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Spotlight on 2nd IBFD Taiwan International Tax SeminarSep-25-2019

Insight from the IBFD Asia-Pacific Team
 
On 4 September 2019, the 2nd IBFD Taiwan International Tax Seminar: “Substance and Transparency in International Taxation” was successfully held in Taiwan, jointly organized with IFA Chinese Taipei, Taiwan and EY Taiwan. Over 100 tax experts and senior tax practitioners from local tax bureaus, multinational enterprises and universities attended the seminar.  

 

The 2nd IBFD Taiwan International Tax Seminar was mainly dedicated to Actions 5 and 12 of the BEPS Project and focused on recent developments, in particular on economic substance requirements for offshore investment and trade activities, transparency in respect of rulings, and mandatory disclosure rules on tax planning schemes. IBFD Special Counsel Barry Larking discussed BEPS Action 5: Countering Harmful Tax Practices More Effectively, taking into account transparency and substance. This was followed by Yishian Lin, a Partner in International Tax Service of EY Taiwan, who delivered a speech on BEPS Action 12: Mandatory Disclosure Rules – Anti-tax avoidance and anti-money laundering investigation. Thereafter, Pi-Lien Ding presented the recent tax treaty policy of Taiwan in response to developments in international taxation. Lastly, Bart Kosters, a Senior Principal Research Associate at IBFD, shared his insights on recent developments in digital taxation, which is a concern of most of the participants.

 

The 2nd IBFD Taiwan International Tax Seminar built a platform for discussion regarding substance and transparency in international taxation, which was warmly welcomed and highly rated by the participants. In order to fulfil IBFD’s commitment to international taxation in China, IBFD holds a complimentary international tax seminar every second year in Taiwan.
 
Please join us as we look forward to the next seminar in 2021.