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Ex-Miami Marlins Face Tax Tsunami in Canada

Multimillion-dollar contracts are nothing unusual in major league baseball, and neither is trading. But the problem for five recently traded Marlins is that their remaining contracts will be paid out subject to much higher taxes.
Tax

Football and Tax Fraud at U of South Dakota

In mid-November, nine people were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of tax fraud conspiracy and identity theft. The defendants include four former athletes from USD and one current member of its football team.
Education & Careers

Minority Accounting Students Awarded Scholarships

Ronald Dukes is one of just eighty-four accounting students from across the United States who have been awarded the 2012-2013 AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students by the AICPA Foundation.
Tax

Meeting with Your Tax Guy? Leave the Gun at Home

Rapper Richard Morales entered a tax preparation office and exploded in a fit of rage. Surveillance cameras show him pulling a gun on an accountant seated behind a desk where there was no visible means of escape.
Education & Careers

Rise and Shine - Florida Firm Helps Nonprofits

Myers, Brettholtz & Company's free Quickinars, presented in partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the United Way, focus on accounting practices and requirements specifically geared toward nonprofit organizations.
Education & Careers

Intuit Indexes Show Small Business Growth Slowing

Results of the monthly Intuit Small Business Revenue and Employment indexes are in. They show revenue in August declined for the sixth consecutive month, and employment continued to grow slowly in September.
Education & Careers

Olympians, Deloitte Carry Torch of Leadership

Several Olympians and Paralympians are still carrying the spirit of leadership and inspiration to college campuses across the country this fall, thanks to the "It's Your Race, Take the Lead!" road show sponsored by Deloitte and the USOC.
Practice

Fuoco Group Merges with Dohan Salum + Company

Fuoco Group LLP announced it has expanded its operations in Miami, Florida, by merging in Dohan Salum + Company CPA, a prominent CPA firm serving the South Florida area.
Practice

EEOC State Data Shows Trends, Areas to Watch

In 2011, the EEOC received a record-setting number of charges from those claiming employment discrimination: 99,947 in fiscal year 2011, compared to 99,922 in 2010, and an increase from 82,792 in 2008.
Practice

Fuoco Group LLP Merges with AIB Forensics

Fuoco Group LLP is proud to announce the merger of AIB Forensics to form Fuoco Fraud & Forensics LLC, doing business as Fuoco Forensics a division of Fuoco Group.

Federal Court Shuts Down Florida Tax Preparers

A federal court in Florida has permanently barred Sharon Angulo and Claudia Zuloaga from preparing federal tax returns for others. The two had filed tax returns claiming tax refunds based on fake withholding.
Tax

Billions in ID Theft Tax Fraud Go Undetected

TIGTA estimates $21 billion could be refunded to identity thieves over the next five years. This is in addition to over $5 billion in tax refunds in 2011.
Tax

Florida State Rep Faces IRS Investigation

State Representative Daphne Campbell is under investigation for Medicaid fraud, prompting the state Democratic Party to ask Campbell "to consider stepping down," the <i>Miami Herald</i> reported.
Practice

A.J. Brackins Merges with Kmetz, Nuttall, Elwell, Graham

The thirty-five-year-old firm of A.J. Brackins, CPA, PA announced on July 1, 2012, that the firm will be merging with Kmetz, Nuttall, Elwell, Graham, PLLC (KNEG).
Tax

Man Gets 71 Months for Tax Conspiracy

Elmo Antonio George was sentenced to seventy-one months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the IRS and for filing false tax returns, the Justice Department and IRS announced.
Tax

Expatriate Gets Sixty Months in Prison

Ellen Meredith Stubenhaus, previously of Lake Worth, Florida, and later an expatriate living in Costa Rica, was sentenced to sixty months in prison. She previously had plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States.
Education & Careers

Scott Price to Lead Florida CPA Association

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) announces that effective July 1, 2012, Scott G. Price, CPA, PFS, CFF, CFE, of Odessa, Florida, will serve as the 2012-2013 FICPA Chair.
Tax

Six Indicted in $18 Million Tax Fraud Scheme

Six individuals have been charged with conspiring to defraud the United States in filing false tax returns.
Tax

Self-Proclaimed 'Governor' Gets 10 Years in Prison

Monty and Patricia Ervin were sentenced to federal prison for tax evasion and for conspiring to defraud the United States.
Tax

IRS Aims High to Crack Down on Identity Theft

The IRS is ramping up its efforts to crack down on personal identity thefts involving illegally procured tax return information by implementing a new pilot program in conjunction with Florida.

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