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Alison Medhurst

Alison Medhurst
Alison assists with Tax and HR for HPC. She also assists with marketing efforts and is heavily involved with providing a smooth onboarding process for clients.

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Do you need a receipt for all deductions?

By Alison Medhurst • July 6, 2018 at 8:34 AM • Tax and Compliance

In addition to proof of payment, the IRS generally requires that you keep documentary evidence, such as receipts, canceled checks, or bills, to support your expenses. That's a lot of paper! Fortunately, there are some exceptions.

For travel, entertainment, gifts, or transportation expenses, the IRS guidelines state that documentary evidence is not needed if either of the following conditions apply:

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What You Can Do To Keep Your Tax Data Secure

By Alison Medhurst • November 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM • Tips & Tricks, Outsourced Accounting

National Tax Security Week begins on November 27, 2017 which highlights where your security is the most at risk and steps to protect yourself. Here are some tips to keep your tax, financial, and personal data safe.

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Introducing Mary Milner, Tax Specialist, Peter Mitchell, International Tax, and Emily Cheshire, Implementation Specialist

By Alison Medhurst • September 25, 2017 at 12:20 PM • Meet HPC


 We’re pleased to welcome Mary, Peter, and Emily to the HPC team!

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Join Bruce A. Phillips, CPA, Founder / CEO of HPC for Karbon Academy

By Alison Medhurst • August 2, 2017 at 7:00 AM • Meet HPC


We’re excited to announce our Founder and CEO, Bruce A. Phillips, CPA has joined the faculty at Karbon Academy!

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Opening a Bank Account in the United States


If you are a business owner in a country like Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or Hong Kong and are looking to expand to the United States (U.S.), you may be wondering how you will be able to open a U.S. business bank account to run your U.S. operations. Banks in the U.S. have very strict policies and require certain forms of documentation when an entity that has foreign ownership, is opening a bank account. 

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Introducing Krystal Pino, Data and Financial Analyst

By Alison Medhurst • July 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM • Meet HPC


We’re pleased to welcome Krystal to the HPC team!

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The Accounting Ecosystem & Integrated Workflow

By Alison Medhurst • December 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM • Professional Services Solutions


Does your company have an efficient workflow in place? If so, how are you managing it and what software are you using?

The Accounting Ecosystem 2016 published by AccountexUSA.com provides a great layout of most of the cloud software solutions available to assist you with workflow management.

If your company needs greater insight to your business processes and/or you have a warehouse full of paper files, an updated workflow may not only help with efficiency but can free up your employees’ time to focus on strategic activities.

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New 2016 Due Dates & Extensions For Tax Returns

By Alison Medhurst • October 28, 2016 at 10:25 AM • Tax and Compliance


Are you aware there are new due dates and extensions for 2016 tax returns to be filed in 2017?

Congress recently passed a bill called the “Surface Transportation and Veteran’s Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015” which includes tax provisions which affect the due dates on a few filings and required returns.

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Is Your Firm Ready For The 2016 Overtime Fair Labor Standards Act Regulation?

By Alison Medhurst • October 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM • Xero and Other Cloud Apps, Payroll / HR, Tips & Tricks


On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the publication of the final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will raise the minimum salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476. The implementation date for this new regulation is December 1, 2016 leaving employers with little time to prepare for this change.

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