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LIU HERN KUAN
Consultant, Tax

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Professional Qualifications
LLB (Hons) (NUS)
LLM (Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, UK)
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Solicitor, England & Wales, (non-practising)

Profile
Hern Kuan has wide experience in Revenue Law, having lectured in it at the Law Faculty in NUS, practiced as a tax manager in Big-4 accounting firms and as head of tax in a major law firm. He was also the Chief Legal Officer of Singapore’s national tax authority, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, for some 10 years

Hern Kuan’s practice includes transactional tax advice spanning Income Tax, Goods and Services Tax, Property Tax, Stamp Duty and International Taxation; and includes tax disputes with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). He advises clients on tax planning and structuring, both domestic and international tax, and both civil and criminal disputes with IRAS.

He has presented many seminars on tax law and was an associate staff lecturer on tax planning and international tax at SIM university.

Case of Taxation of Gains from Sale of Shares
Our tax consultant, Mr Liu Hern Kuan, won a client’s case against the Singapore Comptroller of Income Tax. In this case, Mr Liu argued successfully that gains or profits made by the client from the purchase and sale of shares should not be subject to income tax.

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