BP has brought in CPAs from Chicago and Miami to process the claims from local businesses. The oil giant has bought hours in bulk from these firms and shipped the accountants to Pensacola.
Meanwhile, the rules have changed again on the claims that local businesses can submit.—this is the fourth rules change.
Recently in the daily newspaper, the BP spokesperson Lucia Bustamante was quoted saying that businesses would calculate their losses based on the 2009 revenues plus 10 percent growth. Today the out-of-town CPA/claim adjusters are saying it should only be the 2009 revenues.
Don’t believe the full-page ads. The claim process is still screwed up.