Hong Kong: Profits Tax Update 2012

The tax environment in Hong Kong has undergone several changes in recent months. On the legislative front, a new law was enacted to grant tax deductions for capital expenditure incurred on the acquisition of certain intellectual property rights; the courts handed down a welcoming decision concerning the locality of profits which had been in dispute for over a decade; and the IRD revised its assessing practice on share-based payments to employees.

This seminar will help participants acquire a good understanding of the above changes and other recent key Hong Kong tax issues and the potential implications of the same.

Course outline

• Overview of the new tax legislation 

• Update on major Hong Kong Court and Board of Review’s decisions 

• Latest assessing practices of the Inland Revenue Department

Date:  Tuesday 31 July 2012

Time:  6.00pm – 6.30pm (Registration)6.30pm – 8.00pm (Workshop)

Venue:  CPA Australia20/F Tai Yau Building181 Johnston Road Wanchai

Language:  English

Fee: Member: HK$225   Non-member: HK$375

Certification:Certificate of attainment will be issued to participants for completing the workshop.

About the speaker

Mark Forrester has over 15 years’ experience in providing corporate and individual tax advisory services to taxpayers in Europe and Asia-Pacific. He commenced his career within the audit department of another big four in London where he spent 5 years before transferring to tax and re-locating to Hong Kong. His areas of expertise include advising on the use of Hong Kong in group structures for the efficient repatriation of profits; Hong Kong as a location for regional headquarters, and the use of Hong Kong in supply chain management structures


Tue, July 31, 2012
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT+0800) Asia/Hong_Kong


CPA Australia, 20/F Tai Yau Building
181 Johnston Road
Hong Kong