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TIHK (Supporting Organisation) – LexisNexis: Hong Kong Competition Ordinance: Developments and Considerations

Hong Kong Competition Ordinance: Developments and Considerations

LexisNexis Hong Kong will host a FREE knowledge sharing webinar on the topic of “Hong Kong Competition Ordinance: Developments and Considerations”.  This webinar will focus on practical experiences of the speakers in handling Competition Commission investigations and litigation before the Competition Tribunal.

Date: 25 November 2020 (Wed)
Time: 12:00nn – 12:45pm
Language: English

Speakers:

For details, please click here or refer to below poster.

LexisNexis_Hong Kong Competition Ordinance

**Special offer for attendees: 10% off on Butterworths Hong Kong Competition Law Handbook – Second Edition**

Please click here for online registration.

TIHK: CityU SCOPE Professional Diploma in Tax Advisory

We are pleased to inform you that the new intakes of Professional Diploma in Tax Advisory programme jointly offered by The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and CityU School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) will commence in January 2021.

Upon completion of this Programme, members/students are eligible to apply exemptions from Paper 2 “Hong Kong Tax” and Paper 3 “International Tax” of the Certified Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination (which will be renamed as “Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination in 2021) organised by the Institute.

The enrollment deadline for this Programme is 14 December 2020.  Please visit www.cityu.edu.hk/ce/pdta for more details.

On a related note, the Institute and SCOPE will jointly organise an information seminar to introduce the Programme.  Details of the seminar are as follows:

Event: 稅務最新動態暨稅務師資格簡介
(Information Seminar for Professional Diploma in Tax Advisory)
Date: 4 Dec 2020 (Friday)
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
CPD Credit: 1 CPD Credit will be recognised by the Institute after completion of the seminar
Format: Live webinar (ZOOM)
Registration: www.scope.edu/seminar/Tax2020
Enquiries: Please contact SCOPE directly regarding the information seminar:
Tel: 3442 7408 / 3442 7423   Email: bm@scope.edu

 

TIHK (Supporting Organization) – PMI HK Asia Pacific Project Management Congress 2020

Project Management Institute Hong Kong Chapter – PMI HK Asia Pacific Project Management Congress 2020

The Project Management Institute Hong Kong Chapter is proud to host the Asia Pacific Project Management Congress 2020 (Virtual Conference).

With the theme of “Road to Recovery, The Way Forward, the Congress will offer an invaluable platform on ideas exchanges and experience sharing among senior executives and seasoned professionals on how the world can adapt to recover from the pandemic and the importance of project management in supporting Recovery.

  • Date: 12 December 2020 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Theme: Road to Recovery, The Way Forward
  • Fee: TIHK members are entitled to discounted Congress registration rates at HKD 888

For more details, please visit the Congress’s website: www.pmihkcongress.com

2020 PMI HK Congress Registration Form Supporting Organization Member

The completed registration form could be returned to the Congress Secretariat by email (congress@pmi.org.hk) or fax (2784 1616). The registration deadline is 30 November 2020.

Should you have any inquiries on the Congress, please contact the Congress Secretariat at 2784 1880 or email to congress@pmi.org.hk

TIHK (Supporting Organisation) – 4th Academia-Industry Exchange IIBG Symposium 2020
The Institute of International Business & Governance (IIBG) of The Open University of Hong Kong – 4th Academia-Industry Exchange IIBG Symposium 2020

This Symposium will be an interdisciplinary forum that involves international academia, scholars, researchers, industry practitioners and policy makers to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences on business ethics and sustainable development, and to explore opportunities for future collaboration.

  • Date: 4 December 2020 (Friday)
  • Time: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • Theme: International Business, Innovation & Governance: Shaping the Futures of Smart Economy
  • Fee: Free-of-charge

Symposium’s website: http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/iibg2020symposium/ 

Please click here for registration. The registration deadline is 30 November 2020.

Should you have any inquiries on the Symposium, please email to iibg2020@ouhk.edu.hk .

香港稅務學會(支持機構) – 第二屆「專資青年追夢計劃」

香港專業及資深行政人員協會 – 第二屆「專資青年追夢計劃」

– 計劃日期︰2021年1月至8月
– 對象︰ 19歲至30歲的年輕人
– 計劃內容包括 6次講座分享、 2次本地參觀及1次內地考察。
– 參加者需於活動完成後以「十年後的我:逆境中的機遇」為主題,以組別形式進行演示。評審團將選出冠、亞、季軍優勝隊伍,優勝隊伍可分別獲得獎金$5,000、$3,000及$2,000。

首屆「專資青年追夢計劃」專題報告:https://online.flipbuilder.com/gxpp/vmzo/
「十年後的我和香港」影片:https://1drv.ms/u/s!AtIT-08nWQdog5xwcdyDr0KHER6gOg?e=8QbL4e
「專資青年追夢計劃」宣傳片:https://1drv.ms/u/s!AtIT-08nWQdog5x1DjsTbkPMpscOEw?e=Wk5Rh0

