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Did You Make Money on GameStop? The Tax Man Is Coming

GameStop is the hottest topic in stocks these days, and if you were lucky enough to own some shares, you may have enjoyed as much as 8,000 percent increase in value over the past 6 months. You may be wondering what happened. GameStop is actually struggling as the market shifts from favoring in-person shopping to […]

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Sabrina P. Cook, CPA Named Winner in Best of Catawba Valley Competition

Sabrina P. Cook, CPA is pleased to announce that our firm has been chosen by the Hickory Daily Record readers as the best Accountant/CPA and Finest Tax Preparer in the Catawba Valley for 2020.  Online voting was open to Hickory Daily Record readers from July 6th to August 2nd.  The winners were announced in a […]

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North Carolina Job Retention Grant

Did you miss out on the Federal Payroll Protection Program? You may have another opportunity to secure funds to help your business during these difficult times. The application deadline is September 1st, so act quickly if you are interested in this grant. If your business or non-profit organization experienced interruption due to the COVID-19 coronavirus […]

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Bookkeeping Secrets Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Bookkeeping:  love it or hate it, it’s a necessary part of running your business.  Without it, you have know idea how you are doing financially.  You can’t convey to investors that you are deserving of their attention.  How will you convince the bank that you deserve a loan?  Here are some secrets to making the […]

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Chew on This: Meals and Entertainment Expenses

IRS Notice 2018-76 clarifies the new rules around food and beverage deductions under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).  The TCJA eliminated the traditional 50% deduction for business meals and entertainment, effective in 2018.  Therefore, businesses can no longer deduct the cost of expenses relating to entertainment, such as the cost of sporting or […]

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Apps To Help Power Your Small Business

Today’s smart phones and tablets do so much more than just keep us connected to our friends, family, and business associates.  They are also powerful business tools capable of tracking mileage, tallying expenses, and capturing your next business idea.  Here are a few of my favorite apps that you may find useful as a small […]

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Victim of Identity Theft? Your CPA Can Help.

Cyber crime is, without a doubt, growing at a rapid rate and impacts millions of individuals and businesses.  Identity theft, in particular, is on the rise, with more social security numbers being stolen than credit card numbers and $16.8 billion in losses in 2017 (Insurance Information Institute).  As your trusted adviser, your CPA understands concerns […]

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Could an Extension Be Right For You?

Few deadlines are more dreaded than the notorious April 15th tax deadline in the United States.  Some people dutifully file their Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return and related state returns as soon as their W-2 comes in the mail, perhaps anxious to receive a refund of taxes withheld throughout the year.  But if […]

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Why is my tax refund smaller in 2019?

Before you plan that big spring break vacation or huge deposit into your retirement account (wishful thinking on my part?), consider that your tax refund may be significantly different than it was last year.  So what gives?  Wasn’t the point of the new tax plan to put more money in people’s pockets? While every person’s […]

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Tax Changes You Need to Know for 2018

Unless you’ve completely gone off the grid or have fallen into a fairy tale-like 100-year sleep, only to be woken by true love’s kiss, you probably know that Congress passed major tax reform for the 2018 tax year. But what does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act mean for you? Keep reading for some of […]

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