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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...

Top IRS Scams

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou Could be a Target Schemes to defraud U.S. Taxpayers continue to run rampant. And you could very easily be the next victim. The best way to combat this growing trend and protect your personal information and assets is to ensure you stay up to...

Should I Install Solar Panels?

Reading Time: 2 minutesTax Credit In December of 2015, The Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed, extending the expiration date for PV and solar thermal technologies and introducing a gradual step down in credit values for these technologies. Under the new...

How to make filing your 2015 taxes a stress free experience

Reading Time: 2 minutesJust saying the word taxes is enough to make some people cringe. Taxes have existed for much of  human civilizations, and no matter how much you may dislike paying your taxes or how confusing the tax code may seem to you, the bottom line is that...

Tax Time Stress and how to manage

Reading Time: 1 minuteTax time can be very stressful and not just for the people preparing the returns. Positive coping mechanisms are one method that people use to deal with the increased tax time stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can effect you in the...

Where was that again?

Reading Time: 1 minuteInsatiable wanderlust has led me to seven different addresses in the past three years. Most normal people might think that’s excessive, but to a group of campaigners it’s pretty average. And, because of this, I’ve consistently...

10 Tips for Staying on Budget- #FrugalFri

Reading Time: 1 minuteSource: Flickr. 1. Focus on Saving 2. Use Cash 3. Cut Bad Habits 4. Share the Responsibility 5. Pay Down Debt 6. Keep Your Receipts 7. Balance Your Checkbook 8. Analyze Your Spending 9. Special Accounts 10. Be Flexible Originally posted and...