專資青年追夢計劃報名表格
專資青年追夢計劃報名須知

網上報名︰https://forms.gle/zTTDFmpp82hukkud7

截止日期為11月30日。

如欲了解計劃詳情,請聯絡專資會秘書處。(電話︰3620 2918;傳真︰3620 3106;電郵︰office@hkpasea.org)。

香港稅務學會(支持機構)【ACA x SCAA x TIHK x AIA x ADF免費網上論壇】

【香港稅務學會支持機構】

【ACA x SCAA x TIHK x AIA x ADF免費網上論壇】

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YouTube 直播歡迎大家免費參與,時間約一小時,觀看證明及講義亦將免費派發給已登記朋友,有興趣的朋友需要到ADF網頁(www.adf.hk)登記,並按此連結(https://bit.ly/3ejg6R9)完成網上問卷調查。

如欲了解詳情,請按此連結(https://bit.ly/2JtiSYI) 至會計專業發展基金網站。

Newly-Elected President and Honorary Officers for 2020/21

The Institute is pleased to announce the new President, Vice-Presidents, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary of the Institute for the 2020/21 have been elected at the first Council Meeting 2020/21 which was held immediately after the 48th Annual General Meeting on 25 September 2020.

A list of 2020/21 Council Members:

TIHK Council 2020-21

The Institute would like to take this opportunity to thank the Council Members for their valuable services and contribution to the development of the Institute in the past year, and congratulate the President, Vice-Presidents and the Honorary Officers for being elected/re-elected.

The Institute also counts on your continued support for its future development.

[Important] Extended due date for M Code Returns

In view of the developing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, many taxpayers and their representatives’ work schedules have been greatly affected as most companies have adopted remote working and the auditors cannot go to the Mainland to perform the onsite audit work.

As many of the Institute members are tax practitioners who work in Small and Medium size sectors, the Institute is concerned about the coming due date for M Code Returns, and has proposed to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) to extend the due date in order to minimise the potential impacts to both taxpayers and tax representatives during the preparation of their returns and financial statements.

The IRD has replied the Institue and agreed to extend the due date for filing 2019/20 M Code Profits Tax Returns to 30 November 2020 in order to support the professionals and business.  Despite this extension, tax representatives are encouraged to file as many returns as possible well before the extended due date.

On a related note, the due date for D Code Returns will also be extended to 30 September 2020.

The Institute thanks the IRD for their understanding in these difficult times.

Updates on 2020 CTA Qualifying Examination (Enrollment until noon, 15 September)

Members and Students should note the following important updates on the 2020 CTA Qualifying Examination:


1. Precautionary Measures at Examination Venue 

The Institute and the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) will implement a number of prevention and control measures at the examination venue to protect all candidates from the risk of infection of COVID-19.

For details of the measures, please refer to HKEAA’s notice:

HKEAA Precautionary Measures

 

2. Revision Courses

Kaplan PolyU SPEED
Courses to be offered: Paper 2 Hong Kong Tax
Paper 4 PRC Tax
Paper 5 Advanced Taxation Practice
Paper 2 Hong Kong Tax
Dates: 3 September to early October 12 September to 3 October
Language: Cantonese Cantonese supplemented with English
Closing Date for Application: Before commencement of
the respective courses
8 September 2020 (Tuesday)
*Deadline further extended
Website: Click Here Click Here
Brochure:
Kaplan CTA Exam Revision Course 2020
PolyU SPEED CTA Exam Revision Course 2020
Contact: Tel: 2526 3686
Email: HKCTA@kaplan.com
Tel: 3400 2683 / 3400 2828 (Ms Wong)
Email: speed@speed-polyu.edu.hk

Attendance of these revision courses is optional. Please visit www.tihk.org.hk/programmes-courses/ for more details.

 

3. Textbook

The Institute and Wolters Kluwer have jointly published the textbook “International Tax Law & Practice” for Paper 3.  To order the textbook, please click

Order Form of International Tax Law and Practice

 

4. Enrollment Deadline of 2020 CTA Examination

Enrollment for 2020 CTA Examination will close at 12:00 noon, 15 September 2020.  Please click here for online enrollment.

For enquiries, please contact the TIHK Secretariat by email: tihkadm@tihk.org.hk, or telephone: 2810-0438.

New appointment of Commissioner of Inland Revenue

As announced by the HKSAR Government, Mr Tam Tai-pang has been appointed as the new Commissioner of Inland Revenue following the retirement of Mr Wong Kuen-fai.  Mr Tam will assume the post on 20 August 2020 when Mr Wong commences his pre-retirement leave.

Mr Tam has profound knowledge and experience in tax administration, and also possesses proven management and leadership skills.  The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (“the Institute”) congratulates Mr Tam on his new appointment and looks forward to working with him for the betterment of the Hong Kong tax profession in the future.

The Institute would also like to express its gratitude to Mr Wong for leading the Inland Revenue Department in the past years, and wish him a happy retirement.