What’s New – NG.LEE and Associates DFK

NG Lee and Associates

International Accountants Day was celebrated for the first time in Singapore as some 2,000 accounting and finance professionals gathered at the Lawn@Marina Bay on Thursday for activities.

Braving the rain, they danced to YMCA and broke the Singapore record for the longest chain of name cards of accountants and those who work to support the profession.

Minister of State for Finance and Transport Mrs Josephine Teo was at the event, which also had a fund-raising theme.

More than 10 charities took part to raise awareness, sign up volunteers, and sell products for their cause.

Our Senior Partner – Mr Jerry Lee is on the news as well!


Bennett Jones Industries – Banks and Financial Institutions

Bennett Jones Industries Financial Institutions

The multi-faceted nature of banking law today calls for lawyers with the resources to handle just about any commercial financial transaction. Acting as counsel to domestic and foreign chartered banks, trust companies, merchant banks, provincial treasuries, commercial credit grantors, income fund companies, foreign lending institutions and major corporate borrowers, Bennett Jones offers clients a broad spectrum of legal and advisory services geared toward the changing needs and demands of the financial services industry.

We routinely advise on the structuring and documentation of domestic and cross-border loan facilities. Our broad experience and expertise in this area ranges from large, syndicated cash-flow senior debt financings arranged by both domestic and foreign banks to mid-market asset based and senior and mezzanine commercial loan transactions. In recent years, our lawyers have been primary counsel, acting for lenders, sponsors and borrowers, on a number of the largest highly leveraged acquisitions in the Canadian market. We also have broad experience in project finance, public and private debt issues and restructurings.

Our complementary M&A, private equity, capital markets, tax and real estate expertise allow us to deliver to our clients the full spectrum of skills and experience necessary to ensure they are provided with thorough, knowledgeable and timely counsel for all aspects of their lending and other debt financing transactions.

The TaxSqueal Process by Tax Squeal report tax fraud

It’s Easy To Report Your Allegation Of Tax Fraud!

1.  Complete the Official TaxSqueal Allegation Form.  Be sure to provide as many of the key details requested as possible.  Only the allegation information entered on the form will be submitted to the IRS or proper taxing authority, no other identifiers.

2.  Following a TaxSqueal referral to the IRS or proper taxing authority on your behalf, all information and identifiers associated with the allegation are immediately purged from TaxSqueal’s records.  Remember, TaxSqueal never knows your identity, nor does it possess the ability to determine your identity.

3.  Please be prepared to hear nothing further.  Tax agencies have strict privacy rules that limit or preclude updates or progress reports regarding tax matters.  Rest assured that your TaxSqueal submission will be handled appropriately and confidentially.

TaxSqueal.com is NOT for individuals seeking a possible award pertaining to the allegation information that will be submitted on their behalf.  In such instances contact the IRS (www.irs.gov) or appropriate taxing authority for further details regarding their informant claims programs.


Visa Security Sense: How Visa Protects You?

With Visa, you can feel complete card confidence wherever you go. Our multiple layers of security prevent, detect and resolve unauthorized use of your card information. And, in the unlikely event fraud occurs, you can rest assured that you will never be held liable for unauthorized charges—you’ll owe nothing, that’s our Zero Liability promise.

Take a look at our multiple layers of security:

Chip-Enabled Cards

Smarter credit and debit cards are coming soon to a wallet near you. The United States is moving to chip-enabled credit and debit cards. We’re putting the power and security of a computer micro-chip right into your card. The new cards will be nearly impossible for criminals to counterfeit, and travel will be made even easier to more than 130 countries where chip cards are already used. Chip-enabled cards do everything magnetic strip cards do but even more securely. Plus the move to chip will help us get to mobile payments faster and more securely.

As this technology rolls out, there are a few things you should know.

Zero Liability

Visa wants you to feel free to use your card with complete confidence. In the unlikely event that fraud occurs, Visa’s Zero Liability policy means you won’t be held responsible for fraudulent charges made with your card or account information.

Real Time Fraud Monitoring

Intelligence is our best defense. The instant a merchant processes your card, Visa goes to work preventing fraud. We use a detection system to scan thousands of transactions per second. We look for subtle changes in spending patterns that could indicate fraud. If something’s amiss—a mismatched address, an unusually large purchase, or transaction far from home—we respond immediately.

3-Digit Security Code

Ever wonder what that extra three-digit number on the back of the card means? It’s simple, really. That code confirms that the card is in your physical possession when you’re ordering online or by phone. If a fraudster obtains your account number, but doesn’t know the security code, the purchase doesn’t go through. It’s just another layer of smart protection brought to you by Visa.

Verified by Visa

Give your online transactions extra protection with Verified by Visa, a personal password that confirms your identity whenever you check out at Verified by Visa online merchants. Verified by Visa is a free, simple-to-use service. Once activated, your card number will be recognized whenever you shop at participating merchants. When you shop, look for the Verified by Visa symbol and purchase with the added confidence Visa provides.

Identity Theft Assistance

If you suspect that you’ve been the victim of identity theft, Identity Theft Assistance puts you in touch with the information and help you need. Visa partners with the identity theft consumer network Call For Action at 1-888-ID-HOTLINE. They’ll walk you step-by-step through the process of regaining your identity.