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WORKSHOP: "WHAT YOUR FINANCIAL REPORTS ARE REALLY TELLING YOU!"

Aug 17, 2012
Due to strong interest in the upcoming free seminar focused on "What Your Financial Reports are Really Telling You"...

"CROWD-FUNDING" IS OFFICIAL!

Aug 17, 2012
President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law on Thursday, April 5th, 2012. The aim of the legislation is to help small businesses grow through...

2012 FREE MANAGEMENT SERIES SEMINARS (2 OF 3)

Aug 17, 2012
The first seminar in our 2012 Free Management Series on "Budgeting" was a huge success and very well received! We are pleased to announce the second seminar in our series which will occur......

WEIRDEST SALES AND USE TAXES

Aug 17, 2012
Accounting Today - States and localities sometimes must resort to desperate measures to raise much-needed tax revenue...

3 WAYS TO PAY YOUR TAXES

Aug 17, 2012
If you have a tax due on your 2011 tax return, there are several options that the IRS accepts for payments.

2012 FREE MANAGEMENT SERIES SEMINARS (1 OF 3)

Aug 17, 2012
Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs presents the first of the 2012 Management Seminar Series on Budgeting.

CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR REFUND

Aug 17, 2012
After filing your return, you can check the status of any refunds online through the Internal Revenue Service's 'Where's My Refund?' tool.

IRS RELEASES THE DIRTY DOZEN TAX SCAMS FOR 2012

Aug 17, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today issued its annual -Dirty Dozen- ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.

PAYING YOUR FEDERAL INCOME TAX

Aug 17, 2012
If you owe taxes on your individual return, but are unable to pay it all by the April 17thdeadline, the IRS allows for alternate payment plans.

DHA ECONCOMIC SURVEY RESULTS

Aug 17, 2012
Davis & Hodgdon Associates, conducted an Economic Survey developed by the VT Business Roundtable earlier this month regarding the future of Vermont-based businesses.

FIRST INSTALLMENT OF TAXES OWED ON 2010 ROTH CONVERSIONS

Aug 17, 2012
Individuals who did a Roth conversion in 2010 and elected to spread the tax payment over 2011 and 2012

2011 TAX RETURN DEADLINE

Aug 17, 2012
Taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 17 to file their 2011 tax returns and pay any tax due because April 15 falls on a Sunday

RECORDKEEPING: PART II

Aug 17, 2012
Part II: Key Components of a Recordkeeping System Currently, there are many different computerized accounting software programs available, such as QuickBooks,

RECORDKEEPING: PART I

Aug 17, 2012
Recordkeeping is an essential component of a successful small business. The benefit of being able to 'see the big picture' of your business'operations and cash flow....

UPDATE TO STANDARD MILEAGE RATES FOR 2012

Aug 17, 2012
The IRS announced updates to the standard mileage rates for 2012 on Friday, December 9, 2011.  IR-2011-116 keeps the business mileage rates at 55.5¢ per mile for business travel after 2011.  Charitable…

MANAGING CONFLICT IN THE WORKPLACE

Aug 17, 2012
Chronic conflict can hurt productivity. cause customers to leave and introduce talented employees to look for a more agreeable place to work.

SAVING MONEY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Aug 17, 2012
With the first snowfall of the year, many people begin thinking about the upcoming holiday season, from sending out holiday cards to baking cookies.

VERMONT "EMBEZZLEMENT EPIDEMIC"

Aug 17, 2012
Several Vermont state, city and private company employees have been charged with embezzlement from their workplace in recent months.  In nearly all of these incidents, the employee was responsible for…

VERMONT MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

Aug 17, 2012
The Department of Labor announced Friday, November 4, 2011 that the state minimum wage will be increasing to $8.46 per hour from $8.15 per hour on January 1, 2012.  Accordingly, the basic wage rate for…

2012 CHANGES TO MEDICARE PREMIUMS

Aug 17, 2012
Monthly Medicare premiums for most beneficiaries will rise next year by $3.50, to $99.90, a much smaller increase than had been expected, the Obama administration said Thursday. Most Medicare beneficiaries…