Centre of Excellence in Tax launched by Tax Academy of Singapore and SMU

21 August 2014

On 5 August 2014,the Singapore Management University in collaboration with the Tax Academy of Singapore, and with the support of the IRAS launched the “SMU-TA Centre for Excellence in Taxation (SMU-TA CET)”.

The first of its kind in Singapore, the SMU-TA CET aims to produce highly robust research in international and regional tax issues for policy development and engagement of the international tax community.

SMU-TA CET will partner members of academia, industry leaders and government officials and will receive the support of a soon-to-be established Technical Advisory Panel comprising leading academics and key practitioners.

The new Centre will be helmed by SMU Professor of Accounting Sum Yee Loong who shared that the Centre will first tackle projects on international tax issues that are relevant to Singapore and Asian economies, and look into the impact of the changing global tax landscape on the region’s economic competitiveness. Plans are also in the pipeline for the Centre to develop a post-graduate programme in international tax.

Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS)