Financials as a Tool

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

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

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

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...
2 Ways Accountants Can Save Your Business Right Now

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

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

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

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...
Thinking about DIY Taxes? Read this first.

Thinking about DIY Taxes? Read this first.

Thinking about doing your taxes yourself? Many individuals, business professionals, and companies go the DIY route. When tax time rolls around, they renew the license on their tax preparation software; dive headfirst into the sea of the forms, credits, and write-offs;...

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