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Tax Issues Arising from the Adoption of FRS 116 / SFRS(I) 16 (On Demand)


The Accounting Standards Council issued FRS 116 on 30 June 2016 and SFRS(I) 16 on 29 December 2017. FRS 116/SFRS(I) 16 applies to entities with effect from annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019.

The accounting changes will have a significant impact on how companies account for certain assets and liabilities. Given the potential mismatch between tax and accounting, these changes could increase compliance and operational costs and create additional administrative burdens for tax reporting and filing.

Companies will need to also ensure that any transitional adjustments are carefully accounted for in order to avoid a double counting of taxes and/or deductions arising from the nature and reclassification of income and expense items.

In this timely and practical webinar, the Trainer will share with you the appropriate tax treatment and challenges for entities adopting FRS 116 or SFRS(I) 16. You will also learn to avoid the common pitfalls when you are doing your tax reporting.

Programme Outline

  • Accounting Aspects and Background of FRS 116
  • Current Tax Treatment
  • FRS 116 Tax Treatment
  • Tax Treatment of Subleases
  • Withholding Tax Obligations
  • Application of total asset method for computing interest adjustment
  • Transitional Tax Adjustments upon Adoption of FRS 116
  • Potential Pitfalls
  • Examples

Expert Speaker

Wong Kok Siong

Kok Siong is a Tax Partner with Steven Tan Russell Bedford PAC. He has over 20 years of experience in tax compliance and tax planning, including 12 years with one of the Big Four Accounting Firms.

Kok Siong is well versed in Singapore income tax law and practice and he advises clients on a broad array of projects, including mergers and acquisitions, portfolio transfers, corporate restructuring, tax due diligence, cross-border transactions and investments. Having worked with clients in multiple industries, Kok Siong has extensive experience and expertise in serving local, multinational and listed companies in Singapore as well as multinational companies based in Asia Pacific, United States and Europe.

Kok Siong is an Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA) with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals, and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

The webinar was recorded on 17 August 2020

  • Elearning
    • $162.00 incl. GST
    • PD hours: 1.5
    Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)
    • $162.00 incl. GST

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