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Is your business truly tax efficient? 

Every day – somewhere in the world – tax regulations, rules, and treaties change. Strategies that reduced taxes yesterday may not work today. New opportunities to save money could be missed – especially as you enter new markets. The talented tax staff in your organization might not have time to keep up with each nuance. Your current tax advisor may think your company is too small for personal attention – or your advisor may be too small to serve you.

Successful companies consider tax implications before they make business decisions, so they do not pay more than their legal obligation. This makes international tax compliance, consulting, and structuring a crucial element in your global strategy.

Every business transaction no matter how large or small has a tax consequence, and few decisions are taken without considering the tax implications.

In this regard, we play a key role in corporate decision-making and clients value our close and frequent involvement. Tax involves far more than the annual corporate or individual tax returns demanded by the tax authorities. Our work includes advising clients on how to achieve specific business objectives - acquisitions, investments, restructuring - in the most tax efficient manner, and providing business solutions to an array of complex and challenging tax problems, many of which involve international tax issues.

Our approach is always innovative and business-focused. We strive to increase our clients' level of compliance without undue disruptions to their daily operations. At the end of the day, our client's needs are our concerns and they can count on us to be there when major decisions are made.

We offer a full range of solutions to assist businesses and individuals to comply with, and manage, a broad range of taxation obligations.

Corporate Tax

Corporate tax compliance is more than just filling up forms. We constantly strive to understand our clients' businesses in detail and assist them in adding value by identifying and implementing tax saving opportunities.

Our value proposition stems from our culture of total commitment to our clients' needs. This means meeting all corporate tax compliance deadlines in the most efficient manner.

Our list of services includes the following:

  • Corporate tax return preparation
  • Application and negotiation of tax incentives
  • Advice on forms of business operations
  • Optimizing use of grants, incentives and exemptions
  • Corporate tax planning review
  • Withholding tax
  • Advance Rulings
  • Mergers and acquisition
  • Tax due diligence
  • Reorganizations and reconstructions
International Tax

Through timely application of our deep knowledge of international tax, we provide innovative solutions to our clients to reduce their global tax burden.

Our international tax practice offers the following solutions: 

  • Inbound and outbound investment
  • Withholding tax management
  • Tax treaties
  • Regional tax review
  • Digital Taxes
  • BEPS advisory
Transfer Pricing

To meet the increasing sophistication of tax authorities with respect to transfer pricing regulations and penalties, we provide consulting services in a number of specific areas.

Our services include:

  • Transfer Pricing Documentation
  • Planning, design and policy setting
  • Risk review
  • Audit support and dispute resolution
  • Advance Pricing Agreement
Indirect Tax

GST is far more complex than normally perceived. The price of non-compliance can be hefty and it is important to ensure that client's organization is up-to-date with compliance requirements. Our GST services are focused on rendering advice on the GST implications on various business issues and transactions.

We offer the following GST services:

  • GST compliance
  • GST advisory and review
  • GST health-check and risk assessment 
Private Wealth

Entrepreneurs spend much of their life building their wealth. We assist them to manage and protect their wealth effectively. In this regard, we work closely with business owners to define strategies with regard to succession planning, wealth optimization and planned giving.

Our private wealth services include:

  • Family office
  • Family business structuring
  • Individual tax advisory and compliance
  • Succession planning
  • Advice on creating charitable trusts and foundations
Dispute Resolution

We advise on managing tax enquiries from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, voluntary tax disclosures and tax disputes with a view to finding cost effective solutions.

Our services include:

  • Advising and assisting with voluntary disclosures
  • Drafting responses to tax queries
  • Audit defence and support
  • Advance rulings
  • Mutual Agreement procedures
Global Mobility

We can help you manage complex issues that accompany your global presence and avoid compliance pitfalls associated with a globally mobile workforce.

We offer the following Global Mobility services: 

  • Individual tax compliance
  • Tax planning for in-bound expatriates
  • Development of tax effective compensation strategies
  • Tax equalisation
  • Tax planning for secondment arrangements
  • Stock options advisory
  • Employer compliance review
ITR World Tax Recognised Firm 2022 Crowe Singapore
International Tax Review, World Tax Recognised Firm 2022
ITR World Tax Recognised Firm 2022 Crowe Singapore
Crowe Singapore
October 2021

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Sivakumar Saravan Crowe Singapore
Sivakumar Saravan
Senior Partner
Tax and Corporate Services