Hern Kuan, Liu

Tax Consultant Tan Peng Chin LLC

Government and Public Sector




Government and Public Sector





Customer Type

Individuals & Companies


The Law Society of Singapore Singapore Academy of Law



NUS, University of Cambridge


LLB (Hons), LLM

Year First Admitted To Bar


Languages Spoken

English (GB)

Languages Written

English (GB)


   About Me

Hern Kuan has wide experience in Revenue Law, having lectured in it at the Law Faculty in NUS, practiced as a tax manager in Big-4 accounting firms and as head of tax in a major law firm. He was also the Chief Legal Officer of Singapore’s national tax authority, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, for some 10 years. Hern Kuan’s practice includes transactional tax advice spanning Income Tax, Goods and Services Tax, Property Tax, Stamp Duty and International Taxation; and includes tax disputes with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). He has successfully represented the Comptroller of Income Tax, the Commissioner of Stamp Duties and the Chief Assessor and Comptroller of Property Tax in several leading court cases. He advises clients on tax planning and structuring, both domestic and international tax, and both civil and criminal disputes with IRAS. He has presented many seminars on tax law and was an associate staff lecturer on tax planning and international tax at SIM university. In 2017, he successfully argued a case against the Singapore Comptroller of Income Tax, persuading the Income Tax Board of Review that gains made by his client from the purchase and sale of shares should not be subject to income tax.