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The #1 Reason Your Small Business Needs to Look Closely at the Research & Development Tax Credit

Oct 05, 2017
Many small businesses have celebrated the permanent extension of the research and development (R&D) tax credit by Congress, retroactive as of 1/1/15. As part of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, there are many important enhancements to expand how R&D credit benefits can be used by certain small businesses.

Davis & Hodgdon Partner Mandy Bradley Named as a 2017 Rising Star

Oct 03, 2017
Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs is thrilled to announce that partner Mandy Bradley, CPA, M.S. is named as one of Vermont Business Magazine's 2017 Rising Stars! Vermont has a wealth of talented and enthusiastic…
Follow-up to Equifax Data Breach

Follow-up to Equifax Data Breach

Sep 26, 2017
Since the Equifax data breach was publicly announced on Sept. 8, follow-up questions have been rolling in. To that end, we wanted to provide some additional guidance and updates to help clients navigate…
Tax Strategizing for your 2017 Returns: Year-End Planning is a Must

Tax Strategizing for your 2017 Returns: Year-End Planning is a Must

Sep 26, 2017
As year-end approaches it is critical to begin considering your 2016 tax returns and determine a strategy including possible action items for keeping more of what you earn this year!
VT Women’s Fund Announces Annual Benefit: Featuring Women Entrepreneurs Oct. 4th

VT Women’s Fund Announces Annual Benefit: Featuring Women Entrepreneurs Oct. 4th

Sep 20, 2017
Source: CommonGood Vermont MIDDLEBURY, VT – Celebrating women entrepreneurs and inspiring the next generation of business leaders is the focus of the Vermont Women’s Fund annual celebration on October…
What Can Business Owners Learn from Football?

What Can Business Owners Learn from Football?

Sep 14, 2017
Football season is upon us and there are some strategic take-aways that business owners can use while preparing their books at year-end.

Guidestar: Every Fundraising Appeal Should Include These Five Slants

Sep 14, 2017
Fundraising uses a style of writing that’s personal, repetitive, simplistic, old-fashioned, and just plain messy. Those from journalism school, academia, or business can be in for a shock

Guidestar: Better Understanding Business Models in the Nonprofit Sector

Sep 13, 2017
Published on Common Good Vermont, September 7, 2017 - Source: Guidestar In talking with the leaders of nonprofit organizations across the sector, there is a single truism that undergirds all of our conversations:…
EQUIFAX DATA BREACH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIFAX DATA BREACH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Sep 12, 2017
On Friday, Equifax, one of the major credit reporting bureaus, issued a press release announcing that on July 29 it had discovered “unauthorized access” to data belonging to as many as 143 million U.S. consumers.

Use Tax Letter to Vermont Taxpayers

Aug 31, 2017
The Vermont Department of Taxes has recently started an educational letter campaign to increase awareness and allow taxpayers an opportunity to pay use tax they owe. Despite many Vermonters making purchases…

Data from Women's Business Ownership Survey Released

Aug 24, 2017
Data from Women's Business Ownership Survey Released
Vermont Business Owners Identify Key Areas of Concern

Vermont Business Owners Identify Key Areas of Concern

Aug 14, 2017
Nearly 150 Vermont businesses completed the latest semi-annual economic survey in July regarding the outlook of Vermont’s small- to medium-sized businesses.
Tips to Keep in Mind for Taxpayers Traveling for Charity

Tips to Keep in Mind for Taxpayers Traveling for Charity

Aug 02, 2017
During the summer, some taxpayers may travel because of their involvement with a qualified charity. These traveling taxpayers may be able to lower their taxes.
Tips to Keep in Mind on Income Taxes and Selling a Home

Tips to Keep in Mind on Income Taxes and Selling a Home

Aug 01, 2017
From the IRS: Homeowners may qualify to exclude from their income all or part of any gain from the sale of their main home.

WSBP Business Graduate, Cynthea's Spa, Turns 13

Jul 27, 2017
Congratulations on 13 years in business, Cynthea's Spa! Speaking of her experiences in Start Up: Comprehensive Business Planning, owner Cynthea Hausman says, "I have the tools in hand to do the data and run the numbers and see where I’m at, if my gut feeling is right or not."
High growth margins expected for Champlain College’s MS in accounting

High growth margins expected for Champlain College’s MS in accounting

Jul 25, 2017
Vermont Business Magazine - Champlain College Online, ranked among The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for the Northern Region, today introduced its Master of Science degree in Accounting. According…
Making Sense of Medicare

Making Sense of Medicare

Jul 24, 2017
Medicare is a complex program with many rules, regulations, and moving parts. If consumers fail to enroll at the right time, they can face serious penalties. If they don't buy sufficient insurance to cover…

How I Achieved Work/Life Balance at Public Accounting Firm

Jul 13, 2017
At Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs we strive to help our staff achieve a healthy “work-life balance” for their particular situation.  How? We offer flexible and creative work arrangements whenever it…
July 2017 Vermont Business Economic Survey

July 2017 Vermont Business Economic Survey

Jul 11, 2017
The semi-annual Vermont economic survey of small- to medium-sized businesses is now published.

IRS Offers Tips for Teenage Taxpayers with Summer Jobs

Jul 10, 2017
Students and teenagers often get summer jobs. This is a great way to earn extra spending money or to save for later. The IRS offers a few tax tips for taxpayers with a summer job.