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Small Business Leaders Turn a Blind Eye to Data Risks Five Reasons Why Your Firm Should Invest in Document Management Software Five Technologies to Transform Your Small Business in 2015 Stop Trying to Create Viral Videos Cisco Unveils...
Lend An Ear
Organization: Ear Research Foundation, SarasotaGiveback: Frazier has been on the board since 2004 and has been chairman since 2012.Mission: Foundation focuses on research and development; outreach and education of ear health and hearing... ...
New CPA Firm Opens
John Neal Ingram and Melissa S. "Lisa" Ingram have opened Ingram & Company, LLC, a Certified Public Accounting firm. The new office location is at 1112 Goodlette Road N., Suite 201. The firm focuses on Business and Individual tax compliance...
Stop Facebook from Autotagging Your Photos
http://www.groovypost.com Facebook is well-known for the privacy concerns it generates, and among the worst ones is photo tagging. Once you’ve uploaded your photo to Facebook and tagged it a few times, it will start to recognize your...
CPA: Pay Credit Card Debt With Home Equity Line
The No. 1 tax strategy missed by consumers every year could save you hundreds of dollars and provide a perfect tax deduction. ...
Three Tax Partners Join Cherry Bekaert's Expanding South Florida Practice
As part of the continued growth of its South Florida practice, nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP ("the Firm") is pleased to welcome Stephen Danner, Lourdes De Los Santos and Michael DeSiato as Tax Partners to...
Lukas Nursery: A Long-time Family Business
The Lukas family began their agricultural endeavor in 1912 growing celery, but is now in its 4th generation, operating since 1973 as the Lukas Nursery and Garden Shop. In 2004 the business opened its Butterfly Encounter and is known as one of...
NewsFlash Dec. 18, 2014
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Gov. Scott Reappoints Lawson as DBPR Secretary Act Fast – Time is Short! Current A&A Requirements Please Take the FICPA Survey Have You Enrolled? Peer Review Requirement Begins Jan. 1 AICPA... ...
New Venture Helps Churches and Clergy With Accounting
John Stancil has been a certified public accountant since 1978, and taught tax and accounting classes at Florida Southern College for 16 years before retiring at the end of the most recent spring semester. ...
CPAmerica International Announces 2015 Board of Directors
GAINESVILLE – CPAmerica International , an accounting association of independent certified public accounting firms, is proud to announce its 2015 board of directors. The new board will have its first meeting of the year at...
Not All Uninsured Will Have to Pay ACA Tax Penalty
SEBRING – One of the big changes income tax filers and tax preparers will face when they file their taxes next year has to do with the health care insurance requirement under the Affordable Care Act and whether they will pay a penalty...
Fulcrum Partners Help Build a Rwandan School Through ValMark Global Gift Fund
PONTE VEDRA BEACH – In 2015, a group of Rwandan teens will start a new curriculum of study designed to teach hands-on construction skills. Their first project will be building their own schoolhouse. The opportunity to establish the... ...
Whitney Coombs Joins Daszkal Bolton
Whitney Coombs, CPA recently joined Daszkal Bolton as Tax Manager where she will oversee tax engagements serving middle market corporations as well as private equity groups and other investment organizations. Coombs brings with her seven...
Names And Faces
Lucy Brenner has been named treasurer for Designing Women. Brenner is a Tax Senior at Kerkering Barberio in Sarasota. A licensed CPA, she graduated from East Carolina University with bachelor and master of science degrees in accounting.... ...
Business People
Christopher Nortonjoined the firm as a staff accountant .He graduated from the University of South Florida in May 2014. Norton ...forthe CPA exam next year. Rebecca Hadesman was hired as assistant accountant to the administrative... ...
Federal Tax Update -Dec. 15, 2014
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Federal Tax Update -Dec. 15, 2014
Nichols Patrick Federal Tax Update Weekly Podcast withn Ed Zollars, CPAThis week's podcast includes: Legislation Revenue Provisions of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 Section: 274 Auto Mileage Rates for... ...
