BEPS 101: What it is, how it was developed and what companies should be doing

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EY’s Michael Ferguson, CPA, CMA, and Tracy Fisher, CPA, were featured contributors for the October/November 2016 issue of the Oregon Society of CPA’s The Accountant. Ferguson is a partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax Services Group for the Pacific Northwest, while Fisher is a senior manager in the International Tax Services Group in the Ernst & Young Portland office.

“Global tax rules are changing, and changing rapidly,” write Ferguson and Fisher. “The final reports on the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) Action Plan have been released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) and endorsed by the G20. These reports recommend significant changes in international tax laws and treaties. Due to the unique global alignment on the matter, BEPS is the most comprehensive change in international taxation in history. To succeed in this new, riskier environment, it’s critical to know how BEPS will affect your organization.”

Read the full article: Understanding BEPS: The Basics (Oregon Society of CPA’s The Accountant)

October 18th, 2016|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , |

5 Indian Americans honored as part of EY's Entrepreneur of the Year program

Five Indian Americans have received distinctions from the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program for their successful business ventures and growing operations, including Jyoti Bansal, whose company AppDynamics won in the technology category of the Entrepreneur of the Year program for the Northern California region.

AppDynamics is an application performance management and IT operations analytics company founded in 2008.

Read the full article: Five Indian Americans Among Regional ‘EY Entrepreneur of the Year’ Winners (India West)

Jyoti Bansal

Jyoti Bansal

June 30th, 2016|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

EY Announces Winners of The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Greater Los Angeles Awards

EY announced the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Greater Los Angeles on June 20th at a gala event at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The winners were:EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Greater LA winner group photo

  • 9to5 Seating | Dara Mir, President | Hawthorne, CA | Manufacturing & Distribution category
  • Dollar Shave Club | Michael Dubin, Founder & CEO | Marina del Rey, CA | e-Commerce category
  •, Inc. | John Suh, CEO | Glendale, CA | Business Services category
  • MarketShare | Wes Nichols and Jon Vein, Co-Founders & Co-CEO | Los Angeles, CA | Technology category
  • NewMark Merrill Companies | Sandy Sigal, Founder, CEO & President | Woodland Hills, CA | Services category
  • Scopely | Walter Driver, Co-Founder & CEO | Culver City, CA | Consumer category
  • SteelHouse | Mark Douglas, Founder & CEO | Culver City, CA | Emerging category
  • SusieCakes | Susan Sarich, Founder & CEO | Santa Monica, CA | Hospitality category

“It’s pretty incredible knowing that EY has been celebrating entrepreneurs through this program for 30 years, but this is definitely just the beginning,” said April Spencer, Co-Director of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program in Greater Los Angeles.

Read the full release: EY Announces Winners of The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Greater Los Angeles Awards.

June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Kim Letch to head EY’s Orange County offices


Kim Letch has just been named Managing Partner of Ernst & Young LLP’s Orange County office where she will be responsible for all services and resources in the market.

“EY’s purpose of building a better working world is something I take personally, every day. It’s our responsibility to make a difference and to give back,” Letch said. “I’m looking forward to building on our practice’s strong legacy to help our teams deliver exceptional client service and to fostering a culture where all of our people have the ability to meet both their personal and professional goals.”

Read more: EY names Kim Letch Orange County Office Managing Partner.

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , |