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MSA Donates to Shoe Drive

Thanks to our generous employees, MSA recently collected over 30 pairs of shoes to Catawba County United Way to support the Volunteer Outreach in Community Efforts (V.O.I.C.E.). V.O.I.C.E. works closely with Catawba County United Way and other community agencies to ensure the needs of the homeless and veterans are being better addressed. They also take …

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Top Reasons to File an Income Tax Extension

With the April 18, 2022 income tax deadline closing in, are you still working on gathering all of your important tax documents to bring into our office? Have you received a form that was needed for preparing your tax return but discovered the information is incorrect or missing? Do you have a situation that needs …

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Have You Filed Your 2022 North Carolina Annual Report?

This is a friendly reminder for all limited liability companies to file your 2022 Annual Report. The State of North Carolina now requires that all reports be filed directly with the Secretary of State.  To file your Annual Report, click here and follow the prompts. This report is due to be completed by April 18, …

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MSA Employees Brave the Elements to Participate in Leprechaun Leap 5K

On Saturday, March 12, a group of MSA employees braved the elements to participate in the inaugural Leprechaun Leap event at the Adrian L. Shuford YMCA in Conover. Proceeds from the race were poured back into the community to further the YMCA’s mission to build a healthy mind, body and spirit.    It was a chilly …

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Tax Deadline for Individual Returns

The 2021 tax deadline is quickly approaching, and we are striving to ensure that your return is completed on time. We encourage you to furnish your individual tax information at your earliest convenience. However, in order for us to be able to complete your return(s) on time and meet the government tax deadlines, we must …

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would like to remind taxpayers to report all income earned from the following areas: Working in the gig economy; Making virtual currency transactions; Earning foreign-source income; and Holding certain foreign assets. To better understand how to report this income, please visit IRS.gov or read instructions on Form 1040. Click on …

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Do You Have COVID-19 Funeral Expenses?

The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) is providing funeral assistance for costs associated with COVID-19 related deaths as part of the 2021 Coronavirus Response and 2021 Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan Act. If approved, applicants may receive up to $9,000. According to FEMA Policy FD 104-21-001, the conditions for eligibility are as follows: …

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NC Tax Filing Date Pushed Back Once Again

Once again, the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) has pushed back the date to begin processing 2021 tax returns. They will now begin processing these returns the week of February 28 and state that taxpayers should be receiving refunds in early April. To read more about this delay and when you can expect your …

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Are You Still Waiting on Your 2020 Refund?

Did you have to mail your 2020 tax return to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) instead of filing it electronically? Then you may be one of nearly 24 million taxpayers who are still waiting for their returns to be processed. This has caused tax refunds to be delayed for ten months or more. Here are …

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Taxpayer Tips to Help Protect Your Private Data

Have you taken the necessary steps to protect your personal information from criminals trying to steal your electronic data? Maybe you have been a victim of a scam from someone pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? They may have demanded immediate payment on taxes owed instructing you to give them your credit …

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