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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HPG Named to Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms for Women List

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 3, 2018) ― Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG), a Triangle-based CPA firm serving the financial management needs of local, multi-state and international businesses, as well as their owners, has been named to  Accounting Today’s inaugural 2017 Best Accounting Firms for Women list.    Accounting Today and the Best Companies Group took a d…

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RTP CFO Forum Announces New Vice Chair and 2018 Board Chair

RTP CFO Forum (www.rtpcfos.com) today announced that Bridget Lee-Young will serve as Vice Chair of the Board effective immediately and will serve as Board Chair beginning in January 2018. Now in its eighth year, the organization serves as a peer-to-peer networking and discussion organization for over 250 senior financial executives in the Triangle area. Ms. Lee-Young is the Chief Financial…

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Refundable R&D Tax Credit Update: Is Your PEO IRS Certified?

Original Legislation In December 2015, the "Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015" (the 2015 PATH Act) was enacted and contains a provision making permanent the popular research tax credit (R&D). The credit (1) is for 20% of current year qualified research expenses that exceeds a base amount related to gross receipts in certain earlier years,…

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HPG Named to Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For List

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 9, 2017) ― Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG), a Triangle-based CPA firm serving the financial management needs of local, multi-state and international businesses, as well as their owners, has been named as one of the 2017 Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For. This is the second year in a row that HPG has been named to this list. The a…

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HPG to Sponsor Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 9, 2017) ― 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, will be sponsoring the Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2017 on Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11 in The Cotton Room at Golden Belt in Durham, North Car…

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HPG to Sponsor Tech Savvy CFOs Ensure Growth Through Compliance Seminar

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 4, 2017) ― 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, will be sponsoring the Tech Savvy CFOs Ensure Growth Through Compliance Seminar on Tuesday, May 9th at The Frontier. This free event is for any growing technology company CF…

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Research Credit Benefits for Small Businesses

Research Credit Benefits for SmallBusinesses The Federal Research and Development ("R&D") Tax Credit is now permanent. Click here for our client alert. TheR&D Tax Credit can be used to offset the alternative minimum tax or up to$250,000 of the 6.2% federal payroll tax imposed on the employer's wagepayments to employees if your company meetscert…

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HPG to Sponsor HFTP Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference

RALEIGH, N.C. (February 22, 2017) ― 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, will be sponsoring the 11th Annual Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (“HFTP”) Mid-South Atlantic Regional Conference (“…

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