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THF Congratulates Alexander Frey on Receiving his CPA License

THF congratulates Alexander Frey on receiving his CPA license! Alexander received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.  Alexander began working at THF in May of 2017.  He has experience in internal control assessment and testing, fraud risk evaluation, financial statement preparation, and various accounting matters associated with […]

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THF Congratulates Ying Wang on Being Accepted into Leadership Tallahassee Class 36

Leadership Tallahassee, a division of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, is a year-long program that educates and encourages participants to actively seek positive and constructive changes in the community through leadership roles. The selection process is competitive and qualified applicants must have demonstrated leadership capabilities in the public or private sector or show a […]

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The One Vulnerability Cyber Thieves Are Desperate to Exploit: Weak Passwords

Cybersecurity attacks are becoming more pervasive and seemingly effortless to pull off. Cybercriminals who can execute a successful attack are seizing credit card numbers, bank account information, and even Social Security numbers. You can strengthen your organization’s cybersecurity risk management plan by addressing this one vulnerability: weak passwords. The capture or reuse of passwords, or […]

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Retirement Plan Credit

Small employers that create a retirement plan may be able to claim up to $500 in income tax credit per year for three years by filing the Form 8881 Credit for Small Employer Pension Startup Cost. The credit is limited to 50% of qualified startup costs. To be eligible, small employers should not exceed 100 […]

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THF Congratulates Stephen Andrews on Winning the Golden A.C.E. Award!

THF congratulates Stephen Andrews on winning the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals’ Golden A.C.E. Award. 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 also represents the award’s namesake – to highlight those in the community who […]

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THF welcomes Amy Ranieri, Katrina Cromwell, and Brian Detwiler to the firm.

THF welcomes Amy Ranieri, Katrina Cromwell, and Brian Detwiler to the firm. Amy, originally from Philadelphia, received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida. She will be working as a Senior Accountant in the assurance services department in our Tampa […]

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Nine Facts About the Adoption Credit

Did you know that adoptive parents may qualify for a tax credit? Parents who either adopted a child or tried to adopt a child may claim the adoption credit. Here are nine things you should know about this credit. Credit. The credit is nonrefundable. This means the credit may only reduce your tax liability to […]

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Celebrating Women in Business

The 7th Annual Celebrating Women in Business panel discussion and networking event is taking place March 30th from 1PM- 5PM. The panel includes some of Florida’s best and brightest businesswomen. This event is intended to provide women business leaders with an opportunity to gather and exchange ideas, information and best practices. The panel includes one […]

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THF Welcomes Andrea Medley to the Firm!

THF welcomes Andrea Medley to the firm! Andrea, a Carrabelle native, attended Florida State University and earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and her master’s degree in accounting with a specialization in taxation. Since 2005, Andrea has been providing a range of tax, consulting, and compliance services to a variety of industries including insurance, financial […]

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The New NFP Financial Reporting Standard ASU 2016-14: The Top 5 Things Your Board Should Know!

The ASU 2016-14 was recently modified to update the current model. The changes improve information in financial statements and notes and allows NFP organizations to better tell their story. This applies to all NFPs and is effective for annual financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017. WARNING: This blog contains intense, […]

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Make the Most of Your HSA

If you’re hoping to build retirement wealth in a health savings account (HSA), it helps to have a game plan. There’s a growing buzz and excitement around HSAs. HSAs have a triple tax advantage. Contributions are tax-deductible, typically grow tax-free, and can be withdrawn without incurring taxes as long as you use them for qualified […]

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Taxpayers Beware of Unsolicited Calls from the IRS

Taxpayers who get an unsolicited phone call from the IRS should be cautious – it’s probably a scam. These scammers will use your personal information to gain access to your bank or other accounts. When a scammer calls, it might be a recording or an actual person claiming to be from the IRS. Sometimes they […]

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THF Celebrates 25 Years!

In 1993, when Ernst & Young decided to leave the Tallahassee market, John Perry Thomas, Winston Howell, and Bill Ferguson made the decision to buy the practice and change the name.   Now, 25 years later, THF has expanded to Tampa and employs approximately 85 people (more than 4 times the size of our firm […]

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THF Welcomes Steve Stevens!

THF welcomes Steve Stevens to the firm! Steve, a Pensacola native, attended Florida State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in both accounting and a bachelor’s degree in finance. Steve has over 28 years of work experience, 13 of which have been in public accounting. Steve is a licensed CPA and will serve as a […]

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