PACC Students Came Second in the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong Tax Debate Competition 2019
A team of four Professional Accountancy (PACC) students won the 1st Runner-up in the Tax Debate Competition organised by The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. The competition took place at Plaza Hollywood Kowloon during 25‐26 May 2019.
The winning team comprised four PACC students. They are Chan Lap-wun (Year 2), Kong Cheuk-yi Sharie (Year 2, Global Accounting Stream), Leung Ka-wai (Year 3), and Loo Yin-yan Bonnie (Year 2). Dr. Edmund Wong, PACC Programme Director and Senior Lecturer of School of Accountancy; Mr. Eric Leung, PACC Associate Programme Director and Senior Lecturer of School of Accountancy; and Dr. YY Butt, Lecturer of School of Accountancy and the coach teacher of this competition also attended the event to show their full support to the students.
Dr. Y Y Butt remarked, “My colleagues and I joined and observed both the semi-final as well as the final. Our tax debate team displayed confidence alongside with good time management skill throughout the competition. Our students’ cases were well structured, and they were able to offer valid point to point rebuttals to the opponents’ arguments.”
The Tax Debate Competition aims to promote the study of taxation and arouse students’ awareness of the tax profession as another choice in their career development upon graduation. It has successfully encouraged students to express their opinions on hot tax topics and attracted public audience since its launch in 2015. The panel of judges included business elites, tax practitioners, professional bodies and academics.