Past Seminars / Events
Programme Code : 20170929
Event Date : 29 September 2017 (Friday)
Time : 6:45pm-8:45pm
Venue : UR8, SCOPE, 8/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong View google map
Speakers : Mr. Wilson Cheng, Partner, Ernst & Young Tax Services Limited
Language : Cantonese
CPD Credit : 2 hrs
Proficiency Level : Intermediate Level
Fee : HK $ 250 for TIHK member / student
HK $ 350 for Non-member
HK $ 300 for members of organizations of CPD Alliance

Hong Kong has had a territorial tax system since taxes on income were first introduced in the 1940s and source of profits remains one of the most contentious tax issues in Hong Kong.  In recent years, tax professionals and taxpayers may have experienced a different approach from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) with respect to offshore claims.  The purpose of this seminar is to provide an overview on the offshore tax regime in Hong Kong, share with participants some practical tactics and methods in resolving offshore claim disputes with the IRD and tips for handling offshore claims under IRD tax field audit and investigation.  The key topics that will be addressed at the seminar include:


  1. Overview of the offshore tax regime in Hong Kong
  2. Common offshore claim issues
  3. IRD’s approach to offshore claims
  4. Practical approach in contesting an offshore claim
  5. Handling offshore claims under tax field audit and investigation


Speaker Profile Content :
Mr. Wilson Cheng, Partner, Hong Kong Business Tax Services / Tax Controversy Services, EY

Wilson is the Tax Controversy Leader in Hong Kong, with around 18 years of Hong Kong corporate tax advisory experiences. He provides wide spectrum of tax controversy services to conglomerates, listed companies as well as US and European-based multinational corporations.

He has extensive experiences in dealing with Hong Kong tax authorities, for example assisting corporations in settling pro-longed tax disputes on contentious tax issues in Hong Kong. More recently, he advised his clients on new tax incentives scheme in Hong Kong and then assisted client to obtain an advance ruling from the Hong Kong tax authorities. His other tax experiences include group structure rationalization and restructuring, cross-border transaction planning and compliance, IPO review and restructuring.

While focusing on retail and consumer product as well as real estate, hospitality and construction industry sectors, Wilson also has diverse industry experiences, including technology, entertainment, media and telecommunications sectors.

Wilson regularly contributes tax technical articles to newspapers and technical journals and is a frequent speaker at tax seminars organized by various professional bodies in Hong Kong. He also serves as the Council Member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong from 2012/13 to 2015/16 and the member of the taxation sub-committee of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Hong Kong branch from 2011 onwards.