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Free Shred Day!

Are you drowning in paper clutter? Take some time to clean out those old tax returns and other confidential paperwork and bring it to our office to dispose of for free!                                                                                                                                  Open to the Public                                                                                                        Thursday – May 3                                                                                                     11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.                                                                          Martin Starnes and Associates CPAs, P.A., Hickory                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         …

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Changes to the North Carolina Annual Report Filing Process

The North Carolina Annual Reports filing process has changed effective January 1, 2018. The State of North Carolina now requires that all reports be filed directly with the Secretary of State. The annual reports can no longer be a part of the income tax filing process.  Annual reports are due no later than the 15th day of the …

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Updated Withholding Calculator Now Available

Wondering how the new tax laws might impact you and if you are withholding enough from your paycheck?   Use the Internal Revenue Service’s newly revised withholding calculator for a quick and easy way to make this determination.  Just click on this link – https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/updated-withholding-calculator-form-w-4-released-calculator-helps-taxpayers-review-withholding-following-new-tax-law.

2018 Catawba County Summit Recap

On Thursday, March 22, the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce held the Future of Catawba County Summit. The agenda of the half-day summit was filled with an abundance of information about the current state of Catawba County and what is to come in the future. The event was a great way to network with community leaders, politicians, educators, and …

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Filing an Extension Might be Good for You

The April 17th tax filing deadline is fast approaching. Instead of rushing to file your return by the first due date, you should consider the option to file for an automatic six-month extension. There are many reasons an extension can be helpful or necessary.  Many taxpayers fear that extending their return will be a red flag for audits, but …

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Amber McGhinnis Graduates from Catawba County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program

Amber McGhinnis, Senior Audit Manager at Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A. (MSA), recently became a graduate of the 43rd class of the Leadership Catawba program offered by the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Catawba is a 6-month program designed to help individuals who have demonstrated leadership potential to become more effective and influential …

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