MOBILIZING TAX REFUND TAN TIE WEE FOUNDER & CEO, TOUREGO

A Singaporean tax practitioner turned entrepreneur, Tie Wee disrupts the tourist tax refund industry with the launch of Tourego in 2018. With a commitment to growing Tourego's network of retailers & savy tourist community, he continues to reinvent tourist tax refund experience with innovations, such as new mobile-checkout service and dynamic travel guide.

Tie Wee acquired his expertise in direct tax during his tenure at the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). For more than 10 years, he served as a tax official in the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Department. Tie Wee was Director of the GST Division at IRAS and responsible for performing functions as diverse as taxpayer audit, rulings and customer service.

Prior to founding Tourego, Tie Wee worked with PwC's indirect tax practice in China where he participated in policy-making discussions with the Ministry of Finance and counselled clients across various industries.

Being a member of the academia, Tie Wee served as the Course Advisor to the Intermediate and Advanced Levels (GST) courses operated by the Tax Academy of Singapore. He is a published author of the chapter on Singapore's GST system for the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) and for the internal journal of China's State Administration of Taxation.

Credentials:

Masters in Professional Accounting - Singapore Management University

Bachelor of Arts in Economics and East Asian Studies - Stanford University, USA

Accredited Tax Advisor(GST) - Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals