April Nonprofit Spotlight – Mercy Mall
April 02, 2021

Each month Perkins Law spotlights a local nonprofit doing inspiring work in the central Virginia area, and the featured nonprofit for April 2021 is Mercy Mall. Visit www.mercymallva.org to learn more.  

Happy 12th Birthday Perkins Law!
April 02, 2021

Perkins Law turns 12 years old this April! Serving the RVA small business and nonprofit communities has been such a rewarding experience and would not have been possible without the vast (and always growing) network of inspiring and loyal clients,…

Perkins Law Hosts Virtual Nonprofit Workshop: Ready to Start a Nonprofit?
March 22, 2021

RVA nonprofit attorney Eric Perkins will discuss key questions to answer before getting started , how to form a Virginia Nonstock Corporation with SCC and how to apply for recognition of tax exempt status. Attendees will also hear valuable insights…

Best Practices for Engaging New Employees
March 12, 2021

Small business owners should never underestimate the value of loyal, talented, and hard-working employees, nor should they ever underestimate the tangible and intangible costs of employee turnover. I previously wrote about the steps small business…

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…