Tracy Ho

Tracy Ho

Asia Pacific Business Tax Services Leader

Tracy is the Asia Pacific Area BTS Leader. Before this role, she had been the tax Managing Partner of EY Hong Kong and Macau for more than 6 years.  She has over 25 years of experience in providing tax consulting advice for multinational corporations with pan-Asian operations and Hong Kong listed companies which are active in inbound and outbound investments activities. She has been voted as one of the “leading tax advisers” in Hong Kong by the Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers in each edition since 2007. She regularly contributes articles and presents tax seminars on latest tax development and changes.

Tracy works closely with her fellow partners of various EY offices outside Hong Kong in advising client’s cross border supply chain and distribution models of her clients.  Her roles on these significant engagements included direct tax planning, advising on the documentation required and assistance in explaining the new business models to the Hong Kong tax authorities (“IRD”).

Tracy is often approached for advice on seeking agreement with the IRD on suggested Hong Kong tax treatments of transactions which potentially involve significant amounts of tax.  Examples have included – a refund claim on past withholding tax paid of over US$60M, a deduction claim on approximately US$200M of payments to group companies operating outside Hong Kong, and a non-taxable claim on annual financing income of US$500M.

In her role of Asia Pacific Area BTS Leader, Tracy drives the relevant tax services growth across 6 Regions – APAC FSO, ASEAN, Greater China, Japan, Korea and Oceania which covers more than 20 countries.  EY is a globally connected tax planning and advisory practice.  BTS combines Tax Policy and Controversy, Quantitative Services, Private Client Services, Customer Tax Operations Reporting Services, Business Tax Advisory services enabling to provide insightful, multi-country tax advisory services in a connected and consistent manner throughout every stage of the tax life cycle; planning, accounting, compliance and controversy.

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