Samuel Hodges of Michigan CPA Firm MRPR CPAs and Advisors is Recognized with the Thomas M. Hoatlin Award

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The MICPA bestowed this prestigious honor upon Hodges for 2014

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Sam Hodges of MRPR Group CPAs and Advisors

Samuel Hodges of MRPR CPAs and Advisors was awarded the Thomas M. Hoatlin Award by the MICPA's State and Local Tax Force.

Samuel L. Hodges of MRPR, CPAs and Advisors, located in Southfield, Michigan, and a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) State and Local Tax Task Force, was awarded the Association’s Thomas M. Hoatlin Award on September 30, 2014.

Throughout Sam's many years of service on the MICPA State & Local Tax Task Force, including his time as chairman, his experience in industry and as a professional in public practice provided unique insight into working with the Michigan Department of Treasury and truly advanced the relationship between the Department and the MICPA.

The award is named in honor of Michigan’s first Single Business Tax Administrator and Revenue Commissioner, Thomas Hoatlin, who cultivated a positive relationship between the Michigan Department of Treasury and the MICPA. The award recognizes a MICPA State & Local Tax Task Force member that most significantly contributes to the lasting and mutually beneficial relationship between the MICPA and the Department.

“I am very honored to have been selected to receive the Thomas M. Hoatlin award,” Hodges said. “It is my pleasure to work with the men and women in Public office, Treasury, and the MICPA State Tax Task force and to be a liaison to taxpayers and other practitioner’s when it comes to State Tax issues. This is the highest award someone in the State and Local Tax field can receive in Michigan and I am very honored to be one of the few to have been selected to receive this award.”

Sam Hodges merged his state and local tax consulting firm with MRPR in 2013. With his Big 4 Public Accounting Firm experience, Sam focuses on providing clients in various industries with highly customized federal and state and local tax services that meet their exact needs. Those services include evaluating, analyzing, researching and documenting federal and state and local tax issues including: income, franchise, sales/use, real and personal property and nexus; voluntary disclosure, negotiating settlements, reverse audits, audit defense, apportionment review, assessment review, due diligence on mergers and acquisitions, and special transaction analysis. Sam also is a regular speaker and publishes articles on tax related topics.

Founded in 1974, MRPR is the brand name for MRPR Group, P.C., a full-service certified public accounting and business advisory firm based in Southfield and Ann Arbor, Michigan. As an integral part of the SE Michigan business community since that time, MRPR has become a leader among Michigan CPA firms, serving small to medium sized closely-held companies in various industries, including manufacturing, construction and real estate, transportation and distribution, technology, engineering and professional service firms, as well as not-for-profit organizations. Team members at MRPR are dedicated to Five Star Client Service and to proactively helping clients achieve their financial and business goals by offering innovative ideas and solutions that contribute to their success. Contact MRPR at (248) 357-9000 or visit us online at to learn more about MRPR CPAs & Advisors and how working with Sam Hodges and his State and Local Tax team can benefit you and your business.

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