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

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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...

Top 7 Tax-Saving Strategies to Consider This Tax Season

Think it’s too late to lower your taxes? Think again! Here are 7 tax tips to help you lower your taxes, save money when preparing your tax return, and avoid tax penalties.  1. Contribute to your retirement accounts. If you haven’t already done so for 2019, make sure...

Are you focused on top-line growth?

Often times, new entrepreneurs will focus on trying to drive profit and profit margins very early on. Does that sound like you?  The bottom line is certainly important. But it might be time to refocus your priorities. Top-line, bottom-line. They’re terms that are...

6 Tax Saving Strategies for Small Businesses

Running your own small business is hard enough. We’ve written down some of our best tax-saving strategies so you can get the best for your business when tax season comes around.    Start saving for your retirement. We get it: being an entrepreneur is a huge...

New Partner Introduction

Culpepper CPA is thrilled to announce some changes around the office. At the beginning of this year, Leigh Anne Joseph and Michael Thomas were promoted to Partners at the firm.  They are two individuals who have demonstrated excellence, both in skill and in their care...

Year-in-Review with the Culpepper Team

This holiday season, I wanted to take time to sit down with my staff, review the year, and dream together for the upcoming year. Here’s what they had to say:  1. How have you grown this year and what have you learned?  “Ha, what haven’t I learned?! I changed...

Tips for Dealing With the IRS When You Have Tax Problems

“You know what I want to do today? Call up the IRS,” said no one, ever.  I know, I know. Dealing with the IRS is never fun. It’s even less fun when you have tax problems at hand.  These issues could stem from a simple mistake on your part or on theirs. Maybe you’ve...

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost (Asset)

Spooky season is in full swing. You’ve laid out your pumpkins, spread your spider webs, and boogeyman-proofed your house from goblins, ghouls, and that annoying kid next door, Randy.  But there’s one thing you may have forgotten to take a closer look at: Ghost…...

7 Reasons Why You Need to Start Thinking About Succession Planning Today

Smart succession planning is essential to your business’s long-term strategy and could be important in the near future too. Here are 7 reasons to start…

7 Ways Payroll Outsourcing Helps Small Business Owners

Payroll is essential to running a business, so there’s nothing wrong with calling in experts. When outsourcing payroll, make sure to find the right partner.

“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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