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Luke Tanner

Luke Tanner is a member of the Tax & Transfer Pricing group at Baker McKenzie's Tokyo office. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at a Big Four accounting firm in Japan and Australia, where he provided tax and transfer pricing services to multinational clients.

Asia Pacific tax authorities are actively seeking to reduce tax leakages, non-compliance, and what they perceive to be tax avoidance activities. To help you position your business for success in an era of ever-changing tax rules and intense scrutiny, our subject matter experts from across the region and globally will come together to examine key developments. We will discuss the impact of emerging trends and current issues on your business models and strategies, sharing practical tips on how you can maximize opportunities to achieve the best risk mitigation outcomes.

In this issue, we focus on the FY2023 Tax Reform Enforcement Order and Enforcement Regulations and the Guidelines on Respecting Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains.
On the tax side, the Cabinet Order Partially Amending the Order for Enforcement of the Income Tax Act and the Ministerial Order Partially Amending the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Income Tax Act in relation to the 2023 Tax Reforms were published in a special extra (No. 25) of the Official Gazette dated 31 March 2023.

Japan’s 2023 tax reform package announced in December 2022 and submitted to the Diet in February 2023 includes various measures aimed at strengthening the Japanese start-up ecosystem and reorganizing the research and development taxation system. In an article published in Tax Notes International, Luke Tanner provides an overview of the recent tax developments in Japan, including the tax reform package and other legislation, the OECD’s two-pillar proposal, changes to consumption tax, and the transfer pricing regime.