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In Hong Kong, a growing number of buyers of luxury residential and commercial properties are making their purchases through companies in exchange for lower stamp duties. How do such Property Transfer Arrangements work? What are the potential tax risks behind these Arrangements?

Join us on 8 September, when Wilson Cheng, EY's Hong Kong Tax Controversy Leader, will address the tax implications of Property Transfer Arrangement. He will also discuss possible approaches to mitigate associated tax risks.

A tentative event rundown:
- An overview of the Property Transfer Arrangement
- An analysis of its tax implications
- Potential mitigation methods of tax controversy risks
- Q&A session


For participants attending online, please refer to the following:

- Upon successful registration of the event, a unique webinar link will be sent to your registered email (attendee email) 2 working days before the event. Please refer to the troubleshooting guide here should you experience any issues in locating the webinar link.
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- Please log in 15 minutes (at 10:45 am) before the event begins, through the link that will be sent to your registered email.

For participants attending in-person, please refer to the following:

- Seats are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
- Pre-registration for in-person attendance is required and the Chamber reserves the right to decline such an application.
- Attendees are required to scan the "Leave Home Safe" QR code on arrival at the Chamber and should wear a mask at all times. They are also subject to temperature checks.
- Attendees, who feel unwell are advised against in-person attendance at the Chamber. If attendees are required to undergo compulsory testing, please kindly bring along a negative PRC or RAT test result when attending physically.
- Food and beverages will not be provided.

DISCLAIMER
Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Speaker(s)

Wilson Cheng
Partner, Greater China Tax Controversy Co-Leader and Hong Kong Tax Controversy Leader, EY

Wilson is a Tax Partner in Hong Kong, with 20 years of Hong Kong corporate tax and transaction tax experiences.  He provides tax advisory and compliance services to conglomerates, listed companies as well as US and European-based multinational corporations.


His tax experiences include group structure rationalization, tax due diligence review, pre-acquisition tax structuring advice, cross-border transaction planning and compliance, IPO review and restructuring as well as tax accounting advice.  He has extensive experience in dealing with Hong Kong tax authorities, for example assisting corporations in settling pro-longed tax disputes on contentious tax issues.  More recently, he advised his clients on tax efficient procurement model and structure, withholding tax planning as well as the application of tax resident certificate for tax treaties between Hong Kong and overseas jurisdictions.


Wilson has diverse industry experience, including retail and consumer products, food and beverage, technology, real estate, entertainment, media and telecommunications sectors. 


Wilson regularly contributes tax technical articles to newspapers and technical journals and is a frequent speaker at tax seminars organized by various professional bodies in Hong Kong.  He also serves as the Committee Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Hong Kong from 2018/19 onwards and is the co-chairman of the taxation sub-committee of ACCA Hong Kong.  From 2012/13 to 2015/16, he was the Council Member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and was the founding organizer of CTA Conference in Hong Kong.
 

Language English
Date and Time 2022/09/08 11:00 to 12:30
Venue Hybrid (in-person at Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre or Online via Zoom)
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Gillian Tam
Tel: 28231246
Email: gillian@chamber.org.hk
Fee
  • HK$ 100 for Members / HK$ 200 for Non-Members (Online Via Zoom)
  • HK$ 120 for Members / HK$ 240 for Non-Members (In-person)
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount can be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons, although please kindly note that only one Chamber coupon can be used per event.
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- The registration fee is non-refundable for this event.

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