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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...

5 Reasons Why People Change Accountants .

Reading Time: 2 minutesAccording to AccountingWeb.com, they list the following 5 reasons why people leave their Accountant: Not having a real understanding of the client’s business. This was the biggest single reason, quoted again and again by business people who had...

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...

How to Spot a Scam- #FrugalFri

Reading Time: 2 minutesSource: Flickr   When trying to make, save, or invest your money you will inevitably encounter a scam. In fact, there have been several occasions when someone has called me with this “great opportunity” and all they needed was my credit...

10 tax audit red flags- #Tax-fulThurs

Reading Time: 2 minutesSource: Flickr From being too charitable to claiming the home office deduction, beware these tax audit red flags. 1. You’re very charitable. Be careful not to overstate your good deeds. The IRS has calculated the average donation level for each...

8 Fun (and Cheap!) Family Fitness Activities- #WorkOutWed

Reading Time: 1 minuteSource: Flickr 1. Hula Hooping 2. Jumping Rope 3. Skating and Scooting 4. Boggying Down (Dancing) 5. Playing Frisbee 6. Walking – or Hiking- the Dog 7. Playground Playtime 8. Tag, You’re It, and Other Outdoor Games Originally posted and...

Baby on the way? Time to make a budget- #MoneyMon

Reading Time: 2 minutesSource: Flickr Congratulations! There is nothing quite as exciting as having your first child — or as expensive.   Assuming your household earnings exceed $105,000, your precious bambino will set you back nearly $400,000 by the time...