Local Portland CPA Blog
Latest Accounting Portland, Oregon Accountant News

Blog

Keep up with our latest news & advice

A newsletter designed to fit your financial and tax planning needs

All of us at Johnson & Richardson CPAs, are excited to announce the launch of our quarterly newsletter Client Update. Our newsletter was designed with the needs of our clients in mind, providing you with up-to-date information on current business, financial, and tax planning news and opportunities. Client Update features useful articles, a quarterly calendar of important financial deadlines and tax dates you don’t want to miss, and the Johnson & Richardson ...

Read more...

Accounting mistakes that are too easy to make

As a small business owner, accounting might not be your expertise. Luckily there are many great accounting systems available with tools to help with a whole range of accounting needs. Nevertheless, it is still all too easy to make accounting mistakes. You may find yourself among the many small business owners having to pay to correct a mistake you could have avoided if you’d known what mistakes to look for in the first place. By avoiding these common accounting mistakes, you can ...

Read more...

James Richardson launches new customer satisfaction survey

At James H. Richardson, C.P.A., P.C., we are always looking for ways to add value to our services and what better way to do this than to get input directly from you, our clients? That’s why we are excited to announce the launch of our new Customer Satisfaction Survey. Officially launched earlier this month, the Customer Satisfaction Survey was created to make it easier than ever for clients to give us feedback about their ...

Read more...

Do you need to pay estimated taxes?

No matter what industry you work in, if you receive income, you are required to file a tax return once a year.

Depending on your income sources, you may also be required to pay estimated taxes quarterly. If paying your taxes is already a dreaded annual event, it might seem like your worse nightmare to go through the ordeal as often as the seasons change, but don’t start fretting yet. There are benefits to paying estimated income taxes. Additionally, paying quarterly ...

Read more...

Plan ahead for a stress-free tax season

By now you have probably mentally recovered from the cash you had to fork over to the IRS or the delight of your hefty refund has waned. While April 15th still feels blissfully far away, now is time to start planning ahead for next tax season.

While preparing for taxes now may seem absurd, the sooner you prepare, the easier it is to avoid common last minute mistakes, particularly if you are a small business owner.  If you, or your accountant, spent last tax season foraging ...

Read more...

What is your financial literacy?

Unless you studied accounting, financial literacy just doesn’t get the same amount of attention in school as other subjects.  Whether you are an entrepreneur running your own small business or an individual managing your personal finances, financial literacy can be a giant blind spot in your personal skill set.

Financial literacy – or the ability to understand how money works and use this knowledge and skill to manage financial resources effectively for ...

Read more...

Is your strategic plan working for your business?

Strategic planning is an essential tool for businesses of all sizes. It can help create structure for your business, keep your business on track to hit future goals and keep your business competitive in a changing marketplace. A solid strategic plan is important to a company’s success, but there are many reasons why a strategic plan can fail. Avoiding these common mistakes will help ensure your strategic plan is working for your business.

Read more...

Official launch of our redesigned website

All of us here at James H. Richardson, CPA, PC are excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. The new jrichcpa.com has a fresh, professional look designed to reflect the work we do as a firm and to better serve the needs of our clients.

We teamed up with Portland local website design company, Hello World Design, to give our old website a facelift and add a few new helpful features. A new navigation ...

Read more...