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FICPA Office Closed July 3
The FICPA office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of Independence Day and will reopen on Monday, July 6. ...
Florida To Swear In First Female State Auditor General
Florida is getting its first female state auditor general.Sherrill Norman will be sworn in Wednesday as the state’s sixth Auditor General, a constitutional officer who serves as the state’s independent auditor. She will replace... ...
What The Ruling On Subsidies Means For Florida
On Thursday morning, the Supreme Court announced a ruling in the case of King v. Burwell, which upholds the subsidies awarded to Floridians who enrolled in coverage through healthcare.gov. Over the last few months, policymakers, health...
Florida Retailers Expect A Back-to-school Boom With 10-day Sales-tax Holiday
Florida retailers are expecting a busy August as shoppers across the Sunshine State take advantage of a 10-day sales-tax holiday.Last week, the Legislature voted to extend the back-to-school tax holiday to 10 days, a large increase from...
No One Said Accounting Standards Are Easy But This Is Ridiculous
In the Wall Street Journal recently Art Garcia, CFO for Ryder System, said out loud what probably every finance executive has been thinking for the last year: Why can't regulators put both the forthcoming revenue-recognition and...
Can Anything Save Us From Accounting Standards Madness?
In part one of this article we looked at the complicated issues surrounding accounting and how they are increasingly affecting non-accounting real estate decisions.To sum up its conclusion: it's a mess and getting messier as key standards... ...
See Where Florida Ranks Among 'America's Top States For Business'
In newly released rankings by CNBC of "America's Top States for Business," Florida came in at No. 16.All 50 states were scored on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from business and policy experts, government... ...
Jack Alexander Appointed To FICPA Committee
Above Board Chamber of Florida will present "Google Mobile Strategies for Business" from 11:30 to 1 p.m. July 9 at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St., Fort Myers, and July 13 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples.Come...
Sherrill Norman To Be Sworn In As State Auditor General
Ms. Sherrill Norman will be sworn in as Florida’s new Auditor General on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the atrium of the Claude Pepper Building (111 West Madison Street, Tallahassee). A reception...
Sherrill Norman To Be Sworn In As State Auditor General
Ms. Sherrill Norman will be sworn in as Florida’s new Auditor General on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the atrium of the Claude Pepper Building (111 West Madison Street, Tallahassee). A reception...
Stroemer & Company Named FASD Associate Member Of The Year
Stroemer & Company was recently named the Associate Member of the Year at the Florida Association of Special Districts (FASD) annual conference. This award is presented to the company whose continuous support of the Association provides...
James Moore Welcomes Rick Feldman
James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to welcome Rick Feldman to the firm. He will serve as a Senior Consultant in the Accounting and Controllership Services Department. ...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Congratulates Ryan Barnes on Passing the CPA Exam.
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Ryan Barnes on passing the CPA exam and becoming a full-time member of THF. Ryan moved from Miami to... ...
Federal Tax Update - June 29, 2015
Nichols Patrick CPE, Inc., Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA   Section: 36B Supreme Court Rules Health Care Credits Available to Individuals in Federal Exchanges Section: 165 Pump & Dump Scheme Did Not...
Federal Tax Update - June 29, 2015
This Week's Topics Section: 36B Supreme Court Rules Health Care Credits Available to Individuals in Federal Exchanges Section: 165 Pump & Dump Scheme Did Not Equate to Theft, So Loss on Shares was Capital Rather Than Ordinary ... ...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Bridging the Gap Between Crunching Numbers and Building Systems CPAs Must Catch Up to Clients With Real-Time Mobile Tech Small Business Online Accounting: The Battle Wages On Between Quickbooks and Xero Meet Your Clients in the Cloud Cloud... ...
Award Named For The Late Sandi Breitenstein, Who Had Been An Employee Of Averett Warmus Durkee (AWD)
Averett Warmus Durkee (AWD) – accountants specializing in the timeshare resort industry in addition to other businesses – announced that the not-for-profit organization Opportunity, Community, Ability (OCA) presented the first...
