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Hantzmon Wiebel LLP Celebrates Virginia CPA Week by Supporting Local Causes

Charlottesville, VA – September 16, 2020 – Gov. Northam designated this week as Virginia CPA Week, and Hantzmon Wiebel LLP, a Charlottesville based accounting and advisory firm, celebrates by raising awareness and support for local causes. Jennifer Lehman, CPA, CGMA,...

Should You Borrow From Your Retirement Plan?

Economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic may cause some cash-strapped individuals to consider taking loans from company qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) and profit-sharing plans. Although this option can provide cashflow to help bridge the gap for some,...

Plan for the Future: Understanding the Value of Your Family Business

While preparing your succession or estate plan, you should value your family business both internally and externally because your company has multiple values depending on the valuation standard used. The different results can help you determine whether to keep the...

Contact Tracing Scams

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 as we reengage with individuals outside of our homes, state health departments have enlisted the aid of contact tracers to track anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Unfortunately, some scammers pretend to be...

Six Key Tax Breaks that Homeowners May Be Able to Claim

We all want to keep more of the money we earn. One way to prevent paying more taxes than necessary is to evaluate the use of one of your primary assets, your home. If you own your principal residence, you can save thousands of tax dollars through tax breaks. Here are...

IRS Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferment

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued guidance on President Trump’s August 8, 2020, executive order, which deferred the withholding and payment of the employee's portion of Social Security taxes. The very limited guidance arrived late Friday, August 28, 2020,...

How to Keep Your Nonprofit Focused in a Season of Change

Most nonprofit organizations implemented at least one operational shift in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But short-term solutions should be complemented by long-term strategic planning that reprioritizes objectives. Specifically, your nonprofit needs to focus on...

4 Steps for Assessing the Risk of Fraud in the Supply Chain

Companies must frequently assess their supply chains and their ability to detect and deal with fraudulent activity. Unfortunately, many businesses lack the people and budget to conduct sweeping reviews. If your company is constrained by limited resources, consider...

FAQs Regarding the COVID-19 Impact on Financial Reporting

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many shifts in the way we operate our affairs. We do things today we had not even considered in the past. This applies to the way we shop, spend time with friends, and conduct our businesses. Undoubtedly, the far-reaching impacts of...

5 Mid-Year Tax Planning Ideas for Small Business Owners

For much of the first half of 2020, small business owners adjusted plans and made positive shifts in order to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we navigate the second half of 2020, businesses can benefit from taking time to focus on their tax plans....