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Working from Home & Tax Nexus

In the months since COVID-19 has taken our country by storm, thousands of Americans have transitioned to working at home. It has caused many companies to introduce or expand a remote work policy for their employees.   “Nexus” is a term used to describe a situation in...

Explanation of the COVID-19 Payroll Tax Deferral Executive Order

On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued an executive memorandum to benefit taxpayers amid COVID-related financial turmoil. This order called for a deferral of the employee portion of Social Security tax (typically withheld at the rate of 6.2% of wages) – from...

IRS Lists “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams of 2020

Every year, the IRS compiles a list of common tax scams plaguing taxpayers each year. In a recent Information Release, they have announced the 2020 version of their annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scams to look out for. This year, the “Dirty Dozen” list focuses on scams that...

Are you missing out on a $250,000 tax credit?

Consider this blog post a PSA: your qualified small business may be eligible to apply for up to $1.25 million (or $250,000 each year for five years) of the federal Research & Development (R&D) tax credit. This payroll tax election is intended to offset the...

How to Protect Your Business from Cybercriminals

With an abundance of time at home, newfound unemployment, and a volatile economy, cybercrime is at an all-time high. Not to mention – more information has been forced to go online than ever before, leaving citizens vulnerable to cybercriminals, who take advantage of...

Paycheck Protection Program Loan – A Follow-Up Blog

Last month’s blog covered the details of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan – a specific part of House Resolution 748 – the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. To no surprise, there was some additional follow-up legislation regarding...

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Explanation

In a normal world, laws and guidance associated with federal and state taxation with clearly defined rules and guidelines are already difficult enough to interpret. But as with many things in this COVID-19 impacted world, “normal” is now out the window, even when it...

List of Extended Federal Tax Deadlines due to Coronavirus

We at Culpepper CPA understand that these unprecedented times are challenging for people all over the world. Multiple deadlines have been extended to alleviate financial stress on Americans, as well as to reduce contact between individuals until we know more about the...

UPDATE: CARES Act – Federal Tax Relief Explanation

While there are still some things up in the air right now, we wanted to follow up on our previous blog, which you can read here, to provide an update and add some clarity to the recent Coronavirus-related tax legislation that has been enacted in attempts to help...

Important COVID-19 Tax & Economic Stimulus Update

In the midst of a pandemic, we know that taxes are likely the last thing you want to think about. But in unprecedented and somewhat frightening times like these, tax legislation is one of the most frequently used tools for economic stimulus. So let us extend some...

“I could not be more pleased with my experience at Culpepper CPA. We have been clients since 2015, and in that time they have prepared our business and personal income tax returns. Culpepper CPA has also been very helpful in advising us on payroll, estimated tax payments, and state tax matters. This firm has been a great fit for us because they offer a broad spectrum of technical expertise, and they are always responsive to our needs. Above all, we appreciate the individual attention Culpepper CPA provides to their clients.”

– Jennifer Phillips

“Leigh Anne Joseph has been my accountant for over 10 years and has helped guide us through personal taxes and the acquisition of a business. Prompt to answer any questions. Can not say enough about the personal service we receive. I highly recommend her services.”

– Brian Kline

“I have used Culpepper CPA firm for several years and I CANNOT say enough good things about them. I heard a wise man say one time “People don’t care HOW much you know, until they know HOW much you care”. This describes Todd & Amber Culpepper & their entire staff…100%.”

– Butch Hofferbert

“I’m very satisfied with the services I have received with Todd Culpepper’s office. I would recommend this business to anyone that needs personal or business tax assistance. Todd has provided a truly professional service for all of my accounting/tax needs from my personal federal tax return preparations to my small business tax needs (Preparations of 1099s, 1040s, TN Franchise & Excise Tax Returns, Business License Fees, etc) and all at a reasonable price. Not only do my tax savings justify the cost of having a professional on my side, but I am afforded more time to focus on my business and concentrate on what I do best!”

– Travis Keller

“I wanted to share my thoughts on how beneficial Todd and Culpepper CPA have been to my company and myself over the last 5 years. I came to Todd having been very negligent concerning my company, personal and all related tax needs. Todd and his staff not only helped me address and properly deal with my needs but laid out a positive and encouraging “game plan” to stay that way. I knew I had many issues which to me seemed very complex and overwhelming but they made it very clear, easy to follow and address. They also have tremendous resources to connect to all related financial matters. I cannot begin to express my thanks and peace they have provided. The fact they are a faith based company truly is an answer to prayer.”

– Michael Tucker

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