Instructor Biography

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Joseph P. Handy, CPA, CFST

Joseph Handy is the Managing Member of Joseph P. Handy, CPA, PLC his practice based in North Miami. He provides Federal and State tax services to a variety of corporate and business clients. Joe has a specialty practice in Florida tax compliance, consultation, and audit representation. He is presently the Vice Chair of the FICPA Florida State Tax Section and has served on that Section for twelve years. Mr. Handy is the author of the Florida State Tax Practice Aid. The Tax Practice Aid is collection of rules, sales tax audit guides, checklists and other tools useful to CPA’s practicing in Florida tax matters and frequently speaks on matters of state taxation. Mr. Handy received his bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business management and a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Miami. After graduation he joined the accounting firm Andersen in the Miami tax department. Mr. Handy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a CFST [Certified in Sales and Use Tax] designation which is regulated by the Florida Department of Revenue. Publications: Florida CPA Today Electronic Tax Return Filing, Is your firm ready? Florida sales and use taxation of Real Property Florida sales and use taxation Guidelines and Considerations for Starting a Business in Florida Florida’s Commercial Rental Tax Tax News for Practitioners – [Internal Revenue Service publication] Mandatory Electronic Tax Return Filing