As a member of Crowe Global, i.e., the ninth largest accounting network in the world, Crowe Horwath First Trust (“Crowe Singapore”) is an award-winning firm that leverages its core strengths in Audit, Advisory, Tax, Transfer Pricing, Risk Advisory, Corporate Services, Outsourcing, Fund Administration, Corporate Finance, and Valuation to bring smart decisions that create lasting value for our clients. With a global reach, and a local expertise, Crowe Singapore is well positioned as a one-stop, integrated solutions’ provider of a full suite of professional services to a diverse and international clientele, including public-listed entities, multinational corporations, and financial institutions.
Led by hands-on, approachable, and forward-looking partners – all of whom are heavily involved in the day-to-day client work, Crowe Singapore delivers value by helping clients navigate the regulatory landscape and break down complex issues into fresh, practical insights and advice.
The tax division of Crowe Singapore offers a full range of solutions to assist businesses and individuals to comply with and manage a broad range of tax obligations including individual and corporate tax compliance and advisory, international tax, transfer pricing, goods and services tax (“GST”), global mobility, transaction support, private wealth services, tax dispute resolution, and digital advisory. In the area of digital advisory, Crowe Singapore has built a strong expertise in helping token issuers, and fintech and blockchain companies to understand and comply with corporate and individual tax obligations.
Clients value Crowe Singapore’s close involvement in corporate decision-making through its advice to clients on how to achieve specific business objectives such as cross-border acquisitions, investments, restructuring, etc., in the most tax efficient manner, and its provision of practical solutions to an array of complex and challenging tax problems involving international tax issues.
Crowe Singapore’s tax partners regularly contribute articles published by the International Tax Review (“ITR”), and Bloomberg Tax.
Sivakumar Saravan – Senior Partner
9 Raffles Place
#19-20 Republic Plaza Tower 2
Direct: +65 6856 9993
Siva is a senior partner and head of tax at Crowe Singapore. He has about 25 years of experience in tax compliance and tax consultancy work for business owners, expatriate employees, local corporations, public-listed companies, multinationals, and financial institutions.
Siva has extensive experience in advising clients on international corporate
and personal tax implications of various cross-border transactions involving the countries in the Asia Pacific region. He routinely advises clients on the wide spectrum of issues relating to inbound and outbound investments into Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.
Siva’s experience in tax advisory includes advising on appropriate intellectual holding company structures, tax and social security implications of employee global mobility, tax implications of mergers and acquisitions and transfer pricing issues for several multinational companies based in Singapore.
Siva has conducted numerous seminars and workshops to the C-suite, including finance, tax, and HR professionals in corporations. He is a much sought-after speaker in areas such as withholding tax, permanent establishment, interpretation of tax treaties, and employee taxation.
He is also actively involved in contributing to an array of literature on Singapore taxation. He is the consultant author of the Singapore Master Tax Guide Manual and the Singapore Withholding Tax Online, both published by Wolters Kluwer. He is also the author of the book “Tax Essentials for HR Professionals, Singapore” published by CCH Asia. He has authored several articles published by the International Tax Review (“ITR”) and Bloomberg Tax.
Siva is a member of The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
He is an Accredited Tax Advisor (Corporate Tax) of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals, Singapore and also a member of the SME Tax Committee of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Practitioners.
Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore