Mendoza & Associates LLC

Mendoza & Associates LLC A client oriented, solution based firm helping small to mid-sized businesses. Service: Bookkeeping, Tax Prep & Planning, Payroll, Factoring and Consulting.
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Mendoza & Associates LLC is a client oriented, solution based firm helping small to mid-sized businesses. Our firm provides outstanding service to our clients because of our dedication to the four underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness, commitment to excellence and integrity. Professionalism
Each client receives close personal and professional attention. Our team's experience, expertise and energy will spell the difference between our outstanding performance and other firms. Our high standards, service and specialized staff spell the difference between our outstanding performance, and other firms. We make sure that every client is served by the expertise of our whole firm. Responsiveness
Small and mid-sized businesses who choose our firm are dependent on expert advice, and fast accurate information for the services we offer. To see a listing of our services, please take a moment and look at our services page. Because we get new business from the people who know us best, client referrals have fueled our growth in the recent years. Through hard work, we have earned the respect of the business and financial communities. This respect illustrates our diverse talents, dedication and ability to respond quickly. Commitment to Excellence
We pursue excellence all the time in all things. It is our duty to be well-informed, prepared, and to provide our clients value that will help them reach their goals. Our primary goal as a trusted advisor is to be available and to provide insightful advice to enable our clients to make informed financial decisions. We do not accept anything less from ourselves and this is what we deliver to you. We feel it is extremely important to continually professionally educate ourselves to improve our technical expertise, financial knowledge and service to our clients. Our high service quality and "raving fan" clients are the result of our commitment to excellence. We will answer all of your questions, as they impact both your tax and financial situations. We welcome you to contact us anytime. Integrity
We believe in building long-term relationships with our clients. We maintain high integrity because our client's trust is everything to our firm.

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Stryde Studios is simply the best.
04/07/2021

Stryde Studios is simply the best.

Bridal sessions are when we are able to really get creative with our brides. Setting aside time to have a photo session of the bride is always worth it, trust us.
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Another hard earned 5 star review. We strive for excellence in Payroll, Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation & Planning and Busi...
04/03/2021

Another hard earned 5 star review. We strive for excellence in Payroll, Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation & Planning and Business Consulting.

Another hard earned 5 star review. We strive for excellence in Payroll, Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation & Planning and Business Consulting.

Very proud of this entrepreneur.
02/24/2021

Very proud of this entrepreneur.

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Capturing moments as simple as walking together and holding hands is one of our favorites. There's nothing like grasping a raw moment that shows you and your significant other sharing a moment together, candidly.
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The color of love.
02/10/2021

The color of love.

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Don't let COVID stop you from sharing your special day with loved ones. We offer a high quality live streaming service so that no matter where your loved ones may be, they are still able to celebrate this moment with you.
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Work of art on both sides of the lens.
02/10/2021

Work of art on both sides of the lens.

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We are nearing graduation season! Book to document an end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one. These are memories you will want for years to come.
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12/29/2020

Another Stimulus Rebate Payment Is Coming

Good news. The President signed the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 on December 27, 2020. The new law includes, in its almost 600 pages, the second round of recovery rebate payments.

Individuals and children (under age 17) are entitled to a $600 rebate if income is below a threshold amount. A family of four can qualify for a $2,400 rebate payment.

Note. Your adult dependent children do not qualify for the $600 rebate.

The payment you receive is based on the income shown on your 2019 tax return. If your 2019 income is too high, you will not qualify for a recovery rebate payment. When adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds $75,000 single, $112,500 head of household, and $150,000 married filing joint, the payment is reduced by $5 for every $100, which your AGI exceeds the applicable threshold amount. For example, a single taxpayer with AGI over $87,000 does not qualify for the rebate.

If you received a rebate payment during 2020, you will receive this second round, with this one caution. If the earlier rebate was based on your 2018 AGI (your 2019 return wasn't filed yet) and the 2019 AGI is higher, the phaseout rules may mean you will receive a reduced payment or no payment on the second round of rebates.

When will the rebate payment arrive?
If you had direct deposit information on your 2019 return, the rebate payments should start to arrive in mid-January. Paper
checks will be at least a month later. Do not expect a paper check (or a debit card) until near the end of February 2021. The IRS has an "Economic Impact Payment Information Center" page on their website at IRS.Gov. In a few weeks, the center should be open to help you tract this additional rebate payment.

