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Carlos F. Garcia to be Honored with Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce “Community Builder” Merrick-in-the-Making Award
Carlos will be presented the award on August 25, 2016 at the Chamber’s Annual George E. Merrick Awards of Excellence Dinner at the Biltmore Hotel. ...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Welcomes Lee Lovett and Samantha Pettis
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs , a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, welcomes Lee Lovett and Samantha Pettis to the firm. ...
Cyndi Warren Appointed to Coastal Bank Board
Coastal Bank and Trust, a division of Synovus Bank, recently announced the appointment of Cyndi Warren to its local advisory board. ...
Karen Grablin Selected for Leadership Florida Class XXXV
The Leadership Florida class selection process is rigorous and competitive and is designed to give attendees a non-partisan, non-parochial perspective about statewide topics of concern and opportunities. ...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-8-22
This Week's Topics Section: 162 Taxpayer Had Not Begun Operation of Business During Year, No Business Deductions Allowed Section: Cash Basis Taxpayer Never Received Permission to Change Method to Defer Deduction for Paying Independent... ...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 22, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   Section: 162 Taxpayer Had Not Begun Operation of Business During Year, No Business Deductions Allowed  Section: Cash Basis Taxpayer Never Received... ...
Kaufman Rossin Announces Promotions of Ardizon, Barbuscio, Chorlins and Katsikas
Kaufman Rossin provides professional services to businesses and their leaders, from inception to succession. ...
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Promotes Joel Glick, CPA, to Director
Joel Glick Miami, Fla., Aug. 16, 2016 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has promoted Joel Glick, CPA/CFF, CFE , to director in the Forensic and Business Valuation practice.Berkowitz Pollack Brant CEO Richard...
FICPA Past President Jose Valiente Receives Donald A. Gifford Service Award
In the years following his graduation from USF, Jose Valiente built a thriving business described by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as “one of the most community service-oriented accounting firms.” After two mergers, Valiente Hernandez,...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-8-15
This Week's Topics Section: Security Phishing Emails Claiming to be Software Updates Notices from Tax Software Firms Being Sent to PreparesSection: Scams IRS Will Send Letter to Taxpayers Before Making Phone Contact for Federal Tax Deposit... ...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 15, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   Section: Security Phishing Emails Claiming to be Software Updates Notices from Tax Software Firms Being Sent to Prepares Section: Scams IRS Will Send...
How to Migrate Your Files and Settings from an Old Computer to Windows 10
http://www.groovypost.com If you buy a new PC, there is the chore of bringing over your personal files and settings. There is a solution designed just for Windows 10: Laplink PC Mover Express . In partnership with Microsoft, Laplink provided...
BDO Merges in Goldstein Schechter Koch
BDO USA LLP has added Goldstein Schechter Koch, expanding the firm’s presence in South Florida in the latest of a string of mergers across the country. ...
Newsflash - Aug. 11, 2016
BOA Changes Educational Requirements for CPA LicensureNominations Committee Seeks Applicants Deadline ApproachingDOR Publishes Post Legislative ReviewPeer Review, APAS Committees Issue Exposure Draft ResponsesHave You Renewed Your... ...
FSU Auditor General Receives National Award
Sam McCall, Florida State University’s chief audit officer, has been chosen to receive one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for a certified public accountant, the 2016 Outstanding CPA in Government Career Contributions Award. ...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-8-8
This Week's Topics 162 Despite Being Unemployed for the Last Part of the Program, Deduction Allowed for Expenses Related to MBA ProgramSection: 163 Home Mortgage Debt Amount Limitation Applies on a Per Taxpayers BasisAnd Much More... ...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 8, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   162 Despite Being Unemployed for the Last Part of the Program, Deduction Allowed for Expenses Related to MBA Program Section: 163 Home Mortgage Debt...
A Balancing Act: City Council Finance Committee Chair is a 'Recovering Over-Thinker'
Anna Lopez Brosche knew in the 11th grade she wanted to be an accountant. Monopoly was her favorite game and she always was the banker. ...
