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Tax & AccountingJuly 08, 2022

Tax governance and tax risk management guide


Using tax technology to support the IRAS’s tax governance requirements

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) Tax Governance and Tax Risk Management is a whole-of-tax approach to engage and measure the tax risk profile of the largest corporate taxpayers in Singapore. The objective of IRAS’ Tax Governance and Tax Risk Management initiatives is to promote the adoption of good tax governance principles. More than just making sure risks don’t arise, the framework is also designed to understand each organization’s profile to ensure that organisations is paying their fair share of tax. It involves identifying potential risks and future areas of focus and areas of tax that are managed properly, leading to an assurance benchmark for the organisations.

There is no one ‘solution’ to the tax assurance program. Ultimately, it is an assessment of your organisations based on an array of matters starting with your organization’s governance framework, qualitative and quantitative risk profile, as well as an assessment of actual results relative to current and prior year results and relative to the industry.

While there are many steps to take to prepare for an assurance review, it is important to ensure that your organisation understands IRAS’s approach and review methodologies. Download this free guide to help you understand what the IRAS believes better tax corporate governance practices look like, so you can:

  • Develop or improve your tax governance and internal control framework to identify and manage tax risk.
  • Regularly test the robustness of the design of your framework policies and controls.
  • Use CCH Integrator to support and assess your tax governance and internal control framework.
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Kevin Lea
Enterprise Software Manager – Singapore, Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting
Kevin is a business finance professional and subject-matter expert in the tax practice. He supports companies in evaluating the use of tax technology to automate their tax reporting and compliance requirements in his role as Tax Governance and Tax Risk Management Specialist.
CCH Integrator – Corporate Direct Tax Reporting
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