International Tax Consulting in Thailand
Cross-border tax issues are under intense scrutiny by tax authorities around the world. Many tax authorities have enthusiastically participated in the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. Corporate and individual taxpayers can be exposed to significant tax risks if they do not pay close attention to their tax arrangements.
Aggressive tax planning can be exposed to very significant risks of multiple taxation, fines and penalties for non-compliance, and large costs in dispute resolution. These risks and the risk of reputational damage are all too apparent from high-profile tax cases, the continuing emphasis on transparency and wide-ranging exchanges of information between tax authorities.
A proactive, technically sound, consistent, and commercially driven approach by taxpayers to tax planning is necessary to mitigate the risks of costly tax disputes and audits.
The Thai Revenue Department (TRD) can be expected to pay closer attention to tax avoidance in response to BEPS.
PKF provides a full range of International Corporate and Personal Tax services. Clients include large listed and unlisted companies, fast growing companies, and wealthy entrepreneurs and executives.
The International Tax team includes experienced professionals with specialist academic and professional qualifications who have worked in the UK, US, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Russia, Gibraltar, and Vietnam, as well as Thailand.
The PKF global network is always available to provide support for the successful delivery of International Tax assignments.
The International Tax team is based in Bangkok and able to deliver International Tax assignments through our offices in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, Sriracha and U Tapao.
International Personal Tax Services
- Tax compliance and planning for internationally mobile employees
- Tax planning for entrepreneurs and Owner Managed Businesses
- Tax planning for share incentives
- Personal Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, and Inheritance Tax advice for individuals
International Corporate Tax Services
- Tax planning for inbound and outbound investment and cross-border transactions
- Pre-IPO corporate restructuring advice
- Sale and Purchase of shares and businesses assets
- Advising on tax treaty issues
- Managing contentious issues and tax disputes
- Advising on permanent establishments
- Advising on business restructurings
- Corporate Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Withholding Tax, Stamp Duty, and Value Added Tax advice
Head of Tax Department
Philip has over 35 years’ experience in the corporate and international tax, most of which with PwC and KPMG in the UK, Africa, the Middle East, and Thailand.
Notably, Philip worked as a tax partner for KPMG, and for a time was the Head of Tax for PwC in Mauritius – roles which provided invaluable practical experience, real insight into different cultures, tax authorities, tax laws and practices, and how the different internal tax departments of KPMG and PwC operated.
- Various senior roles with UK companies including Aerospace Communication Systems, British Steel, Marconi Communications, and Coopers & Lybrand / PwC 1984 to 2002
- PwC Tanzania and PwC Zambia 2002 to 2005
- Tax Director with KPMG Thailand 2005 to 2008
- Head of Tax, PwC, Mauritius 2008 to 2010
- Tax Director/Partner KPMG, Oman, Middle East 2010 to 2013
- Head of Tax and Legal Support, PKF International 2013 to 2018
- Various roles dealing with international corporate tax matters, PKF 2018 to 2020
- Partner, PKF Thailand 2021
- Banking and financial services
- Power, water and utilities
- Retail and consumer goods
- Service industries
- Travel, tourism and hospitality
- Chartered Accountant (Fellow, ACCA, UK)
- Chartered Tax Adviser (Associate, Chartered Institute of Taxation, UK)
- Associate Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians
Steve has 30 years’ international tax experience gained in London, Singapore, Moscow, Gibraltar and Bangkok working for Big 4 consulting firms and as Head of International Tax for one of the world’s largest oil companies. He specialises in international tax, transfer pricing, corporate treasury transactions, cross-border structuring and managing contentious tax issues including corporate tax and VAT audits.
- Oil and Gas
- Banking, Securities and Financial Services
- BA Economics
- MBA (London School of Economics and New York University)
- Chartered Tax Advisor (UK)
- Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (UK)
- Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT)
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