Introduction of a new employee


My name is Salla Jarvinen and I would like to introduce myself to you since, from the beginning of January 2016 I joined Westmusa Inc. I am a 23-year old Swedish-speaking Finn preparing a double degree at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. I am enrolled in the Master of Law (L.L.M) program as well as the Master in Political Science (M.P.S.) program, were I study human rights and international law as my majors.

In December 2015 I finished an 18-month working experience at the Finnish Tax Administration, where my duties mainly consisted of individual taxpayers appeals against the Board of Adjustment. I was given the opportunity to also work with individuals in international taxation, which ultimately led to commencing the internship at Westmusa, Inc. in New York. I will be working with individual and corporate tax returns as well as legal research.

I have played trumpet and sung for half of my life and in my spare time I still like to play, sing and enjoy music. Thankfully, New York is the perfect city to also do that. I am looking forward to working with you, let’s have a great spring in the city!

Salla Introduction


The New Tax Package Approved

Sec179An agreement that was reached in Congress this week and is expected to become law would give small companies a $500 000 annual deduction for equipment purchases like cars and computers, manufacturing machinery and office furniture. The so called Section 179 deduction has been in limbo the past few years with Congress often not agreeing until December to raise it from the $25 000 called for in the federal tax code.

The permanent $500 000 deduction is part of a tax package that also includes a higher deduction through 2019 for all companies that depreciate equipment purchases and a permanent break on research and development costs.

Equipment has to be purchased and put into service by Dec 31.