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Announcing New Member, Klug Counsel PLLC in Washington D.C., United States

Integra International is very pleased to announce the admittance of a new member, Klug Counsel PLLC in Washington D.C., United States. Klug Counsel was established in 2021. The firm has 2 partners, 3 directors and 7 professional staff.  Klug Counsel strives to achieve optimal results for clients through close collaboration of professionals across integrated fields including tax, finance, accounting, private wealth planning, and legal.  Their services include tax, accounting, private equity and venture capital formation and advisory, domestic, and international business consulting, mergers and acquisitions, trust and estate planning, and specialized private fund administration.  Their goal is to provide comprehensive, efficient, and professional service through one coordinated team. Klug Counsel is particularly suited to provide sophisticated tax planning and structuring for federal, state, and international taxation to corporations, partnerships, private equity funds, nonprofits, individuals, and family offices.  Mr.… Read More

Kim Beare of FMD Awarded Firm Manager of the Year by CPAFMA

Birmingham, Mich. – Kim Beare, Firm Administrator at Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling, PLC in Birmingham, MI is the 2022 recipient of the CPA Firm Management Association’s (CPAFMA) prestigious Firm Manager of the Year Award (FMAward), which honors senior level firm managers who have significantly impacted their companies. Selection criteria for the FMAward focus on leadership, strategic impact on the firm, and the contribution and oversight of programs that contribute to overall growth, profitability, and fostering employee-friendly company culture. “Fenner Melstrom, & Dooling is a great company to work for. I learn a lot from my involvement with CPAFMA that I’ve been able to bring back ideas and implement to make our firm stronger.” In addition to her role as Firm Administrator, she assists the FMD partners on the Management Committee, which is responsible for strategic planning.… Read More

In Memory of Richard Purcell (Oct 10, 1945 – March 11, 2022)

Richard passed away peacefully at home with family at his side after living with Parkinsons and Leukemia. He is survived by Bertha and his two sons, Ian (Alana) and Glen (Portia) and grandchildren Ethan, Isaac, Seneca, Henry and Evie. After graduation from Beaconsfield High School (QC) in 1963, Richard attended Sir George Williams University. Following the first year of classes he went west to the Banff Springs Hotel for the first of his five summers there and returned to Montreal. He later transferred to Bishops University (Lennoxville, QC) and then graduated with a Business Administration degree in 1969. He had great success with the varsity basketball being part of the championship team in 1967 then captain and MVP in 1969. After graduation from Bishops he married Bertha and moved west to Vancouver where he started his career as a Chartered Accountant.… Read More

Changes Related to the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC)

The original Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed into law on March 27, 2020 did not allow employers to both obtain a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and claim the ERC. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 signed into law on December 27, 2020, provides an important modification to the CARES Act, now allowing eligible employers to claim the ERC available to the eligible companies in 2021. Read More

Presenting Alec Ross and The Raging 2020s

Friends of Integra International may remember Alec Ross as one of the speakers at our fall, 2019 Conference in Washington, DC., along with his personal connection with several of Integra’s Global Board members. Alec is a former senior advisor to Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, a Senior Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Industries of the Future. Integra is proud to congratulate Alec on the release of his newest book, The Raging 2020s: Companies, Countries, People - and the Fight for Our Future. Read More

Integra International Regional Chapter Elects New President

Integra International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Fiato, CPA, CVA, as Board President for the AAANZ Regional Chapter (North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand). The election took place in May at Integra’s AAANZ Regional Conference. Read More
Aerial view of St. Michaels Golden-Domed Monastery, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Saint Sophias Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine

Mandatory Registration of Foreign Legal Entities with Ukrainian Tax Authorities

On January 1, 2021, changes to the Tax Code of Ukraine came into force. According to them, all foreign legal entities operating in Ukraine through their separate divisions (representative offices), including permanent establishments, must be registered with Ukrainian regulatory authorities. Such changes have a significant impact on the parent companies that have representative offices in Ukraine, henceforth not only the representative offices but also the parent companies themselves shall be registered with Ukrainian tax authorities. Thus, foreign legal entities that have separate divisions on the territory of Ukraine, but not registered with Ukrainian regulatory authorities as of January 1, 2021 shall submit documents for registration with the tax authorities of Ukraine. Those foreign legal entities that will register separate divisions on the territory of Ukraine after the entry into force of changes to the Tax Code of Ukraine will be registered with the tax authorities of Ukraine in the process of state registration of a separate division.… Read More

Integra Announces Appointment of Mark Saunders as Chief Operating Officer

April 1st, 2021 – Integra International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Mark Saunders as new Chief Operating Officer. Former Global Chair of Integra International, Mr Saunders joined the Association back in 2004. He brings to Integra International his many years of experience in corporate audit and accounting as Partner at Wilder Coe Chartered Accountants Ltd, a London-based advisory firm with two UK offices and a team of over 50 people. Mark has worked across different sectors and has also been involved in sales and acquisitions. “I have always enjoyed a close relationship with my clients and firmly believe that high professional standards and excellent levels of service are the key to a successful practice”, he says. Mr Saunders will fulfil the role of Chief Operating Officer on a part-time basis as he prepares to retire from practice.… Read More

Integra Welcomes New Member in Yangon, Myanmar

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Yangon, Myanmar has been admitted. GRM International Limited is an audit, tax and accounting firm with 3 partners and 7 staff. Their focus and key competencies lie in the areas of audit assurance, tax and accounting. Its approach of combining advisory at a local level with general expertise of an interdisciplinary network of professionals is its strength. GRM has served medium to large corporations in trading, manufacturing and aviation sectors within Myanmar and the Asia-Pacific region. The aim is to help its clients in the face of challenges posed by expansion of the scope of their work through providing high quality auditing and accounting services. Mr. Nyi Nyi Htun – CEO [email protected]Read More

Integra Welcomes New Member in Santiago, Chile

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Santiago, Chile has been admitted. CyP Auditores SpA is a full service firm with auditing, accounting services, business consulting and tax consulting. The partners are experienced in the auditing area, IFRS and experienced in international audit companies (Deloitte Chile) for more than 20 years and handle legal regulation and taxes in Chile.  The firm has 3 partners and 13 staff. Mr. Juan Enrique González Silva – Partner Has more than 20 years of professional experience which he has acquired in important International Auditing and Consulting Companies such as Deloitte for more than 17 years, from where he retired as Senior Audit Manager. [email protected]   Mr. Cristian Enrique Zepeda Toro – Partner Auditor Accountant, Commercial Engineer, Master in Tax Planning and Management at the Adolfo Ibáñez University, Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standard “IFRS” at the University of Chile.… Read More