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The 2022 Malaysian Budget Proposals will be announced and tabled in Parliament on Friday, 29 October 2021 by the Minister of Finance. The theme for this year’s Budget Proposals is in line with the Government’s focus on strengthening the country’s economy. Join us at this year’s CTIM Budget Seminars which will provide participants with a practical understanding of the key tax changes presented in 2022 Budget Proposals.
Benefits to Participants:
- Get to know the key issues arising from the major Budget changes in 2022 and their impact on your businesses.
- Receive 8 CPD points recognised by MOF as one of the mandatory Budget Seminars for the purposes of Section 153, Income Tax Act 1967.
SESSION 1: Roundtable Discussion on Key 2022 Budget Proposals – Its Changes and Impact to Taxpayers
Mr David Lai, CTIM Council Member
– Mr Soh Lian Seng, CTIM Council Member
– Mr K Sandra Segaran, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Malaysian Tax Research Foundation
SESSION 2: Forum Discussion on Anticipated Transfer Pricing Guidelines and Framework
Ms Leow Mui Lee, CTIM Council Member
– Mr Thenesh Kannaa, CTIM Council Member
– Ms Anushia Soosaipillai, Partner, Tax-Transfer Pricing, PWC
SESSION 3: Forum Discussion on BEPs Action Plan 2.0 and Its Implication to Malaysian Tax System
Mr Harvindar Singh, CTIM Council Member
– Mr Tan Hooi Beng, CTIM Council Member
– Mr Anil Kumar Puri, CTIM Council Member
Anil Kumar Puri has over 20 years of tax compliance and consulting experience and leads EY Malaysia’s International Corporate Tax Advisory and Tax Technical teams. He has advised on the tax and implications of many cross-border transactions (both inbound and outbound). His experience includes advising on the impact of the OECD’s Base Erosion & Profit Shifting Action Plans on holding and transactional structures, regulatory approvals, withholding taxes, tax incentives, structuring of operations in a business-focused and tax efficient manner and exit strategies. Anil has advised on a number of restructuring exercises, including pre-IPO restructuring and pre-divestment restructuring. He has also led various tax buy-side and sell-side due diligence projects, including multi-country projects, involving various industries such as retail, education, oil & gas and healthcare. Anil regularly speaks at tax conferences and training sessions, including on post-Budget, BEPS 2.0 and digital tax matters.
Anushia Soosaipillai joined the PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia’s transfer pricing and investigation group in 1999 and has vast experience in assisting and advising companies in various transfer pricing projects and defending challenges to transfer prices by tax authorities in tax audits and investigation. She is a member of the CTIM and a Fellow of CPA Australia. Anushia is a Board of Governor for American Malaysia Chamber of Commerce. She has experience in advising clients on transfer pricing projects such as price setting assignments, risk management reviews, preparing and submitting transfer pricing report to tax authorities, shared cost allocation and comparable studies. Anushia also works very closely with other tax and transfer pricing specialists within the PricewaterhouseCoopers network for assignments that involves clients with overseas and Malaysian operations.
David Lai is an Executive Director at BDO Tax Services Sdn Bhd and is the Head of BDO’s Tax Advisory function. He has over 25 years of work experience in professional practice and was CFO of a multi-national commercial group. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”). He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”) and is a Council Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (“CTIM”) and is currently the chairman of its Technical Committee – Indirect Tax. David expertise is in tax advisory work for local and multi-national companies in various sectors, including financial, property, leisure, trading, and manufacturing sectors. David has extensive tax experience in cross border transactions, corporate restructuring, international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and group financing. He has also led numerous transfer pricing and GST implementation engagements for both domestic and multinational groups.
Harvindar Singh is a Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) as well as the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM). Harvindar was attached to the firms of PWC and E&Y as a tax consultant and is currently the Managing Partner of Harvey & Associates, a boutique firm that specialises in taxation consulting services as well as the Tax Partner in SCS Global Consulting (M) Sdn Bhd. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of taxation. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Budget Commentary and Tax Information Booklet which is produced jointly by MIA, CTIM and MICPA. Harvindar has extensive experience in taxation advisory, transfer pricing documentation preparation, tax planning as well as tax audits and investigations and he serves as a tax consultant to SK International (M) Sdn Bhd, numerous accounting firms and MNEs. He is a Council Member of CTIM.
K Sandra Segaran is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Malaysian Tax Research Foundation (MTRF). He served as General Manager (Group Tax) in Petronas for over 7 years. Prior to that, he was an Executive Director in Deloitte Malaysia where he served 8 years, including a stint of 3 years as head of International Tax in the Malaysian practice. He started his career in Taxation in the Inland Revenue Board, where he served 22 years. Segaran’s over 37 years of tax experience covers a wide range of industries and legislation relating to all matters of Malaysian Taxation. A former council member for over 8 years, he also serves as a committee member of CTIM’s Direct Tax Technical Committee, Editorial Board and National Tax Conference 2022 Organising Committee. He is currently the Consultant Editor of Wolters Kluwer’s Master Tax Guide.
Leow Mui Lee is the Senior Executive Director of Tricor Taxand Sdn Bhd. She is a Council Member of CTIM as well as a member of CPA Australia and the MIA. Mui Lee has many years of tax experience with leading international accounting firms in Malaysia. She leads Taxand’s transfer pricing service line and has serviced a broad spectrum of clients including large multinational corporations and public listed companies. She has also managed projects relating to tax audits & investigations, tax risk management as well as tax due diligence. Under Mui Lee’s stewardship, Taxand has won numerous awards.
Soh Lian Seng leads the Tax Dispute Resolution practice at KPMG in Malaysia, and brings over 25 years of experience advising local and multinational corporations on tax advisory and compliance, specialising on tax audit and investigations across different sectors. His negotiation skills and problem solving acumen are well recognised by clients, supported by the numerous resolved cases Lian Seng has secured in major dispute resolution engagements. He is a Council Member of CTIM and Chairman of its audits and investigations working group.
Tan Hooi Beng is the Deputy Managing Director, International Tax Leader and Tax Technical Leader of Deloitte Malaysia. He has more than 22 years of experience in cross-border taxation and has vast experience in advising multinational corporations on corporate structuring and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, international offshore financial centres, business model optimization, tax treaties and cross-border taxation generally. He is a Council Member of CTIM.
Thenesh Kannaa is a partner at TraTax who advises on both international tax and indirect tax matters to clients from diverse industries including manufacturing, services, distribution, retail, construction, property development, healthcare, financial services, shipping, automotive, telecommunications, societies, GLCs and statutory bodies. Thenesh is a Council Member of CTIM, chair of Technical Committee on Direct Tax I and member of other technical committees. He is also a member of ACCA’s expert panel on taxation, member of Industry Advisory Panel for Taylor’s School of Professional Studies and an exco member of the International Fiscal Association’s Malaysian branch. Thenesh is also the author of various books and articles on taxation.