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The Asia Oceania Tax Consultants' Association (AOTCA) is holding a General Meeting and International Tax Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali Indonesia from 22 to 25 November 2022, according to a release received by Voice of Indonesia on Wednesday.

In this international scale activity, the Indonesian Tax Consultants Association (IKPI) was trusted by AOTCA as the host after the 2019 Busan-Korea AOTCA.

Given the Covid-19 pandemic situation and the implementation of restrictions in several AOTCA member countries, this activity will be carried out in a hybrid manner, namely offline participants present at the Westin Hotel Nusa Dua Bali, which currently has more than 600 registered participants and online registration will close on Monday. 

AOTCA was founded in 1992 by 8 tax professional bodies located in the Asia and Oceania region. It has embraced 19 leading organizations from 13 countries/regions.

The AOTCA members themselves consist of 13 countries namely: Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Nepal, and two observer countries namely Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. 

IKPI, with a total number of 6,526 Registered Tax Consultants as of November 20 2022 spread throughout Indonesia, is the only Tax Consultant Association from Indonesia that has been a Member of the AOTCA since 2002.

Delegates who have confirmed their attendance offline consist of 10 countries namely; Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia (host), Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Nepal, and 2 countries present online namely; China, Chinese Taipei.

Apart from tax consultants, AOTCA Bali 2022 will also be attended by government officials from the Ministry of Finance, the Directorate General of Taxes (DGT), and Bali DJP Regional Office Officials. 

The event will be filled with various activities, namely AOTCA members will have a meeting on November 22, 2022. Then on the second day, November 23, 2022, IKPI will also hold a National Seminar which will be attended by IKPI Members and the general public offline and Online for half a day with the theme “Examination of Preliminary Evidence & Investigation of Criminal Acts in the Field of Taxation”, presenting speakers and keynote speeches from the Directorate General of Taxes.

In the seminar later the material will be presented directly by speakers from the Directorate General of Taxes, to find out about the development of tax regulations in the context of initial evidence examination and tax investigations, which is something that is important to be known by the general public of taxpayers and tax consultants in particular.

On the second day after the AOTCA Meeting and National Seminar, they will also hold an International Tax Conference with the main theme "Global Tax Trends: Digitalization, Technology and Dispute Resolutions".

The theme that will be explored is: "Global Tax Trends - Latest Updates on Global Taxation" which will be presented by Mr. Mekar Satria Utama, Director of International Taxation of DGT, with the 2nd and 5th sessions, as well as four other speakers from Italy, Korea, Australia, and Indonesia; "Trends on Digital Taxation" will be presented by speakers from Vietnam, Japan, China, and the Philippines; "Dispute Resolution - Transfer Pricing" will be presented by speakers from Indonesia, Australia, Nepal, and India; "Country Updates - Limitation of Interest Deduction, Thin Capitalization Rules" will be presented by speakers from Mongolia, Malaysia, Hongkong and Indonesia, and; "Disaster and Taxations - Taxation Beyond The Pandemic" will present speakers from Japan, China, and Chinese Taipei.

This activity will also improve communication between cross-country Asia-Oceania tax consultants so it is hoped that this activity will become a momentum for IKPI members to increase their competence, at the same time increasing international interaction and networking, considering that this activity will be attended offline by 10 AOTCA member countries. (VOI)

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