Highlights of Virginia’s New Consumer Data Protection Act
March 01, 2021

Earlier this year, the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate passed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”). While the CDPA is currently awaiting the Governor’s signature, Virginia will likely be the second state (behind California)…

Deadline to File S Corp. Election for 2021 is March 15
February 24, 2021

If you want your small business to be classified for income tax purposes as an S corporation for the 2021 tax year, you have until March 15, 2021, to make an election using IRS Form 2553. By electing S corp. status for your stock corporation…

SCORE’s Workshop Series Presents – How to Start Your Own Business
February 19, 2021

If you are thinking about starting your own business in 2021, then consider signing up for an upcoming virtual SCORE workshop “How to Start Your Own Business” featuring RVA's small business attorney, Eric Perkins. Speakers will cover such…

Garnishments on the Rise: What Small Business Owners Should Know About Garnishments in Virginia
February 15, 2021

Volatility throughout the small business community arising from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in debt collection efforts by creditors.  One frequently used collection remedy is referred to as garnishment. What is a Garnishment? Garnishment…

Tax Reporting Tip for Self-Published Authors
February 15, 2021

For all the self-published authors throughout Virginia (and across the country), remember that royalties received as a result of creative work such as writing, music and art, is considered self-employment income and should be reported on Schedule…

Perkins Law Prospective Franchisee Zoom Workshop – February 18th
February 05, 2021

Ever considered franchising as a path to business ownership? If so, then careful planning and research are a must. Secure a seat for the Perkins Law Prospective Franchisee Workshop on February 18th led by small business and franchise attorney,…