Lachlan Wolfers

Head of Tax Technology and Head of Indirect Tax; Asia Pacific Regional Leader, Indirect Tax Services

KPMG China

Lachlan currently leads KPMG’s Indirect Tax practice in China, including throughout the period of China’s VAT reforms. In 2017, Lachlan also took on the role of Head of Tax Technology, with a focus on assisting clients in establishing the ‘Tax Function of the Future’. From 2011 to 2015, Lachlan was a seconded partner to KPMG China, from KPMG Australia, before...

Prior to joining KPMG China, Lachlan was the leader of KPMG Australia’s Indirect Tax practice and the Leader of KPMG  Australia’s Tax Controversy practice. Lachlan has led KPMG’s efforts in relation to the VAT reform pilot program in China and has been asked to provide advice to the Ministry of Finance, the State Administration of Taxation and other government agencies in relation to aspects of the VAT reforms. In 2018, Lachlan also advised a number of government agencies in the Asia Pacific region on the application of VAT/GST to the digital economy. Lachlan has led regional projects, especially in the digital economy sector, where he applies his skills and experiences in advising on VAT/GST issues in multiple jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region.

Lachlan currently leads KPMG’s Indirect Tax practice in China, including throughout the period of China’s VAT reforms. In 2017, Lachlan also took on the role of Head of Tax Technology, with a focus on assisting clients in establishing the ‘Tax Function of the Future’. From 2011 to 2015, Lachlan was a seconded partner to KPMG China, from KPMG Australia, before becoming a local partner in the HK/China firm.

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Indirect taxes and the digital economy — What to tax?

— While there are direct tax debates about which countries have taxing rights over a given transaction, there is near unanimous agreement that indirect taxes should be applied to B2C transactions based on the destination principle.— The question in indirect taxes is not ‘what’ to tax but ‘who’ will collect the tax.— Key issues include ensuring indirect tax is applied...

24 Sep 2018
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