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Dorrell Reappointed To Polk State College Board
Gov. Rick Scott has reappointed Daniel Dorrell of Lakeland to the board of trustees for Polk State College.Dorrell, 67, of Lakeland, is a certified public accountant with Cross, Fernandez & Riley.He was reappointed for a term that began... ...
People On The Move: Memorial Healthcare System Expands Its Cardiac And Vascular Institute
Steven Morrison has been promoted to principal in the auditdepartment of the public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLC in Miami. Morrison is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida... ...
IRS Issues Warning As Tax Season Begins
With tax season arriving, people may be planning to hire someone to prepare their returns for you. The IRS urges you to be cautious when hiring a preparer, because some have scammed victims out of refunds or even stolen their identities. ...
10 Things To Know About Scott's Budget Proposal
Gov. Rick Scott is calling it his "Keep Florida Working" budget, a $77 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year that he presented at a forum Wednesday at the State Capitol. ...
New Bill Removes 'hidden' Florida Sales Tax, Could Save Consumers $140m A Year
A small change in a huge number in financial transactions, like those going on every day in Florida, can result in millions of dollars saved over an average year. ...
Turbotax's Database Knows Your Secrets
TurboTax customers are already outraged with a stealth 50% price hike in the software this year. But more secrets are coming out that might be equally surprising to some. ...
IRS Offers Identity Theft Protection, Sort Of
If you are worried about tax-related identity theft, and you should be, you might want to think about getting an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) from the IRS. The six-digit number, once it is assigned, must be...
Kerkering Barberio Welcomes Tax Supervisor
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. , Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Kerri Blenker has joined the firm as a Tax Supervisor, with a focus in individual and business taxation.  Kerri received her Master’s in Taxation...
Melissa Stephens, Jeffrey Phillips and Phil Campbell Promoted
Shorstein & Shorstein PA is pleased to announce that the firm has promoted CPAs Melissa Stephens, Jeffrey Phillips and Phil Campbell to the position of firm principals. The three new principals have combined experience of over 60 years and...
Glenn Gopman Awarded CGMA Designation
Glenn Gopman Glenn Gopman, Partner of Stroemer & Company, LLC , has been awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation from the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The...
Federal Tax Update - Jan. 26, 2015
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Federal Tax Update - Jan. 26, 2015
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Citrus County's New Administrator Has A Full Plate
Citrus County has a new administrator at the helm.Randy Oliver has only been on the job a few weeks, and his plate is already full.Since Oliver started his new job at the beginning of January, he hasn't had much time to slow down."It's a... ...
Tonkinson Earns Brokers License
PORT ORANGE – Carol Sloat and R.E. Tonkinson have earned their Brokers licenses and will be working with Executive Realty Group at brokers/associates. Tonkinson, who is a veteran and was a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania...
Quintela Is Featured Speaker
TAMPA – Women-n-Charge meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Pebble Creek Golf & Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive in Tampa. Featured speakers Rosa Quintela CPA and Shanita D. Jones EA each will speak on "Business and... ...
Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English Names New Shareholders
FORT MYERS – Certified Public Accountants Joseph L. D'Ambrosio and Brad Shipley have beennamed shareholders in the Southwest Florida accounting firm Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English P.A. D'Ambrosio joined WWRE in 2003 with...
Women Of The Wellington Chamber Gather For Networking Event
The Women of the Wellington Chamber held a networking event Thursday, Jan. 15 at India Grill + Bar in Royal Palm Beach. The topic was “Protecting Prosperity: Smart Women Making Sound Financial Decisions,” which featured a...
Sunday Business Notebook: Blackford Opens Branch Office
Franceska Blackford, a CPA from St. Augustine, opened a branch office in Ponte Vedra at The Overlook. ...
Kevin Cash Remains Optimistic After Rays' Moves
During his first week on the job during the December winter meetings, new Rays manager Kevin Cash was quite pleased with the lineups he was jotting down. ...
Daszkal Bolton Promotes Henry Martin
Henry Martin Henry Martin has been promoted to Senior Manager in the audit and assurance practice of Daszkal Bolton, a leading accounting and advisory firm in South Florida.Martin oversees audits for SEC registered, privately-held and... ...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Five Technologies for Small Businesses to Consider Learn the Four Steps to Closing the Audit Technology Gap Six Must-Have Tools to Boost Your Social-Media Productivity Emphatic Offers Social Media Expertise for Small Business Office Tech...
Collier County's Guidance Programs For Success Wins $25,000 Award
Guidance Programs for Success (GPS) is the 2015 winner of the UNITE (Uniting Nonprofits In Teaming for Excellence) Award and the $25,000 cash prize. Established by Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA and supported by the Southwest Florida...
Nam Tai Property Inc. Corporate Update
The Company's independent auditor, Moore Stephens, has recently reorganized its business structure and incorporated Moore Stephens CPA Limited to continue its audit business from January 1, 2015. Following this reorganization, the Company... ...
Miami Beach Commissioner To Run For FL House
Another Weithorn will again run for District 113 in the Florida House of Representatives.Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn has filed to run for the seat her husband Mark Weithorn did not win in 2012, when fellow Democrat David...
NewsFlash Jan. 22, 2015
FICPA, DBPR Launch New Unlicensed Activity Campaign Improve the Form 990: Help Advise the IRS National Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Feb. 15 Shop and Purchase Through the CPA Insurance Marketplace Just in Time for Tax Season A... ...