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Named to Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and AWSCPA 2015 Equity Leadership List
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. , Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce it was named to the second annual Accounting MOVE Project Equity Leadership List, which recognizes firms with high proportions of women partners and principals. ...
Ed Duarte Joins Foreign Parts Distributors, Inc.
Ed Duarte, CPA, CGMA joined Foreign Parts Distributors, Inc. (FPD) to become their Chief Financial Officer. FPD, a worldwide leader in the automotive aftermarket industry since 1972, is committed to providing premium brand quality auto parts at...
Eric Peburn Named to “Top Health System CFOs to Know” List
Pamela Masters, former Clerk of the Court at the Fifth District Court of Appeal, has opened the Daytona Beach office of the Orlando based Shannin Law Firm. Masters, who specializes in mediation and appeals, has more than 25 years of experience...
Federal Tax Update - June 22, 2015
Nichols Patrick CPE, Inc., Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA   Section: OPR IRS Office of Professional Responsibility Concedes That Case Law Holds It Lacks Authority to Regulate Tax Return Preparations...
CPA Members Of The Florida House Awarded For Service
Jeff Barbacci, CPA and Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs recently awarded four CPAs serving in the Florida House of Representatives with the FICPA Chairman’s Special Service Award. Recipients include Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami;...
Rep. Bileca Among CPAs In Florida House Awarded For Service
Jeff Barbacci, CPA and Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs recently awarded Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami and three other CPAs also serving in the Florida House of Representatives with the FICPA Chairman’s Special Service Award. In... ...
Rep. Raulerson Among CPAs In Florida House Awarded For Service
Jeff Barbacci, CPA and Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs recently awarded Rep. Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City and three other CPAs also serving in the Florida House of Representatives with the FICPA Chairman’s Special Service Award....
Rep. Richardson Among CPAs In Florida House Awarded For Service
Jeff Barbacci, CPA and Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs recently awarded Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami and three other CPAs serving in the Florida House of Representatives the FICPA Chairman’s Special Service Award. In addition...
Rep. Stevenson Among CPAs In Florida House Awarded For Service
Jeff Barbacci, CPA and Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs recently awarded Rep. Cyndi Stevenson, R-St. Johns and three other CPAs also serving in the Florida House of Representatives with the FICPA Chairman’s Special Service Award....
Warren Averett Asset Management Named To 2015 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers
Warren Averett Asset Management, LLC is proud to announce that it has been named to the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers , as of June 18, 2015. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. View the...
Thompson Named 2015 FICPA Woman to Watch
Susan O’Neal Thompson, principal at CS&L CPA, has been honored with the statewide “Women to Watch” Award, presented by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The “Women to Watch” Awards...
Jud Stryker Named FICPA Outstanding Educator Of The Year
The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) bestowed its highest honor on Stetson’s own Judson Stryker, D.B.A., on Friday, June 12, at the Dolphin Hotel at DisneyWorld during its annual meeting. This award...
Agency: Staff Cuts Take Toll On Irs Tax Enforcement Efforts
Budget cuts to the IRS are hampering the agency's efforts to uncover tax cheats, an agency watchdog said Wednesday, and more trims are on the way under legislation approved by a GOP-controlled House panel.IRS budget cuts are hurting tax... ...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Study Reveals Power of Facebook for Small Business Marketing Eight Steps to Mobile Accounting Apple Launches a 15-Inch MacBook Pro With 'Force Touch' and an Updated iMac Five Tips to Help Your Web Site Attract More Clients Can Your...
2015 Poised To Be Best Year For M&A Since Financial Crisis, According To PwC
Coming off a historic year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the U.S. retains its position among the most attractive markets for investments. As such, dealmaking during first half of 2015 has reflected a buoyant U.S. M&A market which is... ...
Court Decision Holds Fate Of 1.3m Floridians
The Supreme Court, in King v. Burwell, will soon decide whether more than a million Floridians will lose subsidies they rely on to buy insurance on HealthCare.gov. ...
