WHAT’S GOING ON AT OSH?

They say, “No news is good news”. We say, “No news is bad news”. Have a look at the latest happenings at OSH.

VRB Appointment

Ong Sim Ho appointed Member of the Valuation Review Board

Ong Sim Ho, Counsel, has been appointed by Second Minster for Finance, Mr Lawrence Wong, as Member of the Valuation Review Board. The Valuation Review Board is a tribunal established under Section 23 of the Property Tax Act to adjudicate disputes between taxpayers and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. The Board hears appeals against any […]

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OSH secures GST exempt treatment of overseas card transaction fees

Following legal submissions made by OSH, the Comptroller of GST has agreed that certain fees levied on overseas transactions by Singapore credit and debit cardholders should be treated as GST-exempt. While the Comptroller had not yet taken a formal administrative position on the correct GST treatment for this class of transactions, the tentative view he […]

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Up-and-coming tax and private wealth lawyer joins OSH!

OSH is pleased to announce that Guo Jiawen has joined the firm as Counsel. Prior to joining OSH, Jiawen was a Senior Associate at Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow. Jiawen has worked on various complex estate and succession planning projects for high net worth families in the region. This includes advising families on the establishment […]

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Ong Sim Ho Ranked Band 1

We are pleased to announce that the newly released Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 guide has placed Sim Ho at the highest Band 1 Ranking (together with 2 other practitioners). Having been absent from the ranking for the past 2 years due to transition from his previous firm, Sim Ho is honoured and grateful to be back […]

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Launch of IT’S!

Dear Friends, We warmly welcome you to the launch of – Information, Thinking, Solutions. Our vision for is simple – a publication you will look forward to receiving; and will miss, if you don’t. That must mean more than just being useful. It has to be inviting – readable, and current. “” is the title because […]

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Amicable Settlement for Property Tax Appeal

Last month, OSH assisted a client in reaching an amicable settlement with the Chief Assessor on the Annual Value (“AV”) to be ascribed to its property that had been let to a multinational technology company for the purposes of property tax. The Chief Assessor disagreed with legal submissions earlier made by OSH that the value […]

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International Tax Review Asia Tax Awards 2016 Shortlists

OSH is pleased to announce that Sim Ho, is the only Singapore Tax Lawyer shortlisted in the “Tax Practice Leader of the Year” category for the 2016 Asia Tax Awards by the authoritative publication, International Tax Review. The firm has also been nominated in the Tax Disputes and Litigation category. All nominees for “Tax Practice […]

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OSH MasterClass Series: Property Tax Disputes

The third Masterclass for the year 2016 – Property Tax Disputes: More Than a Matter of Valuation was held on 16 March 2016. The session was well-attended, with participants comprising mainly of property developers and valuers. The interesting mix of participants allowed for different perspectives to be shared during the Masterclass. In the first half […]

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OSH MasterClass Series: Legal Aspects of Managing Tax Investigations

On 24 February 2016, Mr Yang Shi Yong, Counsel gave a presentation on the legal aspects of managing tax investigations. The focuses of his presentation were the powers of the Comptroller under the Income Tax Act to obtain information and record statements, and a taxpayer’s legal rights in an investigations. In particular, a taxpayer’s privilege against self-incrimination and […]

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OSH MasterClass Series: Document Pitfalls in Taxation

The Document Pitfalls in Taxation masterclass held on 19 February 2016 marks the first of many upcoming masterclasses for the year 2016. The event saw the gathering of tax professionals from different industries to learn and appreciate the importance of documentation in taxation.  Mr Ong Sim Ho, Counsel, started the seminar with a multi-pronged approach […]

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Chambers Asia Pacific 2016

OSH is pleased to announce that Ong Sim Ho, Counsel has been ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific as a Leading Individual. “Ong Sim Ho is the eponymous founder of the tax boutique ONG SIM HO. He has a wealth of experience in the field of contentious tax matters, recently acting on a number of litigations concerning income tax, capital allowance […]

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Successful voluntary disclosure without penalties

In December 2015, OSH successfully represented a client in a GST voluntary disclosure. The matter concerned classification of taxable and exempt supplies. The interesting complication involved the “re-supply” of electricity to parties who in turn incorporated it in the making of exempt supplies. Although this was a voluntary disclosure case which usually attracts penalty, the […]

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