Providing personalized tax, accounting and consulting services to Evergreen, Conifer and the greater metro area since 1992

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You'll find the expertise you need and the dedicated service you want at Scripps, Taylor & Associates, P.C.

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Established Businesses

Whether it's tax planning or regular bookkeeping and payroll services, we can help you run your business more efficiently with our business accounting services.  Find out more...

New Businesses & Start-Ups

Thinking of starting a business? We can help advise you on the proper business structure, tax strategy plan and more with our business start-up services.  Find out more...

Individuals / Estates / Trusts

When it comes to your individual taxes, estate planning and more, Scripps Taylor & Associates can help you. Find out more...

K-1 Instructions

How to properly complete your income tax return with your K-1 information.  Find out more...


Our office is conveniently located in Bergen Park, on the 2nd floor of the Bergen Park Business Plaza building.

1202 Bergen Parkway #208 · Evergreen, CO 80439

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 6:00pm

or by appointment

PH: (303) 670-8930
FX: (303) 674-4205

Barb Scripps

Meet Barb Scripps, CPA

As president of Scripps, Taylor & Associates, P.C., Barb offers over thirty years experience as a CPA in both public and private accounting. She founded STA in 1992 to better serve the local areas and bring her business life to the community where she lives and raised her family.

Cathy Taylor

Meet Cathy Taylor, CPA

A strong banking background and a keen eye for detail have earned Cathy a respected position with Scripps, Taylor & Associates. Cathy focuses on income tax consulting, tax preparation and more.

New Filing Deadline for W-2 and 1099-MISC Forms in 2017

Employers will have less time next year to file Forms W-2 with the Social Security Administration. The new due date for filing the 2016 W-2s is now January 31, 2017, regardless of whether you file using paper forms or electronically. Previously, the deadlines for filing the Forms W-2 were February 28 and March 31, for paper forms and electronic filing, respectively. The new January 31 due date will match the date for sending copies of the forms to employees.

The new January 31 deadline also applies to Forms 1099-MISC that report nonemployee compensation.

The IRS says having these forms earlier will help it to spot tax ID theft and fraudulent returns.

Also note that only the final four digits of the Social Security numbers will need to go on the W-2s sent to employees and the 1099-MISC sent to independent contractors. The full number will still need to be listed on the copy the service gets.

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Exclusion from Gain on Sale of Home for Unforeseen Circumstances

Taxpayers who have owned and used a home as their principal residence for at least two of the five years leading up to the sale can exclude up to $250,000 ($500,000 if married filing jointly) of the gain when they sell the home. Taxpayers who don’t meet these conditions can qualify for a reduced exclusion if the sale is because of a change in place of employment, health, or unforeseen circumstances.

Unforeseen circumstances are events the taxpayer could not reasonably have anticipated before purchasing and occupying the residence. The regulations define several specific-event safe harbors as unforeseen circumstances, and include:

  1. multiple births
  2. divorce or legal separation
  3. eligibility for unemployment compensation
  4. death of the taxpayer, spouse or co-owner, or a member of the household
  5. destruction or condemnation of residence
  6. casualty loss due to a natural or man-made disaster or an act of terrorism

Unforeseen circumstances, outside of the specific-event safe harbors listed above, depend on the facts and circumstances. In general such circumstances include an increase in the number of dependents living under one roof, environmental factors such as crime or noise, or job-related factors.

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FinCEN Form 114 due June 30, 2016

FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, is required to be filed electronically by June 30, 2016, by all U.S. Persons with financial interests in, or signature authority on, foreign financial accounts with total a value exceeding $10,000 at any time during 2015. A U.S. Person means: United States citizens (including minor children); United States residents; entities, including but not limited to, corporations, partnerships, or limited liability companies created or organized in the United States or under the laws of the United States; and trusts or estates formed under the laws of the United States.
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