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Understanding the Tax Implications of Starting a New Business

Are you thinking of starting up a new business? Among the many things to think about, below are some tips from the IRS. Choose a business structure. Choose a tax year. Apply for an employer identification number. Have employees sign Forms I-9 and W-4. Pay business taxes. Visit state’s website. Click here to read more …

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December 31 is Just Around the Corner

December 31, 2021, is right around the corner…and you know what that means? It could very well be the last day to update some things that could impact your 2021 tax return. Click here to learn more about this important topic..   Submitted by: Frank Williams Source: www.thetaxadviser.com

Kari Dunlap Selected as One of Hickory Young Professionals’ Top 10 Under 40!!

MSA Audit Manager, Kari Dunlap, was recently selected as one of Hickory Young Professionals’ Top 10 Under 40 recipients! She was honored at an awards banquet on November 12, 2021. MSA Managing Partner, Vickie Martin, spoke at the event and presented awards to Kari and the other nine winners. MSA is a founding sponsor of …

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Can I, or My Company, be Penalized for not Paying Sales Tax in Another State?

Upon the passage of the U.S. Supreme Court case of South Dakota versus Wayfair, Inc. in 2018, the sales tax rules have become much more broad and complex. Prior to the ruling in this case, you typically had to have some form of physical presence in other states to be held liable for sales tax in …

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MSA Participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

On Saturday, October 30, a group of MSA employees took part in the Hickory Walk to End Alzheimer’s event. This is the seventh year in a row that MSA employees have participated. We chose to walk virtually and chart our own course on a beautiful fall day. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser is held …

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MSA Attends Women’s Leadership Conference

A group of MSA women virtually attended the Women’s Leadership Conference last week sponsored by The Chamber of Catawba County. Keynote presenter topics included: It Starts With You!, Rising to the Top: Creating a Life and a Business on Your Own Terms, Pity or Power and Breaking Barriers: Gender Stereotypes in the Workplace.   The …

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Welcome to MSA Dave!

After helping us during the tax season in the spring, Dave Watson joined our team as a full-time Staff Accountant. He recently retired from the telecommunications industry and has worked the past twelve tax seasons in the Hickory and Charleston, SC areas.  Dave holds both a Master of Business Administration and Certificate of Proficiency in Accounting …

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MSA Honored as a 2021 Best Accounting Firms for Women!!

MSA was just named as a 2021 Best Accounting Firms for Women placing in the top 10 nationally! We are delighted to receive this prestigious honor and our ranking at #7 as we went up against firms of all sizes throughout the United States.

MSA Teams Enjoy Some Golf Time

A few MSA employees enjoyed a little time away from the office for a friendly game of golf at The Chamber of Catawba County’s 32nd Annual Golf Classic. It was a perfect day to hit the ball around at Lake Hickory Country Club at Catawba Springs where MSA was a Premier Sponsor. One of the …

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