SGATAR

Study Group on Asian Tax Administration and Research

Our mission

Exchange of information, ideas and experiences

To provide a platform to enhance the performance of tax administrations in the Asia-Pacific region by promoting collaboration and communication among member tax administrations.

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Announcement

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News

New Asia-Pacific Taxation Taskforce Announced

The ATO has established a new taskforce to share compliance tactics, increase tax transparency and help countries to tackle base erosion and profit shifting in the Asia Pacific

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Asia-Pac Tax Agencies Agree Cooperation

At its recent meeting in Sydney, the 44th Study Group on Asian Tax Administration and Research agreed greater regional cooperation on tax issues.

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Focus

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)

Addressing tax administration challenges posed by globalisation and erosion of the tax base.

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Multinational Enterprise Risk

Scrutinising global business structures and arrangements that minimise tax liabilities while appearing to comply with tax obligations.

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Information Sharing

Standardising bulk information sharing among tax authorities in an effort to combat tax evasion.

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Tax Transparency

Implementing the Country-by-Country reporting (CBC) and using the information from the CBC appropriately and to greatest effect.

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Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Compliance

Seeking ways of reducing compliance costs for SMEs and improving their overall compliance.

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Taxpayer Service

Improving the taxpayer’s experience with the tax authority and putting in place strategies and plans to manage service demands effectively and efficiently.

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Australia

Australia joined SGATAR in 1974. Australia is also a member of: the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, the Group of 20 (G20), the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) and the Joint International Tax Shelter Information and Collaboration (JITSIC).

Location of Australia in South East Asia

Cambodia

Cambodia was a founding member of SGATAR in 1971 and, after a period of absence, re-joined the Study Group in 2014.

Location of Cambodia in the South East Asian region

Chinese Taipei

Chinese Taipei joined SGATAR after 1997.

Chinese Taipei located near the Philippines and China

Hong Kong SAR

Hong Kong SAR joined SGATAR after 1997. Hong Kong SAR is also a member of the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) and the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.

Hong Kong SAR located in the Asian region

Indonesia

Indonesia was a founding member of SGATAR in 1971. Indonesia is also a member of the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), the Group of 20 (G20) and the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.

Indonesia in the South East Asian region

Japan

Japan was a founding member of SGATAR in 1971. Japan is also a member of: the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, the Group of 20 (G20), the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) and the Joint International Tax Shelter Information and Collaboration (JITSIC).

Land of the rising sun - Japan located near China and Korea

Macao SAR

Macao SAR joined SGATAR in 2007. Macao SAR is also a member of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.

Location of Macao SAR

Malaysia

Malaysia was a founding member of SGATAR in 1971. Malaysia is also a member of: the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and the Joint International Tax Shelter Information and Collaboration (JITSIC).

Location of Malaysia in the South East Asian region

Mongolia

Mongolia joined SGATAR after 1997.

Mongolia, neighbours China in the Asian region

New Zealand

New Zealand joined SGATAR in 1974. New Zealand is also a member of: the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and the Joint International Tax Shelter Information and Collaboration (JITSIC).

Location New Zealand in the Asian region

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea joined SGATAR in 2007. Papua New Guinea is also a member of: the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and the Pacific Islands Tax Administrators Association (PITAA).

Papua New Guinea located near Australia and Indonesia

People’s Republic of China

China joined SGATAR in 1997. China is also a member of: the Group of 20 (G20), the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and the Joint International Tax Shelter Information and Collaboration (JITSIC).

China located on mainland Asia

Philippines

The Philippines was a founding member of SGATAR in 1971. The Philippines is also a member of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.

Archipelago of the Philippines located in South East Asia

Republic of Korea

Korea joined SGATAR in 1982. Korea is also a member of: the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Group of 20 (G20), the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and the Joint International Tax Shelter Information and Collaboration (JITSIC).

Republic of Korea location in the Asian region

Singapore

Singapore was a founding member of SGATAR in 1971. Singapore is also a member of: the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA).

Location of city state Singapore in Asia

Thailand

Thailand was a founding member of SGATAR in 1971.

Location of Thailand

Vietnam

Vietnam was a founding member of SGATAR in 1971 and, after a period of absence, re-joined the Study Group in 1997.

Location of Vietnam in South East Asia