Financial Services Tax

Financial Services Tax

KPMG's tax professionals have strong technical financial expertise and experience advising financial institutions.

Independent professionals with strong technical financial expertise and experience.

In a highly regulated financial services industry, adjusting to policy changes can be cumbersome at times.

Growing concerns in activities such as capital and liquidity management, and cost reduction only adds to the challenge.

In the business of offering financial services, the road to growth and stability may be found in innovative product and service offerings. It could even mean developing entirely new business models that may be unfamiliar. To stay ahead of the game, clients need insights and fresh perspectives.


How we can help

We help audit and advice over 40 percent of banks operating locally, and have built a team of independent professionals with strong technical financial expertise and experience with financial institutions.

Our professionals are active in business communities and have been intimately involved in shaping tax policies. They can offer invaluable advice and recommend practical options to identified vulnerabilities in your operations.

We have handled a variety of tax advisory projects including the issuance of financial products, tax structuring of funds, Islamic banking and tax planning for high net worth individuals.

Merger and acquisition of financial institutions, application for tax incentives and tax health checks are some other ways in which financial institutions have engaged us.

We offer a suite of tax and tax advisory services that can be tailored to your requirements.

  • tax structuring of fund/fund management set up
  • advise on financial products from a tax perspective
  • advise on Islamic banking from a tax perspective
  • tax compliance and tax advisory services
  • conduct tax health check for financial institutions
  • advise on merger and acquisition of financial institutions from a tax perspective
  • explore, identify and assist with the application of tax incentives relevant to the financial services industry (e.g. Financial Sector Incentive)

Ranked Tier 1 Firm in Singapore – World Tax, World Transfer Pricing and Tax Transactional 2019, International Tax Review
National Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year – Asia Tax Awards, 2018 & 2019, International Tax Review
Withholding Tax Team of the Year – Asia Tax Awards 2019, International Tax Review

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