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Gov. Rick Scott Appoints Brenda Ford to Early Learning Coalition of Marion County
On Sept. 23, Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Brenda Ford to the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County. Ford, 50, of Ocala, is a partner and CPA at Crippen & Co. She is appointed for a term beginning Sept. 22, 2016, and...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-9-26
This Week's Topics Section: Scams IRS Issues Series of Memorandums to Employees Regarding Making Initial Contact by Mail Rather Than PhoneSection: 1221 Property Deemed Held for Development and Was Not a Capital AssetAnd Much More... ...
Federal Tax Update - Sept. 26, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   Section: Scams IRS Issues Series of Memorandums to Employees Regarding Making Initial Contact by Mail Rather Than Phone Section: 1221 Property Deemed...
NewsFlash Sept. 22, 2016
Immediate Past Chair Mia Thomas Joins FICPA TeamYCPAs Host Trivia Night at the Accounting & Business ShowSave the Dates for EDF Annual EventsHelp Make Our Third Annual Wine & Spirits Pull a Success!Accounting & Business Show and Sunset... ...
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Announces Promotions of Campos, Huillca, Sears and Vitek
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has promoted several individuals to positions of increasing leadership and client management responsibilities. Guillermo Campos, CPA , has been promoted to senior manager in the Tax Services...
How to Easily Remove Bloatware from Windows 10
http://www.makeuseof.com Bloatware is truly awful. Manufacturers fill your shiny new laptop, phone, or tablet with pre-installed applications to put an extra dollar in their pocket, leaving you a bundle of oft-useless programs taking up space....
Federal Tax Update - 2016-9-19
This Week's Topics Section: 61 Minister's Vow of Poverty by Itself Not Sufficient to Exempt Income from TaxSection: 71 Former Spouse's Share of Contingent Legal Fees Found to Be AlimonyAnd Much More... ...
Federal Tax Update - Sept. 19, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   Section: 61 Minister's Vow of Poverty by Itself Not Sufficient to Exempt Income from Tax Section: 71 Former Spouse's Share of Contingent Legal Fees Found...
MBAF's Tony Argiz Featured in South Florida Business & Wealth in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
When Coral Gables resident Tony Argiz came to the United States from Cuba on March 24, 1962, he traveled without his parents. He was 9 years old. ...
Eric Troyer of Kerkering Barberio Selected for Leadership Sarasota
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Eric Troyer, CPA, has been selected to participate in the 2016-2017 Leadership Sarasota County Program. ...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Congratulates Elaine Sutter on CFP™ Certification
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. , a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, congratulates Elaine Sutter on the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. ...
Federal Tax Update - Sept. 12, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   Section: Security IRS Sends Out Warnings on Multiple Attacks on Prepares and Their Systems Section:469 TAM Finds Taxpayer's Grouping Not Tax Motivated...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-9-12
This Week's Topics Section: Security IRS Sends Out Warnings on Multiple Attacks on Prepares and Their SystemsSection:469 TAM Finds Taxpayer's Grouping Not Tax Motivated and Lead to Appropriate Economic UnitsAnd Much More... ...
MBAF's Larry Schiff Named President of the Florida Lions Eye Bank
Larry Schiff, CPA, senior manager in the Tax and Accounting Department at MBAF, wasnamed President of the Florida Lions Eye Bank. ...
NewsFlash Sept. 8, 2016
Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Damaged by Hurricane Hermine American Red Cross Offers Disaster Recovery Guide IRS Warns of 2017 Tax Refund Delays Foundation Congratulates Ocean Reef and MetLife... ...
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Welcomes Bill Monroe, CPA
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. , a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm in Tallahassee, welcomes Bill Monroe to the firm. He will be working with the governmental services team as a government consultant in the...
Toolkit: Disasters & Financial Planning Guide for Preparedness and Recovery
Disasters often strike quickly and without warning. Whether it is a weather emergency, natural disasteror personal crisis due to illness, unemployment or disability, most families will experience some form ofdisaster that leaves them with... ...
Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program For Small Businesses Damaged by Hurricane Hermine
The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm and recovery efforts. ...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-9-6
This Week's Topics Section: Scams IRS to Start Notifying Victims of Employment-Related Identity TheftSection: 25A Purchase of Computer from Local Retailer Did Not Qualify for American Opportunity Tax CreditAnd Much More... ...
Federal Tax Update - Sept. 6, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   Section: Scams IRS to Start Notifying Victims of Employment-Related Identity Theft Section: 25A Purchase of Computer from Local Retailer Did Not Qualify...
CBIZ & MHM Announces Employee Promotions
Matthew Beyar Joshua Hogan Clearwater, FL (August 2016) — CBIZ & MHM is pleased to announce the promotions of staff members at the Tampa Bay office. Matthew Beyar and Joshua Hogan have been promoted to Audit Senior Associates and will...
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Announces Promotions
Miami, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has promoted six firm members to associate director level. Angie Adames , associate director of Tax Services, provides tax and consulting services to... ...
Federal Tax Update - Aug. 29, 2016
Nichols Patrick Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars.   Section: Scams IRS Restarts Get Transcript Online Program With More Rigorous Screening of Users Section: 31 U.S.C. 9701 IRS Proposes to Raise Fees...
Federal Tax Update - 2016-8-29
This Week's Topics Section: Scams IRS Restarts Get Transcript Online Program With More Rigorous Screening of UsersSection: 31 U.S.C. 9701 IRS Proposes to Raise Fees for Installments and Revise List of Charges And Much More... ...
CS&L CPAs Announces Promotions
CS&L CPAs, a certified public accounting firm located in Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa, is pleased to announce the following staff promotions within the firm. ...
Gail Markham Appointed to Southwest Florida Community Foundation's Board of Trustees
Ms. Markham is the founding partner of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., a public accounting and consulting firm. ...
Ursula Auger Joins Castle Wealth Management as Portfolio Manger
Ursula has an extensive background as a financial analyst and investment advisor having worked for such firms as JP Morgan, Citibank and Wells Fargo specializing in dealing with affluent and ultra-high net worth families. ...
MBAF’s David Hollander Named Vice-Chairperson of Florida Atlantic University’s School of Accounting Advisory Council
David Hollander, CPA, principal in the Audit Department at nationally recognized public accounting firm MBAF, was named Vice-Chairperson of Florida Atlantic University School of Accounting Advisory Council. ...
NewsFlash Aug. 25, 2016
BOA Changes Educational Requirements for CPA Licensure McCall Receives AICPA Award USF Honors Valiente with Alumni Award Locate Unclaimed Property Online New Phishing Scheme Mimics Software Providers, Targets Tax Professionals... ...
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 - 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...
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... ...
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. ...
David L. Davis Sr.
David L. Davis, Sr. age 80, died unexpectedly while on vacation in Quebec City, Canada on August 9, 2016. He was born in Dothan, Alabama, raised in Donalsonville, Georgia and moved to Tallahassee in 1978. David owned and operated the...
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. ...