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Puerto Rico CPA Society announces forum on Tax Reform

By on November 19, 2018

SAN JUAN – With the Treasury Secretary as guest speaker, the Puerto Rico Society of CPAs will hold a special seminar on the changes to the island’s Internal Revenue Code on Nov. 19 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

“House Bill 1544, [which was] recently passed by both legislative bodies, is complex and will affect different types of taxpayers. Our seminar will present the new provisions related to the tax on income and other taxes, deductions, credits, IVU [Spanish acronym for sales and use tax] and administrative processes, among others. This is another initiative of the CPA Society to promote the economic development of the country,” society President Cecilia Colón said.

The perspective of the Treasury Department will be presented by Secretary Teresita Fuentes and the deputy secretary of the agency’s internal revenue division, Francisco Parés Alicea.

Eight CPAs who specialize in taxes will discuss the legislation in detail: CPA and lawyer Ángel Marzán Santiago, of Pietrantoni Méndez & Álvarez LLC; CPA and attorney Felipe Rodríguez Lafontaine, manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP; CPA and lawyer Rolando López Rivera, partner at KMPG LLP; CPA Isabel Hernández Campins, Tax Partner at Kevane Grant Thornton LLP; CPA and attorney Iris N. Otero Guerra, CGMA, tax partner at FPV & Galíndez LLC; CPA and attorney Ángel A. Morales Lebrón, senior member at Ferraiuoli LLC; CPA David E. González Montalvo, president of David E. González & Associates LLC; and CPA Patricia Jetter Heidelk, independent practitioner.

The seminar will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 5:15 p.m. For more information, call 787-622-0900 or visit www.colegiocpa.com.

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