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Half of Vermont towns will see increased property tax rates

Half of Vermont towns will see increased property tax rates

Jul 18, 2018
Vtdigger.org, 7/15/18 - The numbers are in. Two weeks after lawmakers and the governor resolved a budget impasse centered on a dispute over property taxes, the Department of Taxes published the rates…
Winter in August 2018 Comes to Rutland Vermont

Winter in August 2018 Comes to Rutland Vermont

Jul 12, 2018
Davis & Hodgdon is very pleased to once again sponsor the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce's popular "Winter in August" event this year! Winter in August is one of the city's most well-attended public…

July 2018 Vermont Small- to Medium-Sized Business Economic Survey Now Open

Jul 10, 2018
In an effort to better understand Vermont small- to medium-sized business owners' perception of the state's fiscal climate, Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs and Vermont Chamber of Commerce are asking for…

Taxpayers who owed tax this year should check their withholding soon

Jul 09, 2018
irs.gov - Taxpayers who owed additional tax when they filed their federal return earlier this year should do a “paycheck checkup” as soon as possible. The IRS Withholding Calculator and Publication 505,…

America's Independence Day: Taxation Without Representation!

Jul 02, 2018
www.pbs.org - The History of America’s Independence Day "Taxation without representation!" was the battle cry in America’s 13 Colonies, which were forced to pay taxes to England's King George III despite…
U.S. Supreme Court: States Can Assert Nexus for Sales and Use Tax Purposes Without Requiring Seller’s Physical Presence in State

U.S. Supreme Court: States Can Assert Nexus for Sales and Use Tax Purposes Without Requiring Seller’s Physical Presence in State

Jul 02, 2018
Published in The Journal of Accountancy, 6/21/18 - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday held that states can assert nexus for sales and use tax purposes without requiring a seller’s physical presence in…
Tony Hawk: Accountants help make dreams become reality

Tony Hawk: Accountants help make dreams become reality

Jun 25, 2018
Published in The Journal of Accountancy, 6/18/18 - Skateboarding icon Tony Hawk once thought accountants were downers. In his keynote session at AICPA ENGAGE 2018 on Wednesday in Las Vegas, Hawk recalled…

WBON is Coming to Rutland Vermont

Jun 21, 2018
We have some exciting news! The Women Business Owners Network (WBON) is coming to Rutland! The new WBON Rutland chapter is holding an initial interest meeting for potential chapter members to learn about…
Charities can visit IRS.gov for tools and resources about taxes

Charities can visit IRS.gov for tools and resources about taxes

Jun 20, 2018
IRS.GOV - Tax Tip 2018-94 Charitable organizations and other tax-exempt groups can visit IRS.gov for resources that will help them meet their tax obligations. Here is a list of resources with links to…
Taxpayers who usually itemize deductions should check their withholding to avoid tax surprises

Taxpayers who usually itemize deductions should check their withholding to avoid tax surprises

Jun 11, 2018
Important information from the IRS for taxpayers who have typically itemized their deductions.
14 babies born on 529 Day to receive $100 college savings accounts

14 babies born on 529 Day to receive $100 college savings accounts

Jun 07, 2018
Vermont Business Magazine - Fourteen babies born at Vermont hospitals on May 29 will each receive $100 in a 529 college savings account from Vermont Student Assistance Corp. The Vermont Association of…
Smartest Memorial Day Weekend Purchases

Smartest Memorial Day Weekend Purchases

May 25, 2018
Memorial Day Weekend is well-known for it's gigantic sales from some of our favorite retailers. But what's really a great deal? First, did you know that the month of May is the perfect month to buy spring…

5 Ways Nonprofits Struggle – And How to Overcome Them

May 09, 2018
Published by Common Good Vermont, 4/9/18: Over a decade ago, Kathleen Kelly Janus, a lecturer with Stanford University’s social entrepreneurship program, co-founded Spark, a San Francisco-based nonprofit…

This is Why Your Small Business Needs to Look Closely at the Research & Development Tax Credit

May 09, 2018
Is your small business missing out on valuable tax deductions? Many small businesses have celebrated the permanent extension of the research and development (R&D) tax credit by Congress, retroactive as…

New Medicare Cards: What You Need to Know

Apr 24, 2018
By Copper Leaf Financial - Beginning in May, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing new identification cards to beneficiaries. The Medicare cards have been redesigned to…
Tax Season is Over: How Long Should You Keep All of the Documentation?

Tax Season is Over: How Long Should You Keep All of the Documentation?

Apr 23, 2018
The age-old dilemma of record retention requirements has not gotten any easier - even with the advent of electronic storage. Even if you religiously keep as many of your business records as possible on…

Mercy Connections Names New Executive Director

Apr 11, 2018
John Bossange, Chair of the Mercy Connections Board of Directors, announced today that Lisa Falcone has been selected as the fourth Executive Director of Mercy Connections. In a statement to supporters,…
Reminders as The Tax Deadline Looms

Reminders as The Tax Deadline Looms

Apr 10, 2018
The tax deadline to file individual tax returns and extensions for 2017 is quickly approaching... Thanks to the federal government's  Emancipation Day holiday taxpayers have until April 17th to file! Following…
Davis & Hodgdon Sponsors Successful Launch of the Generator Jump/Start Program

Davis & Hodgdon Sponsors Successful Launch of the Generator Jump/Start Program

Apr 04, 2018
As part of Davis & Hodgdon's multi-year signature partnership with Generator Makerspace in Burlington, we are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the Jump/Start residency program. How did…
For Business Owners, It's a Seller's Market

For Business Owners, It's a Seller's Market

Apr 03, 2018
Published in Kiplinger, March 29, 2018 -  The tax law overhaul has created a world of possibilities for those business owners thinking about selling … and maybe even those not thinking about it. It pays…