BEPS 2.0: A fundamental change to tax in Hong Kong?

2 September 2021



Ivor Morris, Partner, KPMG China


BEPS 2.0: A fundamental change to tax in Hong Kong?

In July, 133 jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, approved a statement that provides a framework for reform of existing international tax rules.  It is intended that the new rules will take effect from 2023.  In particular, the new rules propose a global minimum effective tax rate of at least 15% applied on a jurisdiction by jurisdiction basis.  This would be challenging for jurisdictions like Hong Kong where the territorial system of taxation and various incentives can mean that many companies have an effective tax rate well below 15%. The new rules will apply to groups with a turnover in excess of EUR 750 million, although changes to domestic tax rules in response may be more wide reaching.  Separately, the European Union is conducting a review of foreign source exclusion regimes such as those in Hong Kong, which may also put pressure on Hong Kong’s traditional system of low and simple tax.

The British Chamber is delighted to welcome KPMG partner, Ivor Morris, who will provide an overview of the proposals and how they can affect companies in Hong Kong, talk about common corporate arrangements that might be impacted and discuss what companies are doing to prepare for the changes.

About the speaker


Ivor Morris
KPMG China

Ivor Morris joined KPMG's Hong Kong office in 2009 and became a tax partner in 2017. Ivor has extensive experience of advising international clients in Hong Kong on their corporate tax matters. He works with many multinational groups and investment funds on cross-border related matters. Ivor received his Master degree in Arts from the University of Cambridge. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and serves on a number of industry and charity bodies.


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9/2/2021 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
China Standard Time
Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club 1 Jackson Road Central

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