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PRESS RELEASE: Cassidy Jakovickas, CPA of Fresno, CA Appointed to Intuit’s Accountant Council

Select Panel Advises on Products and Services that Accountants and Their Clients Want Most             FRESNO, CALIFORNIA – June 4, 2019 –Today, Intuit, Inc (Nasdaq: INTU) announced that Cassidy...

Beyond The Numbers: What We’ve Been Reading

Although our team loves using numbers and spreadsheets to help our clients make the best financial decisions, we also enjoy reading great books. Staying well read on both fiction and non-fiction books helps us hone our imagination and introduces us to new, sometimes...

Looking Back At April

It’s hard to believe that we’re at the end of April, but it’s true! This month, we helped our clients wrap up another great (and busy) tax season. There was, as always, a lot of paperwork, emails, and nail-biting involved in the days preceding April 15, but that’s all...

5 Last-Minute Tips For Filing Taxes in 2019

Well, April 15 is almost here, and the tax-related panic is thick. If you haven’t filed your 2018 tax paperwork and are rushing to get your taxes in by the deadline, we’ve decided to give you some last-minute tax advice that will hopefully help ease your stress....

An Introduction To Cybersecurity for Business Owners

Keeping your sensitive business and customer data secure has never been more critical. Whether you are a small business or a national corporation, you can't relax your defenses against those criminals seeking to take advantage of lazy cybersecurity policies. Virtually...

March News Roundup

Wow! It seems like we just started March and we’re already moving into April! As we move into the final stretch of tax season, we’re recapping this month’s news for you, just in case you missed it amid the tax-related hubbub. MBS Accountancy: November Review This...

4 Key Changes To Depreciation Under The TCJA

As the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) continues to be unraveled by tax professionals, it’s important to review the changes and their implications on business operations and tax strategies. In this article, we’ll highlight TCJA’s changes to first-year bonus depreciation,...

3 Ways A CPA Can Make Your Business Successful

It can often seem unnecessary to hire a certified public accountant (CPA) since bookkeepers and accountants are frequently believed to be the be-all-end-all for a business’ finances. However, there are certain advantages to having a CPA by your side. While we...

3 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Accountants

To a business owner, an accountant that helps make sense of business finances can seem like a godsend. Whether you’re just starting your business or are already established, having a great accountant by your side is a sure way to keep your business running smoothly....

3 Ways QuickBooks Apps Can Improve Your Business’ Efficiency

Over 5.6 million businesses use QuickBooks to streamline their business’ accounting. The eye-pleasing interface, streamlined workflows, and powerful automation that QuickBooks provides to these business owners are invaluable, saving them time and money. While...

Is it a Requirement for a Small Business to have a CPA?

Accountant Vs. CPA First, it is important to distinguish the difference between a CPA and an Accountant. In general terms, an accountant is a professional who follows specific rules and regulations, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAPs), which are...

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Your Business’ January 2019 Tax Checklist

January is a big month for businesses (and accounting experts) everywhere. It’s the time when the previous financial year is officially over, and the moment when gathering all necessary tax documents kicks into high gear. Here’s a quick checklist of the most important...

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2019 Tax Deadlines for Businesses

Happy New Year! Now that 2019 is here, it’s time for businesses and corporations everywhere to tackle their New Year goals head-on. One of the most important goals that should be on your resolutions list? Avoiding penalties, fees, and interest by never missing a tax...

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10 Things to Check As You End 2018

As you close out the 2018 year, you’re probably readying yourself to begin 2019 with renewed motivation and energy, pursuing greater accomplishments and successes. Before you close out 2018, we’d like to help you avoid future headaches by giving you a short checklist...

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Year End Tax Tips

Always Have a PlanAs the end of the year approaches, you’ll have a sense for your tax liabilities and what you’ll be expected to pay next year. Work with your accountant or tax professional to make a plan for how you’ll pay taxes for this year. Use what you know to...

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Real or Scam: Recognizing Contact by the IRS

Everyone knows that contact by the IRS is something to be taken seriously. It's always in your best interest to respond promptly to any communication from the IRS to ensure that you remain on their good side. But in a world filled with scam artists and fraudulent...

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MBS November News Round-Up

The Thanksgiving leftovers are dwindling, the air is getting colder and the holiday season is now officially in full force. That also means that the tax year is quickly coming to an end. Let’s take a quick look back at this November to review newsworthy events and tax...

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How the TCJA Affects Tax Accounting Methods

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. Known generally as the TCJA, this law immediately introduced some of the most dramatic changes to the tax code in years. While businesses around the nation were affected, perhaps no one...

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4 Ways QuickBooks Can Help Your Business Thrive

Type “accounting software” in Google and you will see many options in the search results, including QuickBooks. At MBS Accountancy, each member of our team is fully certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor because we understand the benefits that it provides to business...

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A Not-So-Scary Look Back At October

Happy Halloween! Before you enjoy some wild Halloween parties and candy galore tonight, here’s a brief snapshot of all of the important news updates that occurred in October. We offer these updates so that you are aware of the latest news in the industry. Staying...

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Surveying TCJA Changes To Real Estate

In these final months of 2018, we are going to be reviewing the effects of the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) on your tax strategy and planning for next year. We briefly outlined some of the most important changes in January, May, and June and are just continuing our...

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Build Trust, Secure Your Data

Last week, we talked about the importance of data security for small businesses and offered tips on how to improve your password security, improve your resiliency against social engineering, and instill security awareness into your employees. Taking preventative...

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