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Meet the Co-chairs - TIAG

Spearman, Lisa
Mercer & Hole

On, Wendy
Fineman West & Co. LLP

Brenner, Saul B.
Berdon LLP

Saba, Fuad

Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW

Derewenda, Anna K.
Williams Mullen (VA)

Meet the Co-chairs - TAG-SP

Severino, Maria
Collins Barrow Toronto LLP

While I haven’t joined the little packs of people wandering together on the Des Moines skywalk system while looking at their phones, the Pokemon Go craze fascinates me. It’s strange and wonderful how something like this can come out of nowhere and become such a thing.

Naturally, the IRS will want to spoil the fun. I understand you collect “experience points” as you follow your phone from Poke-stop to Poke-stop. From the Wikipedia entry:

Read more: Pokemon Go and the Tax Monster

Proposals have been received by the Central Board of Direct Taxes regarding filing of appeals/pursuing litigation on the issue of allowability of bad debt that are written off as irrecoverable in the accounts of the assessee. The dispute relates to cases involving failure on the part of assessee to establish that the debt is irrecoverable.

Read more: India: Bad Debt admissible if written off as irrecoverable in books: CBDT

The Federal Budget passed down on 3 May 2016 announced major changes to superannuation in terms of concessional and non-concessional contribution limits, the retirement account cap and contribution entitlements (click here to read our full recap of the changes).

Read more: Key Considerations For Your SMSF In The Lead Up To 30 June

Welcome to Mercer & Hole’s UK Inward Investment publication, the first of our series looking at how UK tax affects internationally mobile individuals and businesses. Tax is very much in the forefront of the headlines in the UK at present and around the world the move to inter-governmental cooperation and tax transparency is gathering momentum.

Read more: UK Inward Investment

Contact: Geoff Tierney; ESV (New South Wales, Australia)

A key benefit of establishing and operating a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (“SMSF”) is the ability to make investments which are not available through retail or industry funds, such as property acquisition. We have previously discussed limited recourse borrowing and the associated rules with this strategy.

While the trend of acquiring property through SMSF’s is growing, there are some potential issues which can arise in relation to succession and the sale of the property.

Read more: SMSF Succession And Property – What You Need To Know