Tax Principal and American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (AmCham) Financial Services Taxes and Tariffs (FSTT) Committee Co-Chair Jules E. Riego (JER) and Tax Senior Director Kate Fernandez helped organize an AmCham webinar titled Understanding Biden's Tax Agenda and Transfer Pricing Updates. AmCham Executive Director Ebb Hinchcliffe delivered the opening remarks and welcomed participants from AmCham member companies.
JER and Kate with speakers and members of the AmCham
FSTT Committee Co-Chair Rombit Co introduced the session’s speakers EY US Tax Desk Executive Director Josh McKniff, Senior Manager Michael Xiang and Director Ashley Fedyshyn. Josh provided an overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), highlighting its key corporate provisions and potential costs and opportunities. Michael then discussed the Made in America Tax Plan, its corporate income tax incentives, priority areas, general corporate tax changes and international taxes. He also explained the Biden administration’s impact policies, including its COVID-19 legislation, jobs and economic recovery plan, social justice and equity and climate policies. Afterwards, Ashley discussed the updates on the US Transfer Pricing regulations and shared insights on the global tax risk environment based on the findings of the EY Tax Policy and Controversy Outlook report.
The discussions were followed by a Q&A portion, moderated by JER, where the speakers addressed the participants’ questions. JER then concluded the webinar by thanking the speakers for their extensive discussions and the participants for a productive session.