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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

Contact: Saul Brenner; Berdon LLP (New York, New York, USA)

As diplomatic relations with Cuba continue to open, the IRS has issued a revenue ruling removing some restrictions on income earned in the island nation1.

Previously, restrictions denied a foreign tax credit for income taxes paid to Cuba and disallowed deferral on income earned in Cuba through a controlled foreign corporation. The revenue ruling removes these restrictions.

Read more: IRS Loosens Restrictions on Cuba

Farmers could make use of the new five-year tax averaging to help fund new machinery purchases and reduce tax liabilities in the current year, according to accountant Old Mill (Somerset, England).

Read more: Use five-year averaging to free up cash flow, advises Old Mill

Contact: David Prichard; ESV Group (New South Wales, Australia)

Online streaming, e-books and other intangible digital content sold by offshore vendors currently do not attract Australia’s Goods and Services Tax (GST). However, a number of proposed changes seek to broaden the GST to include these digital products and services.

Read more: Offshore Suppliers Beware: Australian Tax Changes Ahead

Contact: Hal Zemel, CPA, J.D., LL.M.

Purchasing stock in certain small businesses has at least two advantages: you can diversify your portfolio and enjoy preferential tax treatment, thanks to a provision of the tax extenders act signed into law this past December (the PATH Act).

Read more: TAX TALK: Why Investing in Small-Business Stock May Make More Tax Sense Than Ever

Contact: Jacqui Gudgion, Mercer & Hole (London, England)

The last 12 months has been an eventful time in the tax world to say the least. The new Government has introduced some significant changes both from a personal and business perspective, with the new legislation aimed at creating a ‘level playing field’ for those paying tax. Let us take a look at some of the changes that will affect business taxpayers.

Read more: Tax changes affecting businesses