The 13th annual Asia-Pacific Tax Forum was held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 23-25 May 2016. Delegates from the following countries participated: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam.

Key Issues Discussed

  • Fiscal policy challenges of middle income status

  • China development - fiscal impact on emerging markets

  • BEPS - current developments and implications for Asia-Pacific countries

  • Wider stakeholder community and tax reforms

  • Taxation of the extractive sector

  • Indirect tax

  • Advanced issues in GST

  • Improving tax compliance in the region: enforcement, tax amnesty, and alternatives

  • Tax incentives policy

  • Coordination of tax policy with environmental goals

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