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FICPA closed for Labor Day
The FICPA will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, and will reopen on Tuesday. ...
FICPA Closed Labor Day
The FICPA will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, and will reopen on Tuesday. ...
Stahl Consulting Group's Rossi and Reed Awarded CFF Credential by the AICPA
Constance Rossi and Michael Reed of Stahl Consulting Group PA in Tampa have been awarded the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential by the AICPA. ...
Moore Stephens Lovelace Appoints Laurie Padykula, CPA as Tax Manager in Orlando Office
Moore Stephens Lovelace (MSL), a regional certified public accounting and business advisory services firm, recently named Laurie Padykula, CPA as Tax Manager in the Firm’s Orlando office. She has more than 17 years of taxation...
NewsFlash Sept. 3, 2015
FICPA Offices Closed for Labor DayBoard of Accountancy and Referrals from Federal AgenciesFICPA Offers Free State and Local Government Practice AidsCPA ExamProposed Changes Would Enhance Testing2016 Open EnrollmentShop for Health... ...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs Announces Christopher Howell’s Relocation to Tampa to Assume Market Leader Position for the Tampa Office
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, announces that Christopher Howell, CPA will be relocating to Tampa to assume the role of Market Leader for the THF Tampa... ...
Carlos F. Garcia Appointed to Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Board
Goldstein Schechter Koch (GSK), a full service accounting, tax, assurance, consulting, wealth management and insurance firm is pleased to announce Carlos F. Garcia, CPA, CVA, CGMA - Partner and Chief Marketing Officer has been appointed to...
Super-Regional CPA Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Expands Operations in Northeast Florida
CRI Merges Jacksonville Firm Harbeson, Fletcher & Bateh, LLP ENTERPRISE, AL -   (SEPTEMBER 2, 2015)   –  Top 25 firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), strategically moves into the Jacksonville market to solidify its presence in...
Lease Accounting Project Update: Great News for U.S. Banks
Bank lessors are the major players in the leasing industry both in the U.S. and in IFRS countries. They are both lessors and lessees. The news from the lease project is very good for U.S. bank lessors but not great for IFRS bank lessors. The...
PCAOB Outlines Scope of Inspections of Broker-Dealer Auditors
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has published a staff inspection brief detailing the objectives, focus, and scope of its ongoing inspections in 2015 of auditors of brokers and dealers. ...
FASB Proposes GAAP Taxonomy Changes for 2016
The Financial Accounting Standards Board released the proposed 2016 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy for public review and comment Tuesday.The proposed 2016 taxonomy contains updates for accounting standards and other recommended...
Internal Revenue Service Sued By Taxpayers Over Data Breach
The Internal Revenue Service must answer in court for a data breach in which hackers gained access to personal identifying data belonging to at least 330,000 people.Two Texas women sued the agency Thursday in Washington, complaining that... ...
Changes proposed for CPA exam would enhance higher-order skills testing
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Florida Health Care Premiums to increase 9.5% in 2016
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Are Nano-Learning CPE Programs the Future of CPAs?
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The path to CFO Doesn’t Run Through CAO
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Beware Accounting Loopholes for Pre-IPO Companies
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Tech Tips: Windows 10 Privacy Settings Worth Checking
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William D. Harper joins Keyes, Strange and Wooten CPA Firm
William D. Harper  has joined Keyes, Stange and Wooten CPA Firm LLC as a certified public accountant. Harper has more than 30 years of experience in Volusia and Flagler counties. ...
How to Map a Network drive using Windows 10
http://www.groovypost.com If you have access to multiple computers on a network, big or small, connecting to these resources can be critical to your productivity. For instance, in a large enterprise environment, users are often required...
Federal Tax Update - August 31, 2015
Nichols Patrick CPE, Inc., Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA   Section: 911 IRS Regulation on Required time to Make Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Election Is Reasonable Section: 937 IRS Issues Proposed... ...
Federal Tax Update - August 31, 2015
This Week's Topics Section: 911 IRS Regulation on Required time to Make Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Election Is Reasonable Section: 937 IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Upon Which Taxpayers May Rely Expanding Constructive... ...
Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Co. Merges with SI Gordon & Company, Expands Service Offerings, South Florida Presence
Miami-based accounting and tax advisory firm Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos and Company (KSDT) today announced it will merge with SI Gordon & Company, a 35-year-old CPA firm that serves the audit, accounting and tax-services needs...
BP Settlement Money Flows To Far-flung Places
Clusters of landlocked municipalities more than 100 miles from the Gulf Coast have secured millions of dollars in BP money through settlements designed to compensate local governments for lost tourism dollars and other economic damage from...
Which Florida County Has The Most Foreclosures? See Our Map
Foreclosure filings in Palm Beach County fell 26 percent from July 2014 to July 2015, research firm RealtyTrac said in a report released today.The company counted 1,396 foreclosure filings last month. While the year-over-year number was...
How To ... Spot An Embezzler At Your Company
Becky Bokrand can’t discuss a recent case she turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, but she’s seen her share of embezzlers. ...
Federal Tax Update - August 24, 2015
Nichols Patrick CPE, Inc., Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA   Section: Scams over 300,00 Taxpayers Had Transcripts Accessed by Criminals Who Creating Accounts on IRS Get Transcript Website Section: 72...
