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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 Do New Tax Laws Affect You? 11 Major Changes for Individuals

The sheer number of changes, and their implications for individuals, can be overwhelming! Here are 11 major changes affecting individuals (at least for the next eight years).

Financials as a Tool

Halloween is right around the corner, so we’ll tell you a scary story. The story begins with… your finances. Are you nervous yet? That word “finance” makes a lot of people squirm, and the story usually goes something like this: A small business owner avoids digging...

The Importance of Reconciling Bank Statements Each Month

It’s a digital age. We rely on computers, apps, and machines to do things our parents (or we) used to do by hand. You may have a mother-in-law who still balances her checkbook after every check she writes. Well, before you tell her not to worry about that step, you...

An Introduction to Estimated Quarterly Taxes

The majority of Americans think about paying taxes only when tax season rolls around—sometime between January 1 and that year’s filing deadline. That works for salaried or hourly employees if their companies automatically take out taxes every pay period, but what...

7 Things Smart People Do When Hiring an Accountant

Dealing with finances is inevitable. Whether on behalf of a business or your family, at some point you’ll have to wade into the murky waters of taxes, accounting, or investments. Unless you like to memorize tax code for fun, it’s probably a good idea to hire an...

What You Need to Know about Converting a Traditional IRA to a Roth

The benefits of converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA depend upon five factors that we’ll look at one at a time.

2 Ways Accountants Can Save Your Business Right Now

Forensic accounting can bring clarity and peace of mind to a variety of delicate situations. Maybe you’re worried that you or your business have been the victim of fraud and you need an expert to examine your books and figure out what really happened. Perhaps you...

Self-Employment Income and Estimated Tax Payments

At Culpepper CPA we find ourselves working often with new business owners, many of whom are self-employed for the first time. As you can imagine, we field many questions about self-employment tax, estimated tax payment penalties, and the transition from W2 income to...

The Benefits of Filing an Extension

Does tax season have you feeling like a sailor aboard the Titanic? You see the iceberg coming and you just can’t turn the ship in time. Mayday! Does your tax iceberg look more like an April 15 (okay, April 18 this year because of the 15th falling on a weekend)...

Beyond Death and Taxes – Tax Filings as Opportunities

“The only things that are certain are death and taxes.” We’ve all heard that, right? Though that oft-quoted line holds more truth than we may be willing to admit, it reinforces a fatalistic view of tax filings as a necessary evil. Reading a handful of blog posts may...

“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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