Crosslin Technologies Expands Technology Team

Crosslin Technologies has expanded its team and added Michael Thuma as senior network engineer and Ken Dixon as systems analyst.

Thuma brings more than 17 years of experience to the position, most recently having served as director of information technology for John W. McDougall Co.  He also has worked as a senior network engineer for Foundations Recovery Network and as an application security consultant for HP.    Thuma received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and holds the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net+, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and Global Information Assurance (GIAC-GISF) certifications.

Dixon most recently served as an emergency operations officer for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and brings more than 11 years of experience to the firm.  He also served as tech support for Verizon Wireless, where he was a device expert and Apple and Android developer.  Dixon is a veteran of the armed forces, having served in t the United States Army. Michael Thuma 300x400Ken Dixon 300x400

Crosslin Wins Big at the Corporate Philanthropy Awards

Crosslin was a big winner in last week’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards, sponsored by the Nashville Business Journal.  Crosslin came in 20th overall in corporate giving.  We are proud that giving is a cornerstone of our firm and love the fact that our team members get so involved.  Check out the article in this week’s Nashville Business Journal.  Go Team Crosslin!

Changes to Wage and Premium Report Filing

The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development has issued notice of a change in its wage and premium report requirements.

Effective January 1, 2016, Tennessee law requires employers with ten (10) or more employees to file the portion of the wage and premium report that contains the name, social security number, and gross wages of each individual in employment electronically in a format prescribed by the commissioner.

Effective July 1, 2016, any employer subject to this provision that fails to file electronically as prescribed shall be assessed a penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each month, or portion of a month, the report is past due.  The total penalty shall not exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00).

Acceptable means of submission can be found at this link on the Department of Labor & Workforce Development’s Web site.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Crosslin tax team at 615.320.5500.

Crosslin Names Director of State and Local Tax

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Crosslin has named Mark Loftis, CPA, as director of state and local tax.

Loftis brings nearly 35 years of state and local tax experience to the firm, which provides a new and exciting expansion in the area of state and local taxation for the tax practice at Crosslin.  He most recently served as senior manager of state and local tax for a regional accounting firm where he assisted clients from a variety of industries in meeting their state and local tax obligations and in minimizing their tax burden.  Additionally, he has served as senior state and local tax manager for Nortel Networks and, in that role, received numerous awards for his achievements including the Nortel Finance Award of Excellence.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA), the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), and the Institute of Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and a former member of the Council on State and Local Taxation (COST).  With such a deep level of expertise, Loftis also is a frequent blogger on state and local tax subjects for several media outlets.

Loftis received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lipscomb University.