The rules to determine the GST treatment on a recovery of expense can be confusing.  How do you decide whether the recharge of expense to an overseas person qualifies for zero-rating?  Do you look at where the services are performed, the bill-to party or where the goods are located?

What happens if you recover the expenses at cost, or with a mark-up?  What happens if the recharges of expenses are disallowed expenses in the first place?

We recognise that one will only be able to effectively determine the GST treatment on a recovery of expense by first understanding the basic rules on GST.  We have developed an eight hours advance course that will help you to decide the GST treatment on that cost recovery.

If you think that all services provided to an overseas person qualify for zero-rating under the “international services” provision, it is time for you to attend this course to correct the misconception.

Course Outline

International Services – Day 1 (23 Feb 2020, Tuesday)

9am to 1130am

2pm to 430pm

Reimbursement and Disbursement – Day 2 (25 Feb 2020, Thursday)

9am to 1130am

-Recovery of expenses is ancillary to a primary supply

2pm to 430pm

-Recovery of expenses is separate and not ancillary to a primary supply


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Trainer Profile

***Eddie Soh

With more than 20 years of practical GST experience gained from working at Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore as a tax auditor and big four accounting firm (PwC) as a tax advisor, Eddie is the subject matter expert you go to when you need advice on goods and services tax (“GST”) matters.

He is an accredited tax advisor (GST) with Singapore Chartered Tax Professional and he speaks regularly at public GST workshop and seminars. The primary objective of conducting workshop and seminars is to share the knowledge gained from his experience and his long term goal is to digitalise the knowledge so that it can be easily accessed by others.

Eddie is a GST advisor by profession and he finds joy in solving your GST problem. Having led 43 multi-national companies to Assisted Compliance Assurance Programme (“ACAP”) premium status, he now advises clients on the best practices that should be in place to prevent and detect GST errors.



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