Toru Shirasaki

Partner, PwC Tax Japan

International Tax Services, M&A Group Services
CPA / Certified Public Tax Accountant

Profile

Mr. Shirasaki joined PwC Tax Japan in 1997 and has approximately 20 years of experience in international taxes. He mainly provides various corporate Asian taxes advices to global clients for M&A, tax corporate governance, tax strategy and optimization of global tax cost. During his time with PwC Tax Japan, he was also seconded to PwC China, Hong Kong and Shanghai offices from 2002 to 2005.

Mr. Shirasaki is a licensed Japanese certified public accountant and a licensed Japanese certified public tax consultant.

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Project Results and Achievements

Mr. Shirasaki’s notable projects include the following services for Japanese companies: 

  • International tax management advice and support for consumer goods companies
  • International tax governance support for copy machine companies
  • Globalization support in Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, and Myanmar
  • Restructuring in Europe and China for auto parts manufacturer
  • Group effective tax rate analysis and improvement advice for software companies and auto parts manufacturers
  • Tax simulation and analysis for reorganizations in China and India for automotive parts manufacturers
  • Withdrawal of operations from China and Malaysia for electronic companies

Other Activities

  • “How to prepare TP documentations for multinational companies”  Chuoukeizaisha – Co-writer
  • Speaker for PwC Tax Japan seminars and outside resources.

Professional Vision

As a result of BEPS action plans, tax information will now be more shared between countries. It is now more crucial than ever to acknowledge the importance of management roles in the tax departments for Japanese headquartered companies. To keep track of global tax management needs, Japanese companies must consider using tax technology and other resources including reorganizing tax governance for overseas subsidiary tax directors and other relevant matters. Mr. Shirasaki will support Japanese companies as they face regulatory changes such as BEPS and will help them manage their international tax risks.