The 12th annual Asia-Pacific Tax Forum was held in New Delhi, India, on 5-7 May. Delegates from the following countries participated: Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, France, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Lao PDR, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.

Key Issues Discussed

  • Regional Cooperation and Coordination in Indirect Taxation – Automotive Taxation

  • Reforms in Dispute Resolution Processes

  • Action Plan for BEPS – Current Developments and Implications

  • Growth-Oriented Tax Policy – The Role of Tax Incentives

  • Wider Stakeholder Community in Tax Reforms

  • Tax Administration Reforms in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Transfer Pricing Capacity Development for Key Issues Relevant to the Asia-Pacific Region

  • The Design and Impact Tourism Related Taxes and Fees

  • Advanced Issues in GST

  • Introduction of GST/VAT – A Comparative Analysis

  • GST Policy and Implementation Challenges Foreseen in India


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