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Audit vs. Review vs. Internal Controls Assessment

Does your organization need an audit, review, or internal controls assessment? Because every organization is different, there are different types of assurance services that your company can undergo based on your needs. There are many things that will help determine which services are the right fit for your organization. Your organization’s primary purpose, mission, funding, […]

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Catherine Stout

Catherine began working in public accounting when she joined Thomas Howell Ferguson in January 2015.  She has over five years of experience in public accounting, providing assurance and accounting services.  Her industries served include corporate, governmental, insurance, and not-for-profit organizations. The majority of Catherine’s career has been concentrated on serving the insurance and governmental industries.  […]

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What Not-for-Profit Organizations Should Know About the Second Round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

On December 27, 2020, the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Business, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (the 2021 Act) was signed into law. It includes additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) and expands eligibility to certain not-for-profit organizations. The 2021 Act does the following: Provides another $284 billion in funding for the PPP; Allows […]

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What Renters Should Know about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

What should renters know about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program? The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 passed Congress with strong bipartisan support. President Trump signed it into law on December 27, 2020.  To sum up, this relief package provides critical support to the American people and will further strengthen our economic recovery. President Trump signed the […]

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CARES Act II – Emergency Rental Assistance Program Q&A

Recently, Municode hosted a webinar on the CARES Act II – Emergency Rental Assistance Program. THF’s Steve Stevens and Government Services Group (GSG)’s Dave Jahosky had the opportunity to be panelists on this virtual discussion. There were great questions about the new CARES Act funding being provided by the IRS Treasury during the session. Continue […]

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What Governments Should Know about the CARES Act Relief Package

What should governments know about the CARES Act and the Supplemental Appropriations Act relief package? The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 passed Congress with strong bipartisan support. President Trump signed it into law on December 27, 2020.  To sum up, this relief package provides critical support to the American people and will further strengthen our economic […]

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Taylor Harmon

Taylor began working in public accounting in January 2013 and joined Thomas Howell Ferguson in 2014.  Taylor has over seven years of experience in public accounting, providing assurance and accounting services.  His range of services includes audits, reviews, compilations, agreed-upon procedures, and other services. Taylor serves as an engagement Manager, which includes assuming the responsibility […]

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Paola Arbulu

Since 2012, Paola has been providing tax compliance and consulting services to corporations, partnerships, and individuals. Paola specializes in the real estate and construction industries and has gained valuable experience in the professional service industry as well. Paola currently provides a broad range of services to a number of commercial clients in the Tallahassee area. […]

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Best Practices for 2021 Budgeting for Not-For-Profits

With everything surrounding COVID-19 and this past year, budgeting for 2021 will prove to be a challenge for many not-for-profits. Some not-for-profits had to decrease their services and staffing. Others have redirected their mission to serve their community’s more pressing needs. Many fundraising events were canceled this year in an effort to adhere to social […]

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Micah Kunkel

Since 2009, Micah has been working in public accounting preparing tax returns for multiple entity types. His current responsibilities include review of S-corporation, partnership, and individual tax returns. Micah has built skills in accounting assistance, campaign accounting, payroll preparation and review, tax return preparation and review, and research of various tax issues. Micah is also […]

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Second Draw Q&A

In December, Congress passed a bill allotting $284 billion in new funding. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Second Draw will provide the hardest-hit businesses a chance at a second loan. The PPP 2.0 makes other changes too, including eligibility and limits for some loan sizes. Dennis Gallant answers some commonly asked questions on the Second […]

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Jeff Barbacci

Since 1995, Jeff has been providing accounting services to a variety of clients. Specific industries include not-for-profit organizations, workers’ compensation insurance, associations, small business, and state and local government. Jeff has dedicated the majority of his career to specializing in government and not-for-profit consulting and auditing. He has developed an excellent understanding of compliance and regulatory issues, […]

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Key Takeaways from the Second Round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

What are the key takeaways from the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)? The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) 2021 permits certain small businesses who received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and experienced a 25% reduction in gross receipts to take a PPP Second Draw Loan of up to $2 million. Who is […]

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Winston Howell

Since 1981, Winston has been providing auditing, accounting, tax, consulting and general business advice to clients in a number of industries. In his capacity as Managing Shareholder, Winston handles all the administrative responsibilities of the firm. Winston performs business and individual tax consulting in a variety of industries including business mergers and acquisitions, IRS examinations and […]

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William (Bill) Ferguson

Since 1977, Bill has spent his career in public accounting serving a variety of clients with a significant concentration on insurance companies and other insurance-related enterprises. His responsibilities include coordinating services provided and ensuring engagement objectives are accomplished within established timeframes. He has specific experience with insurance clients that includes audits of statutory financial statements, […]

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THF Named One Of “America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms” by Forbes Magazine for 2021

THF has been named one of “America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms” by Forbes Magazine for the second year in a row. Forbes partnered with the market research company Statista to create a list of the most recommended firms in the U.S. based on surveys of similar professionals and clients. Respondents were recruited via […]

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Christopher M. Howell

Since 2000, Chris has been providing accounting, auditing, and consulting services to clients and employers primarily in the insurance industry. Service provided include planning, supervising, and directing multiple audits of insurance companies, their affiliates, and parent companies. Chris rejoined THF in 2013, where he spent the first 11 years of his career with THF and […]

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THF Congratulates Ying Wang and Megan Townsend on their new leadership roles with community boards

THF congratulates Ying Wang and Megan Townsend on their new leadership roles with community boards.   New Leadership Roles Ying Wang recently joined the Girls on the Run Board of Directors. Girls on the Run is an after-school program. It is designed to inspire girls of all abilities to recognize and embrace their inner strength. […]

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Michael Kalifeh

Since 2003, Michael has been serving clients in manufacturing, automobile dealership, retail/wholesale/distribution, construction, medical and legal services, land/farm/timber management, and real estate industries.  He also has experience in client representation before the IRS on multiple income tax matters, as well as the Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR) on sales/use tax issues. Michael is a graduate of Florida […]

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