Gaik Hwa is a senior tax manager in the Singapore office.
Gaik Hwa handles corporate income tax compliance such as filing of tax returns and tax computations with and without tax incentives, filing of partnership and individual income tax returns and computations, filing of estate/ trust income tax returns, objections to tax bills, attending to tax queries raised by Inland Revenue Tax Authority of Singapore, tax due diligence, warranty and indemnity insurance, amalgamations, mergers and acquisitions. She often work with local and international clients on withholding tax matters, Goods and Services Tax, stamp duty, incorporation of companies in Singapore, Singapore tax residency requirements and obtaining of Certificate of Residence, tax investigations and cash pooling tax considerations.
Me in a minute
You're never too old to learn ( 活到老，学到老)
I handle corporate, partnership and individual income tax compliance, attending to tax queries raised by Inland Revenue Tax Authority of Singapore, tax due diligence, amalgamations, mergers and acquisitions etc. I've a stint of work experience in accounting and a few years of audit before I finally decided to embark on being a tax professional. Not a surprised switch as tax has always been my favourite subject though it was the most difficult subject to me.
To me, job satisfaction is when I'm able to solve client's problems especially when they trust in my professionalism. I also get very encouraged when clients send heartfelt thank you appreciation or tell me that he respect me very much. These are those little things which I cherish and keep me working smart for them and keep costs low.
During weekends and free time, I enjoy the company of family and friends over meals and chat about anything in our lives. I practice tacihi as a form of exercise. I also enjoy listening to praise and worship songs. Currently, I'm learning piano and will be promoted to grade 2 in April 2020. I feel happy after practising and I hope I could play well in the future as the saying goes, you're never too old to learn ( 活到老，学到老).