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The corporate tax filing season is fast approaching. It would be timely to have a refresher on the key income tax concepts and updates to ensure that the corporate income tax return is accurate, complete and error-free.
The workshop aims to achieve the following objectives: -

  • simplify key income tax concepts;
  • avoid making commonplace errors/pitfalls;
  • maximize tax savings; and
  • provide updates to relevant topics

Programme Outline


  • Introduction of Singapore Corporate Tax System
  • Semi-Territorial basis
  • Residence
  • One-tier corporate tax system


  • What is taxable
  • Income vs capital gain
  • Income sourced and deemed source in Singapore (withholding tax overview)
  • Foreign sourced income/ remittance & concept of permanent establishment
  • Key changes and Updates
  • Essential tax planning points and considerations


  • What is deductible
  • Revenue vs capital expenditure
  • Key changes and Updates
  • How to maximise super tax deductions

Capital costs

  • Capital allowances
  • Renovation & refurbishment expenses
  • Writing-down allowance
  • Land Intensification Allowance (LIA)
  • Key changes and Updates
  • How to maximise capital allowance claims


  • Unabsorbed tax losses, capital allowances, donations
  • Group relief system
  • Losses carry back
  • Key changes and Updates

Tax computations – basis, presentation and other considerations

Target Audience

Business owners, directors, finance managers, tax professionals and those who are responsible for the tax functions of their companies.

Expert Speaker

Chris Loh

Chris Loh has fourteen years of tax experience, six of which were spent in one of the Big Four where he was part of the financial services tax team specialising in insurance, banking and capital markets and asset management. He has assisted various financial services clients in their tax compliance matters and dealing with MAS and IRAS on various tax compliance matters.

Chris is proficient in assisting his clients in the application for tax incentives with relevant bodies and has also provided tax advice including fund structuring, cross border transactions and the like. His clients range from MNCs to SMEs in various industries including asset management, shipping, manufacturing, legal and construction. In addition to providing regular tax compliance services, helping clients with their incentive and Advance Ruling applications, and advising on cross-border transactions, he has also been heavily involved in advising on the re-structuring of family-owned businesses.

Chris has a Master of Taxation from UniSIM and serves as an adjunct for the undergraduate tax course in UniSIM. He also has a double degree in accountancy and business management from the Singapore Management University.

This is a face-to-face event to be held on 22 October 2021.

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