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ATA Symposium in Kuala Lumpur 2012

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Asian Tax Authorities Symposium,
Kuala Lumpur / 4–5 September 2012

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Under the theme “Anti-Avoidance Rules in Taxation: Striking a Balance”, the 2nd Asian Tax Authorities Symposium (ATAS) was successfully hosted on 4-5 September 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ATAS was organised in partnership with the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), the Inland Revenue Board, Malaysia (IRBM), the Financing for Development Office (FfDO) of the United Nations, the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the International Tax Compact (ITC), and supported by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The main focus of ATAS is to contribute to capacity building in the field of public governance for tax administration and policy, by creating and enhancing Asian-Pacific tax administrations’ and tax policy-makers’ awareness for domestic and international tax issues - caused by the increasing globalisation of economic activities. It seeks to do so by providing a platform for Asian-Pacific tax authorities for addressing common problems and developing solutions through the invaluable sharing of country experiences.

ATAS was attended by high-level tax officials and experts from 21 Asia-Pacific jurisdictions, including Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

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