MBAF CEO Tony Argiz Discusses Zika's Impact on Miami's Economy
Tony Argiz, chairman and CEO of MBAF, doesn’t anticipate South Florida’s Zika scare to last beyond a month, but says businesses — especially those in the hospitality sector — should prepare. ...
MBAF's Frank Gonzalez Named a Power Leader in Banking & Finance by the South Florida Business Journal
MBAF’s Frank Gonzalez was recently named a Banking and Finance Power Leader by SFBJ. Frank is Managing Principal of the Miami office and Principal-in-Charge of the Audit Department. ...
[WATCH] You'll Like This Change to Florida's CPA Exam Requirements
Good news, future CPAs! Effective July 11, 2016, Florida's Board of Accountancy made changes to its business law education requirement for students preparing for licensure as a Florida CPA. FICPA's Jennifer Allen explains in this video. ...
U.S. Loses $2.3 Trillion Due to Mispricing of Trade Goods
FIU College of Business professor John Zdanowicz conducted an analysis of 12 years’ worth of U.S. Customs data and found that abnormally priced goods imported and exported by U.S. companies are masking complex tax avoidance strategies that...
Bob Batz Named Tampa Bay Co-Attest Practice Leader
Bob Batz Clearwater, FL (Aug. 3, 2016) — Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Batz as Co-Attest Practice Leader (APL) for the firm’s Tampa Bay office. Batz joins Bruce Murphy in this role...
CS&L CPAs Auditor Earns Advanced Single Audit Certificate
CS&L CPAs, a certified public accounting firm located in Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa, is pleased to announce that Jeff Gerhard, CPA, CFE , has earned the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Advanced Single Audit... ...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-8-1
This week's podcast includes:Section: FBAR Reporting NO FBAR Required for Account with Offshore Gambling Operation...Section: 6695 Draft of Form for Expanded Preparer Due Diligence Released by IRSAnd Much More... ...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 1, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   Section: FBAR Reporting NO FBAR Required for Account with Offshore Gambling Operation... Section: 6695 Draft of Form for Expanded Preparer Due...
Newsflash - July 28, 2016
MAP Survey Data Entry Closes July 31 Detecting Fraud in Employee Benefit Plans Accounting Research Participants Needed DBPR Has New Offices and Mailing Address Ocean Reef Raffle – Get Your Tickets Today! Packing for a... ...
KPMG Named Top Community-Minded Organization in the U.S. Industrials Sector by Points of Light
KPMG LLP was named the top community-minded organization in the U.S. Industrials sector as a part of its ranking among the Civic 50, an annual initiative that measures and recognizes corporate civic engagement by the nonprofit organization...
Kerkering Barberio Announces Promotions
Sarasota, Fla. – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce staff promotions. Moving from Supervisor to Manager is Jenny Glassmoyer. Progressing from Staff Accountant to In-Charge Accountant is Devin Archer....
Rehmann Promotes Susie Calender, CPA to Senior Tax Manager
Susie Calender Vero Beach, Fla. – July 21, 2016 – As Rehmann enters its 75th year of delivering business wisdom, the financial services firm has promoted Susie Calender, CPA , to the position of senior tax manager in the Vero...
MBAF Announces Promotions in Tax and Accounting and Audit Departments
Nationally recognized public accounting firm MBAF has promoted the following professionals to the position of director. The announcements were made by the firm’s Chairman and CEO, Tony Argiz. Lisette Rodriguez, CPA , has been appointed...
Skoda Minotti Names Patty Hamilton as Partner of the Firm
Skoda Minotti , a national CPA, financial and business advisory firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Patty Hamilton to partner. ...
Cherry Bekaert Names Steven A. Wolf Partner
Cherry Bekaert LLP is proud to announce that Steven A. Wolf has been promoted to Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Support Practice. Steve previously served as a Director in this Practice where he focuses on providing forensic and dispute... ...
Kerkering Barberio’s Young Professionals Support Habitat for Humanity and Easter Seals Southwest Florida
Kerkering Barberio’s Young Professionals, family and friends volunteered with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, June 25th, to prepare a home build site in Sarasota. In addition, they held Jeans in June and a company picnic in support of...