11/29/2020
11/28/2020

Financial statements are one important key to business success. Many business owners dismiss or do not understand how to utilize the financial statements such as the Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss statement and Cash Flow statement. They give a snapshot of the financial health of a business, insight into its performance, operations, and cash flow. In order to grow a successful business, financial statement are essential since they provide information about a company's revenue, expenses, profitability, and debt. Know your numbers.

11/28/2020
10/12/2020

Six Tips for Starting Your Own Business
Starting your own business can be an exciting prospect, but there is more to it than simply writing a business plan. Also, if you expect to have employees, there are a variety of federal and state forms and applications that you need to complete to get your business up and running. That's where a tax professional can help. With this in mind, let's take a look at what you need to know before you start a new business.

1. Business Entity
The first decision you need to make is determining which business entity you will use because the type of business structure you choose determines what taxes you need to pay and how to pay them, as well as which income tax return you file. The most common types of business entities are:

Sole proprietorship - An unincorporated business owned by an individual. There's no distinction between the taxpayer and their business.
Partnership - An unincorporated business with ownership shared between two or more people.
Corporation - Also known as a C corporation. It's a separate entity owned by shareholders.
S Corporation - A corporation that elects to pass corporate income, losses, deductions and credits through to the shareholders.
Limited Liability Company - A business structure allowed by state statute.
2. Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Securing an Employer Identification Number (also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number) is the first thing you must do since many other forms require it. The IRS issues EINs to employers, sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, nonprofit associations, trusts, estates, government agencies, certain individuals, and other business entities for tax filing and reporting purposes.

An EIN is used to identify a business. Most businesses need one of these numbers. A business with an EIN needs to keep the business mailing address, location, and responsible party up to date. IRS regulations require EIN holders to report changes in the responsible party within 60 days. They do this by completing Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party, and mailing it to the address on the form.

Even if you already have an EIN as a sole proprietor, for example, if you start a new business with a different business entity, you will need to apply for a new EIN.

3. Choosing a Tax Year
A tax year is defined as an annual accounting period for keeping records and reporting income and expenses. A new business owner must choose either calendar year or fiscal year defined as follows:

Calendar year. 12 consecutive months beginning January 1 and ending December 31.
Fiscal year. 12 consecutive months ending on the last day of any month except December.
4. State Withholding, Unemployment, Sales, and other Business Taxes
Once you have your EIN, you need to fill out forms to establish an account with the state for payroll tax withholding, Unemployment Insurance Registration, and sales tax collections (if applicable). Business taxes include income tax, self-employment tax, employment tax, and excise tax. Generally, the type of tax your business pays depends on the type of business structure. Keep in mind that you may also need to make estimated tax payments.

5. Payroll Record Keeping
Payroll reporting and recordkeeping can be very time-consuming and costly. Also, keep in mind that almost all employers are required to transmit federal payroll tax deposits electronically. Personnel files should be kept for each employee and include an employee's employment application as well as the following:

Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. Completed by the employee and used to calculate their federal income tax withholding. This form also includes necessary information such as the employee's address and Social Security number.
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This form verifies that an employee is legally permitted to work in the U.S.
6. Employee Healthcare
As an employer with employees, you may have certain healthcare requirements you need to comply with as well. If so, you should know about the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, which helps small businesses (fewer than 25 employees who work full-time, or a combination of full-time and part-time) pay for health care coverage they offer their employees. The maximum credit is 50 percent of premiums paid for small business employers and 35 percent of premiums paid for small tax-exempt employers, such as charities. It is available to eligible employers for two consecutive taxable years.

Questions?
If you have any questions or need help setting up a payroll and accounting system for your new business, help is just a phone call away.

05/16/2020

PPP loan update! Self employed and 1099 contractors can qualify! Contact Mendoza & Associates at 210-960-9021 , we are here to help.

05/15/2020

Itโ€™s not too late to receive COVID-19 relief funds for your small business if you havenโ€™t already. With $120 billion left in this second round of PPP funding, thereโ€™s still money to help you through these uncertain times. We strongly suggest contacting Mendoza & Associates for guidance since many big banks have already hit their funding cap.

I am wishing you the best during this time and throughout the PPP process.

