Alfred Cheong

Sivakumar Saravan

Senior Partner
Tax and Corporate Services

Siva is a senior partner and head of tax at Crowe Singapore. He has about 25 years of experience in tax compliance and tax consultancy work for individuals, local corporations, public-listed companies, multinationals and financial institutions.

Siva has extensive experience in advising clients on international corporate and personal tax implications of various cross-border transactions involving the countries in the Asia Pacific region. He routinely advises clients on the wide spectrum of issues relating to inbound investments into Singapore. 

His experience in tax advisory includes advising on appropriate holding company structures, intellectual holding company structures, tax implications of employee mobility, tax implications of mergers & acquisitions and transfer pricing issues for several multinational companies based in Singapore for their outbound investments into the Asia Pacific region. Recently, he has been actively involved in helping digital businesses, including blockchain start-ups, understand and address the local and international tax implications of their transactions.

Siva has conducted numerous seminars and workshops to tax professionals in corporations. He is a much sought-after speaker in areas such as withholding tax, permanent establishment, interpretation of tax treaties and employee taxation.  

He is also actively involved in contributing to the array of tax literature on Singapore taxation. He is the consultant author of the Singapore Master Tax Guide Manual and the Singapore Withholding Tax Online, both published by Wolters Kluwer. He is also the author of the book “Tax Essentials for HR Professionals, Singapore” published by CCH Asia. He has authored several articles published by Bloomberg Tax. 

Siva is a member of The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. 

He is an Accredited Tax Advisor (Corporate Tax) of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals, Singapore and also a member of the SME Tax Committee of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Practitioners.

Siva holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.