Taiwan

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Baker McKenzie

The team at Baker McKenzie provides indirect tax, tax disputes, tax compliance and tax accounting advice. The wealth management team and tax professionals help clients with financial services regulation, financial product development, family business governance, trusts, personal and corporate tax issues, estate planning, wills, probate and other related areas. It also works with the revenue authorities and has a deep experience engaging with the local government agencies and tax authorities. 

One example of the firm’s recent work sees it acting as special counsel for Google and advising on tax structuring issues together in collaboration with US and UK colleagues.

Deloitte

Deloitte Taiwan is one of the market-leading accounting firms and a member firm of Deloitte Asia Pacific. It is led by managing partner and business tax specialist Ye-Hsin Lin, has more than 30 tax partners and directors as well as 500 tax professionals across the country. Deloitte Taiwan Tax & Legal offers clients a broad range of integrated tax services, combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with business and industry knowledge to help clients excel globally. 

The team recently assisted a client with an advanced approval on the adoption of preferential withholding tax on cross-border service fees. It also helped another client wit the allocation of its Japanese headquarters expenses to its Taiwan banking branch.

KPMG

Consisting of more than 50 professionals with technical skills and a client-centric mindset, the team at KPMG in Taiwan leverages its global network to assist both domestic and international clients. It has a dedicated BEPS team that is at the forefront of the BEPS landscape and also regularly communicates with the Ministry of Finance for first-hand knowledge on the progression of international tax matters. 

The team recently assisted a client in defending its corporate income tax position on intra-group transactions in relation to the recognition of operating expense for multiple tax years. It also successfully assisted another client in defending against the challenge on application of a preferential withholding tax rate for dividend and interest payment under the Taiwan-Country/A and the Taiwan-Country/B Double Tax Agreement, respectively, for multiple years.