KYC/AML: Tax Impact

About This Course

Individual tax planning in recent years have become an important element of preserving personal wealth and making investment decisions. This course is geared towards a general appreciation of the personal taxation issues one may face in wealth management of clients from various jurisdictions in the context of KYC/AML.

Who Should Attend

  • Financial advisers
  • Relationship manager
  • Private banker
  • Client on-boarding specialists
  • AML specialists

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction to various types of taxes
  • The different tax systems in the world
  • Types of income and how they are assessed for tax
  • KYC challenges - Tax residency
  • Types of income remittance
  • AML challenges - Global tax highlights
  • Tax planning, avoidance and evasion
  • Common tax schemes in Singapore
  • Case studies

In Scope of Taxation

  • Distinguish the different tax systems i.e. Pure territorial based etc
  • Introduction to various types of taxes i.e. income tax, capital gains tax, and withholding tax etc
  • Understand how the tax residency of an individual and company is determined

KYC and AML issues on Tax Planning and Structures

  • Compare and contrast the different tax treatments for the sources of finances available to individuals
  • Understand the scope of taxability of Interest Income, Dividend Income, Taxable vs Tax Exempt Income and Capital Gains
  • Understand the differences between tax avoidance and tax evasion
    • Be aware of designation of tax crimes as money laundering predicate offences in Singapore
    • Recognise the scope of anti-tax avoidance provisions and the penalties of tax evasion
  • Appreciate that there are variations in the approaches to tax planning on investments, expenditures or measures given a particular
  • Individual/client’s circumstances or stated objectives for tax planning purposes
  • Be aware of the current global issues in taxation and the importance of seeking professional tax advisory services

Case Studies

Case Studies of typical structures encountered by Wealth Managers and general comments on its tax implications:

  • Use of shell company for business activities
  • Cryptocurrency risks
  • Abuse of tax schemes
  • Other corporate structures deemed as tax evasion schemes

Khyron Goh


Khyron Goh (Kai) is the co-founder of Kaiden Group. He heads the Tax and Anti-Money Laundering cum Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance department. He specializes in tax advisory for the high net-worth individuals and tax planning in Southeast Asia region for over 10 years. He also advises on the AML/CFT and CRS compliance for banks and corporate clients.

Kai started out as an Auditor at Ernst and Young before he joined a Trust Company as part of a senior management team where he headed three areas for high net worth clients in Accounting, Tax and Compliance. During his tenure, he developed a holistic range of accounting and tax services, to cater to his clients’ needs.

Kai has a passion for education and has more than 15 years of experience in imparting knowledge in the areas of tax and compliance. His previous teaching experience includes lecturing international professional accounting programs. He has also lectured UK tax for the University of Bedfordshire. Kai was also previously a lead lecturer at SAISCA (The Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), teaching Singapore Taxation for its ISCA Professional Qualification.

Currently, Kai is a very much sought after speaker by many private banks and various other private wealth institutions. Being an actual practitioner, he is able to utilize up-to-date actual case studies in his delivery to his audience.

Kai holds a degree in Applied Accounting, diploma in Anti-Money Laundering from the Institute of Compliance Association International (ICA) and Accredited Tax Advisor qualification with the Singapore Tax academy (SIATP). He is also a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA), Chartered Accountant of ASEAN (ASEAN CPA) and a fellow member (FCCA) for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Yvonne Goh


Ms Yvonne Goh is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore, Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax) and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) who completed her Master in Taxation with Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) previously known as SIM University.

Yvonne is currently one of Kaiden Group’s Tax Advisors focusing on advising clients on Singapore tax exposure for individuals and corporate entities. Clients welcome her candid and detailed explanation of taxation laws in her practical application.

In the early years of her career, she was in the Finance division with Singapore Press Holdings and Far East Organisation after which she switched to pursue her passion in teaching. She joined the education industry 20 years ago and has been providing quality classroom learning experience for her students in financial accounting, cost accounting, management accounting and taxation modules under the ACCA qualification. In her previous teaching career, she was also appointed as the Head of Tax (Academic) where she oversees the quality of the taxation teaching materials and tutors.

In addition to her wealth of teaching experience, Yvonne was also involved in the development of tax case studies as well as the reviewer of the taxation materials (Professional) for BPP Learning Media.

The Financial Training Scheme (“FTS”)

The Salmon Thrust CPD Series is aimed at raising the competencies of Covered Persons. This course is recognised under the IBF Financial Training Scheme. Completion of this course can be counted towards the fulfilment of the non-STS portion for CACS CPD.

The Financial Training Scheme (“FTS”) is a training incentive scheme supported by the Financial Sector Development Fund (FSDF). The scheme supports financial sector-specific training programmes that raise the competency of the financial sector.

All our programmes are approved for listing on the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) Programme Directory and are eligible for FTS claims, subject to all eligibility criteria being met. For latest development on the Funding Support for IBF FTS, please visit the Financial Training Scheme site.

Early Bird Discount

Enjoy 10% early bird discount when you register one (1) month before the course commencement date.

KYC/AML: Tax Impact


Course Features
  • Duration
    1/2 Day
  • CPD
    4 Hours
This course is offered for our on-site corporate classroom training.
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