Our Professional Services Team host an annual programme of tax webinars to bring you the latest in tax developments relevant for professional services firms.
Chaired by Anna Jarrold, Head of Professional Services Tax, each webinar focuses on a specific area of tax, and topics range from international tax issues such as Transfer Pricing and BEPS to employment tax updates and local tax compliance. We also provide tax updates from specific country territories where a number of professional services firms operate.
Upcoming 2019 webinars
BDO Webinar: US update
Speaker - Mark Walters and Nitin Naik
BDO Webinar: VAT update
Speaker - Michael Ashdown
For more information on future dates and to register your interest in attending our online webinars please contact Jade Dean – [email protected].
29 August 2019 - BDO Professional Services Tax Webinar Series: Employment Taxes Update
In this webinar, our guest speaker Jacqui Roberts, an Associate Director from BDO who specialises in employment taxes, provided an update on an area of tax that provides many issues for professional service firms, in particular, the changes for IR35 from April 2020.
20 June 2019 - BDO Webinar: UK Tax Update
In this webinar, our guest speakers Colin Ives, Jitendra Patel and Louis Keeping from BDO’s Professional Services Tax team provide an update on taxation for professional services firms operating in the UK. We cover succession planning, external funding and international expansion as well as looking at the areas where we are seeing continued growth among many professional service firms.
27 February 2019 - BDO Webinar: China Taxes
In this webinar, we were joined by our guest speaker, Rebecca Chen and Grace Wu, International Tax Directors, to provide an update on taxation for professional services firms operating in China. We cover recent tax developments in China and discuss the structures UK headquartered professional services firms are operating in China, and their associated impact on partner taxes.
6 December 2018 - BDO Webinar: VAT Update
In this webinar, we were joined by our guest speaker, Michael Ashdown, a Director in our Indirect Tax team, to discuss VAT for professional services firms in detail. The recording provides an update on both UK and international VAT, as well as the potential impact Brexit may have on this topic.
2 October 2018: Singapore Update - BDO Webinar
In this webinar, we were joined by Evelyn Lim and Teo Yi Lun from our tax advisory team in BDO Singapore. The webinar recording provides an update on the operational structures of UK headquartered professional services firms and the relevant issues associated with such structures. We also discuss the issues facing UK partners who relocate to professional services firms in Singapore.
23 August 2018: BDO Professional Services Tax Webinar Series – Employment Taxes Update
In this webinar, we were joined by Jacqui Roberts, an Associate Director from BDO who specialises in employment taxes, who provided an update on an area of tax that provides many issues for professional service firms.
15 June 2018: BDO Professional Services Tax Webinar Series – Australian Tax Update
In this webinar, David Blake and Rajesh Pawar, a Tax Partner & Tax Manager in our Melbourne office, shared with us the highlights of the current issues they are seeing in the market, the practicalities of dealing with partner's affairs and some important potential changes being introduced for firms and their employees operating and working in Australia.
24 April 2018: BDO Professional Services Tax Webinar Series – UK Partnership Update
In our latest webinar, we were joined by Anna Jarrold, Neil Williams and Louis Keeping, all of whom are specialists in the professional services sector, to give an update on UK tax.
7 December 2017: BDO Professional Services Tax Webinar Series – US Tax Update
In this, we were joined by Mark Walters and Andrew Harrison from our transatlantic tax advisory team to provide an update on the US tax considerations for professional services firms with operations in the US.
The webinar provided an update on the structures we see UK headquartered professional services firms operate in the US and the relevant issues associated with such structures.
We also discussed the issues facing UK partners relocating to the US, as well as US partners coming to the UK.
5 October 2017: BDO Professional Services Tax Webinar Series - Employment Tax Update
We continue our 2017 series of professional services tax webinars with a detailed look at the latest updates in employment tax.
Chaired by Louis Keeping, Professional Services Tax, we were joined by a number of BDO employment tax experts with topics including changes in optional remuneration arrangements and the key considerations of short-term business visitors.
15 June 2017: UK Tax Update
Our 2017 series of tax webinars for professional services continues with a look at the UK tax landscape with a focus on professional services firms.
Chaired by Anna Jarrold, Head of Professional Services Tax, we were joined by a number of BDO tax experts to discuss the impact of BREXIT, the latest government consultation to make tax digital, employment tax and the new off-payroll working rules and the latest on transfer pricing.
16 February 2017: VAT update for professional services firms
To launch the 2017 series of BDO Tax Webinars for Professional Services firms we took a focussed look at VAT for Professional Services firms.
In this webinar, Micheal Ashdown, Director in BDO’s Indirect Tax team, drew on his experience of working with Professional Services firms to provide an update on UK and international VAT with key issues relevant to professional services firms.
1 December 2016: BEPS update for professional services firms: How has BEPS affected transfer pricing compliance?
Our latest webinar in the Professional services Tax Webinar Series focused on the latest international developments following the OECD recommendations addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).
Firms with international operations must address these challenges head-on and act quickly to ensure they are not caught out by new rules coming into effect from 2017.
We were joined by BDO's International Tax Partner Malcolm Joy and Director Duncan Nott who shared the latest insight into the 15 point action plan and the impact on professional services firms.
6 October 2016: French Tax Update for Professional Services firms
Jacques Saint-Jalmes, a partner in our French office who specialises in the professional services sector, will be hosting a webinar providing an update on the issues being seen in this territory, practicalities of dealing with partner’s affairs and some potential important changes being introduced.
4 August 2016: Employment Tax
The fourth in the series of webinars took place on Thursday 4 August and we were joined by firms from across the PS spectrum including Magic Circle law firms, architectural practices, management consultancy and recruitment firms. The webinar focused on employment tax and issues specifically for professional services firms and provided an update on the apprenticeship levy, short term business visitors, managing increased employer accountability and termination payments.
13 June 2016: US tax update for professional services firms
We were joined by Mark Walters and Andrew Harrison from our transatlantic tax advisory team to provide an update on the US tax considerations for professional services firms with operations in the US. The webinar particularly focussed on domestic US structures, LLP’s in the US, foreign partnerships, structuring for the US market and the income tax rules for people working in the US.
7 April 2016: Tax transparency and strategy for professional services firms
The second of our tax updates for professional services firms focussed on tax transparency, strategy and risk management. The webinar not only addressed the issues relevant to professional services firms, but also touched on the issues relevant to their clients. We also discussed the areas where we are seeing our clients taking action in respect of transparency and strategy and how we have assisted them.
8 December 2015: How OECD recommendations on BEPS impact on global professional services firms
The global financial crisis in 2008 saw government tax revenues drop substantially and ultimately resulted in the spotlight being turned on multi-national businesses and the amount of tax they were paying on their global profit. This webinar features BDO tax specialists from Germany, China, Australia and the UK as they discuss the likely impact f the OECD recommendations to tackle BEPS on professional services firms.