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News: JTC CPAs Takes Home Top Honors at Idaho’s Best Awards 2023, Solidifying Their Place as State’s Premier Accounting Firm
Mortgage and Finance News: (BOISE, Idaho) JTC CPAs, a leading accounting firm based in Idaho, is thrilled to announce their recent award-winning recognition as the 2023 best accountant in both Treasure Valley and statewide in Idaho. Winning the 2023 Best CPA for Treasure Valley and Best Statewide Accountant in Idaho awards is a great achievement for JTC CPAs, and it reflects the firm's dedication to excellence in the field of accounting.
News: Accounting Today Names KROST Top 100 Firm and Regional Leader 2023
Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) KROST has been recognized as a Top 100 Firm by Accounting Today for the third year in a row. The firm ranked 72nd with a 16.60% change in revenue from the previous year. In addition, KROST has also been named a Regional Leader of 2023. The firm recently launched a new service, KROST Fund Admin Solutions, to further assist and add value for their clients.
News: Tax Court Case: Engineering Firm Overstated §179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Property Deduction
Mortgage and Finance News: (COLUMBUS, Ohio) In a recent case, Michael Johnson, et ux. v. Commissioner, the tax court denied the majority of a taxpayer's Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction under IRC §179D since it claimed a §179D Deduction exceeding the cost of the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Property (EECBP), says ICS Tax, LLC.
News: Avenu Insights & Analytics Selected as Administrator for the City and County of Honolulu’s Transient Accommodations Tax
Mortgage and Finance News: (HONOLULU, Hawaii) Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the City and County of Honolulu to provide tax administration for transient accommodations tax (TAT), an important revenue source for the agency and its citizens.
News: KROST Welcomes Grant Miller as Principal of Tax
Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Los Angeles-based CPA firm, KROST CPAs & Consultants, welcomes Grant K. Miller, CPA, EA, as Principal of Tax. To begin his new role as Tax Principal, Grant will be based in our Woodland Hills office and he will provide direction and leadership to further the success of our tax department. He will also work closely with clients to manage their expectations for deliverables, services, and budgets.
News: EnergyCAP expands offering to include financial-grade carbon accounting
Mortgage and Finance News: (BOALSBURG, Pa.,) EnergyCAP, a leading provider of energy and sustainability enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, today announced the launch of CarbonHub, a new solution that offers financial-grade carbon accounting and sustainability reporting.
News: Asset Defense Team and Vast Solutions Group Do Joint Venture
Mortgage and Finance News: (SEATTLE, Wash.) Asset Defense Team and Vast Solutions Group, Inc. are pleased to announce their joint venture, AssetDefenseAdv.com. This partnership brings together two leading companies in the asset protection and tax strategy industry, combining their expertise and resources to provide top-quality services to clients around the globe. The advanced platform is called "Einstein" and is currently in Beta 1.0.
News: Strategic Benefits Advisors offers guidance for plan sponsors as they seek to comply with landmark SECURE 2.0 retirement legislation
Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) issued a statement today outlining provisions of the newly enacted SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (SECURE 2.0) that are likely to affect most medium to large retirement plan sponsors.
News: Maxwell CPA Review provides online CPA courses to prepare students for the U.S. CPA exams
Mortgage and Finance News: (ORLANDO, Fla.) A new exam-prep company is helping students to pass the U.S. CPA exams in droves. Maxwell CPA Review was founded by Kyle Ashcraft, CPA and provides online CPA courses to prepare students for the U.S. CPA exams. Kyle passed all four CPA exams with a 90 and above, in only six months. Now he works to equip students with the same tools that prepared him for his exams.
News: Absolute Trust Counsel to Hold Free Virtual Trust Administration Event for California CFPs and CPAs
Mortgage and Finance News: (WALNUT CREEK, Calif.) Leading Bay Area estate planning firm Absolute Trust Counsel will host a free virtual event, The Absolute Trust Academy Trust Administration 101, on October 28, 2022, to equip CPAs and CFPs with a stronger knowledge of trust administration processes. The webinar is aimed at enhancing advisors' client services and relationships.
