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Helping you reach your personal & professional financial goals.

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?

Makara & Associates LLC
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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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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Questions Small Business Owners Need To Ask

Posted by Mark On July 15th

Are you a small business owner? Do you find it difficult to stay on top of all the hurdles that come your way?

Small Business Owners

Every business owner, whether you are incorporating your business today or have been running a business for years, ends up asking the same questions. I encourage owners to ask the questions and find the answers before they become a problem.

In my many years of helping small businesses, I have found that successful small business owners tackle these potential hurdles right on before they become a problem that could put them out of business.

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Did you know that divorce affects over 50% of couples in the United States?

Considering Divorce

Going through a divorce is a life changing. Even when the divorce is non-contested and a collaborative divorce, you need to make sure you’ve made all the proper preparations. It is the best way to protect yourself and your family.

Are you considering divorce? Are you ready to start the process? The financial aspects of divorce can create a tough road ahead. Understanding the process is a must. Working with my clients through the divorce process has allowed me to put together some tips that may help you.

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4 Tips for Business Year-End Tax Planning

Posted by Mark On April 16th

When it comes to year-end tax planning it can be difficult to know exactly what you can deduct regarding business expenses.

Year-end Tax Planning

*Courtesy of Dave Dugdale

This is the third installment of 16 Year-End Tax Tips for 2013
which can also be downloaded from our eBook library.

Here are four tips to clarify business expenditures that you may overlook:

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6 Tips to Reduce Your Personal Income Taxes

Posted by Mark On March 26th

When you are reviewing your personal income taxes, it’s important to know all the tax deductions you qualify for.

Personal Income Taxes

This is the second installment of 16 Year-End Tax Tips for 2013
which can also be downloaded from our eBook library.

Here are six tips to consider:

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Tax & Investment Plannig

This is the second installment of Tax Planning for Changing Times: 5 Things You Should Know which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

Tax planning, along with investment planning, has been turned upside down as 2012 comes to an end. What is a taxpayer to do? If your modified adjusted income is below $250,000 (for joint filers) or below $200,000 (for singles), then no changes in your investment planning are needed. You can proceed as you have in the past.

However if your modified adjusted income is above those thresholds, you will need to…

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