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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…
Bret Hodgdon Presents Research and Development Tax Credit Workshop

Bret Hodgdon Presents Research and Development Tax Credit Workshop

Nov 16, 2017
The Vermont Technology Alliance presented a Lunch & Learn session on November 16 on how Vermont tech and other businesses and start-ups can qualify for federal R&D tax credits, saving tens of thousands…

Tax Tips for Deduction of Charitable Giving

Nov 08, 2017
'Tis the season for giving thanks! The holidays are upon us prompting many to consider charitable giving. Before moving forward review these tax deduction tips from the IRS. If you are going to give you…

Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs - One of Accounting Today's 2017 Best Small Accounting Firms to Work For

Nov 07, 2017
It's official! Accounting Today published their 2017 List of Best Accounting Firms to Work for in their November issue and... drum roll... Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs is very pleased to represent…

Meet Caitlin Beauregard: “Start-Up” Scholarship Recipient 2017

Nov 01, 2017
Davis & Hodgdon Associates is very pleased to announce that Caitlin Beauregard is the 2017 recipient of the firm’s annual “Start Up” scholarship.

2017 Holiday Art Contest: Vote today!

Nov 01, 2017
Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs and CopperLeaf Financial are excited to present the 2017 Holiday Art Contest! We've asked our staff's children to create a work of holiday art to be considered for the…

Nonprofits and Cybersecurity

Oct 24, 2017
BDO United States - Karen Schuler, 5/19/16 Cybersecurity has become a top-of-mind issue for organizations across both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. From the 110 million Target customers whose…

Tax revenues down as Corporate Tax slumps

Oct 23, 2017
Vermont Business Magazine - The Personal Income tax was down a little and the Corporate Tax was down a lot as General Fund revenues collected for the month of September totaled $149.99 million, -$3.34…

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!