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THF Welcomes Lindsey Gregory and Ryan Cummings to the Firm

THF welcomes Lindsey Gregory and Ryan Cummings to the firm. Lindsey, a Fort Myers native, received her bachelor’s degree in accounting at Florida State University, followed by her master’s degree in accounting and taxation from Florida Gulf Coast University. Lindsey is in her first year of public accounting. Ryan, originally from Punta Gorda, received his […]

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THF Promotes Alex Frey and Brian Detwiler to Senior

THF congratulates Alex Frey and Brian Detwiler on their promotions to Senior in the Assurance Services Department. Alex Frey joined THF in 2017, and has been providing assurance services since 2015. He has provided a range of services in the insurance industry, which include financial statement audits, agreed-upon procedures, and financial statement reviews and compilations. […]

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THF Promotes Gabe Crook, Jessica Gonzalez Shipe, and Megan Keplinger

THF congratulates Gabe Crook and Jessica Gonzalez Shipe on their promotions to Senior in the Assurance Services Department along with Megan Keplinger to Marketing and Business Development Coordinator. Gabe graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida State University.  Gabe joined THF in 2015, and has been providing accounting and management services for over […]

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THF Promotes Will Groom and Tim Icardi to Senior in the Tax Services Department!

THF promotes Will Groom and Tim Icardi to Senior within the Tax Services Department. Will joined the THF team in September 2016.  His current responsibilities include the preparations of C-Corporation, S-Corporation, partnership, individual, not-for-profit, and state tax returns.  Will graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance followed by a master’s degree in taxation […]

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THF Names Two New Shareholders: Brian Walgamott and Julian Dozier!

THF announces that Julian Dozier and Brian Walgamott have been admitted as shareholders and will join the eight other shareholders as owners of the company. A graduate of Leadership Tallahassee Class 32, Julian Dozier has been providing assurance, consulting, and other accounting services since 2006. He has a special interest in for-profit entities with specialized […]

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Expanded Tax Relief Provided for Victims of Hurricane Michael

Those affected by Hurricane Michael have until February 28, 2019, to file individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments. This relief is being offered to any Major Disaster Declaration area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for either individual or public assistance.  Currently, this includes parts of Florida […]

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THF Promotes Catherine Stout, Christie Battles, and Taylor Harmon to Manager

THF congratulates Catherine Stout, Christie Battles, and Taylor Harmon on their promotions to Manager in the Assurance Services Department. Catherine Stout joined THF in 2015 and has over three years of experience in the assurance services department. Catherine works in our Tampa office. Her experience includes auditing insurance organizations in order to provide a range […]

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THF Promotes Leigh Jenkins to Senior Manager

THF congratulates Leigh Jenkins on her promotion to Senior Manager in the Assurance Services Department. Leigh joined THF in 2015 and has over 14 years of experience providing assurance, consulting, and other accounting services to a variety of industries including not-for-profit organizations and foundations, banking, retail, and manufacturing.  Leigh received her bachelor’s degree in business administration […]

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THF Promotes Stephen Andrews and Brandon Mott to Director

THF congratulates Stephen Andrews on his promotion to Director in the Tax Services Department and Brandon Mott on his promotion to Director in the Assurance Services Department. Stephen joined THF in January 2010. He has been providing tax compliance and consulting services for more than eight years. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree […]

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THF Welcomes Lexi Quigley and Jillian Sliger as Full Time Accounting Professionals

THF welcomes Jillian Sliger and Lexi Quigley to the firm as full time accounting professionals. Jillian received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accounting at Florida State University.  She started at THF part-time in  September 2017 while finishing her master’s degree. She has two years of experience in the accounting industry. Her areas of practice […]

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THF Welcomes Alyson Battista and Travis Britt to the Firm

THF welcomes Alyson Battista and Travis Britt to the firm. Alyson, a Connecticut native, attended Southern Connecticut State University and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration.  Since 2016, she has been providing assurance services to a variety of industries including not-for-profit, health care, manufacturing, real estate, and other commercial industries. Alyson will be working […]

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Tax Credits Help Offset Higher Education Costs

If you pay higher for education in 2018 than before, you can see tax savings when you file your tax returns.  If you, your spouse, or your dependents take post-high school coursework, you may be eligible for a tax benefit. There are two credits available to help you offset the costs of higher education:  the […]

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Tips for Taxpayers Who Have to Amend a Tax Return

If you have discovered you made mistakes or omissions on your tax return, you can correct them by filing an amended tax return. If you need to amend, you should remember these tips: File using paper form. Use Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to correct the tax return. You can’t file amended […]

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Here’s What You Should Know About Penalty Relief

If you make an effort to comply with the law, but are unable to meet your tax obligations due to circumstances beyond your control, you may qualify for relief from penalties. If you receive a notice stating that a penalty was assessed, you first should check that the information in the notice is correct.  If […]

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THF Congratulates Brett Gilman on Passing the CPA Exam

THF congratulates Brett Gilman on passing the CPA exam. Brett Gilman received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accounting from Florida State University.  Over the last year, Brett has gained auditing  experience in the governmental, commercial, not-for-profit, and employee benefit plan industries. His responsibilities include performance audits, pension audits, inventory observations, compliance testing, and agreed-upon-procedures. […]

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Plan Ahead for Vacation Home Rentals

During the summer, people often rent out their property. They usually think about things such as cleanup and maintenance, but owners also need to be aware of the tax implications of residential and vacation home rentals. If you receive money for the use of a house that’s also used as a someone’s personal residence, it […]

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Law Change Affects Moving, Mileage, and Travel Expenses

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) created wide sweeping changes to tax rules at both the business and individual level.  Detailed below are some changes centered around vehicles that are now in effect. Changes to the deduction for move-related vehicle expenses The TCJA suspends the deduction for moving expenses for tax years beginning after […]

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Tax Reform: Changes to Depreciation Affect Businesses Now

If you are a business owner, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may affect your depreciation deductions and taxes. You can generally depreciate tangible property except land, which includes buildings, machinery, vehicles, furniture, and equipment. Changes to depreciation and how they will affect businesses may include: Businesses can immediately expense more under the new law. […]

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