Alan Chung Senior Executive Director - Indirect Tax Kuala Lumpur +603 2692 4022

Experience

Alan Chung is the Head of Indirect Tax practice of Grant Thornton Malaysia.  Prior to joining Grant Thornton Malaysia as an Executive Director to lead the tax advisory team, Alan in addition to being attached to the “Big Four” accounting firms, has headed the secretarial of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia’s (CTIM) and served as the Head of Tax of a public-listed company.  He has more than 20 years of experience in tax compliance, tax advisory and good and services tax (GST) and played a role in the implementation of the self-assessment system in Malaysia as a secondee to the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia. 

Alan is a Fellow of CPA of Australia and a member of its Malaysian Division Council’s Tax Committee. He was also a member of CTIM’s Self-Assessment System Working Group and is currently a member of CTIM’s Technical Committee–Indirect Taxation.  With a wealth of experience dealing with various government agencies and departments, Alan actively contributes in dialogues (Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Teknikal Isu Pelaksanaan GST) with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department to resolve GST implementation issues.  

Alan speaks regularly in seminars and conferences including the annual GST Conferences and the Sin Chew Business Excellence Awards.  He is also an experienced trainer of GST focused on disseminating GST knowledge and know-how to many corporations which include government-linked corporations and a statutory fund for employees.  Besides training, Alan has also co-authored a book on GST published by Wolters Kluwers Malaysia, entitled “Malaysian GST: 100 Questions and Answers” (ISBN: 9789670853154).

Professional qualifications

Alan is a Fellow of CPA of Australia (FCPA), member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (Chartered Accountant) and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (Associate).  He is an approved tax agent under Section 170 of the Goods and Services Tax Act 2014 and Section 153 of the Income Tax Act 1967.

Qualifications
  • Approved tax agent under Section 170 of the Goods and Services Tax Act 2014
  • CA (M)
  • FCPA
  • Associate Member of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM)