J Brocklehurst CPA, PLLC

J Brocklehurst CPA, PLLC

Accounting firm specializing in not-for-profit organizations and individuals.

Annual Don Farmer tax seminars this week... #NeverEndingChanges #JobSecurity
Hard to believe tax season is around the corner! —- saving your receipts?

Anyone with their own business knows that it’s the unexpected things that can make or break your day! ...THIS was a great surprise!! 😀 I didn’t even know Boss’s Day was a thing! 🤷🏻‍♀️ Happy Wednesday ya’ll!!


Northam Signs Tax Conformity Into Law

Yes Virginia, there is (finally) a tax bill!

vscpa.com Virginia Gov.


IRS reopens income verification service despite shutdown

accountingtoday.com The IVES program employed by mortgage lenders is back up and running, with user fees helping pay the salaries of IRS employees working in the unit.


Tax season to start Jan. 28, IRS confirms

IRS to recall furloughed workers and get this tax season started...but you’ll still need to wait until the end of January to start filing your return. —stay tuned-more info to come per the commissioner.

accountingtoday.com Despite the shutdown, Commissioner Rettig commits to on-time refunds, too.


Why Social Security may survive longer than the government expects

This would be good news!

marketwatch.com With higher than predicted labor force participation rates, Social Security may have a shot at surviving longer.

[12/06/18]   Always a pleasure spending time with the planned giving community! There’s no group more fun than development officers.
At tonight’s VA Gift Planning Council’s social we were hosted by the development staff at Westminster Canterbury. Wonderful facility & organization.

“Philanthropy is the love of humankind.”
❤️ Today is National Philanthropy Day. There are events all around the country. It’s amazing to hear the individual stories of those honored for their work.
My career has been spent working with wonderful nonprofits, their boards, volunteers, and dedicated employees. I’m always in awe of the people who are making the world a better place.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Philanthropy at work! Amazing what the simple life can reap.

A Chesterfield couple whose disabled daughter was cared for at The Virginia Home for 35 years left a $6 million gift for The Virginia Home.


Applications Now Open for UVA Darden’s 2018 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards | Darden Report Online

Do you know a business that’s really beating the odds!? Virginia Community Capital, UVA Darden School of Business and Va Economic Development Partnership have opened an exciting award opportunity. The Resilience Awards spotlight successful Virginia businesses that are beating the odds in economically challenged communities. Applications are open - check this out!

news.darden.virginia.edu The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society and Virginia Community Capital (VCC) today opened the application process for the 2018 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards. The awards began in 2010 with a mission to recognize Virginia businesses that demonstrated su...


Budget Deal Revives Expired Individual Tax Breaks For Homeowners, Students And Environmentalists

A few extra tax items in the latest budget deal.

forbes.com Congress has reinstated individual tax breaks that didn’t make it into the December tax overhaul, meaning tax savings for your 2017 tax return.


IRS revises streamlined application form for tax-exempt groups

The IRS has made a few revisions to the 1023EZ streamlined application for tax-exempt status. More information is now needed to provide a better understanding of significant activities.

accountingtoday.com The Internal Revenue Service has revised the streamlined application form for groups that are applying for tax-exempt status.


IRS makes contingency plans ahead of the government shutdown

If you ever wonder why it takes so long to get something through the IRS..."The IRS has lost $900 million in funding and nearly 21,000 full-time employees since 2010...the largest overhaul to the Tax Code in three decades needs implementation... an estimated 56% of the workforce could be furloughed"--Here's the updated contingency plan from the treasury department

accountingtoday.com The Treasury Department has updated the contingency plans for the Internal Revenue Service in advance of the federal government shutdown this weekend.


Here's What A Federal Shutdown Means For The IRS And Taxpayers

IRS filing season set to open Jan 29. Will the shutdown delay your refund?

forbes.com Millions of taxpayers expect to be ready on January 29 when tax season opens, but will the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) be ready? In anticipation of a federal government shutdown, the IRS has prepared a contingency plan for the filing season.

BlackRock CEO Urges Private Industry to Consider its Overall Impact

Interesting read

nonprofitquarterly.org BlackRock’s CEO is pushing companies to show how they “make a positive contribution to society.” Although the optics and the principle are good, how effective will this be as a campaign?

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Hamptons Homebuyers Have Already Figured Out How to Game the Tax Plan

The elimination of the home mortgage deduction would have a big impact on a lot of individuals. It is something to watch very closely.

bloomberg.com Wall Street’s favorite beach resort has a workaround.


Details of tax reform legislation revealed

Here are the details of the new tax plan. Still no way to know how this will play out with so much politicking and lobbying left to do...stay tuned.

journalofaccountancy.com The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released by the House Ways and Means Committee incorporates many of the provisions listed in the Republicans’ September tax reform framework while providing new details.


Sweet Briar College introduces sweeping changes

More evidence that private colleges are making changes to meet economic challenges and adapting to the changing needs and desires of prospective students.

dailyprogress.com A reset is coming to Sweet Briar College that will change the core curriculum, reduce tuition costs and abolish traditional academic departments.


