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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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Welcome to the MSA Team De!

De Jonas has joined our firm as our new Information Technology (IT) Manager bringing a vast knowledge and background in the world of IT. She has an associate’s degree in Business Computer Programming and has worked in information technology for over 30 years. Her most recent experience was working as a Technology Analyst for a …

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MSA Ranked Best Mid-Sized Firm in the Nation!!!

Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A. (MSA) recently received the honor of being named as the 2020 Best Accounting Firms to Work for , ranking #1 among mid-sized firms across the nation employing between 50 and 249 employees. Accounting Today has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality …

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PPP Forgiveness Simplified for Loans of $50K or Less

On Thursday, October 8, 2020, the U.S. Treasury and Small Business Administration released information for recipients of the Paycheck Protection Program loans of $50,000 or less regarding a simplified application that can be used for forgiveness.  To read more about this simplified application, please click here. Click on the link below to view the form. …

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NC Legislature Passes Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0

On September 4, 2020, the North Carolina (NC) Legislature passed the Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0. Included in this new law is the Extra Credit Grant program, which makes available a $335 grant to eligible NC taxpayers. The grant is designed to provide economic support for childcare costs and virtual learning expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic by …

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