Tax planning and compliance for SMEs - November 2006 - Rawalpindi & Lahore
The Head of Taxation of ACCA, Mr Chas Roy-Chowdhury visited Pakistan in the first week of November. Chas is a fellow of ACCA. He worked in public practice from 1980 until 1991 when he joined ACCA Technical Department. He is President of the Taxation Committee of the small business grouping UEAPME and a member of the Indirect and Direct Tax Working Parties at Federation des Experts Comptables Europeens (FEE) - the umbrella group for "first tier" European accountants.
On 6 November Chas was invited as guest speaker at a SMEDA and Rawalpindi Chambers of Commerce seminar titled “Tax Planning and Compliance for SMEs”. Chas talked about tax planning from the international perspective. He appraised the SME owners and managers of the advantages of succession planning and the structure of taxation for SMEs in UK . The seminar was also addressed by the President of Rawalpindi Chambers of Commerce and Mr. Irfan Ilyas, an ACCA member who talked about the need to build the culture of tax compliance in Pakistan . The seminars were interactive with the participants asking a number of questions about UK taxation system.
In the afternoon of 8 November he gave a presentation at the ACCA-SMEDA seminar “Tax Planning and Compliance for SME owners” in Lahore . The seminar was also addressed by Arif Masud Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan, Mr. Sultan Tiwana, General Manager SMEDA and Mr. Mohammad Arshad, ACCA member.