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Culpepper CPA is a full-service tax, accounting, and business advisory firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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How Every Business Entity Is Taxed—and Which Option Is Best for Your Small Business

We’ve outlined the most popular forms of business entity and spelled out some of the factors that come into play when choosing the right one for you.

What the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Means for Small Businesses Deductions

Anything impacting small businesses is worth paying attention to. Enter the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—maybe the largest rewrite of the U.S. tax code in decades.

Your Books Are so Screwed Up!

Come on: you know it’s true. You’ve screwed your books up. Here are 10 tips to help you get out from under that pile of paper and back on the right track.

How Getting Help With Your Bookkeeping Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

As a business owner, you probably have a particular skill set that got you started. Whether it was design, operations, marketing, internal medicine, or something else, some specialization let you attract and keep customers. However, the skills you need to get the work...

How to Spare Yourself the Burden of Bookkeeping

If you're a business owner, chances are you have a particular skill set that got you into business. Marketing, operations, design, internal medicine--some specialization enabled you to attract and keep customers. Like most business owners, you probably discovered that...

The 4 Steps Forensic Accountants Use to Protect Your Finances

No one equates accounting with excitement. But that all changes in the world of fraud and forensic accounting. Fraud, theft, embezzlement—these are all crimes that can be uncovered by forensic accountants. Although this type of accounting is often geared toward fraud...

Two Investigative Accounting Case Studies

These two real case studies will give you a clear idea of what investigative accounting looks like in action.

Two Forensic Accounting Case Studies

What do you do when you think an employee is embezzling money from your company? Or how does a married couple facing divorce divvy up their money and assets? Money can be a sensitive subject at the best of times, so forensic accounting is often the quickest way to...

4 Big Investing Mistakes That People Make

The first step in meeting your financial goals is avoiding common pitfalls. These four investing mistakes are ones that many people make without ever realizing it.

How do the recent tax changes affect businesses?

2017 ended with a lot more than champagne and fireworks. Recent tax changes wreaked havoc on a lot of people’s business planning. Here are 7 of the biggest ones.

“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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