Debbie has been with Williford Houston & Co. since July 2012. Her Executive Assistant responsibilities include administrative tasks and processing tax returns, and she firmly believes in doing the right thing the first time so she does not have to repeat it.
Before joining the firm, Debbie worked as a Legal Assistant doing research and title work. She also has experience with loan refinancing and as a medical receptionist. At one time, Debbie also worked as a flight attendant.
Debbie has taken courses in Medical Administration from CFCC, as well as Accounting courses at UNC-W. She volunteers her time with Habitat for Humanity, VERPA-VA, and the Salvation Army.
When away from the office, Debbie enjoys spending time with family and friends and going to the beach. She also likes participating in activities like ceramics, painting, swimming, reading and walking.
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For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.
This is a friendly reminder that the Q3 tax estimate payment deadline is coming up fast. Be sure to make your payment by September 15, 2018 to avoid penalties. Currently, penalties for late or no payment average about 4 percent. And wouldn’t you rather keep that money in your pocket?
According to new rules from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, meals and entertainment tax-deductible expenses for businesses have undergone considerable reform. Because the explanations of new deduction guidelines can be confusing, we’ve created this brief outline for you. A visit with your accounting professional to ensure your Chart of Accounts is correct may also be beneficial.