with...
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“For us, AMD is the only organization within the region that has all the qualifications necessary to conduct audits to the standards we require. They’ve been extremely competitive in any tender process we’ve requested with other auditors. However, it’s their ongoing communication and behaviors that really stand out to me. AMD really goes...
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The Singapore Budget 2020 was delivered on the 18th of February by Minister Heng Swee Keat. This year's topics sees a large focus placed on the immediate and long-term advancements to be made as one Singapore in light of the current economic outlook and challenges that may arise in time to come. Emphasis on containing and mitigating the outcomes...
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It was June of 2017 when Joanne Silverio was about to be appointed as the Managing Director of RRUM, a subsidiary of Alas, Oplas & Co., CPAs (AOC), a provider of accounting outsourcing services. Working with AOC for seven (7) years, Joanne rose from being a junior accountant to becoming a managing director.  She was at the peak of her...
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BKR International is pleased to announce the acceptance of Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP (Gurgaon, India) into membership. Established in 1981, Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP is an accounting, tax, and business consultancy firm with additional offices in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Pune, India. The firm works with...
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RT Group is a one-stop Financial solution provider specializing in Audit, Corporate Services, and Business Tax Advisory. Headquartered in Singapore, it is one of the few public accounting entities in Singapore that is qualified to perform audits on public-listed companies that come under the direct scrutiny of the Accounting and Corporate...
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The Union Budget of India for FY 2019-20 was tabled in Parliament last week by the Honourable Finance Minister, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman. Doshi Chatterjee Bagri & Co LLP has produced an analysis of the Indian Budget, available...
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The Union Budget 2020, that is considered one of the most significant budgets in recent times, has come in the backdrop of a tepid global growth, slowing Indian economy and low business and consumer sentiment. The expectations were high considering we had a substantial reduction in tax rates recently. The FM rose to the occasion and has taken...
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RT ASEAN is pleased to announce the addition of a new member firm, Mac & Ross Chartered Accountants, to its network. Mac & Ross Chartered Accountants (MnR) is an Audit and Advisory firm based in the UAE. Established in 2010, MnR provides a varied portfolio of services that ranges from Audit & Assurance, Taxation services, Financial...
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BKR ASIAPAC September E-Newsletter is available now! CLICK NOW to know the latest news and updates on BKR and our member...
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This tax article was prepared by Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP  Brief Background about Equalisation Levy (EL) in India Equalisation Levy (EL) was introduced in India in 2016, in accordance with Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Action Plan I formulated by OECD on ‘Taxation of Digital Economy’. This version of levy had the intention of...
Read More


From the TATA - Big Basket deal to various updates in the Tax and Regulatory field over the past couple of months, the August edition of #KCMInsight has it all, at one place! Read through some interesting case laws on Corporate Tax, International Tax, Transfer Pricing and GST. Also, stay updated with various notifications and circulars under...
Read More


Amit Maheshwari of AKM Global shares his views on the topic "Should India go back to the old portal?" Amit says "The intent behind the new e-filing portal was to make the life of the taxpayer easy at the end of the day, which has not been entirely fulfilled. Read his views together with the other tax experts by clicking below. Should India Go...
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Recently, one of the tax tribunals in India dismissed the appeal filed by Telenor ASA (taxpayer) for AY 2010-11 and held that providing Inter-connected, interlaced, and sequential technical services under a unified agreement constitutes a Permanent Establishment (PE) in India. AKM Global prepared the facts of the case and also included their views...
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In another judgement, the Hon’ble Mumbai Tribunal has again iterated that TRC issued by Mauritius shall be a sufficient proof of Mauritius tax residency and can't be challenged on the grounds of re-domiciliation. AKM Global have prepared the attached update for your reference. credits: AKM...
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BKR AsiaPac recently concluded its AGM 2021 last July 23 and 24, 2021 with about 40 participants across the region and worldwide. Mr. Tim Morris, CEO of BKR International, Graeme Boake Worldwide Chair, Andre Buijsman, EMEA Chairman, Subir Dutta, APAC Chairman and the APAC Board gave the members updates and developments on their respective...
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AKM Global has been shortlisted again (View Nominations) in the below four awards categories in the International Tax Review’s (ITR) Asia Tax Awards 2021: India Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year (India Awards Category)Global Executive Mobility Tax Firm of the Year (Asia Awards Category)Tax Compliance and Reporting Firm of the Year (Asia Awards...
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Walker Wayland Advantage's July 2021 Tax Bulletin with Paul Marini covers all the latest changes to the tax regime in Australia.  Click to read this important information NOW! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/wwadvantage_tax-bulletin-july-2021-activity-6821565860923158528-Tk-2 credits: Walker Wayland...
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T R Chadha & Co LLP Chartered Accountants recently held a vaccination drive at their Gurgaon office. More than 100 #TRCians and their family members came from all across NCR to lend their support against the Covid Virus. Admin and support staff worked tirelessly to make the entire process nearly painless (except for the actual jab!). The...
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