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We help non-profits apply for status as a 501c3 organization and navigate the unique tax laws that apply to these entities
We help individuals plan for retirement, save for their children's college education, and prepare wills and estate plans.
Do you really need a CPA?
You’ve probably accepted the fact that paying taxes and keeping your personal or business finances organized is part of being a responsible citizen, but is it really necessary to hire someone to help you with that? After all, there are many online and off-the-shelf software programs that are very user-friendly and can do everything required to keep your financial house in order. Why spend more of your hard-earned money to pay an accountant to do what you can do yourself?
The fact is that if properly maintaining your books and paying taxes was as easy as some software companies would have you believe, then the profession of certified public accountant wouldn’t exist. The reality is that understanding tax laws and how they apply to your unique financial situation is anything but easy. That’s why CPAs have to meet a number of stringent requirements in order to practice their profession, including:
- Passing a 14-hour exam covering topics such as Auditing and Attestation, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Regulation, and Business Environment and Concepts
- Completing at least 40 hours of continuing education every year
- Completing a peer review by another CPA firm once every three years
Thanks to the wealth of knowledge gained from their extensive training, CPAs can help you in a variety of ways, including:
- Saving you time and money by properly maintaining your business’s financial records
- Helping you with personal and business tax planning and filing
- Giving you advice about managing and growing a business
- Helping you plan for important life events like retirement, attending college, and business succession
What Others Say
I have been using Ben Johnson CPA for well over a decade. I find him and his entire team to be extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. I have called with many questions over the years and have yet to stump them. I am very grateful to have his team to help me both personally and professionally.
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Why Choose Benjamin H. Johnson CPA?
Ben Johnson is known by his clients as an honest, trustworthy individual that truly cares about their success.
In order to get the most benefit from working with a CPA, it’s important that you select a firm that provides outstanding service using the most current technology available, has experience working with business owners or individuals in situations similar to yours, and has a strong commitment to adhering to the ethical standards set by their profession. That’s exactly what you can expect from the Benjamin H. Johnson Farmville, VA CPA firm.
Ben Johnson is known by his clients as an honest, trustworthy individual that truly cares about their success. His excellent communication skills allow him to explain complicated financial and tax concepts in a way that anybody can understand, and his staff has a well-earned reputation for quickly answering clients’ questions. In addition, Ben has extensive experience working with small businesses in a variety of industries, including agribusiness, logging, medical, retail, trucking, and professional services. His familiarity with the specific regulations and tax issues faced by these businesses allows him to provide business owners with specific advice that they might not get from other CPAs.
If you’re looking for a long-term partner that will help your business reach its full potential and give you the guidance you need to keep your personal finances in order, look no further than the Farmville, VA CPA firm of Benjamin H. Johnson.
Not only is Ben Johnson the top-rated CPA in Farmville, he also gives back to the community by helping to financially support one local non-profit organization each year. For the year 2018, Ben is supporting the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA).
The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is the only museum of its kind, scope, and size in the area surrounding Prince Edward County. Their commitment to improving the quality of life in the region by providing full access to the visual arts is the heart of their mission. At the LCVA, they believe there should be no barriers to exploration of the visual arts. Admission to the LCVA and its programs is – and always has been – free for everyone.
LCVA is the art museum of Longwood University. It serves as a physical, intellectual, and cultural bridge between the university and the community at large. Longwood University’s mission, “to transform capable men and women into citizen leaders, fully engaged in the world around them,” forms the foundation of their mission and values.