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Dr. Gary McGill has been the Director of the Fisher School of Accounting since 2006. He also serves as an Associate Dean in the Warrington College of Business and holds the J. Roy Duggan Endowed Professorship in Accounting. He held the PwC Endowed Professorship from 1999 to 2011 and has been part of the faculty at the University of Florida since 1986.

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Evolution in the Tax Code: (Almost) the End of Homeowner Tax Savings?

Incentivizing homeownership has been a bedrock public policy in the U.S. since the Great Depression. One way the federal government promotes homeownership is by including favorable provisions in the income tax code that reduce income tax liabilities for homeowners versus similar income taxpayers who rent. Relevant provisions in the tax code include the nontaxation of implicit rental income, in essence the taxable income owners would generate if they leased the home to another household, the exclusion of capital gains on

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Gary McGill named Senior Associate Dean and Hough Graduate School of Business Director

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business is proud to announce the appointment of Gary McGill as Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Hough Graduate School of Business. In addition to his new role, McGill will continue to serve as Director of the Fisher School of Accounting. “Gary’s leadership has been instrumental to the success of both the Fisher School and the College,” said Saby Mitra, Warrington College of Business Dean. “His insights and experience will be key

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For the fourth consecutive year, Fisher School named sixth best public undergraduate accounting program by U.S. News

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program was named No. 6 among U.S. public programs in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “2021 Best Colleges” edition released Monday. Overall, the Fisher School was ranked the No. 11 program in the U.S., as it was on the 2018, 2019 and 2020 “Best Colleges” list from U.S. News & World Report. The Fisher School also continues to be the No. 1 ranked undergraduate accounting program in the state

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Meet Our Deans: Gary McGill

You already know that the Warrington College of Business is the top business school in the state and one of the best in the nation and world, but do you know the leaders that have guided us to such success and recognition? In our Meet the Deans series, we introduce you to the seven deans across the Warrington College of Business, Hough Graduate School of Business, Heavener School of Business and Fisher School of Accounting that lay the foundation for our

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Fisher School Director named outstanding educator

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gary McGill, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, received the Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award from the American Taxation Association (ATA) this summer at the American Accounting Association’s annual meeting. The Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award recognizes, honors and rewards the outstanding contributions of a faculty member teaching taxation at a recognized academic institution. Recipients are recognized for their distinguished

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Fisher School Graduate studies maintains top 10 status

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Graduate accounting studies from the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business remained in the top 10 among public schools as part of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2019” rankings released Tuesday. Graduate accounting from the Fisher School is ranked No. 8 among U.S. public schools and No. 23 overall. It outranked graduate accounting at schools such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Duke University, the University of Virginia

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Fisher School Graduate Studies Climb in Rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Graduate accounting studies from the Fisher School of Accounting moved up in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2018” rankings released this month. Graduate accounting from Fisher is now tied for No. 18 overall, up two spots from last year, and No. 8 among publics. It is tied at No. 18 with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northwestern University. “We are always pleased that others recognize the quality of our students, faculty, and academics,” said Dr.

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Change for the better

Noelle Fennessy (BSAc ’16, MAcc ’16) came to a memorable, and somewhat sobering, realization two years ago when she attended Beta Alpha Psi’s Annual Meeting—an international gathering of the honor organization for financial information students and professionals. “Every chapter seemed to be more active than we were,” said Fennessy, now a Staff Tax Accountant at EY in Atlanta. “Our attendance record just wasn’t that good.” Fennessy set out to make major changes when she was appointed the chapter’s president in

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Fisher School maintains impressive standing in US News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program ranked fifth among U.S. public programs in U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best Colleges” edition released Tuesday. Overall, the Fisher School’s undergraduate program ranked 10th in the U.S. “I’m pleased to see the hard work of our students, faculty, and staff receive this external confirmation,” said Dr. Gary McGill, J. Roy Duggan Professor and Director of the Fisher School. “We are proud of the contributions our graduates make in

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Fisher School’s programs highly ranked in new PAR rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs all ranked among the top 15 U.S. public accounting programs in Public Accounting Report’s (PAR) 35th Annual Survey of Accounting Professors released today. Among U.S. publics, the Fisher School ranked 7th in undergraduate programs, 10th in master’s programs, and 13th in doctoral programs — moving up in all three categories from 2015. When the Fisher School was measured against all accounting schools—public and private—with similar faculty sizes