Ernst & Young has launched a new
Asia-Pacific Tax Centre, combining 20 countries and territories
under a centralised leadership structure.

The Centre will include six segments; global
compliance and reporting, global tax desks, performance and reward,
quantitative, tax effective supply chain management, and tax
performance advisory. 

Ernst & Young said it plans to expand the
centre three-fold over the next 18 months.

The launch follows the recent establishment of
the Asia-Pacific Area in July when the company formally integrated
its Far East and Oceania Areas and the fast growth rate of its
EMEIA Tax Centre.

The Centre is led by Mike Carr, who is based
in Hong Kong, and houses more than 100 tax professionals from
Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the
Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, the UK and the US.