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THF Congratulates Allison Harrell and Andrea Medley on Joining Local Boards

THF congratulates Allison Harrell on joining the Governor’s Club Board of Governors and Andrea Medley on joining the American Red Cross North Florida Region Board. Allison is a Shareholder in the Assurance Services Department at THF.  She attended Florida State University and received her bachelor’s degree in accounting and her master’s degree in accountancy with […]

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What is a Tax Checkup and Why Does Your Organization Need One?

Over time an organization, as well as related tax and case laws, can change significantly.  These changes, although subtle on a year-by-year basis, can considerably alter the tax exposure of your exempt entity. A comprehensive tax “checkup” serves as a diagnostic tool to help identify tax exposure areas and planning strategies. A tax checkup provides […]

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3 Tips on Using Cryptocurrency in Business

In today’s day and age, it is important to understand what cryptocurrency is.  Cryptocurrency or virtual currency, is a digital medium of exchange that can be used for purchasing, selling, and storing value, but it is not backed by a sovereign government.  The U.S. Treasury currently classifies cryptocurrency as intangible property.  Despite the name, it […]

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THF Congratulates Taylor Harmon on being recognized as a Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals’ Golden A.C.E. Award Winner!

THF congratulates Taylor Harmon on being recognized as a the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals’ Golden A.C.E award winner. The Golden A.C.E. Awards recognizes the Capital City’s top “20 Under 40” young professionals. A Golden A.C.E. recipient is an emerging young leader in their respective industry and represents the award’s namesake – to highlight those in […]

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THF’s Tampa Team Named Winner of United Way Suncoast Award

   THF’s Tampa Team has been named the winner of the United Way Spirit of Suncoast Award in the category of “less than 100 employees” for the 2018 campaign year. United Way’s Spirit of Suncoast Award honors local companies for their exceptional commitment and investment by their organization and their employees. The award is presented […]

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Tips on How to Choose a Tax Preparer

It’s that time of year again! Many of you are currently choosing a tax preparer to help file your tax return. If you are filing through a tax preparer, it is very important that you choose your preparer wisely. Ultimately, you are responsible for all of the information on your income tax return, no matter […]

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Why Should You Have a Succession Plan?

An often overlooked process for companies is the development of a succession plan.  Succession plans are used to address the inevitable changes that occur when business owners, partners or key employees resign, retire, are fired, get sick, or pass away.  This strategy for the identification and development of future leaders is necessary to ensure a […]

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THF Congratulates Brandon Mott on Being Selected as an FICPA Horizon Award Recipient

THF congratulates Brandon Mott on being selected as a Florida Institute of Certified Professional Accountants (FICPA) Horizon Award recipient. The FICPA’s Horizon Awards recognize the brightest young CPAs who are advancing the CPA profession and working to better their communities through service. Honorees are considered to be accelerating the accounting field through professional experience, leadership, […]

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The Wayfair Decision: What Does it Mean?

In 1967 and 1992, the United States Supreme Court decided cases that formed the operating framework of how states could impose the requirement that a business collect/remit sales tax on behalf of a state.  The central theme around this framework was that states could not impose on out-of-state sellers the obligation to collect and remit […]

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THF Congratulates Megan Keplinger on Joining the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals Board

THF congratulates Megan Keplinger on joining the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals Board as the Marketing Chair. The Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals was established with the goal to foster personal and professional growth by connecting members through fun and engaging activities, while simultaneously offering career enhancing opportunities. Its mission is to make Tallahassee a city […]

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THF Congratulates Allan Franklin III on Earning the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Designation and Joining the Board of Directors of Infragard of Tallahassee

THF congratulates Allan Franklin III on earning the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation.  He has also been invited to join the Board of Directors of Infragard of Tallahassee. The CFE is a credential awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).  The ACFE is a provider of anti-fraud training and education.  With over 80,000 members, […]

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THF Welcomes Beau Liao and Matthew Warren to the Firm

THF welcomes Beau Liao and Matthew Warren to the firm. Matthew, a Tallahassee native, received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Flagler College. Matthew attended Chiles High School and is in his first year of public accounting. Beau, originally from China, received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University, followed by his master’s […]

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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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