On February 20th, the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, together with distinguished speakers from DiSanto, Priest & Co. and Anchin, Block & Anchin, discussed opportunities for manufacturing companies in 2018.

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Owners, CEO’s, and Financial Personnel

Tuesday, February 20th from 7:30am to 9:30am

Providence Marriot Downtown
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI

Free; complimentary breakfast included

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Event Speakers

Peter Gervais, CPA, CFP, MST
Partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co.

As a partner of DiSanto, Priest & Co. and member of several esteemed CPA associations, Peter is well-versed in the fine details introduced by the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. During the event, Peter focused on presenting an executive summary of changes to key business provisions as well as ways in which the bill will affect pass-through entities.

Kevin Kiernan, CPA, MST
Director of International Tax at DiSanto, Priest & Co.

Having led international tax functions for several US-based multi-billion dollar corporations, Kevin Kiernan brings extensive knowledge of international taxation information to the event. Kevin’s discussion focused on detailing the new tax reform bill’s effect on federal and international taxation, including repatriation taxes, dividends received deductions, and export incentives.

Yair Holtzman, CPA, MBA, MS, CGMA
Partner at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP

Yair Holtzman is a partner at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP where he leads the firm’s Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits Group. Due to his in-depth experience in the R&D area, Yair has consulted clients for several hundreds-of-millions of dollars in savings. Yair presented details about R&D tax credits, including qualification criteria, calculation methods, case studies, and key changes in 2018.


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