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2019 Malaysia Budget and TAX MANAGEMENT for 2018/2019

Date : 22nd November 2018
Time : 9:30am to 5:00pm
Venue : Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya
Speaker : Mr. Goh Kean Hoe & Mr. Krishnan Dorairaju


The 2019 Malaysia Budget, the maiden budget of the new government, will be tabled in Parliament on the 2 November 2018 by our honourable Minister of Finance, YB Lim Guan Eng.

This upcoming budget is extremely important as it will set the tone and direction for the ‘New Malaysia’ for the next fiscal year and also years to come. Apart from that, this Budget will also give an indication on the focus areas for reform by the new Government with the view of reducing the national debts, attracting and promoting investments as well as taking care of the wellbeing of Rakyat. As always, tax is likely to be a key area of emphasis and hence, various tax proposals are likely to be included in the 2019 Budget. There have been talks of new taxes. Will there be any? Will there be any new ideas and measures on how to cope with the fiscal position and quantum of fiscal deficit in the absence of GST revenue?

This seminar will cover key direct and indirect tax proposals presented in the Budget 2019 and also highlight the pertinent issues / impact to businesses. Keeping tabs with recent changes of tax rules and practices is an important part of tax management and compliance for all businesses and in this regard, this seminar includes discussion of the recent developments in selected income tax, sales and service tax (SST) and GST subjects. The objective is to provide useful information and updates to enable businesses to better manage their tax affairs for the current year of 2018 and the following year of 2019.

Who Should Attend

  • Accountants and Finance Managers
  • Chief Financial Officer and Financial controllers
  • Company Directors and Business Owners
  • Company Secretaries and administers
  • Other interested persons
Time Topic / Subjects
8.45am Registration & Welcome
9.30am 2019 Malaysia Budget
- Analysis of Revenue and Allocations
10.30am Morning refreshments
11.00am Proposed Tax Changes in 2019 Malaysia Budget
1.00pm Networking Lunch
2.00pm Tax Management for 2018/2019
- Recent developments in income tax (selected topics)
3.30pm Afternoon refreshments
4.00pm Tax Management for 2018/2019
- Recent developments in SST & GST closure issues (selected topics)
5.00pm End of Seminar

Kean Hoe is the Managing Partner of KGNP, a Chartered Accountants Firm he founded in 2001. He is an approved company auditor, a licensed tax agent and a licensed GST agent approved by Ministry of Finance (MOF). He started his career with a Big Four Accounting Firm and left as an audit manager, to be the financial controller for a Malaysian manufacturing group for two years. His clients include PLCs, MNCs, SMEs and entrepreneurs in various sectors including retail, services, manufacturing, property development, construction and plantation. He has been advising clients on tax findings and issues raised from tax audit and successfully assisted clients to resolve the matters with significant reduction in tax liabilities in many instances through his interpretation of the tax laws and presentation of points and proposed solutions to IRB. He writes articles to present his views and analysis of current issues relating to accounting, tax and GST for Firm newsletters and external publications. He has also conducted numerous seminars and workshops on GST, taxation, financial and accounting related subjects.

Kean Hoe holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Malaya. He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM). He is also a member of the Tax Practice Committee and GST Working Group of the MICPA. He has been the Honorary Treasurer of Malaysia Economic Association (MEA) and a trustee for its foundation for a number of years. Kean Hoe is currently serving as an independent director of a public listed company in Malaysia.

Krishnan is a Partner at a professional tax firm, with extensive experience in providing direct and indirect tax compliance and advisory services to clients across a range of industries such as property development, construction, manufacturing, trading and automotive. He has served in the Big Four as well as medium size tax firms in Malaysia. His experience encompasses various tax matters including group restructuring exercise, restructuring of remuneration package, due diligence, withholding tax, tax incentive application, expatriate issues, stamp duty and real property gains tax. He is also actively involved in indirect tax compliance and advisory work. He represents clients in discussion and negotiations with IRB and Customs (RMCD) as part of appeal, audit and investigation or dispute resolution process. Over the past few years, he has handled numerous appeals, audit and investigation cases resulting in positive and amicable settlement of the tax disputes. Krishnan also regularly speaks at public and in-house seminars and trainings on tax topics.

Krishnan is a licensed tax agent approved by MOF and also an approved MyGCAP Reviewer. He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He holds an ACCA professional qualification, LLB (Hons) (London) from University of London and a Master of Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK).

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Notes :

  • Registration will be accepted subject to availability of seats on first come first served basis and receipt of payment in advance.
  • Confirmation of registration and Tax Invoice will be issued in due course.
  • The organizer reserves the right to cancel the event and any payment made shall be refunded in full if the event is subsequently cancelled.
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