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Cash Flow Planning for Life

Helping you reach your personal & professional financial goals.

Have You Met With a Tax Advisor Recently?

Posted by Mark On March 15th

Do you have a standing appointment with a tax advisor?

Are you prepared for your next meeting?

Need some new ideas on investing and tax planning tips to discuss with your tax advisor?

Tax & Investment Plannig

Tax Planning

Each year brings multiple changes in tax planning. Today, the new method for financial planning for tax and investment is more focused on “spreading” income and expenses over a number of years. Understanding how you can accomplish this can become overwhelming.

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Are you an Independent Contractor?

Do you receive a 1099 for income paid to you?

Have you prepared for your year-end taxes with a tax strategy?

Form 1099
The end of the year can be quite stressful as an independent contractor. If you haven’t planned for your year-end taxes, you may find out that you owe a substantial amount of money for taxes.

At Makara and Associates, we understand how this can happen. Our team will take the time to educate you on what your options are and work with you on developing a solid tax strategy, so you don’t find yourself in an unpleasant situation at the end of the year.

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How Successful Are Your Business Operations?

Posted by Mark On December 31st

How do you measure your business success?

When was the last time you reviewed your business operations and accounting systems?

Are you prepared for the changes in our complex business world today?

Common Tax Provisions Set to Expire

Running your own business can present many challenges. Addressing those business needs may be overwhelming unless you are committed to continuing education and implementation of the latest technologies.

At Makara & Associates, LCC, we believe through our training and experience we can offer you a fresh prospective and practical view of your business operations and accounting systems.

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Are you satisfied with the success of your business?

Does your business get the attention to details that it needs?

Do you feel confident that you are addressing all the changes in today’s complex business world?Future Plannin

Whether you are an entrepreneur or an established business owner, you know the importance of engaging an accounting firm to prepare your compliance related documents.

However, it doesn’t stop there, as there are many other challenges in running your business operations that your accountant can assist you with.

When was the last time you met with your accountant?

Did you address your current business needs as well as plan for your future?

At Makara and Associates LLC, our Certified Public Accountants and Consultants are committed to education and cutting edge technologies that allow us to offer our clients superior services.

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Is your CPA committed to education?

Does your CPA use cutting edge technologies?

Do you receive quality service?

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These are the type of questions that your CPA should be happy to answer for you, giving you the “peace of mind” that you deserve.

Don’t settle for anything less.

Work with a CPA that is committed to continuous training and is well-versed in working with accounting in all facets of the economic chain.

Regardless of the size of your business, personal attention to accounting details are vital to the success of your business.
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Are you a business owner counting down the days to the tax deadline?

Are you looking for some business tax tips on deductions that you may have missed?

Tax Tips

Following up on business expenses that can generate a tax deduction can be time-consuming, especially if you are not familiar with them. Trying to figure out which ones you qualify for may be difficult.

Having a guideline to follow can help.
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Forensic Accounting Grows as a Diverse New Tool

Posted by Mark On February 5th

Do you know the value of Forensic Accounting?

Are you in need of a Forensic Accountant?

Are you familiar with a Cr.FA designation?

Forensic Accountanting

Today, there is more awareness and less tolerance of fraudulent activity, creating a greater need for Forensic Accountants. Do you have financial data that needs to be collected, prepared, analyzed, and reported for the purpose of shedding light on discrepancies, possibly in court? Or are you taking the time to educate yourself on the benefits of Forensic Accounting?

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You probably think you are ready to file because you have received a 1099 for your services, held on to all your receipts, and have all your documents in order.

Independent Contractor Tax-FormsThis is the sixth installment of
Independent Contractor Taxes…Know Your Options.
It can be downloaded from our eBook library.

It seems like everything is falling into to place with your Independent Contractor status. Once you file your Independent Contractor Tax Forms, it will be smooth sailing!

Wrong! Have you…
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The balance of this eBook is not intended to cover every situation. Once you determine that you are self-employed and will receive a Form 1099 for your services, I suggest you contact a tax and/or legal professional to guide you through your individual situation.

Form 1099

This is the third installment of
Independent Contractor Taxes…Know Your Options.
It can be downloaded from our eBook library.

Whether you’re a consultant, hair stylist, or painter, being self-employed is the same as starting any other business and you need to treat it accordingly. You may or may not have employees or a brick and mortar office location; however you need to treat your business in the same manner as a building contractor with 25 employees would. As I will explain in detail below…

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Are you concerned that you may be setting yourself up for a future problem when it comes to banking? It is a valid concern.

Independent Contractos This is the second installment of
Independent Contractor Taxes…Know Your Options.
It can be downloaded from our eBook library.

Independent contractors need to set up separate bank accounts.  It is a must, be aware it will help you avoid depositing income earned and paying expenses out of your personal checking account.

Two of the problems you may encounter are:

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