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Tax Planning for the 2021 Year End

The year 2022 – it still sounds like a long way away, but it’s barely 30 days at this point. You’re probably thinking you still have at least three or four months before needing to deal with your 2021 tax return; however, the fourth quarter is the best time for...

Build Back Better bill – a summary

President Biden’s Build Back Better bill, the latest proposal in what is now a long series of new tax legislation enacted over the past 18 months, is still not across the finish line as of the time of this writing. Approximately half a dozen moderate House Democrats...

Common Themes of COVID Tax Legislation

Benjamin Franklin said it best – “in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes”. That rang true more in the last eighteen months than we ever anticipated, making for some rather challenging times. Here, we take a look back and discuss some of the latest...

Child Tax Credit – 2021 & Beyond

Do you have a child under the age of 18?  40% of the U.S. population does! If you are in that group, how does an increased child tax credit sound?  Below, we discuss what changes are in store for the upcoming tax year that could impact your tax return. It is expensive...

Tax Proposals by Biden-Harris Administration

Now that the new administration has started to outline some of its key proposals, we want to tell you about some of those proposals that are tax-specific in nature. Shortly after the election, we wrote about some of then President-Elect Biden’s tax plans. With more...

Knoxville CPA on the rise – Daniel Dawson

From time to time here at Culpepper CPA, we like to highlight the achievements of some of our own. It’s also an opportunity to give our clients some background on the professionals that serve them day in and day out. This post introduces you to a Knoxville CPA that is...

2021 American Rescue Plan Act – breaking it down

The American Rescue Plan (ARPA) was signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, making it the fourth Act signed into effect since the pandemic began a little over a year ago. While the Acts have been beneficial to the majority of taxpayers, the ever-changing...

Employee Retention Credit – ERC

More money in your pocket for paying wages to employees.  Businesses could be eligible to claim up to $19,000 per employee if they meet certain qualifications.   We have written a lot over the last year about the new legislation that came out of the COVID-19...

Self-Employed? – Not to worry, the Qualified Sick and Family Leave Credit might be available for you too!

At this point, most business owners have heard of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Millions have benefitted from this program, and some even got a second bite at the apple in early 2021 with the PPP Second Draw loan program. But as congress scrambled in 2020 to...

Culpepper’s Annual Year-in-Review

2020 has been nothing short of memorable.  At Culpepper, we have a tradition of reflecting on our year before we move ahead into the next. We sat down with our team and asked them to review this past year.    We can all agree that 2020 has been a little crazy....

“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

Expertise scored Knoxville accountants on more than 25 variables across five categories. We are honored to rank in the top 8 in 2021!

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