AOTCA convenes 2016 Meetings in Hong Kong

24 Nov. 2016

The Asia Oceania Tax Consultants’ Association (AOTCA, President: Toshihiro Ikeda) convened its annual meetings and International Tax Conference at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 5-7 October 2016. Hosted by the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (President: Ms. Karmen Yeung), the Hong Kong meetings were attended by about 400 overseas and local participants including some 40 Japanese delegates.

The General Meeting held on 5 October highlighted introducing the post of treasurer, establishing a new committee on professional affairs and electing officers for a new term as well as the business plan and budget for FY 2017. On the election of new officers, the incumbent president Ikeda was approved to serve another term of office. For deputy president, Ms. Euney Marie Mata Peres from the Tax Management Association of the Philippines was elected and for treasure Mr. Nobuaki Matsuoka from JFCPTAA.

Following the General Meeting, the International Tax Conference was held with the theme “Post BEPS, Opportunities and Challenges”. In the session “Country Update on BEPS – Action 6, Action 7, Actions 8-10 & 13”, Mr. Go Kawada (Photo), deputy chairman of Research Committee of International Taxation representing JFCPTAA explained how the Japanese government had tackled with Prevention of treaty abuse (Action 6) and Transfer Pricing (Actions 8-10 & 13). The detailed program is shown below. AOTCA will hold its annual meetings in the Philippines in 2017.

AOTCA Hong Kong 2016 - International Tax Conference Program

Mongolian and Japanese Joint Tax Conference held in Ulaanbaatar

24 Nov. 2016

JFCPTAA, the Chiba-ken CPTAs Association and the Mongolian Association of Certified Tax Consultants (MACTA) jointly held a tax conference at the Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace in Ulaanbaatar on 20 September 2016. This conference was attended by 14 Japanese delegates including JFCPTAA President Kozu, Vice President Takada and Senior Executive Director Wada and some 80 Mongolian participants from the tax authority and MACTA.

The session program was as follows.

JFCPTAA, which concluded the friendship agreement with MACTA in 2009, has supported activities of the Mongolian counterpart. This conference was held aiming to deepen friendly relationships between both countries as well as to exchange information on tax systems and tax professionals.

After the conference, the Japanese delegates made courtesy visits to a diet member’s office, the General Department of Taxation and the Japanese Embassy in Mongolia, where they learned more about economic situations, tax administration and tax professionals in Mongolia.