Emelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA’s Second Key To Wealth Building

Believe it or not, we have less than two months before federal taxes are due. Yikes. We have been meeting with so many clients (including a fair number of new ones, thanks to YOUR referrals — keep them coming!), finding so many wonderful ways to help people save on their taxes, that it hardly seems possible that there could be, … Read More

Emelia MensaEmelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA’s Second Key To Wealth Building

Emelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA’s First Key To Building Wealth

Not only are we entering into the thick of tax season, but based on our political situation, we could be staring at another federal government shutdown on Friday. Which means, well … we don’t know exactly what it will mean except that God bless you if you are trying to get help directly from the IRS these days. Not only … Read More

Emelia MensaEmelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA’s First Key To Building Wealth

Emelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA’s Three Simple Steps For Better Information Security Management

Unless you’re a Patriots fan, the Super Bowl sure was a snoozefest, eh? The snarky tweets were in full force, and there were many sad bettors who might want to check this out (unless, of course, they just want to let us handle it for them, which is always wise). Even the commercials weren’t very good. (I did like the … Read More

Emelia MensaEmelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA’s Three Simple Steps For Better Information Security Management

The Trump Shutdown Is Over And Tax Filing Season Has Begun For Connecticut Taxpayers

Politics aside, I think we can all breathe just a little easier knowing that the federal government is no longer in shutdown mode. And on top of that, this morning, as I write, the IRS has begun accepting filed tax returns. Which means, well … it’s about to get real. Now, leaving aside the fact that the IRS will probably … Read More

Emelia MensaThe Trump Shutdown Is Over And Tax Filing Season Has Begun For Connecticut Taxpayers

There are so many advantages for those who file taxes early in tax season. Here are the top four reasons to get your documents together as soon as possible.

As of this writing, the federal government is STILL in its partial shutdown. And 800,000+ people are affected — including a whole slew of IRS workers who have been called in, regardless of paychecks, because come Trump or high water: tax filing will indeed begin on January 28th, 2019. So, we’re still buckling up around here, and meeting with clients … Read More

Emelia MensaThere are so many advantages for those who file taxes early in tax season. Here are the top four reasons to get your documents together as soon as possible.

Understanding Your Connecticut Airbnb And Taxes

As of this writing, the federal government is still in a “partial shutdown”, and things are starting to fray around the edges, even for those whose paychecks aren’t being affected. Already, it’s the longest in history. Which, for a media starving for any kind of controversy … well, no doubt you’ve already heard about it. Who knows … by the … Read More

Emelia MensaUnderstanding Your Connecticut Airbnb And Taxes

What Do I Need To File My Taxes For 2019? Here’s Emelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA’s Checklist

Oh, you thought that calendar on your phone was accurate, did you? You thought 2018 was DONE WITH. OVER. (Hurrah)? Whoops. The fact is that over the following weeks and months, you will be reliving all of your financial decisions from 2018 while we put together your tax return. We can’t go back and undo any bad decisions, but we … Read More

Emelia MensaWhat Do I Need To File My Taxes For 2019? Here’s Emelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA’s Checklist

Emelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA’s Take On Bad Predictions By Experts

Well, we’re staring into the fresh light of 2019 — and that means that we can now take a good, dispassionate look back at our progress towards what we were aiming for in 2018. Which leads to the big question: How was your 2018? I often believe that reviewing your year is better than setting goals — because resolutions are … Read More

Emelia MensaEmelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA’s Take On Bad Predictions By Experts

Emelia Mensa CPA’s Holiday Prayer

As you probably know if you are paying any kind of attention to events OUTSIDE of Connecticut (which, this week, you’d certainly be sane if you DIDN’T pay attention to the national news), the government is in “shutdown mode”. This means that unless the President and Congress can come together on a budget agreement, a slew of government agencies will … Read More

Emelia MensaEmelia Mensa CPA’s Holiday Prayer

The Art of Connecting With Influencers by Emelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA

Hanukkah is behind us, and Christmas (with its associated slowdown) is just about a week away. The world seems to quiet around that time, no matter your faith tradition, but here at Emelia Mensa CPA, these “holidays” are a bit of a misnomer. That’s because while we still seek very much to be present (if I can use that word) … Read More

Emelia MensaThe Art of Connecting With Influencers by Emelia Mensa EA, CPA, CGMA