You are cordially invited to attend the captioned Symposium which is scheduled to be held on 3-4 Aug 2017 at Hang Seng Management College (HSMC), Shatin. The Symposium is organised by the School of Business, HSMC and funded by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Hong Kong University Grants Committee (UGC). We are also pleased that the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong is the supporting organisation of the event.
Base Erosion and Profits Shifting (BEPS) refers to tax planning strategies that exploit gaps and mismatches in tax rules of different jurisdictions to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax regions where there is little or no economic activity, resulting in little or no overall corporate tax being paid.
Driven by the call from the G20 leaders, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has commenced work since 2013 on developing measures and framework to fill up the gaps and mismatches in tax rules of different jurisdictions, to ensure that taxing rights between countries are fairly allocated. A comprehensive package of 15 action plans is developed by OECD. Although these measures are not legally binding, they are expected to be implemented by all participating countries with an aim to achieving the global fairness of taxing rights.
This Symposium of Taxation provides a platform for knowledge exchange on tax development in BEPS and the OECD’s 15 action plans. It is intended to offer a timely platform to share information amongst business players, tax practitioners, academics and government officials, in order to bridge the gaps between practical and theoretical perspectives. Guests and speakers from Hong Kong and other parts of the world were invited to share their insights and facilitate cross-disciplinary networking. We believe that participants from different disciplines will exchange their views and share their insights on how to formulate consistent and effective BEPS strategies and how to take proactive measures to implement the BEPS action plans.
Attendance is free-of-charge and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration, please kindly complete and submit the on-line registration form [Click “Here”] by Monday, 3 Jul 2017. Successful registrants will receive our confirmation of seats before the event. For detailed information about the Symposium, please visit the Symposium website at taxsym2017.hsmc.edu.hk or refer to the attached leaflet. For enquiries, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.