We are pleased to announce that CST Group has once again been named one of the Top 300 Accounting Firms in the United States by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA)
Health insurance is a hot social issue in America today, but one thing many Americans aren’t talking about are tax-free options to pay for their medical expenses: health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending arrangement (FSAs).
August is back-to-school month for many students in Virginia. The youngest children will head to their first day of preschool and recent high school graduates will head off to college. Fortunately, there are tax deductions and credits that can be taken for the expenses of both kids and new adults.
Recent changes in R&D tax credit regulations have increased the number of businesses that qualify for the R&D tax credit. Your company may be eligible if your business improves products or processes.
During the month of July, CST Group supported the Stroke Comeback Center. Its mission is to provide ongoing and personally meaningful programs within a supportive and peer-driven environment that is affordable for all stroke and brain trauma survivors, enabling them to achieve their maximum potential.
We are very happy to announce the promotion of three CST Group team members who have all demonstrated quality in their work and ability beyond their position. Brooke Bostwick has been promoted to Manager, Andrew Lampropoulos to Senior Associate, and William Li to Senior Associate.
If you’re like me, then you grew up collecting and trading baseball cards: Trying to assemble your favorite players, placing them in plastic sleeves and, ultimately, forgetting about them. Then, twenty years later while cleaning out your attic or garage, you find that dusty box full of your forgotten collection. As you sort through the cards, the thought crosses your mind: How much are these worth today? Maybe in that box is an extra-rare card representing a big payday. You may indeed sell your cards for a nice profit, but don’t forget: this profit is taxable under the Collectible Gains Tax.
April 18th has passed and you’re excited to take a vacation with the hefty tax refund you received…but then you receive another 1099 in the mail that you didn’t include on your tax return. What do you do? Here are some questions you may ask yourself, along with some advice regarding the answer.
During the month of June, CST Group supported Pathways Home, Inc. through its charitable giving program, Jeans for Charity.
CST Group hosted the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce After Work Mixer on June 15 at its offices in Reston for the third year in row. It was a fun evening of networking and conversation on our rooftop deck!
Krystal McCants has been re-nominated and elected to return to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors for the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).
The Internal Revenue Service is going to outsource some of its delinquent debt to four private debt collection companies for 2016 individual returns. Unlike IRS agents, these companies will have free rein to chase down overdue payments, including your tax penalty. We thought it would be helpful for you to understand how the IRS calculates some of its most common penalties, so you are forewarned before receiving a call from these private agents.
When you go on a business trip or take a client out to lunch, you can generally count on your employer to pick up the tab. Depending on your profession and employer, however, there may be times when you’re forced to pay a business expense out of pocket. Even if the company isn’t paying you back, you shouldn’t throw away the receipts – you may be able to deduct those expenses on your individual tax return.
The son of a good friend of CST Group employee, Mark Ventura, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma last September. At just under 2 years old, he receives regular blood transfusions to help combat the effects of chemotherapy. In the spirit of community giving, the CST Social Committee asked the Red Cross to have a blood drive at the company’s building to help this child, and others like him.
CST Group is proud to have supported the Good Shepherd Alliance in May as part of CST Group’s charitable giving program, Jeans for Charity.
CST Group will host the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce After Work Mixer on June 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the rooftop (weather permitting) at its offices in Reston.
CST Group has been honored with a 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices. This is the second year in a row the company has received the award.
We are pleased to announce that CST Group was voted one of the “Best Accounting Firms in the Northern Region” by Virginia Living’s readers in its 2017 Best of Virginia issue.
Business people from around Reston joined CST Group employees for conversation and networking on April 25th at the company’s offices as we hosted the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce April Network Night for the third year in a row.
Although Canada is one of our closest neighbors, there are many considerations that must be made before crossing the border and doing business there. If your company sends an employee or consultant to work in Canada even just one time, the Canadian organization you work with will withhold Canadian taxes on the income earned there.