Thursday, 29 September 2016

The Wolters Kluwer Budget Conference... an experience in itself!

The Budget 2017 announcement is less than one month away, and Wolters Kluwer is on the ball. This year, we're pulling out all the stops to ensure you get the most out of our annual Budget Conference.

Wolters Kluwer has gathered together prominent figures from all the major international professional firms, key government officials and representatives from the corporate world. They'll cover everything from the Budget 2017 highlights, the latest developments on BEPS and transfer pricing, tax issues and strategies, GST insights and developments, as well as planning and takeaways for businesses as we look to 2017 and beyond.

Make sure you reserve your spot quickly!

What else do we have in store? Well, once the Budget has been announced, we're opening the floor for all of you to ask us related questions through our Facebook page. If there's anything you would like us to discuss, anything that you feel needs to be given more emphasis, let us know and we'll let our expert panelists address them. We're not going to presume to know what you consider important. if there's any Budget-related issue that's critical for you, tell us!

Aside from what you'll hear at the conference, we also plan to compile electronically a collection of Thought-Leadership articles on Budget 2017, articles written by our respected speakers and authors for you to digest and think about.

Last year's edition of the ever popular Budget Booklet. Get a
complimentary copy of the 2017 edition at our Budget Conference!

Finally, to round it all up, those of us who join us for the conference will also receive a free entry to an exclusive half-day Tax Forum on tax saving tips for 2017! Yes, this is a complimentary seminar which acts as a follow up to the Budget Conference, leaning towards the practical aspects of tax planning.

Value enough for you? I'll just say this: if there's one Budget Conference you plan to be going to this year, it should be this one.

Our excellent team will be around to help you with everything you might need.
The Wolters Kluwer Budget Conference 2017. An experience in itself.

Sign up here or through our regular and enjoy a 10% off if you register by 31 October 2016! From there, you'll also be able to download the brochure to find out all you need to know.

See you there!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Malaysia Budget 2017: Where do we stand

The Malaysia Budget 2017 announcement is now less than one month away. Feedback from institutions as well as the general public have been pouring in since the second quarter of the year. The official public submissions deadline for Budget 2017 through the official website ended on the 21st of September 2016, just two days ago. Credit to the public for making use of this opportunity and it’s encouraging to see more views and opinions to help the Government in the Budget 2017 preparation.

Looking at the submissions, some of the most popular comments from the public included calls for contract staff in the civil service to be absorbed and given permanent employment. Those include officers who are part of the price watch team, employed to monitor businesses for excessive pricing, which has seen significant activity with the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST). Although some of the comments appear to have been copied and pasted, there appears to be plenty of support by the public. According to one of the correspondents, there are about 1,300 of these officers at this point in time.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Meeting your CPE requirements in Singapore

As we approach the last quarter of the year, most of you professionals out there will be checking to make sure you are on track to satisfy all your professional requirements for the year or three-year period. We hope that you haven't waited too long though to start tracking your CPE hours. If you suddenly find you are still a long way towards fulfilling those requirements, the end of the year could start looking very near indeed!

Each of you would belong to a different association, and each association would have different requirements. It could get quite tricky, so here's a summary (click to enlarge):

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Merdeka spirit, where art thou?


So, it has come to this.

Independence day is almost upon us (those of you working in the heart of the city can definitely concur – the road closures, random traffic holdups for the raptai, the aeroacoustics of whooshing jets) and yet, there seems to be a pervasive apathy towards the anniversary of our independence.

You may say that I am sorely mistaken – that I am filled with pessimism and there is an air of festivity.  

Eh, Merdeka sales damn good la! 59% off, okay? Damn cheap, you know.
What are you doing on Merdeka day? I’ll be nursing a mid-week hangover after attending the Merdeka party.
Have you not seen the Merdeka ads? It was so touching.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Introducing your new CCH IntelliConnect Browser Search

Dear valued subscriber,

You have told us that you want our content delivered seamlessly, and integrated with your preferred search engines.

We value your feedback greatly and we are delighted to tell you about an innovative new addition to your CCH IntelliConnect platform.

CCH IntelliConnect Browser Search is a complimentary browser add-on that displays results from your CCH IntelliConnect subscriptions when you search relevant keywords using your usual search engines, Google®, Yahoo!® or Bing®.

Watch our video to find out more!

Research Transformed - Cut the time you spend on research

CCH IntelliConnect Browser Search is available for download now and is complimentary for you.

We have had very positive feedback about the add-on from our clients in the United States and are excited to now introduce this brilliant feature across the Asia Pacific.


If you have any questions or require support in downloading and installing CCH IntelliConnect Browser Search, please get in touch with your local team.

800 6162 161
1800 181 151

Best Regards,
The Wolters Kluwer Team

Friday, 26 August 2016

Scenes from the launch of the GST Consumer Business module

It was a buzzing morning yesterday at Concorde Hotel as our guests turned up for the launch of the latest addition to our GST Knowledge Centre, the GST Consumer Business module, Our authors from Deloitte were on hand for an interesting knowledge sharing session, providing fresh insights into GST issues involving the consumer business sector.

Various issues were covered relating to the industry, from challenges arising from recent law changes, differentiating between goods and services, the direct selling industry,  internet business, and even virtual currency, a topic not really covered in the official RMCD Guides.