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Lori Roberts, CPA

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Now Is the Time to Pay Back Taxes to Virginia!

Posted by Lori Roberts, CPA on Sep 6, 2017 4:47:13 PM

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Topics: Tax Planning, SALT

Changes to Virginia Sales Tax effective as of July 1, 2017

Posted by Lori Roberts, CPA on Jul 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Each year the Virginia Legislature passes changes to the Virginia Tax Code that impacts residents and those doing business in Virginia. While many of the changes can seem mundane or minor, there are two that will have a significant impact on two segments of Virginia Business, automotive service centers and retailers and contractors selling and installing tangible personal property. Both will likely require changes to POS retail and accounting systems in order to administer properly.

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Topics: Tax Planning, Construction

Operating across state lines presents tax risks — or possibly rewards

Posted by Lori Roberts, CPA on May 9, 2017 3:43:52 PM

It’s a smaller business world after all. With the ease and popularity of e-commerce, as well as the incredible efficiency of many supply chains, companies of all sorts are finding it easier than ever to widen their markets. Doing so has become so much more feasible that many businesses quickly find themselves crossing state lines.

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Topics: Tax Bites, Tax Planning

2017 Q1 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

Posted by Lori Roberts, CPA on Jan 6, 2017 4:29:26 PM

fHere are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2017. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements.

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Topics: Tax Bites, Tax Planning

Watch Your SALT!

Posted by Lori Roberts, CPA on Dec 12, 2016 8:42:00 AM

Yes, this is something you may expect to hear from your Doctor, but from your Tax Advisor?   While technology has made it much easier to provide services to customers all over the country or the world, it is also easy for business owners to find themselves in a in a tax quagmire.  SALT in tax circles refers to State and Local Taxation and includes all taxes legislated and administered by state and local tax authorities including income, franchise, sales and use, property, real estate, payroll, business licenses, among others.  Politicians can be ingenious at designing creative ways to raise revenue.

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Topics: Tax Planning, Government Contracts

Protect your deduction: Verify that a charity is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions before you donate

Posted by Lori Roberts, CPA on Dec 29, 2015 9:12:00 AM

Donations to qualified charities are generally fully deductible, and they may be the easiest deductible expense to time to your tax advantage. After all, you control exactly when and how much you give. But before you donate, it’s critical to make sure the charity you’re considering is indeed a qualified charity — that it’s eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.

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Topics: Tax Bites, Tax Planning