The LBA Group Announces Two New Principals
The LBA Groupis pleased to announce thatJasonLafser, CPA, CFEandBarbara Baldwin Finke, CPA,have been named principalsin the firm ...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Technology Trends for 2015 10 Digital Marketing Channels to Keep an Eye On Technology in Accounting: Banks Should Mind the Gap Web Design Tips for Beginners to Drive Traffic to Your Web Site Disruptive Technologies Highlight the Importance of...
Thomas E. Garland, CPA, Named Manager of Litigation Support at Appelrouth Farah & Co.
Thomas E. Garland, CPA, was recently named Manager of Litigation Support at Appelrouth Farah & Co. Mr. Garland will help oversee and assist with all aspects of commercial litigation. Previously, Mr. Garland was a Senior Associate. He is a... ...
Nicolas de la Vega, CPA, Named Manager of Assurance and Advisory Services at Appelrouth Farah & Co.
Nicolas de la Vega, CPA, has been named Manager of Assurance and Advisory Services at Appelrouth Farah & Co. Mr. de la Vega is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as...
Brian Torres, CPA, Named Senior Manager of Assurance and Advisory Services at Appelrouth Farah & Co.
Brian Torres, CPA, has been named Senior Manager at Appelrouth Farah & Co. As Senior Manager, Mr. Torres will help operate and direct the firm’s audit engagements and assurance services.  He will also focus on providing financial...
Eric S. Martinez Named Partner at The LBA Group
The LBA Group is pleased to announce that Eric S. Martinez, JD, CPA has been named Partner at the firm.  He joined LBA in late 2013 as a Principal with the firm’s Audit and Assurance Services team. Eric has over 25 years of experience...
Wallace Carl French
Wallace Carl French, 69, of Panama City, passed from this life on Thursday, December 11, 2014. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsherald/obituary.aspx?n=wallace-carl-french&pid=173452518#sthash.mOQ5i80c.dpuf ...
Mujeres Giving Back Recognition Luncheon Makes South Florida History
The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade honored ten outstanding Hispanic women philanthropists at their inaugural Mujeres Giving Back recognition luncheon on November 14th at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables.  Mujeres Giving Back is the first event...
Robert Kantor of Wolcott & Associates, P.A. Earns CPA Credential
Wolcott & Associates, P.A.ispleased to announcethatvalued team member,Robert Kantor,recently passed therigorousexamadministered bythe State ofFlorida to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). ...
People on the Move
Jeffrey Ardizon, a tax manager with Kaufman Rossin, has been named chair of the Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants for 2014-2015.Josh Crossman and Ginny Neal were appointed as directors and...
Crowe Horwath LLP Elects 25 Partners And 16 Directors
Crowe Horwath LLP , one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., has elected 25 new partners and 16 new directors. “On behalf of everyone at Crowe, I would like to congratulate all of our new partners and...
Arthur J. Lieberman Joins Berkowitz Pollack Brant As A Tax Director
Arthur J. Lieberman has joined Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants as a director in the Real Estate Tax practice. Lieberman joins the firm from LNR Property in Miami Beachwhere he was vice president of taxation. Lieberman has...
John Stroemer Renews His CFST Designation
John H. Stroemer, CPA, CFST, CAM, GRI partner at Stroemer & Company, LLC recently obtained his recertification for CFST (Certified in Florida Sales and Use Tax) from the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  This allows Stroemer...
Good Deeds
Cavanaugh & Co. LLP, a local full service CPA firm, is a collection site for Toys for Tots of Sarasota. This is a program that was created by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and serves to make Christmas a little brighter for less fortunate... ...
Federal Tax Update -Dec. 8, 2014
Nichols Patrick Weekly Federal Tax Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPAThis week's podcast includes:Tax Increase Prevention Act for 2014Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014Section: 6511 Use of the Wrong Form for an... ...
Federal Tax Update -Dec. 8, 2014
Nichols Patrick Weekly Federal Tax Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPAThis week's podcast includes:Tax Increase Prevention Act for 2014Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014Section: 6511 Use of the Wrong Form for an... ...
