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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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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...
Read More


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,...
Read More


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...
Read More


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...
Read More


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...
Read More


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...
Read More


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...
Read More


BKR Asis Pacific's E-Newsletter for June-July is available now. Please click the link below to download the full...
Read More


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...
Read More


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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