Past Seminars / Events
Programme Code : 20160922
Event Date : 22 September 2016 (Thursday)
Time : 6:45pm-9:45pm
Venue : UR 8, SCOPE, SCOPE, 8/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, HK
Speakers : Ms Kathy Siu, Tax Director, Equiom
Language : English
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

“One belt, one road” (“OBOR”) is a development strategy started by the Chinese government in 2013 to encourage outbound investments by Chinese enterprises.  

Since then, the State Administration of Taxation (“SAT”) has issued a number of tax circulars to provide directions to complement the implementation of the OBOR strategy. 

As these “going abroad” enterprises are increasingly having to face cross-border tax issues, tax treaties are important legal instruments to help them to co-ordinate cross-border taxation, eliminate double taxation and resolve tax disputes between different tax jurisdictions. 

The SAT has signed double tax treaties with 104 countries and has requested the China tax authorities at all levels to promote and explain the tax treaty provisions to these “going abroad” enterprises in order to support the OBOR strategy.

Hong Kong, with its sound geographic location and as an international financial, trade and shipping centre and an offshore centre of renminbi business, can play a very important role in the OBOR initiative. 

This seminar will cover the following key topics: 

‧China’s tax policies in supporting the OBOR strategy

‧Hong Kong – our role in OBOR

‧Hong Kong as a good intermediary company

‧Examples of the benefits of the Hong Kong tax treaty

‧BEPS – be aware of it

Speaker Profile Content :
Kathy Siu is a Tax Director of Equiom Group, based at their Hong Kong office. She qualified in the UK as a Chartered Accountant with a “Big Four” firm, she went on to qualify as an International Tax Affiliate of the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation and as a Certified Tax Advisor with the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. She is also a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Kathy provides China-Hong Kong cross-border tax advice for companies and individuals and advises big multinational corporations on transfer pricing policies and documentations.

She is also experienced in dealing with tax authorities on tax audits and transfer pricing investigations in China and Hong Kong both as external tax advisor as well as in-house Global Head of Tax and APAC Regional Director in big MNCs.