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Gov. Scott Appoints FICPA Members to Board of Accountancy
Mindy Rankin David Skup Jesus Socorro TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointment of three members of the Florida Institute of CPAs – Mindy Rankin , David Skup and Jesus Socorro – to the Florida Board of...
Tax Preparedness Series: Holiday Donations May Cut Tax Bills
IR-2016-154, Nov. 28, 2016 WASHINGTON – As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who give money or goods to a charity by Dec. 31, 2016 that they may be able to claim a deduction on their 2016 federal...
IRS Announces 2017 Tax Rates, Standard Deductions, Exemption Amounts and More
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the annual inflation adjustments for a number of provisions for the year 2017, including tax rate schedules, tax tables, and cost-of-living adjustments for certain tax items.
Hurricane Relief
Hurricane Matthew began threatening Florida on or around October 5. The FICPA provides the following timeline and disaster recovery information to assist Florida CPAs and taxpayers in recovery in the aftermath of this powerful hurricane. Check...
A&A Requirements Survey
Please Take the FICPA Survey The FICPA Board of Governors recently discussed an FICPA chapter recommendation that the FICPA pursue a statutory change allowing an alternative to the minimum requirement for 20 hours of Accounting and Auditing (A&A)...
AICPA, State Societies Call for H&R Block to Pull Ads
Perhaps you’ve seen or heard the recently launched H&R Block video and radio spots, which misrepresent the CPA profession and mislead the public about the expertise, experience and practice standards of CPA tax practitioners. In response,...
U.S. private employers step up hiring; productivity revised up
U.S. private employers boosted hiring in November, signaling job growth is likely strong enough to support the first Federal Reserve interest rate hike in nearly a decade when policymakers meet later this month. The ADP National Employment...
Proposal Would Create New Status For Retired CPAs
A new, uniform “Retired-CPA” status would be created under a proposal issued this week by the boards of directors of the AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). - See more at:...
Governor Rick Scott Appoints Patrick T. Hogan to Board of Directors of Florida ABLE, Inc.
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Patrick T. Hogan to the Board of Directors of Florida ABLE, Inc. Hogan, 47, of Bradenton, is the managing shareholder of Hogan Legal Services. He is currently a member of the Florida...
CPA Firm Administrators Wear Many Hats
Thirty-five years ago, Celia Cue was the first hire at Miami CPA firm Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants. During those early years, Celia did a little bit of everything while serving as administrative assistant to firm CEO Richard...
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, like...