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KPMG’s US Tax Practice in Singapore supports multinational enterprises in navigating the ever changing US tax landscape.

Based in the office of KPMG’s Singapore member firm, the US Tax Practice in Singapore offers a wide range of leading US tax planning and operational tax and provision services for the ASPAC region.

Our US Tax team in Singapore is led by Daniel Joe, US Tax Partner at KPMG in Singapore and member of the Washington National Tax practice (WNT).

Having a permanent and locally-based Singapore team ensures consistency and continuity in service through long-term professional relationships with clients and other KPMG member firms. This highlights KPMG’s commitment to serving our ASPAC clients on US tax matters.

KPMG Singapore’s US Corporate Tax Practice focuses on US – Asia Pacific cross-border tax issues, which are supported by the KPMG US tax network, WNT practice, and other global KPMG member firms to provide a consistent and coordinated delivery model. We are focused on adding value in a tax-efficient manner according to our client’s needs (including major multinational companies, financial institutions, funds, and investors with US operations or investments). This close collaboration with respective teams provides optimal tax solutions and services to global clients within the same time zone.

How can we help and Our services

The US Tax Practice in Singapore can assist multinational business with tax services in the following core areas:

Inbound Investments into the US
  • Structuring various types of investments, including equity, debt, alternative investments (including real estate), and financial products
  • Advice in respect of US permanent establishments and US trade or business issues.
  • US Tax treaty eligibility, interpretation, and analysis
  • State and local tax consequences
  • FIRPTA issues and requirements
Inbound Investments into the US Fund and alternative investments
  • Hedge funds, private equity (PE) funds, real estate funds, and infrastructure funds
  • Topside fund formation and structuring
  • Financing portfolio investments and dispositions
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Diligence, structuring, and financing cross-border acquisitions, financings, dispositions, and divestures
Outbound investment from the US
  • General US international tax planning for CFCs, PFIC, foreign tax credits, and related transactions
Tax-Exempt investors into the US
  • Advice to pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and other tax-exempt investors on the unique challenges and opportunities of investing into or out of the US


Singapore Tax Firm of the Year – Asia Tax Awards 2020, International Tax Review
Asia Tax Firm of the Year – Asia Tax Awards 2020, International Tax Review
Asia Tax Innovator of the Year – Asia Tax Awards 2020, International Tax Review

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