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KPMG Asia Pacific Tax Centre Webcast

KPMG Asia Pacific Tax Centre Webcast: Taxation of the Digital Economy

KPMG Asia Pacific Tax Centre is pleased to share with you the webcast replay that took place on 19 February 2019.The webcast discussed recent developments concerning the taxation of the digital economy. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Union (EU), and several jurisdictions have recently been active concerning the tax challenges presented by the digitalization of the economy.

These actions are expected to affect multinationals across industries - not just digital companies. Professionals from KPMG member firms has provided insights on these developments, what to look for next, and whether your company might be affected. The webcast agenda has covered updates on:

  • The OECD’s consultation paper (released on February 13, 2019) and its January 29, 2019 announcement that the Inclusive Framework on BEPS (a group of more than 100 countries and jurisdictions that are collaborating on the implementation of BEPS) have reached agreement on a two-pillar approach for developing a global consensus solution
  • Recent EU developments, including the recently proposed EU digital advertisement tax
  • Unilateral measures by several countries that have announced digital services tax rules and considerations for challenging these measures.
    • The expected future timeline and what business can expect to emerge over the coming months

Speakers on the webcast include:

Khoonming Ho, Asia Pacific Head of Tax & Legal

Grant Wardell-Johnson, Lead Tax Partner, Economics & Tax Centre, KPMG Australia

Lachlan Wolfers, Regional Head of Indirect Tax Services, KPMG China

Mimi Wang, Transfer Pricing Partner, KPMG China

Conrad Turley, Tax Partner, KPMG China

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