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9 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Mar 08, 2018
If you are expecting a tax refund this year, give some thought as to how you can make the most of it. Save it? Use it to pay down debt? Here are some ideas.

Tax Returns: Correct Reporting of Home Business Use

Mar 01, 2018
Do you use more than 25% of your home for business use? If you are entering a percentage of home business use on Line A4, "Business Use of Dwelling," on Form HS-122, Homestead Declaration, be sure it matches…

VT Business Owners Identify Key Areas of Concern

Feb 19, 2018
WILLISTON, Vt., February 19, 2018 – Over 130 Vermont businesses completed the latest semi-annual economic survey in January regarding the outlook of Vermont’s small- to medium-sized businesses. 71% of…

New Guidelines for Independent Contractors and Worker's Compensation Insurance

Feb 13, 2018
The VT Department of Labor has released new guidelines concerning independent contractors and workers' compensation insurance. The new guidance states that an employer cannot be assessed workers' compensation…

New Tax Law Resource Center

Jan 31, 2018
On December 22, 2017 President Trump signed H.R. 1, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, into law making widespread changes to the Internal Revenue Code. These changes went into effect January 1, 2018,…

2018 Tax Tables Brochure Now Available Online

Jan 31, 2018
We are very pleased to share our highly-anticipated, annual Tax Tables brochure for 2018! Please click here and use as reference throughout the year, as needed. If you would like to receive a hard copy…

John Davis Earns Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) Designation

Jan 25, 2018
Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs Managing Partner John Davis, CPA, CFP®, CVA, CEPA spends most of his time dealing with small business clients and the issues they face – from recommending structure for…

SBA Now Accepting Applications for Emerging Leaders Vermont 2018 Class

Jan 24, 2018
Applications are now being accepted by the SBA of Vermont! Applicants are invited to join the FREE strategic growth class for small business owners in Vermont. The Emerging Leaders Initiative is free…

The New Tax Bill's Impact on Individuals

Jan 23, 2018
On December 22, 2017 President Trump signed H.R. 1, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, into law making widespread changes to the Internal Revenue Code. These changes went into effect January 1, 2018,…

Memory Mindfulness Educational Series Comes to South Burlington Vermont

Jan 16, 2018
Join Jarrett & Luitjens and TLC Homecare for one or all of their series of free informational luncheons

January 2018 Vermont Business Economic Survey

Jan 09, 2018
In an effort to better understand VT business owners' perception of the state's fiscal climate, Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs is asking for input in our semi-annual survey related to the economy and…

Four Maker-Entrepreneurs Selected for Jump/Start Residency

Jan 03, 2018
As part of Davis & Hodgdon's multi-year signature partnership with Generator Makerspace in Burlington, we are thrilled to announce that four individuals have been selected for the Jump/Start residency…

Year-End Planning Tip: Consider a Health Savings Account (HSA)

Dec 20, 2017
HSA’s allow you to pay medical expenses on a pretax basis. If you meet certain requirements for 2017, your HSA contribution can be up to $6,750 for family coverage and $3,400 for single coverage (plus…

Year-End Tax Planning Tip: Don’t Lose the Benefit of Itemized Deductions

Dec 19, 2017
If your itemized deductions end up being just under (or just over ) the standard deduction, you can double up on itemized deductions every other year and claim the standard deductions in the intervening…
Year-End Tax Planning Tip: Minimize Tax on Capital Gains

Year-End Tax Planning Tip: Minimize Tax on Capital Gains

Dec 13, 2017
Year-end is creeping up on us and there's no time like now to begin tax strategizing for your 2017 returns! Tax Tip: Minimize Tax on Capital Gains. Generally, when you sell stock or mutual fund shares,…

Martha Leonard Presents at SCORE November Roundtable

Dec 04, 2017
Martha Leonard, Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs, was a presenter at this November's SCORE Roundtable session. Martha covered various accounting and bookkeeping topics and you can see the entire seminar…
2017 Year-End Tax Planning White Papers Published

2017 Year-End Tax Planning White Papers Published

Nov 30, 2017
Year-end is right around the corner and it's time to consider strategies to ensure you take advantage of all possible tax saving options for your 2017 return(s). As a service to our clients, business…

IRS: What You Need to Know Now

Nov 29, 2017
The IRS is sharing a list of hot issues that taxpayers should be aware of. Tax Relief For Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and MariaThe IRS is providing help to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Special…

Residency and the Impact on Vermont Taxes

Nov 29, 2017
We receive many questions from our clients in regards to how residency (domicile) is determined when they move to a new state. The ruling from the state of Vermont goes through the guidelines that they…

Jump/Start: Attention Makers with an Awesome Product

Nov 21, 2017
Are you a Maker with an awesome product and ready to turn it into a business? This program will PAY you to Jump/Start your company! Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs is thrilled to announce our sponsorship…