Ryan, LLC; Crowe Horwath; and KPMG Named to Fortune's "100 Best Workplaces for Millennials"
A number of tax and accounting firms were named to Fortune's 2nd annual "100 Best Workplaces for Millennials." The ranking was based on more than 88,000 millennials working for over 600 companies that have been certified as a "Great Place to...
Six Tips for Starting an Advisory Practice
In order to stand out in a crowded profession, many financial professionals are leveraging the escalating trend toward advisory services. The ability to offer specialized knowledge allows you to differentiate yourself from competitors and... ...
Accountant Gary Gerson on Success, UF — and What He Learned in the Navy
Gary Gerson was inducted into the University of Florida’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002 — but it wasn’t because of the genial accountant’s accomplishments on the gridiron or basketball court. ...
Federal Tax Update - July 18, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   Section: 11 USC 523 Seven Year Late Filed Return Was Not an Honest and Reasonable Attempt to Comply with Tax Laws, No Discharge in Bankruptcy Section:...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-7-18
This Week's Topics Section: 11 USC 523 Seven Year Late Filed Return Was Not an Honest and Reasonable Attempt to Comply with Tax Laws, No Discharge in BankruptcySection: 105 Changes Proposed For Forms 5500s, Including Eliminating Most Small... ...
John B. George
Long-time resident John B. "JB" George died July 18, 2016, in Melbourne after a valiant fight against Parkinson's Disease - See more at:... ...
James Moore Announces Promotions
James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased announce that Traci Bacom, Jane Lastinger, Samantha Lussier, Brendan McKitrick, David Moor,Matt Norris and Daniel Roccanti have been promoted. ...
Denise Roberts Scheffer
Denise Roberts Scheffer passed on Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Fernandina Beach, Florida.The miracle daughter and only child of John and Helen Roberts, she was born July 21, 1956 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and raised in Glen Mills,... ...
The LBA Group Announces Promotions
Greg Lacina Andrew Brinson Tina Dryden Cody Vincent Jacksonville, Fla. – (July 14, 2016) – The LBA Group is pleased to announce several promotions. Gregory Lacina, CPA , has been promoted to Senior Tax Manager. He joined LBA in...
Dean Mead's Brad Gould Appointed Vice-Chair for ABA Tax Section S Corps Committee
Brad Gould Fort Pierce, Fla. – Brad Gould – a shareholder at the law firm of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer – has been appointed Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Tax Section S Corporations Committee...
Kerkering Barberio and Shinn & Co. Tap Local USF Graduates
Kerkering Barberio and Shinn & Co. pull many of their hires from their own backyards: the accounting program at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. ...
Elizabeth Schmidt of Hinkle, Richter & Rhine Earns CPA License
Hinkle, Richter & Rhine, LLP announces that Staff Accountant Elizabeth A. Schmidt has passed the CPA examination and earned her CPA license, effective June 20, 2016. ...
Back to School State Sales Tax Holidays Start Soon
Florida (August 5-7): Exemptions apply to purchases of clothing, footwear, certain accessories ($60 or less per item) and school supplies ($15 or less per item). ...
Howard Lucas of Goldstein Schechter Koch Elected President of the National Kidney Foundation of Florida
Goldstein Schechter Koch (GSK) , a full service accounting, tax, assurance, consulting, wealth management and insurance firm is excited to announce Howard Lucas, CPA – Partner with Goldstein Schechter Koch, has been elected as President...
Gene Solomon, CPA and Michele Hoover, CPA Merge to Form Solomon & Hoover, CPAs, PLLC
Certified Public Accountants Gene R. Solomon and Michele R. Hoover have merged their accounting practices as of July 1, 2016 to form Solomon & Hoover, CPAs, PLLC. ...
Andrew Bernstein Joins EisnerAmper
Andrew C. Bernstein has joined EisnerAmper as a managing director in its forensic, litigation and valuation services practice. ...