Florida Gov. Oks More Than $400 Million Tax Cut Package
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is moving quickly to approve a more than $400 million tax cut package.Scott on Tuesday signed into law a tax cut bill that the Florida Legislature approved a day earlier. ...
What Florida's Rejection Of Medicaid Expansion Means To Your Business
Under state lawmakers' new plan, about $2 billion will go to nearly 200 hospitals in Florida to help cover the cost of treating the uninsured. The state's plan includes using $400 million in state tax revenue to fund the Low Income Pool....
Governor Rick Scott Appoints Patrick T. Hogan to Board of Directors of Florida ABLE, Inc.
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Patrick T. Hogan to the Board of Directors of Florida ABLE, Inc. Hogan, 47, of Bradenton, is the managing shareholder of Hogan Legal Services. He is currently a member of the Florida... ...
Retired CPA Named Plant City Family YMCA's Strong Leader Of Year
oe Sedita will be honored Aug. 25 as the Plant City Family YMCA’s Strong Leader of the Year.The retired accountant and financial planner will be presented with the award at a banquet at the John R. Trinkle Center on the Plant City...
Business-interruption Risks Not Just Hurricanes
In today’s hyper-connected environment, businesses can no longer depend solely on their own staff and operational efficiency to achieve performance goals. Rather, many businesses must rely increasingly on outside suppliers and other... ...
Update: Florida Legislature Oks $400 Million In Tax Cuts
Floridians will get a small cut on their cellphone bills and be able to do their back-to-school shopping tax free for 10 days under a tax cut package approved Monday by the Florida Legislature.The package, which had been caught in the middle...
Floridians To Get 10-day Sales Tax Holiday
Floridians will get a 10-day tax break on school supplies, computers and clothes under a more than $400 million tax cut package approved by the Florida Legislature.The Senate on Monday passed the tax cut bill by a 34-2 margin. The Florida...
Exclusive: U.S.-Cuba Deal Expected In Early July To Restore Ties, Reopen Embassies
The Obama administration is expected to announce an agreement with Cuba in early July to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations severed more than five decades ago, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.The two...
Gus Bilirakis Proposes Tax Credits For Hurricane, Tornado Readiness
With hurricane season upon us, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., brought out the “Strengthening Homes and Eliminating Liabilities Through Encouraging Readiness” (SHELTER) Act on Friday. The proposed legislation would give tax...
The Downside Of Treadmill Desks
Treadmill desks are popular, even aspirational, in many offices today since they can help those of us who are deskbound move more, burn extra calories and generally improve our health. ...
RPOF's Second In Command Running For Legislature
The second highest ranking official in the state Republican Party is hoping to join the top ranking officer in the Florida Legislature next year.Sarasota Republican Joe Gruters, the vice chairman of the Republican Party of Florida,...
RPOF's Second In Command Running For Legislature
The second highest ranking official in the state Republican Party is hoping to join the top ranking officer in the Florida Legislature next year.Sarasota Republican Joe Gruters, the vice chairman of the Republican Party of Florida,...
Jack Alexander Of Stroemer & Company Appointed To The State And Local Government FICPA Committee
Jack Alexander, Audit Manager, has been appointed to the State and Local Government Committee of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) for a third year.  This Committee plans and presents the FICPA State & Local...
CNBC Again Names Warren Averett Asset Management A Top Fee-only Wealth Management Firm
Warren Averett Asset Management, LLC is ranked as one of the Top Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms in the country by CNBC. View the full article here. “We are excited that CNBC has recognized us for the second year in a row,” said...
Federal Tax Update - June 15, 2015
Nichols Patrick CPE, Inc., Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA   Section: Scams 2015 Security Summit Report Released Addressing Actions to Take to Combat Tax Related Identity Theft Section: 409A IRS Issues... ...
Federal Tax Update - June 15, 2015
Nichols Patrick CPE, Inc., Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPAThis Week's Topics Section: Scams 2015 Security Summit Report Released Addressing Actions to Take to Combat Tax Related Identity Theft ... ...