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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...
Honoring Those Who Served
The Florida Institute of CPAs is taking time to honor all who served for Veterans Day. We are indebted to your service in defending our great nation and the freedoms we cherish.   The FICPA would like to recognize the veterans among our members:
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...
IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Matthew; Many Extension Filers in North Carolina Now Affected; Relief for Other States Expected Soon
North Carolina storm victims will have until March 15, 2017, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, with similar relief expected soon for Hurricane Matthew victims in other states, the Internal Revenue...
Hurricane Matthew Resource List
American Red Cross www.redcross.org FEMA www.fema.gov Disaster Assistance and Recovery www.disasterassistance.gov Small Business Administration www.sba.gov Disasters and Financial Planning: A Guide for Preparedness and Recovery...
Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Damaged by Hurricane Matthew
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.
U.S. House Passes Bill Establishing National Standard for State Income Taxes on Nonresident Employees
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2015, H.R. 2315, by voice vote on Sept. 21. The bill would establish a uniform national standard governing the withholding of state income taxes...
Accounting Today Names FICPA Members Managing Partner Elite
Accounting Today has named three FICPA members among its 2016 Class of the Managing Partner Elite. The annual list highlights accounting-firm leaders who stand out among their peers for being innovative, forward-thinking and unusually successful....
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...