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This is the AM session of our ONE-DAY workshop.

Companies may only zero-rate their supply of services if it falls within the description of international services under Section 21(3) of the GST Act.

This topic is regarded as one of the more challenging areas of GST. Hence, with the use of practical examples and case studies, this practical workshop will help provide in-depth insights on the essential issues and peculiarities of GST treatment on international services. Participants will effectively learn how to avoid common errors and costly penalties when applying zero-rating treatment on international services.

Programme Outline

AM Session: 9am-12.30pm

  • Determining the belonging status of customers
  • Clarification on “directly in connection with” and “directly benefit”
  • Misconceptions
  • List of services and their conditions
  • Examples and illustration
  • Avoiding the mistakes commonly made in applying zero-rating
  • Recent updates


This unique workshop format offers you the option to attend either the AM, PM or ONE-DAY session.

PM Session: GST Treatment on Recovery of Expenses, click HERE

One-day Session: GST Treatment on International Services & Recovery of Expenses, click HERE

By attending the one-day session, you enjoy greater savings and lunch will be provided. Register NOW!

What you will learn

At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Deepen practical understanding of the challenging concept of zero-rating international services
  • Gain in-depth insights on the essential issues and peculiarities of zero-rating international services
  • Find out and avoid the mistakes commonly made in applying zero-rating
  • Learn to rightly determine and apply zero-rating treatment to prevent costly penalties

Target Audience

  • Finance Managers and Executives
  • Accountants and Accounts Executive (involved with the preparation of GST returns or involved in the determination of the GST treatment for goods and/or services provided by their companies)
  • Anyone involved in GST compliance

Expert Speaker

Catherine Chiang is a Senior Consultant (GST) in Consul Biz Consultancy Services. She has previously spent 6 years in the IRAS, handling GST and Income Tax audit and almost 10 years with 2 of the Big Four international accounting firms, specialising in GST compliance and advisory work. During this period, she has accumulated extensive experience in performing GST prudential reviews, GST consultancy, GST compliance, GST audits and GST training for clients.

Catherine has a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore. She is an Accredited Tax Advisor (GST) registered with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. Catherine is also an ACTA certified Trainer

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