Cathy Patton to Lead Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP’s Process, Risk and Governance Practice

RALEIGH, N.C. (February 13, 2019) ― Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (“HPG”), a Triangle-based CPA firm serving the financial management needs of local, multistate, and international businesses, as well as their owners, is pleased to announce that Cathy Patton has assumed the role of Director of Process Risk and Governance (“PRG”). Cathy has been leading the …

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Convertible Note Compliance and Other Year-End Reminders

There is an often-missed compliance requirement related to year-end reporting to investors and the government regarding the use of convertible notes.  Many companies use convertible notes for short-term financing needs most commonly as a bridge round tool with the current investors to provide additional capital until the new lead investor on the next round is found and the new round …

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2018 Year End Tax Planning Letter

Dear Clients and Friends: As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to consider planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next. Year-end planning for 2018 takes place against the backdrop of a new tax law - the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) - which produced major changes in the tax rules for individuals and businesses. For individuals, the…

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HPG Boosts Client Accounting Services Practice with Fractional CFO Hire

RALEIGH, N.C. (October 11, 2018) ― Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (“HPG”), a Triangle-based CPA firm serving the financial management needs of local, multistate, and international businesses, as well as their owners, announces the addition of Jim Klein as a Contract Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) on the Client Accounting Services (“CAS”) team. …

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HPG Supports Startup Summit 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (October 9, 2018) ― Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (“HPG”), a Triangle-based CPA firm serving the financial management needs of local, multistate and international businesses, as well as their owners, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Startup Summit 2018, an educational conference featuring leading keynote speakers and master classes from top entre…

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HPG Named INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best and Top 200 Firm

Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG), a Triangle-based CPA firm serving the financial management needs of local, multistate and international businesses, as well as their owners, has been named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA) 2018 Best of the Best Accounting Firms list. HPG was also named to IPA’s Top 200 Firms list for the first time. IPA honors CPA firms across the coun…

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Update from HPG

Dear Clients and Friends, Unfortunately, we recently experienced a fire on the first floor of our office building. While the fire was contained, our space did get some smoke and soot damage. We are thankful that no one was injured in the fire and we look forward to having our offices fully operational again soon. In the meantime, all of our technology is operational and is functioning as…

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HPG Boosts International Practice with Transfer Pricing Leader

Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (“HPG”), a Triangle-based CPA firm serving the financial management needs of local, multistate, and international businesses, as well as their owners, announces the addition of Michael Arena as leader of its transfer pricing practice.“We are thrilled to have Michael join HPG’s international team,” says Heather Dean, HPG Partner…

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Startup Company Formation S is for Small: Plan Big and Long-Term

The Issue When working with startups, one of the first questions from the entrepreneur is what type of legal entity is best for the new venture. One of the mistakes that is often made is thinking very short-term and not making sure the entity structure is consistent with the long-term growth and financing strategy. This is also the case when expanding internationally, but we will focus th…

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2018 Technology Company Tax Alerts

The President of the United States signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22, 2017. Read the article sent to HPG clients and friends here http://bza.me/?FJWP9L.  Future Firm newsletters will deal with planning opportunities arising from this tax reform.  This edition will focus on some immediate planning concerns. Medical Device Tax Suspended The 2.3% medical dev…

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