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Happy New Year from MSA

Martin Starnes and Associates, (MSA) would like to wish you and your families a very Happy New Year. To say the year 2020 has been difficult would be a vast understatement. We could use unprecedented, uncertain, surreal, and many, many other adjectives to describe 2020 and the pandemic. The events of this past year have left us all …

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December 31st is just around the corner….

December 31, 2020 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 2020 tax return. Click here to learn more about this important topic. Source: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Once Again, We Rocked Our NCACPA Days of Service Goal!

Once again, MSA employees did not disappoint when it came to the annual North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) Day of Service. Our firm surpassed our goal to collect 365 items for the Catawba County Social Services Foster Care Fund several times over! Many of the items donated were blankets, new/gently used lugg …

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‘Tis the Season for Online Shopping – Be Safe Out There!

  ‘Tis the season for online shopping! Take the necessary steps to protect yourself when shopping online. From the convenience of making purchases at your fingertips and next-day delivery to getting great deals on everything on your list, and more, online shopping has grown in popularity for our busy schedules.    Click here to read tips on how …

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MSA Management Delivers Holiday Cheer

2020 Christmas parties and celebrations look a little different during the pandemic. MSA management provided some fun and goodies for the staff to bring a little Christmas cheer to the office.   There were Christmas riddles emailed out with a prize going to the first person to complete and email it back with the correct …

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Planning for Life Changing Events That Can Affect Your Taxes

Are you planning for a very special event in 2021? Maybe you are planning a wedding, thinking about welcoming a new child into your family, preparing to send a child off to college or getting ready for retirement. If one of these life-changing events is something you are planning for, the tax planning tips in …

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NCDOR $335 Credit Application Date Extended

In case you missed the filing deadline for the new North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) $335 Extra Credit Grant (for those with a qualifying child), a court order has extended the application period to December 7, 2020. The application procedure has not been determined by the NCDOR. Taxpayers are advised to call or email the …

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Maintaining Corporate Status with Corporate Minutes

It is very important for all corporations to keep minutes of their meetings held throughout the year, and at a minimum, once a year. This is to protect their corporate structure and for planning purposes. The document link below contains a plethora of information regarding this topic. Maintaining Corporate Status with Corporate Minutes Submitted by: …

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IRA and Retirement Plan Limits for 2021

2021 is right around the corner – how is your retirement planning going? You will want to look at what numbers are changing and what is staying the same for 2021. Be sure to read about the updated maximums concerning IRA contributions.   Learn more by clicking on the articles shown below.   IRA and …

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Would You Like to Win a Brand New Car?

If it is 8:30 a.m. on a Thursday, it must be time for the weekly United Way drawing to see who the next finalist is for a chance to win a BRAND NEW CAR!! Every week, Sylvia Long, from United Way, appears at our office with more Fair Share Donor cards to be added to …

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