On the 3 April 2013, ASPRI organised our closed-door Annual Exclusive Dialogue session for our member companies and the various government agencies, namely the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Ministry of Trade and Industries (MTI) and also the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).
During which, presenters from the relevant government agencies presented on policy updates from Budget 2013, such as corporate tax reduction, Wage Credit Scheme (WCS) and also PIC bonus.
Thereafter, a Panel was present to answer any queries and address issues raised by the attendees. These panellists are: Mr.Tan Kiat How (Director of Economic Programmes) from MOF, Mrs. Penny Han (Divisional Director) from MOM, Mr. Chng Kai Fong (Director, Resource Division) from MTI, Mr. Anthony Tan (Manager, Corporate Tax Division) from IRAS, and also Mr. James Goh (Immediate Past President, ASPRI 9th Executive Council) from ASPRI.
It was an informative and candid session for our attendees, and many honest issues were raised during the discussion session with the panel. These information would be useful in helping businesses to sustain or even grow, especially for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
You may read more about the Q&A discussion here.