Jill Andrew Heads List Of Honorees At Riverview Chamber Dinner
The patriotic-themed evening kicked off Jan. 16 at the Regent with state Rep. Ross Spano, R-Dover, singing the National Anthem and then 2014 chamber president Joe Eletto's opening remarks.The chamber honored Jill Andrew of Superior...
Divorce Experts Educate To Minimize Impact
Divorce is one of life's hardest transitions. But making decisions based on professional expertise may soften its financial and emotional impact. ...
$60-million Golf Course Renovations Set To Go
Plans for a $60-million renovation of the Florida Keys Country Club, formerly known as Sombrero Country Club, at Mile Marker 50, were finalized Monday.Plans include a makeover of the 18-hole course, a 110-room hotel, a restaurant,...
MBAF Adds Lisa Montejo As Chief Marketing Officer
Lisa Montejo has joined nationally recognized public accounting firm MBAF as Chief Marketing Officer. The announcement was made by Tony Argiz , Chairman and CEO of MBAF. Montejo joins MBAF with more than 20 years of experience developing...
Offseason Tax Site A Refuge For Errant Taxpayers
Choose wisely, the Internal Revenue Services warns.The small band of volunteers who help taxpayers at a downtown St. Petersburg social service agency have seen it all, including those victimized by unscrupulous preparers, some peddling...
State, FICPA Warn Don't Fall Victim To Unlicensed CPAs
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) are warning Floridians of the danger of hiring unlicensed certified public accountants (CPAs) to assist with their...
Walter E. Reyes
Walter E. Reyes, 51, of Miami passed away on January 21, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife Maribel Reyes, daughters Natalie Reyes and Jennifer Reyes, his brother Orlando E. Reyes and his lifetime friend Jesus Hernandez. Credit:... ...
The LBA Group Announces Several Promotions
The LBA Group is pleased to announce promotions within the Audit & Assurance , Retirement Plan Services and Business Accounting Solutions departments: Beth Hohl-Asbury, has been promoted to Plan Consultant with Retirement Plan Services....
The LBA Group Announces Shelly Lingor Promoted to Director
The LBA Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Shelly Lingor to Director, Business Accounting Solutions (Solutions). Shelly joined LBA is 2011 and previously served as the Manager of the Solutions department. She has over 15 years...
Windows 8 Tip: Find Administrative & System Tools
Experienced Windows users who like to dig into its System Settings and other tools tools like Administrative Tools in older version of Windows might notice it's not as easy to find in Windows 8. With the modern interface of Windows 8.1 you...
Local CPA Representing Yoan Moncada, Top Major-league Baseball Free Agent From Cuba
As the calendar creeps toward April 15, there are questions to be answered, forms to be filled out and regulations to be researched.And, in between all of those tax concerns, a good CPA still has to find time to return calls from the...
Federal Tax Update - Jan. 19, 2015
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Federal Tax Update - Jan. 19, 2015
Nichols Patrick Weekly Federal Tax Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPAThis week's podcast includes: Section: 48 Certification & Qualification Rules for Small Wind Energy Property Qualifying for 30% Business Tax Credit Section: 446... ...
Why I Give: Lana Kupferschmid
Lana Kupferschmid, mother of two and grandmother of four, relocated to Estero three years ago from New City, N.Y. As a certified public accountant, she has her own tax practice and enjoys playing pickle ball, bike riding and traveling....
Alachua County Business Announcements For Week Of Jan. 18, 2015
The March of Dimes North Central Florida Division announced that it formally introduced Freddie Wehbe, of Gator Domino’s, as its event chair during the March for Babies Executive Lunch, which is the local nonprofit’s first...
Theodore Ransome “Ted” Whiting
Theodore Ransome WhitingCocoa BeachA great friend to many in Cocoa Beach and life-long Floridian, Theodore Ransome Whiting (73) passed peacefully at home on Saturday January 17, 2015 after a five-year battle with lung cancer.Ted loved his... ...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Web Site Development Tips for Small Business Bring Your Firm (and Client Service) Into the 21st Century Small Business Accountants Play Catch-Up in the Cloud How to Use the Right Tools: The Rise of the Online Accountant Why Your Own...
Special Election, Florida House, District 17
I am pleased to be running for the position of Florida State Representative, District 17.I have lived in St Johns County all my life, and am a third-generation small business owner of A.D. Davis Construction. I worked my way from...
Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Board of Accountancy
Today,Governor Rick Scott announced three reappointments to the Board of Accountancy. David Dennis, 57, of Longwood, is a partner with KPMG LLP. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 15, 2015, and ending October 31, 2018. Martin...
Ed Burr Elected 2015-16 Chairman Of The Jacksonville Civic Council
Longtime developer Edward “Ed” Burr will lead the Jacksonville Civic Council for 2015-16.Civic Council members elected Burr to the position, effective Jan. 1. He will hold the title through Dec. 31, 2016.Burr, a past chair of...
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Celebrate 35 Years
We are incredibly proud to celebrate 35 years of service to our clients, our community and our profession. Our growth was achieved through a committed focus on client service, a dedication to the well-being and career development of our...
Retirement: What The New Congress Has In Store
Exactly what do they have in store for older Americans and retirees?Are changes to Social Security and Medicare on the table, as some activists wonder? And, are changes in store for the tax advantages of our retirement savings accounts,...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Welcomes New Hires Lori Martin, CPA, and Taylor Harmon
Thomas Howell Ferguson welcomes to the Assurance Services Department: Manager Lori Martin, CPA, and Staff member Taylor Harmon. Lori Martin graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University, and then...
Federal Tax Update - Jan. 12, 2015
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