- VSCPA Service Month Spotlight: Tommy Blackburn, CPA
September is Service Month at the VSCPA, and we're spotlighting members who serve the VSCPA, the profession and the community. Today, that's Tommy Blackburn, CPA, senior financial planner at Verus Financial Partners in Richmond and a VSCPA media ambassador.
- Taking the Pulse of the Affordable Care Act
For many reasons, health care access and affordability are becoming more difficult. There are new ways to make health insurance more affordable for some CPAs and their clients, but real issues plaguing the health care system continue to exist.
- Member Spotlight: Bradshaw Back for Second VBOA Stint
VSCPA member Barclay Bradshaw, CPA, spent four years on the Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA) and three years off before returning for a second stint. His niche of enforcement cases is much the same as how he left it, but that's about all that's the same in his professional life.
- VSCPA Releases Whitepaper on Tax Conformity and TJCA
The VSCPA has released a whitepaper, "Virginia Tax Conformity: 2018 and Beyond", detailing its official position on tax conformity in Virginia as it relates to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, including its recommendations for the General Assembly and Gov. Ralph Northam. The paper was developed over the course of several months in response to the TCJA and the General Assembly's decision to take up tax conformity in the 2019 session.
- Prepare for Florence With the VSCPA's Disaster Recovery Resources
With Hurricane Florence approaching the East Coast, the VSCPA is here to provide resources to help CPAs and their clients deal with the financial and tax consequences of natural disasters.
Virginia CPA Week is 10!
Virginia CPA Week Is 10! Virginia CPA Week is hitting double digits! Next week, Sept. 16–22, marks the 10th iteration of the VSCPA's annual celebration of the contributions CPAs make to Virginia's citizens and businesses. We first introduced the event in 2009, when Gov. Tim Kaine signed a proclamation recognizing the first CPA Week. Now we've got Gov. Ralph Northam's proclamation in hand, and we're ready to help you celebrate, too!
The Latest on Tax Reform and Conformity
Since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in late 2017, we've been doing a lot of listening. Our members in tax are the ones at the front line of the changes brought about by federal tax reform, and they are our eyes and ears in learning what effects the bill will have on taxpayers and tax practitioners. Currently, our concerns about federal tax reform are largely in the area of state tax conformity.
- Blockchain: The What and Why for Accountants
In the past year, the terms "cryptocurrency," "Bitcoin" and "Ethereum" have earned a spot in our vernacular. It is hard to go a day without seeing a headline referencing the prices of cryptocurrencies and speculating as to their future value. Much of this has to do with the massive boom Bitcoin experienced at the end of 2017, when its price shot upwards of $20,000 per Bitcoin on some exchanges.
- September Is Service Month at the VSCPA
September is Service Month at the VSCPA, when we highlight service, volunteerism and how CPA serve the public and their communities. Here’s what we’re doing to celebrate.
- 3 VSCPA Members Named to CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 List
CPA Practice Advisor recently released its 40 Under 40 list of top accounting professionals under age 40. Three VSCPA members were named to the list: Melisa Galasso, CPA, Richard Groover, CPA, and Nick Preusch, CPA.