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Congratulations Are In Order!

Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A. is proud to announce the promotions of Ko Tang Cha-Moses and Matthew Braswell to Senior Manager, Justin Allen to Manager, and Claire Chase, Morgan Coley, Yeng Klipp and Cameron Lackey to Senior Accountant.  Open the attached document for more information on our recent promotions!

MSA Attends Annual Shareholders & Investors Luncheon

Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A. attended the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Shareholders & Investors Luncheon on February 26, 2020 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. Chairman of the Board, Philip Moore, opened the event.  He spoke about the 2019 Annual Report that has been released with important information about Catawba County. An introduction to …

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MSA Presents at NCACPA Student Night

On Monday, February 10, 2020, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) hosted a student night for the Hickory area. There was a great turnout of students and professionals. Attending students represented high schools from the surrounding counties, along with Appalachian State University, Lenoir Rhyne University, and Catawba Valley Community College. Gold sponsor, Martin Starnes & Associates, …

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IRS Annual “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams

Did you know the IRS has a “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams? Unfortunately, as a taxpayer, we need to always be on guard for the emails, text messages and phone calls from imposters who are trying to steal our identity and personal tax information.   Click here to review the list. Source: Internal Revenue Service  

Time to Get Your Tax Records Organized!

Once again tax season is upon us – are you ready? January is the month you receive most of your important tax information used to file your income tax returns. Please click here and scroll down to the heading (Gather Documents & Organize Tax Records) to learn more about this important process to make your …

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NCDOR 2019 NC-3 Penalty for Late Filings

North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) requires 2019 Form NC-3, Annual Withholding Reconciliation, to be filed by January 31, 2020. Form NC-3 has an electronic filing requirement via the NCDOR website; however, the NCDOR has issued an automatic waiver of the penalty for failure to file the 2019 Form NC-3, along with required W-2 and 1099 statements, …

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I Have a Dream

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr, American Civil Rights Activist, delivered a message during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States in front of thousands of civil rights supporters. While …

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New Year, New CPA Licensure Model

The new year is bringing a plethora of changes to the accounting industry, including a potential CPA licensure change. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) have created the CPA Evolution project in response to the need for an evolving licensure model. The initiative’s …

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The Redesigned Form W-4 is Ready to Use!

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has redesigned Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, and it is now available for employers to use when hiring new employees beginning January 1, 2020. This form was redesigned to replace complicated worksheets with something that is easier to understand and use. As an employee, if you have furnished the Form W-4 to …

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