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What Do You Want Out of Retirement?

Do you know what you really want when you retire? Answering these three questions may help you with some of the planning: Will you run out of money in retirement? Are you concerned about being able to pay for long-term care? How much of your money do you want to leave to your family? To …

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Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

September is National Preparedness Month – Are you ready for a natural disaster? It is that time of year when hurricanes are more prevalent. Do you have an emergency preparedness plan in place? Now is the time to create or update a solid plan before a disaster comes your way! Please click here to learn …

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NC Pressing Tax Issues for 2020 Returns – PPP Expense Treatment and Taxability of Unemployment Benefits

According to the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) Director of Advocacy, Robert Broome, CAE, this past week, the North Carolina (NC) legislature is still working on the proposed changes for Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) expense deductibility. The NC House and NC Senate have yet to work out a compromise related to their versions …

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Congratulations are in Order!

Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A. is proud to announce the promotions of Cassie Wilson to Senior Manager, Claire Chase to Senior Staff Accountant II, Beau Hildebrand, Maria Gray and Lauren Larsen to Senior Staff Accountant.   Cassie Wilson, CPA, joined the firm in March 2012. Her concentration at the firm is in governmental auditing. Cassie graduated with …

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Welcome to the MSA Team Evan & Chris!

Evan Lohrman, a native of Bethlehem, recently joined our team as a Senior Accountant. He previously worked in the Piedmont-Triad area auditing within numerous industries, after graduating from Appalachian State University with both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Masters in Accounting. He enjoys working on cars, spending …

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MSA Makes Top 400 Firm List!!!

Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A. (MSA) has been recognized as a Top 400 Firm by Inside Public Accounting (IPA)!!! This is the Who’s Who of the public accounting profession. IPA ranks the largest firms in the United States based on net revenues and through IPA’s annual practice management survey and analysis of firms across …

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Have You Used the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator Tool?

Did you have too little tax withheld in 2020 and had a surprise with your tax bill, or do you need to withhold more taxes? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a useful tool to help you plan for your 2021 tax return. Click here to access this very helpful tool. Source: Internal Revenue Service

IRS Wraps Up 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 read the IRS’s updated list. Source: Internal Revenue Service

Welcome to Our New Staff Accountants!

Leslie Watts graduated from Gardner-Webb University in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She spent the last three years working as a payroll/billing clerk in her hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Outside of work, Leslie can usually be found spending time with friends, curled up with a good book, or working on …

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IRS Upgrades Bank Account Online Tool for Child Tax Credit Payments

If you qualify for the Child Tax Credit and have not enrolled for direct deposit, now is the time to enter your information! The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made an upgrade to a key online tool this week that allows you to enter your bank account information into the Child Tax Credit Update Portal. …

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