10 Things I've Learned Since I Quit My Job Without a Plan

Love this! My favorite line is that "it's not that scary on the other side"! After leaving a workplace I'd known for 20+ years - this article rings so true! There's a whole other world on the outside! Wish I had been brave enough to explore it years ago.
Be strong! Take the leap!

thriveglobal.com It doesn't have to be perfect from day one.


8 Nonprofit Podcasts You Need on Your Radar

Social impact! - Always looking for great stories and resources.

classy.org Podcasts are valuable resources for professionals in just about every industry, and the social impact sector is no different. From inspiring stories that sparke


Angela Duckworth: We Have to Stop Confusing Talent and Skill

Think you don't have the talent to achieve success? Your work ethic & dedication are far more important! Keep at it!

thriveglobal.com It’s time to clean up our language.


Here's How Long $1 Million In Retirement Savings Will Last In Your State

How long will your money last? It's the age-old question. This is an interesting article showing how your address plays into the equation.

huffingtonpost.com This, of course, assumes you've managed to save that sum.

[06/06/17]   JB CPA is looking for an accountant to join the team! Looking for a great way to use your skills & have a flexible schedule? Join me in this growing practice!
Ideal candidates will have public accounting and tax prep experience. Not-for-profit work a plus. Part-time, flexible hours and work from home a possibility. Please direct all interest and inquiries to [email protected] or 804-727-0120.


CEOs Want Their Offices Back

Will the open office plan be abandoned for a throw back to the standard office environment? This is the second article I've seen indicating companies are rethinking space & remote workers.---for the small business person, I say go with what makes your work the most efficient.

wsj.com Some bosses are rebelling against the open-office movement, saying productivity and morale have suffered in the service of egalitarianism.


Trump Signs EO on Political Activities by Exempt Organizations - Tax & Accounting Blog

The President's executive order effectively eases the ban on certain tax exempt organizations participating in, or intervening in, a political campaign. Should we expect to hear more endorsements from the pulpit? Time will tell how this evolves, but for now tax-exempts can be less concerned about penalties.

news.cchgroup.com CCH Tax Day Report President Trump has signed an Executive Order directing the IRS to exercise discretion in its enforcement of the “Johnson amendment.” The Johnson amendment limits political activities by certain tax-exempt organizations. Certain exempt organizations, including churches, mosques, t...

Here's a little humor to lighten your tax woes. Enjoy! - and happy filing!


Remote workers are NOT watching daytime TV in their pajamas

It's challenging for employers to rethink workspace & the 9-5 work day. Working remotely is becoming more prevalent. As a business owner, the productivity aspect is music to my ears. How is it working for you?

marketwatch.com Telecommuters are more productive than office workers, study finds.


IRS puts 1023-EZ data online

Public information from tax-exempt EZ applications now available electronically

www.accountingtoday.com Public information from approved applications for tax exemption is available electronically for the first time.


This Year’s IRS Audits Are Bad News for the Rich

Are you at risk for audit?

www.bloomberg.com A shrinking agency is targeting those it deems most likely to dodge their taxes.

Oscars Mistake Threatens Reputation of PricewaterhouseCoopers

It only takes a single moment - a single act - a single employee - to change the perception of your business....especially if it happens in a public arena. Public relations nightmare!

mobile.nytimes.com The stunning gaffe instantly became the central theme of the awards. And just as quickly, PricewaterhouseCoopers had a major brand crisis on its hands.

Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

Great way to get involved and make a difference!

Share the love...make a difference in #RVA by volunteering with HandsOn Greater Richmond! HandsOn connects thousands of volunteers a year with meaningful projects that make an impact on our community. Find an opportunity on their website: https://www.handsonrva.org/


Many tax-exempt charities don’t meet IRS requirements

Calling all charities! - Are you in compliance? We can help.

accountingtoday.com Even though the Internal Revenue Service approves 94 percent of the 501(c)(3) applications it receives through the simplified Form 1023-EZ, approximately a quarter of them do not pass the test.

[02/07/17]   Who has plenty of time & no distractions during their day?
Happy to have attended a women's networking lunch today where the featured speaker was a business consultant who discussed productivity and time management. So valuable for small business. Very collaborative discussions regarding employment and outsourcing options. How do you manage it for your small business?


J Brocklehurst CPA, PLLC: A professional tax and accounting firm in Richmond, Virginia: Retention Guide

Need some extra space? You don't have to wait until after April 15th! Check out this handy retention guide. Happy purging!

www.brocklehurstcpa.com April 15 has come and gone and another year of tax forms and shoeboxes full of receipts is behind us. But what should be done with those documents after your check or refund request is in the mail?

[01/21/17]   Shoutout to Horace - my man at the post office today! You made the mailing of tax organizers a fun experience. Great way to start the day! Thanks for your help!


Trump team prepares dramatic cuts

Tax-exempt organizations should pay close attention to these plans. It could significantly cut federal grants for program services.

thehill.com Donald Trump is ready to take an ax to government spending.


Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule

Making time for stretching and learning through the art of "deliberate practice" - how can you best hone your skills?

www.inc.com Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.


10 Ways to Start 2017 Off Right

Happy New Year! I always love the start of the new year--fresh slate--new "to do" list! Here are some ways to start it off right. Don't miss #7!

www.inc.com Here are a few simple ways to improve your life that you can accomplish in the first week of the new year.

[12/30/16]   Hello and welcome to my new page!

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