Federal Tax Update - August 24, 2015
This Week's Topics Section: Scams over 300,00 Taxpayers Had Transcripts Accessed by Criminals Who Creating Accounts on IRS Get Transcript Website Section: 72 Taxpayer Finds Annuity Distribution Taxable Even Though He Claimed He... ...
Tax Court Rules Support Payments Weren’t Taxable Alimony
The Tax Court has held that the “unallocated alimony/child support payments” by a doctor to his ex-wife were non-taxable because the divorce agreement didn‘t specify that the liability to make the payments survived the death...
SEC Proposes Rule on “Clawback” Policies
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued a proposed rule¹ aimed at ensuring that executives do not receive “excess compensation” if the financial results on which previous awards of compensation were based...
Goldstein Schechter Koch is Proud to Announce Recent Promotions!
Miami, FL (August 11, 2015) – Goldstein Schechter Koch (GSK), a full service accounting, tax, assurance, consulting, wealth management and insurance firm is proud to announce recent promotions:  Javier Chipi promoted to Senior Tax... ...
NewsFlash Aug. 20, 2015
Local Professionals Welcome BOA to South FloridaThrowback Thursday: Chance Favors the Prepared MindCurrent A&A Requirements Please Take the FICPA SurveyGuide the FICPA’s Future Leaders Needed – Time is Getting ShortGet Ahead of the... ...
Nonprofit Overseeing 75% of FLA BP Recovery Funds
Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. has yet to receive a dime of the $1.5 billion, but a standing room only crowd of about 100 filled the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Bayside Ballroom on Monday morning for its inaugural meeting.The nonprofit... ...
IRS Says Criminals Actually Stole Data On 330,000 -- Three-times More Than Previously Believed
In May, the government agency said criminals used a tool on the IRS website to steal the tax forms of 104,000 people. It has revised that number up to 330,000. ...
What Employers Need To Know About Protections For LGBT Employees
The legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens is a topic that has dominated the headlines in recent weeks. ...
TIA Board Re-elects Watkins As Chair; Other Members Retain Roles
Members of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board like their group make-up, because they voted this week to retain Robert Watkins as chairman, as well as keep the others in the same roles. ...
Hill Steps Down As CEO Of Hospital
Attaway, who will soon be ending a one-year stint addressing staff and financial problems for the Altha Town Council, is scheduled to meet soon with the outgoing administrator. ...
Business Briefs: Job Fair To Hire 140 Employees
Naples-based restaurant group Culinary Concepts will host a job fair with the goal of hiring 140 employees to fill positions at its five Southwest Florida Restaurants: Pazzo! Cucina Italiana in Naples, Chops City Grill in Naples, Yabba...
Windows 10: Turn the "Hey Cortana" Feature On or Off
http://www.groovypost.com Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, first appeared on Windows Phone 8.1 and has migrated to Windows 10. The “Hey Cortana” feature allows you to activate the digital assistant by voice and use...
Federal Tax Update - August 17, 2015
Nichols Patrick CPE, Inc., Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA   Section: Liability Failure to Object to Tax Shelter By Tax Preparer Treated As Recommendation of Shelter, Insurance Carrier Allowed to Deny...
Federal Tax Update - August 17, 2015
This Week's Topics Section: Liability Failure to Object to Tax Shelter By Tax Preparer Treated As Recommendation of Shelter, Insurance Carrier Allowed to Deny Coverage Section: 280E Cost of Marijuana Seized by DEA Not Deductible... ...
Kerkering Barberio Member Was Selected for Leadership Sarasota
Sarasota, FL – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Ashley Salter, CPA, has been selected to participate in the 2015-2016 Leadership Sarasota County Program. Offered by The Greater...
Governor Scott Declares State Of Emergency For Tampa Bay
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Taylor counties in response to heavy rains that have inundated the Tampa Bay region. ...
Attorney General Bondi Activates Price Gouging Hotline In Five Florida Counties
Attorney General Pam Bondi today activated Florida’s price gouging hotline for consumers in five Florida counties affected by severe weather and flooding. The opening of the hotline comes as Governor Rick Scott declares a state of...
Florida CFO Atwater Says State 'Poised For Growth'
Republican state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater on Thursday said "at this point" he's not considering a run for another political office in 2016."Might there be something down the road? There might be. But we're not focused on it,"...
NOAA Downgrades The Chance Of Hurricanes This Season
The summer's relatively quiet hurricane season is highly likely to linger, said Gerry Bell, lead hurricane forecaster for NOAA's Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.With no hurricanes and little to investigate in the way of... ...
M. Javier Zuñiga Promoted to Principal at PDR CPAs
M. Javier Zuñiga has been promoted to Principal at PDR Certified Public Accountants. Javier’s expertise includes corporate and partnership tax compliance, partnership structures, international taxation, individual taxation and...
Federal Tax Update - August 10, 2015
Nichols Patrick CPE, Inc., Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA   Section: 162 Cash Basis Farmer Can Expense Packaging Materials as Purchased Rather Than When Used, But Decision Based on Regulation Changed... ...
Federal Tax Update - August 10, 2015
Section: 162 Cash Basis Farmer Can Expense Packaging Materials as Purchased Rather Than When Used, But Decision Based on Regulation Changed Substantially Beginning in 2014Section: 911 Taxpayer Was a US Agency Employee Not Eligible... ...
Manuel Alvarez Promoted to Senior Manager
Verdeja, De Armas & Trujillo, LLP announces it has promoted Manuel Alvarez to senior manager in its audit department. ...