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Inside Integra

Issue 5 | October, 2016

In This Issue

Inside Integra Editor Richard Purcell

Welcome to the fifth issue of our members only newsletter for 2016.

Be sure to click on the read more link in Business Referrals. You will find some really interesting interaction among members - some one-off tasks but some recurring ones too. Let us know about your contact with other Integra member firms so that we can report about it in the next issue of our newsletter. The information is used when we are recruiting new member firms - it shows the true value proposition of an Integra membership.

There is always something interesting involving our members around the world. Read about them in the  Member News section.

In Other News we are pleased to announce the admittance of a new member and to report on the 2016 Cross Border Tax conference. We also have to appeal to those who have still not responded to the 2016 membership statistics survey.

We also enlist your help with increasing the number of individuals that receive our emails. Please let me know of others in your firm that you would like to add to our mailing list for Integra communications.

Your questions, comments, additions or suggestions are welcome and I would like to encourage you to send input for our next Inside Integra newsletter in December, 2016.

Richard Purcell

Newsletter & Website Administrator

The First Integra Conference in Africa is All Set to Go

Approximately 105 members and guests will soon converge on Cape Town for Integra's 18th annual World Wide Conference. It starts on October 22. Your Board  and our local host firm, C2M Chartered Accountants have put together excellent professional and social programs. The full program of events can be viewed right here.

Business Referrals

Business referrals in August and September involved several broadcast e-mails asking for assistance on a variety of topics - some very technical.  They have involved Mexico, Israel, United States, United Kingdom, Norway to name a few.

If you would like to report any referrals or assistance, please send an e-mail to one of us and we will gladly report on your behalf. It is your chance to publicly thank your colleagues.

Read more »

Member News

This issue reports on a client seminar, two significant appointments, a few address and name changes, a charity golf event and even one marriage!

If you have an item of interest that you want our members to know about, just drop us a short e-mail. 

Read more »

Other News

New member admitted in Hong Kong

The AAANZ Regional Chapter of Integra International is pleased to announce that CPS Taxation Services Limited/CPS Corporate Services Limited in Hong Kong has been admitted into membership. CPS is a firm committed to providing value-added advisory and corporate compliance services to their clients and business contacts to manage their businesses in Hong Kong and China.

CPS was founded by Eddy Yeung, an ex Big 4 tax partner who has been specializing in Hong Kong and China taxation advisory for over 20 years for large to medium multinational clients. Eddy was stationed in China for 8 years before returning to Hong Kong to start his tax advisory practice. He is supported by 3 employees and can be reached at [email protected]

 Member Database and International Directory

 Our international directory is intricately linked to our web site so updating the details of each firm in the printed directory will occur concurrently with updates to our website. 

We continue to ask each member firm to ensure that all professional staff are included in our database so that Integra can directly send newsletters and conference information to them. We want to thank the many firms that submitted the information. However, there still remains a gap between the number of professional staff according to our membership statistics (3,268) and our mailing database (759). 

We realize that not all staff in your firm speak English but by them receiving information directly from Integra, they will feel part of the organization. They are the future leaders of your firm and it will benefit the firm in the long run.

If you are the main contact person for your firm, please respond with the names and e-mail addresses of all your professional staff. This can only help your firm experience the power of your Integra membership by engaging your entire staff in what's happening at Integra.

Member Statistics Survey

On July 22, each firm contact person was sent the annual statistics survey. To date we have had 82 responses leaving 35 still to come. If you are your firm's primary contact, please complete the survey immediately. We had asked for an August 31 completion date. Please review your information on the website and make sure it is correct. The information provided will help us make sure the printed and online directory are correct. It will also allow us to submit accurate information to the various services that monitor networks and associations. It will also be used to calculate 2017 membership dues.  

Cross Border Tax Workshop 

On September 17 the Cross Border Tax Workshop took place in Lisbon. This year the focus was BEPS in a Changing Tax Environment. Thanks to our local host firm Gesmetodo Projectos e Consultoria (the new name of Mouralina Contabilidade). A special thank you to Franz Schweiger and Dirk Lehmann for putting on a great workshop.

Upcoming Conference Dates and Locations:

  • May Conference: May 18-20 2017- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • June Conference: June 22-24 2017- Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Cross Border Tax Workshop: September 2017 - Swatar, Malta
  • October World Wide Conference: October 2017 - Tokyo, Japan
  • May Conference: May 2018 - San Jose, Puerto Rico

Inside Integra is a bi-monthly publication of Integra International intended to keep its worldwide members informed about what’s happening within the association around the globe.

Newsletter Administrator Richard A. Purcell, CPA, CA  •  Vancouver, BC, Canada

Tel: +1-604-817-1500  •  Fax: +1-604-939-1872

  •  Email: [email protected]

Integra International is registered in London at 233-237 Old Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5Q, United Kingdom