IN-PERSON TITLE, REGISTRATION AND COMPLIANCE SEMINARS NOW BEING SCHEDULED
S. Allen Monello, D.P.A.
Automotive Industry Center for Excellence, LLC
It's that time of year again and we have scheduled live in-person Title, Registration and Compliance seminars for franchise, independent, RV and mobile home dealers.
Not only is this seminar filled with a great deal of information to assist dealers of all types in processing and preparing deals for the tag office, but it's taught from the dealer's perspective and covers related topics such as sales tax, IRS Form 8300 Cash Reporting, Safeguards and Red Flags Rules and other compliance issues. The instructor will ensure each participant leaves the session with a much higher level of knowledge and skill for processing tag and title work, as well as being more familiar with various state and federal regulatory requirements.
The seminar includes instruction on: completing MSOs, title reassignments and the title application; understanding how to properly disclose odometer readings; electronic liens and titles; powers of attorney; title brands; signature and identity requirements; proof of insurance; sales tax on out-of-state sales and other topics. It also will provide practical tips on complying with various federal laws. A manual (on a 4 GB flash drive) is provided and each participant will receive an attractive Certificate of Attendance. This day-long seminar has been approved by the Division of Motorist Services and can be used to fulfill the requirements of continuing education for independent dealers. And, this seminar is endorsed by the Florida Tax Collectors Services Corporation. A representative of the local tax collector's office will be onsite to answer questions.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
S. Allen Monello, D.P.A. is a Managing Member of the Automotive Industry Center for Excellence, LLC (AICE), a regulatory consulting and training firm specializing in the motor vehicle industry. Dr. Monello has provided regulatory consulting and training services to franchise, RV, independent and mobile home dealers, as well as finance companies since January 1992. Prior to that time, he served as Assistant Director of Florida’s Division of Motorist Services (formerly known as DMV) where he was responsible for overseeing statewide operations staffed by over 600 employees.
Upon leaving DMS he started a title processing and dealer regulatory consulting service. Monello was retained by the Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association (FIADA) as an independent contractor and served as the association’s Director of Governmental Affairs. He left the FIADA to become a Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Smart Choice Automotive Group, a publicly traded company consisting of 26 dealerships, a finance company, and other related companies. Afterward, he and retired partner Larry Peters then managed the FIADA under contract for several years.
Nine years ago, Monello started and managed the Tag Agency of Pinellas, Inc., (a privately owned and operated full-service tag agency under contract with the Pinellas County Tax Collector) for three years. TAP, as it is commonly known, provides full title and registration services to dealers, financial institutions and businesses affiliated with the motor vehicle industry; it is not open to the public. During this time, Monello gained valuable experience in seeing and understanding the challenges dealers have in preparing and submitting paperwork.
Monello continues to provide compliance consulting and compliance risk assessments to dealers regarding federal and state laws and is also an expert witness on behalf of dealerships involved in litigation. He received a Doctor of Public Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he served as an Adjunct Professor for over 30 years. He is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family and County Court Mediator. He also holds the certification of AFIP Certified F&I Professional and Consumer Credit Compliance Professional awarded by the National Automotive Finance Association.
The first two classes scheduled are (click on the link for more information):
Oldsmar - March 10, 2020
Lakeland - March 12, 2020
Sarasota - March 19, 2020
Panama City - March 24, 2020
DeFuniak Springs - March 25, 2020
Ft. Lauderdale/Plantation - April 14, 2020
West Palm Beach, FL - April 15, 2020
Stuart - April 16, 2020
St. Augustine - April 21, 2020
Altamonte Springs - May 13, 2020
Tampa/Brandon - May 14, 2020