How does the R&D Tax Credit affect Venture-backed Startups?

  • Published: 03/11/2022 — 4:03 pm

Tune in to CEO Todd Suchevits as he explains the R&D tax credit and what it means for startups.

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R&D Fuels Your Business Two Ways

  • Published: 02/25/2022 — 8:10 pm

How can you get a robust tax break (even if you’re still pre-revenue) and do your part to stimulate the economy? The Research & Development (R&D) tax credit was written into law to encourage creativity to benefit industry and society, and to grow the nation’s economy. When you do your part to build your business and can get your investment returned, pretty much in full, because you’re getting credit for making our economy more robust, that’s a serious win-win.

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Tax Traps of Liquidity Events

  • Published: 02/08/2022 — 11:00 am

Finance teams in startups and scale-ups, and the general management teams they work with and support, must walk a tightrope when considering the tax impacts of major liquidity events. “Impacts,” plural, because there are potentially several for both the business and the personal tax situations of early-stage shareholders.

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Stock-based Compensation

  • Published: 11/01/2021 — 12:54 pm

It takes a team, doesn’t it? Every startup that gets to scale has key employees and contractors who make the magic happen. To keep top team members, and keep them happy, many companies adopt stock-based compensation (SBC) plans to provide incentive and reward so when the company grows, so does everyone’s stake in its continued success.

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Breadth of tax due diligence – VPTax covers all of it

  • Published: 07/30/2021 — 3:44 pm

“Due diligence.” The words alone sound painful to most founders and execs at startups and scale-ups. They conjure visions of digging into departments, processes, and transactions you have to know about, whether they were under your control or not. It’s the rigor and detail of diligence, and it’s due—due as in it really must be done, no way around it and very much expected of you, and due as in must be done by a certain day on the calendar.

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Various states’ economic nexus for income tax

  • Published: 07/06/2021 — 4:01 pm

How companies must address sales taxes changed forever after the Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, et al. In that 2018 decision, the Court interpreted the law to rule that even companies without a physical presence in a state (i.e., a brick-and-mortar building, warehouse, trade show, inventory, employees and/or representatives) could still be required to register and collect tax in that state if the company met certain economic thresholds, measured in quantity of transactions, dollar volume of transactions, or sometimes both.

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U.S. Backs Out Of Global Tax Conversation

  • Published: 07/08/2020 — 5:01 pm

The Trump administration has backed out of conversations with the OECD and other countries to try to settle a global tax agreement. This could be detrimental as many countries are now implementing large taxes on digital giants like Amazon.

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OECD Pillar 2: The Globe Proposal

  • Published: 07/08/2020 — 4:59 pm

The OECD is putting a minimum global tax conversation on the horizon. Though the focus is currently on nexus issue, this topic is shortly coming.

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OECD Pillar 1: Nexus Standards For The Digital Economy

  • Published: 07/08/2020 — 4:56 pm

The OECD is working on Nexus standards globally. This would mean a great deal to large companies who have customers all over the world. Let VPTax inform you of where your company is heading in terms of paying extra taxes.

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What Is The OECD?

  • Published: 07/08/2020 — 4:52 pm

If people don’t know the OECD, well they probably just don’t know they do. VPTax keeps you updated on all the updates they make, and there’s a lot. Stay informed by following us or contacting us.

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