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The 2023 Malaysian Budget Proposals will be tabled in Parliament on Friday, 24 February 2023. Join us at this year’s CTIM Budget Seminar which will provide participants with a practical understanding of the key tax changes presented in 2023 Budget Proposals.
Session 1: Roundtable Discussion on Key 2023 Budget Proposals – Its Changes and Impact to Taxpayers
Session 2: Current Development of the Tax Issues that affect SMEs
Session 3: Latest Public Rulings
Alan Chung is currently the Senior Executive Director of Grant Thornton Malaysia. He has more than 20 years of experience in tax compliance, tax advisory and goods and services tax (GST) and played a role in the implementation of the self-assessment system in Malaysia as a secondee to the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia. He is currently the Council Member of CTIM and is a member of Institute’s various committees. In addition, he is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (Chartered Accountant) and CPA of Australia (Certified Practising Accountant).
Datuk Koong Lin Loong has been actively involved in various commerce and community services. He is currently the Council Member of CTIM, Chairman of its Membership Committee, Treasurer-General of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM), Chairman of ACCCIM SMEs Committee and Taxation Taskforce and ACCCIM Representative to SST Technical Committee, Royal Malaysia Customs. In addition, Koong is regular speaker, moderator and commentator of Tax, GST and SMEs forums and roundtable discussions by Professional and Trade Associations.
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.
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 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 transfer pricing.
Zen Chow is the Tax Practice Leader in YYC Group. He specialises in both direct and indirect Malaysian taxation. He has been involved in the tax compliance and tax advisory works for various industries and was a part-time lecturer for Malaysia Taxation in Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak). He is Tax and GST Agent approved by MOF. Zen Chow graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Business and Commerce – double major in Accounting & Banking and Finance. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession after admission as a qualified member of the MIA and also a Council Member of CTIM.
Farah Rosley is the Malaysia Tax Leader of Ernst & Young Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd and has more than 20 years of experience handling tax consulting and advisory including tax structuring, tax reviews, incentives, tax implications of cross-border transactions, tax audits and investigations and transfer pricing assignments, covering a range of industry sectors. She is a frequent speaker at National and International conferences. Farah has worked closely with government authorities and agencies on various taxation matters for local and multinational corporations. She also has engagements at government consultation meetings and has been invited to attend a task force on tax policy matters. Farah has also contributed to numerous articles and commentaries on taxation and related matters to the media and other publications. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Hull, UK, a Fellow of ACCA, Chartered Accountant of MIA, and Licensed Tax Agent with the Ministry of Finance. Farah is the Immediate Past President and Fellow Member of CTIM.
Asaithamby Perumal is a partner in the tax services of Ernst & Young Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd. His professional experience includes providing tax consulting, structuring, tax incentive and compliance services for local and international corporate groups as well as public listed companies. Asai specializes in providing tax technical and value-added solutions including advising on various tax technical matters. He has worked in significant international tax engagements relating to inbound and outbound investments, withholding tax planning, foreign source income recognition issues among others. Additionally, Asai has been involved in some of Malaysia’s largest mergers and group reorganization activities. He was involved in the group restructuring projects of a Malaysian business conglomerate associated with automotive franchises, motor trading, property trading, hotels as well as food and beverage (F&B). He has also worked with many government authorities on tax incentives and policy matters. Asai has previously worked in Australia where he provided tax solutions on capital gains tax, trust tax law, corporate tax, international taxation matters, restructure and overall tax matters of public listed groups. Asai graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and a Master of Taxation from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Lau Chin Chin is the Tax Partner of AVICS Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd, a boutique tax consulting firm primarily focus on tax advisory and tax training engagements. She was previously attached with the Transfer Pricing and Investigation Group of PWC Malaysia and was the Director of Tax Division of PKF Malaysia and Executive Director – GST Division of Moore Stephens Malaysia. She has over 20 years of tax and audit experience covering a wide range of Malaysian taxation matters such as tax audit and investigation, tax incentive, business restructuring, tax due diligence review, tax advisory and planning, tax compliance, GST & SST 2.0 implementation and etc. for clients ranging from statutory body, MNCs, PLCs & SMEs in Malaysia. She has also worked closely with solicitors in various clients’ tax appeals to the Special Commissioners of Income Tax and High Court. She is currently advising various PLCs primarily in manufacturing sectors in tax advisory and tax incentive engagements and actively involved in providing income tax dispute resolution support services to HNW individuals as well as companies particularly in their tax audit and investigation cases conducted by the tax authorities
Tai Lai Kok has over 32 years of experience in tax compliance and advisory working with corporate and individual clients. His areas of specialization include mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, corporate restructuring/planning and tax incentives. He has significant dealings with local and multinational clients in all areas of taxation. His industry exposure encompasses the property development, consumer and industrial markets and infrastructure sectors. Lai Kok has also acted as an advisor in numerous investment (inbound and outbound) and tax due diligence assignments. Within Malaysia, he also holds the role of Head of Family Business under the KPMG Private Enterprise practice in Malaysia. Lai Kok has contributed thought leadership in various industry and mainstream media. He is also a frequent speaker at various events including forums and seminars organized by the Inland Revenue Board and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia.
Yong Mei Sim has served over 35 years in the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (“IRB”) and held the last position as the Principal Assistant Director of the Penang branch, before retiring in 2016. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Economics with a Second Class Upper from the University Science of Malaysia in Penang. She was later awarded the prestigious JPA scholarship to pursue and successfully completed her Master’s of Science in Taxation from the Golden Gate University in San Francisco, USA. During her tenure in office, she has been, inter alia, an audit manager in charge of the Payroll Taxes Unit, Field Audit and Desk Audit Unit. She had actively assisted the Federal Councils of the IRB in handling tax litigation cases. Among the landmark tax litigation cases which she was directly involved are ICTSB vs DGIR, PSSB vs DGIR and Marigold (M) Sdn Bhd vs DGIR. With her vast knowledge and experience in the field of Malaysian taxation, she has been invited by the IRB and other professional bodies to speak extensively around the country and to share her valuable experience and expertise on income tax updates and all other relevant taxation matters.