News: KROST Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor for American Range in Sale to Hatco
Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) American Range, a privately held manufacturer of commercial and residential cooking appliances, was sold to Hatco, an employee-owned manufacturer of warming, cooking, sanitizing, and cooling equipment. KROST CPAs & Consultants acted as the exclusive financial advisor to American Range in its transaction to Hatco Corporation.
News: INSIDE Public Accounting Names KROST Best of the Best Firm and Top 100 Firm
Mortgage and Finance News: (PASADENA, Calif.) KROST CPAs & Consultants was recognized as the Best of the Best Firm and Top 100 Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting in 2022. Based on revenue, KROST was ranked 75th among the largest firms in the country, out of nearly 600 firms. With a net revenue of greater than $65 million, KROST was able to rise from the firm's previous ranking of 81st in 2021's IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms.
News: Matthew Weber and Jonathan Louie Appointed to KROST’s Principal in Development Program
Mortgage and Finance News: (Matthew Weber and Jonathan Louie Appointed to KROST's Principal in Development ProgramLOS ANGELES, Calif.) Los Angeles-based CPA firm, KROST CPAs & Consultants, appoints Matthew Weber, CPA, MAcc, and Jonathan Louie, CPA, MST, to join KROST's Principal in Development (PID) program.
News: PitBullTax Software Named to the 2022 Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
Mortgage and Finance News: (CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.) PitBullTax Software, the Nation's Leading Tax Resolution Software for CPAs, EAs and Tax Attorneys has revealed it has won a spot on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America.
News: KROST Announces Paren Knadjian as Principal of M&A and Capital Markets and Brad Pauley as Principal of Tax
Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Los Angeles-based CPA Firm, KROST CPAs and Consultants announced Paren Knadjian as Principal of M&A and Capital Markets and Brad Pauley as Principal of Tax. Knadjian has successfully completed over 200 M&A and Capital Markets transactions worth over $1 billion.
News: IRS Releases Updated Practice Unit for Auditing the 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction
Mortgage and Finance News: (EGAN, Minn.) The IRS Large Business and International (LB&I) Division released an updated Practice Unit for its agents to audit the 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction (179D Deduction), ICS Tax, LLC announced today. It confirms that taxpayers can use the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 rather than newer, more strict standards but also could be an indication that the IRS will have added scrutiny on 179D projects.
News: PitBullTax Software Integrates with Major Tech Companies to Further Dominate The IRS Tax Resolution Industry
Mortgage and Finance News: (CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.) PitBullTax Software, the Nation's Leading IRS Tax Resolution Software for CPAs, EAs and Tax Attorneys has announced the release of Version 7.0. PitBullTax Software has licensees in all 50 states that rely on their software to prepare their clients' IRS resolution cases.
News: Business and Economic Empowerment Leader Dr. Velma Trayham Announced as Keynote Speaker for Takeaway Tax Business Conference in Houston, TX
Mortgage and Finance News: (HOUSTON, Texas) Highlighting the power of entrepreneurship to change the world and end poverty, award-winning B2B/diversity consultant and leader Dr. Velma Trayham (CEO of Thinkzilla Consulting Group) has been announced as the keynote speaker for TakeAway Tax's upcoming Tax Business Conference in Houston on Aug. 4.
News: The Importance of Integrity Within the Tax Consulting Industry
Mortgage and Finance News: (SAVAGE, Minn.) Choosing a tax consulting firm as a trusted advisor is an exceptionally important decision for both businesses needing such services as well as accounting firms who refer them to their clients, says ICS Tax, LLC.
News: KROST Named 2022 Top 100 Firms by Accounting Today
Mortgage and Finance News: (PASADENA, Calif.) KROST was recognized as a Top 100 Firm by Accounting Today. The firm ranked 76th with a 18.08% change in revenue from last year. KROST has now been ranked in this prestigious list two years in a row. With new services on the horizon, KROST continues to develop ways to add value for their clients.
News: KROST Recognized by Los Angeles Business Journal as among Top Accounting Firms for 2022
Mortgage and Finance News: (PASADENA, Calif.) KROST was recognized as one of Los Angeles Business Journals' Top 100 Accounting Firms in Los Angeles County, with 78% growth in revenue between 2020 and 2019, the firm is ranked 22nd on the list. KROST received this recognition during the Los Angeles Business Journal's Disruptor Awards virtual event.
News: KROST CPAs & Consultants Announces Greg Kniss as Chairman of the Board, Jason Melillo as CEO and Keith Hamasaki as...
Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Los Angeles-based CPA Firm, KROST CPAs and Consultants announced that Greg Kniss has been appointed to Chairman of the Board, Jason Melillo promoted as the new CEO, and Keith Hamasaki to Principal of Assurance & Advisory services.
News: KROST Posts Record Year of M&A Advisory in 2021, Expects Trend to Continue in 2022
Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) KROST CPAs and Consultants reported a record year of M&A advisory work in 2021 and expects to remain equally busy in 2022. "We were involved in 21 buy-side and sell-side transactions in 2021," said Paren Knadjian, Head of M&A and Capital Markets at KROST.
News: EnergyCAP Names Lalit Agarwal Vice President, Energy Management and Sustainability
Mortgage and Finance News: (STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) EnergyCAP, LLC, the leading provider of energy management and utility bill processing software, today announced that Lalit Agarwal has been named Vice President, Energy Management & Sustainability.
News: IRS Mandates Additional Requirements for R&D Tax Credit Refund Claims
Mortgage and Finance News: (SAVAGE, Minn.) In 2007, the IRS made the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit a Tier 1 issue, says ICS Tax, LLC (ICS). Tier 1 issues were those of high strategic importance that had a significant impact on one or more industries, essentially meaning that the IRS would audit taxpayers filing amended returns on such issues. To taxpayers' relief, the Tiered Issue Process was eliminated in 2012, effectively placing the R&D tax credit in the same audit pool as other issues.
News: Certa Partners with Comply Exchange, Digitizes Third Party Tax Journey
Mortgage and Finance News: (SARATOGA, Calif.) Certa, the leading no-code third party risk management platform today announced its integration with Comply Exchange, a global leader in tax compliance. Certa is the only platform that digitizes, orchestrates, and automates the entire third-party journey across procurement, compliance, IT, legal, finance, and other groups.
News: EnergyCAP Appoints Thomas R. Patterson, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer
Mortgage and Finance News: (BOALSBURG, Pa.) EnergyCAP, LLC (ENC), the leading provider of data and analytics software for energy and utility bill management, today announced that Thomas R. Patterson, Jr. (Tom) has been named as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Steve Heinz, who founded the company in 1982, will retire from his role as CEO but will continue in an advisory capacity as a member of the Board of Directors.
News: ICS Welcomes Adam Finesilver CPA to the New Alabama Office
Mortgage and Finance News: (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) ICS Tax, LLC is excited to announce its Southeast regional expansion with a new office in Montgomery, Alabama. ICS welcomes Adam Finesilver, CPA as its Regional Director. Adam brings over 13 years of experience providing tax advisory services to clients in real estate, financial and professional services industries.
News: KROST Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor for Integrity Bio in Sale to Curia
Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Integrity Bio, Inc., a privately held formulation and fill-finish organization, was sold to Curia (formerly Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI)), a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) and leading global provider of advanced contract research, development, and manufacturing solutions. KROST, a Los Angeles-based firm, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Integrity Bio in the transaction.
News: Fanplayr Receives SOC 2 Type 2 Certification for Data Security Processes from American Institute of CPAs
Mortgage and Finance News: (PALO ALTO, Calif.) Fanplayr, a global leader in online behavioral personalization, artificial intelligence and user privacy, announces it has successfully achieved the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 certification.