13th Annual Myers, Brettholtz & Company Nonprofit Seminar Announced
Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants, will hold its 13th annual nonprofit workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Since 2001, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA has sponsored seminars focused on the needs...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Four Ways to Sell the Cloud to Your Clients Small Biz Mobile Security Lags Behind BYOD Adoption Microsoft Sees An Intelligent, Mobile-Focused Future Of Productivity Four Trends That Will Disrupt the Accounting Profession Dell Offers New... ...
NewsFlash Dec. 4, 2014
Current A&A Requirements Please Take the FICPA Survey Another Rude Obamacare Surprise Awaits FICPA Members Eligible for Health Insurance Coverage Peer Review Requirement Begins Jan. 1 Take Advantage of Resources to Promote Yourself, the... ...
Naples CPA Debuts New eBook "Independent Contractor Taxes...Know Your Options"
In today’s economic climate, there is a growing population of independent contractors, or “freelancers.” Naples CPA, Mark Makara of Makara & Associates, announces the debut of a new, free eBook specifically designed to...
Saltmarsh Elects Chuck Landers As Shareholder
Saltmarsh is pleased to announce that Chuck Landers has been elected to shareholder as of January 1, 2015. Chuck joined the firm in 2005 and has served as a senior manager in the Audit & Assurance Services Department of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland...
MBAF Adds Sanchez as Director of Recruiting
MIAMI – Jorge Sanchez, CPA, has joined nationally recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF) as Director of Recruiting. Sanchez will be based in the firm'sMiami Green office. The announcement was made...
Business People
United Way Suncoast has three new vice presidents in its finance, resource development and community partnership development departments. Two of the vice presidents are new to the organization; the third was promoted from within. ...
Business People
Ilene Gilbert-Droge, chief operations officer at First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, received the Medical Practice Executive of the Year Award at the MGMA 2014 Annual Conference, in Las Vegas.The award recognizes...
Thomas Howell Ferguson Names Two New Shareholders: Allison Harrell, CPA and Michael Kalifeh, CP
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. (THF), a professional accounting, assurance, and tax services firm headquartered in Tallahassee, announces that Allison Harrell and Michael Kalifeh have been admitted as shareholders and will join the eight...
Federal Tax Update -Dec. 1, 2014
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Federal Tax Update -Dec. 1, 2014
Nichols Patrick Weekly Federal Tax Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPAThis week's podcast includes:Section: 36B Affordable Percentages for 2016 Released by IRSSafe Harbor Structure for Partnerships Allocating Rehabilitations Credits... ...
Big Data Will Enhance Healthcare, But to Whose Benefit?
Big-data technology will eventually underpin the healthcare system, though to what extent and what that means to patients are questions needing to be asked. Healthcare providers handle an inordinate amount of sensitive data, and keeping it...
Business Briefs
Hersch publishes first book'Common Cents Estate Planning'Attorney Craig R. Hersch has authored and published his first book entitled, "Common Cents Estate Planning." The book is his first in an upcoming series that provides practical,... ...
Technology & Productivity Weekly
Is Your Business a Magnet? Retirement Plans Attract Employees Top Four Considerations When Evaluating Payroll’s Role in Your Firm Five Apps That Never Forget Your Passwords and Require You to Remember Just One The Best Apps for...
Movers and Shakers: CS&L CPAs Expands Staff in Bradenton
CS&L CPAs, a certified public accounting firm located in Bradenton and Sarasota, has recently added the following professionals to its team:Jeff Gerhard, from Bradenton, FL,joined the CS&L team as Audit Manager. Gerhard has over 16 years... ...
Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP Named Best CPA Firm in Florida
ORLANDO – Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP (C/F/R) is pleased to announce that it has been named the Best CPA Firm in Florida in Acquisition International'sFinance Awards. The awards, now in their second year, highlight the amazing work...
CPA Firm Collects Toys for Tots of Sarasota
SARASOTA – Cavanaugh & Co., LLP, a full-service CPA Firm, has become a collection site for Toys for Tots of Sarasota. The program was created by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and serves to make Christmas a little brighter for less...