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UNDERSTANDING ASIA PACIFIC

The Asia Pacific region covers a vast area and a multitude of individual economies, each at varying stages of development offering different levels of growth. Investing and doing business in the region requires knowledge of a number of facets that affect each country.

RSM’s long-standing presence in Asia Pacific provides clients with the knowledge to unlock the market’s potential, while helping them to navigate the diverse labour laws, compliance legislations and crossborder challenges. Our deep expertise in investment strategies, corporate set-ups, market intelligence and transfer pricing is essential for those businesses looking to enter the region.

Austria: Tax Reform Act 2015

21 July 2015
On 20 March 2015, the Ministry of Finance of Austria published the first details of the planned Tax Reform. On 16 June 2015, the Austrian Government approved a draft version of the Tax Reform Act 2015. The reform will, in principle, be applicable from 1 January 2016.  Corporate key elements of the reform are:

Diversifying wealth and opportunity – the rise of China’s inland cities

4 February 2015
China’s inland provinces are becoming increasingly accessible to the global economy. Thanks to new air routes, their cities have become more accessible for business, trade, and tourism. For example, it is now possible to fly direct from Amsterdam to Hangzhou, from London to Chengdu, from San Francisco to Wuhan, and Frankfurt to Changsha.

Mr. Narendra Modi and India's economic outlook

5 January 2015
According to recent research by Reuters, ‘India's economy will likely grow at its fastest pace in two years in the current fiscal year, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi implements reforms to attract investment’. Now, nearly 200 days into Mr.

RSM World Day Magazine 2014

5 October 2014
Read all about the RSM World Day social and charitable activities from RSM firms around the globe.  

Transfer Pricing News: China investigating service and royalty charges of past 10 years

16 September 2014
On 29 July 2014, the Chinese State Administration of Taxation issued an announcement ('ShuiZongBanFa 2014 No. 146') to strengthen its investigation on service and royalty charges from overseas related parties during the past ten years from 2004 to 2013.

Transfer Pricing News - Malaysia: Disclosure requirement in Income Tax return

14 July 2014
A new item has been included in the Income Tax Return for the Year of Assessment 2014 which requires the taxpayer to indicate whether transfer pricing documentation has been prepared by the taxpayer for the relevant year of assessment.

Transfer Pricing News - Australia: Revenue Authorities serious about driving down SME compliance work?

14 July 2014
Following the recent release of draft rulings and practice statements by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) relating to the new transfer pricing legislation in Australia, the ATO recently invited comment from respected practitioners across the country to discuss practical, simplified and pragmatic measures for taxpayers in order to adequately, yet cost-effectivel

Indonesia: the wind blows hot and cold

24 June 2014
When Jim O’Neill coined the term ‘MINT’ for the economies of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey, he stated that Indonesia, due to be ranked as the seventh largest GDP globally by 2050, had the potential to be “more compelling than Russia”, principally because of its growing population of young workers.

Transfer Pricing News - Australia: Transfer Pricing Guidance Package

23 June 2014
On 16 April 2014, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) published its Transfer Pricing Guidance Package. It contains two draft taxation rulings and two draft transfer pricing statements. These documents are intended to provide guidance for the application of the new transfer pricing legislation that entered into force in July 2013.

RSM World Day Newspaper 2013

5 October 2013
Read all about the RSM World Day social and charitable activities from over 70 countries around the globe.  

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Regional Office

RSM Asia Pacific
Level 21
55 Collins Street
Melbourne
Vic. 3000

Tel: +61 3 9286 8000
Fax: +61 3 9286 8199

Regional Leader
Neil Hough

Regional Coordinator
Lynnette McGowan

RSM Representation for Asia Pacific: