Practice Responsibilities and Experience
Soo Mee is a highly renowned and trusted expert in personal tax advisory services; specialising in all aspects of employers’ and employees’ tax and pension related issues. She has more than 38 years of experience in personal tax matters in Singapore; including providing advice to high net-worth individuals and companies in respect of their employees’ tax matters. Soo Mee was previously a partner at a Big 4 Accountancy Firm in Singapore leading its individual tax practice and currently leads the Personal Tax Advisory team at another top-ten Accountancy firms.
In addition to providing specialised personal tax advice to high net-worth individuals, Soo Mee also leads the migration services providing advice for wealthy families relocating to Singapore; including assisting with Singapore Citizenship, Permanent Resident and Employment Pass applications. More recently, she has had a closer focus on advising families in their Family Governance – an area that is becoming increasingly important and relevant for many families.
As an advisor to companies, Soo Mee advises on the structuring of complex employment arrangements and compensation packages, including long-term incentive schemes and pension plans. She has vast specialized experience in handling IRAS’ audits on company reporting of remuneration as well as on an individuals taxpayer income. She has also assisted in the tax remediation to the IRAS made under the voluntary disclosure program for both individual and multinational corporate employers.
Soo Mee is well versed in Central Provident Fund (“CPF”) related matters, with a breadth of experience of representing corporate clients before the CPF Board to resolve and remediate CPF related issues. Her broad yet highly specialised experience has led to her impressive track record of helping many clients to successfully obtain rulings from the IRAS and the CPF Board on complex tax/CPF positions.
Lastly, Soo Mee has served as an advisor to many global Groups on expatriate tax management and control programs and has acted as the Asia-Pacific region central coordinator to the human resource headquarters of multinational companies based in Singapore.
Professional Qualifications and Affiliations
- Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
- Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA, UK)
- Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) of Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals (SCTP)*
*formerly known as the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP)