To continue supporting Florida residents who were affected by Hurricane Ian, the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) held a Disaster Recovery Event on Monday, Nov. 28. The event took place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at FICPA member firm Stroemer and Company in Fort Myers.
“During the past few weeks, our thoughts and prayers have been our everyone who is recovering from Hurricane Ian,” FICPA President & CEO Shelly Weir said. “This time has proven especially challenging as our members assist clients in navigating deadline extensions and casualty and property loss issues, while they address damage and loss of their own. We’ve worked tirelessly to bring filing-deadline relief at the state and national levels, and we hosted this gathering as a way to assist and support further.”
During the event, FICPA leadership and staff were joined by American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Chair Anoop N. Mehta, CPA, CGMA, as well as representatives from the AICPA Benevolent Fund and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS provided important information about storm-related, tax-filing deadline extensions, and the AICPA Benevolent Fund assisted members with the application process. Lunch was provided, and supplies donated through the FICPA Amazon fundraising campaign were distributed.
“Whether our members need support for themselves or guidance on how best to advise their clients, we have them covered,” Weir said, “and we’re supported by a larger network of our state society colleagues. We’re so thankful to the Louisiana State Society, who were on site serving an authentic Cajun meal to attendees, and to our member firm, Stroemer & Company, for hosting this event.”
For more information about the event, and the FICPA’s disaster-recovery efforts on our members’ behalf, visit our online Disaster Relief Hub.