VT Tax & Finance Blog
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
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:…
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.
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…
Aug 24, 2017
Data from Women's Business Ownership Survey Released
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.
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.
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.
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."
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…
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…
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…
Jul 11, 2017
The semi-annual Vermont economic survey of small- to medium-sized businesses is now published.
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.
Jul 06, 2017
Public Accounting firms all over the country are experiencing ultra-competitive recruitment challenges.
Jul 03, 2017
Beginning July 1, 2017, specific types of machinery, equipment, and repair parts traditionally used in forestry are now exempt from sales tax at the time of purchase. Secs. 17-18 of Act 75 and Secs. 9-10 of Act 77.
Jun 26, 2017
Vermont relies on property and personal income taxes
Jun 13, 2017
Recent legislation making the $100,000 charitable IRA contribution permanent allows taxpayers to take full advantage of the numerous tax benefits of these contributions. - See more at: http://www.thetaxadviser.com/newsletters/2016/apr/charitable-ira-distributions.html#sthash.q48OXRn1.dpuf
Jun 07, 2017
The R&D credit extension, part of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, presents several important enhancements to expand how R&D credit benefits can be currently utilized.
May 22, 2017
Most organizations exempt from tax under Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) Section 501(a), including charitable, religious, scientific, and other organizations described in IRC Section 501(c), may be subject to tax on unrelated business income (UBIT), depending on the nature of the activities producing that income. It is important for an organization to distinguish between its tax-exempt purpose and its business activities.