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JMA Volunteers at NCCF Flapjack Fundraiser

JMA Volunteers at NCCF Flapjack Fundraiser

By on Apr 23, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A group from JMA volunteered to help the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) at their Flapjack and Basket Raffle Fundraiser, held March 24th at Applebee’s in Dunkirk. The event benefitted NCCF’s Service Learning Mini-Grant Program. JMA volunteers included partners Dave Mackowiak, Kevin Wystup, and Denise Veloski, along with Scott Dill, John Perry, and Kathy Furness. The NCCF serves to be a catalyst for the establishment of endowments to benefit the community both now and in the future; to provide a vehicle for donors’ varied interests; to promote local philanthropy; to serve as a steward of funds; and to provide leadership and resources in addressing local challenges and opportunities. For more information on the NCCF...

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11 costly tax mistakes – are you making them?

11 costly tax mistakes – are you making them?

By on Apr 16, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When it comes to taxes, there is a surprising amount of people are ignorant about their taxes. Educating yourself on taxes can help you save money and avoid trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Here are 11 tax mistakes that you may be making that can unfortunately cost you thousands of dollars. Simple mistakes like doing the math wrong or putting in your social security number wrong Using the wrong filing status Taking the standard deduction instead of itemizing Forgetting about your ‘side gig’ Missing out on potential deductions Not taking your IRA contributions into account Reporting charitable donations you can’t prove Not reviewing your tax return before filing Waiting until the last minute to file Not paying on time if you file for an extension Not seeking help To find out more about each of these blunders, read the full article on insider.com. Credit to Business Insider You’re probably making these 11 tax mistakes — and it could be costing you thousands By Katie Warren, INSIDER Mar. 6,...

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Looking for an Opportunity?

Looking for an Opportunity?

By on Apr 2, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

At Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP, we know that our success as an accounting firm depends on maintaining an excellent team. That’s why we offer challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and a flexible and comfortable work environment where you’ll feel like part of the family. JMA is looking to hire a CPA. For additional information, visit our Opportunities page. If you meet our qualifications, give us a...

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The Worst Income Tax States

The Worst Income Tax States

By on Mar 19, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tax day is coming…for most states. Seven U.S. states have no state income tax — Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. New Hampshire and Tennessee don’t have a state income tax either, but they do tax interest and dividends at 5% and 6%. When it comes to the states that do…North Dakota is on the low end of the spectrum. To see where your state ranks, read the full article on business insider.com. Credit to: The Business Insider What Americans pay in state income taxes, ranked from highest to lowest By Tanza Loudenback, February 6,...

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Afraid You’ll Outlive Your Retirement Savings?

Afraid You’ll Outlive Your Retirement Savings?

By on Mar 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For some, the prospect of running out of money is more frightening than death. If this is a concern for you, you need to be proactive and make adjustments to your savings plan as soon as possible. To find out, ask yourself these three questions: Have I been saving 15% or more of my income? What to do: Work longer, max out your savings, or try to either work out partial retirement with your employer or pick up part-time work to fill the gap. How much of my savings do I plan to withdraw each year? What to do: Match your retirement plan to your circumstances. Am I underestimating my life expectancy? What to do: Assess your health, and assume the best when it comes to your lifespan. To learn more about what these questions mean or about what to do, read the full article on Fool.com. Credit to: The Motley Fool Will You Outlive Your Retirement Savings? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions to Find Out Your nest egg needs to sustain you throughout retirement. Here’s how to make sure it does. By Maurie Backman (TMFBookNerd), February 14,...

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