05/06/2020

Another great day helping existing and more new clients. Made our day to see smiles on their faces when they received the PPP loan. Sole proprietors, LLCs and corporations, there is still help available.

04/30/2020

So proud of my team and our partners for helping so many business owners get the PPP loan. Every single one got approved the first round and the second round! Now we can work together to fix the economy.

PAYROLLMake sure you stay in compliance with the coronavirus relief programs payroll. Our payroll system can do just tha...
04/03/2020

PAYROLL
Make sure you stay in compliance with the coronavirus relief programs payroll. Our payroll system can do just that. For more information or a demo on our payroll, reach out to us at [email protected].

03/27/2020

The current bill passed by the Senate addresses the following for small business:

Includes money for employee salaries under $100,000; paid sick or medical leave; insurance premiums; and mortgage, rent and utility payments

Sets the funds up as a loan that is eligible for 100% forgiveness if used for the above purposes and in conjunction with guidelines related to staff retention

Provides funding for businesses or 501(c)(3) nonprofits with less than 500 employees, including sole-proprietors, independent contractors, and other self-employed individuals

Waves affiliation rules for businesses in the hospitality and restaurant industries, and specifies that businesses with more than one physical location can be eligible so long as no one location employees more than 500 individuals

03/26/2020

0% INTEREST LOAN PROGRAM
Through a partnership with LiftFund, the City of San Antonio helps make 0% interest loans available to qualifying local small, minority, and women-owned businesses. Loans range from $500 to $100,000 and can be used to help start-up or existing business.

SBA LOANSOn 3/17/20, Texas Governor Greg Abbott requested designation from the Small Business Administration (SBA) Econo...
03/26/2020
Disaster Loan Assistance

SBA LOANS

On 3/17/20, Texas Governor Greg Abbott requested designation from the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Declaration to access the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the entire state of Texas. This was a crucial step in making long-term, low-interest SBA loans available to qualifying businesses across the state.

To begin the loan application process: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

As you prepare to submit your application, the following financial/accounting data and information will most likely be required. You should have these documents ready to immediately upload into the SBA Disaster website as soon as it opens for the Coronavirus emergency relief for Central South Texas:

-Written narrative statement justifying the nature and scope of economic injury and how/why nature of business was adversely impacted by the Coronavirus (one page/no more than two), such loss of revenues, cancelled contracts, interrupted supply chain, etc.

-Current Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Aging as of date of filing for the loan

-Three (3) yearsโ€™ 1040 Federal Income Tax Returns for the business & owners

-Three (3) yearsโ€™ company FYE Income Statement and Balance Sheet and latest YTD Financial Statements (Company prepared)

-Company and Ownersโ€™ Debt Schedule Tables [e.g., Lender, original loan amt., date, current balance, interest rate (F or V?), collateral, purpose of loan, guarantors, status (e.g., current or past due with explanation) per row in table]

-Monthly (reasonably detailed) two (2) years cash flow projections

-Three (3) yearsโ€™ Monthly Sales History up to date of filing for loan

-Current copies of ownersโ€™ credit reports from the three (3) credit bureaus with explanations for any negative reports

-Ownersโ€™ Personal Financial Statements (SBA Form 413)

-SBA Form of Personal History for each (10% or more) owner

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT DISASTER LOANS:
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Documents/Three_Step_Process_SBA_Disaster_Loans.pdf

03/26/2020

COVID-19 NEWS - TEXAS COMPTROLLER

Help is Available
March 24, 2020
These are challenging times for businesses all over the nation. The Texas Comptrollerโ€™s office knows that during periods of economic hardship, paying or remitting taxes and fees on time can feel like an extra burden when thereโ€™s so much uncertainty. Weโ€™re thankful to those businesses that were able to remit state and local sales taxes they collected from customers in February on the March 20, 2020, due date.

We understand that virtually all of our taxpayers are doing their best to remain in compliance and be responsible in submitting the taxes they collected from their customers. With that in mind, our agency is here to offer assistance to those businesses that are struggling to pay the full amount of sales taxes they collected in February.

For businesses that find themselves in this situation, our agency is offering assistance in the form of short-term payment agreements and, in most instances, waivers of penalties and interest.

We ask that you contact our Enforcement Hotline at 800-252-8880 to learn about your options for remaining in compliance and avoiding interest and late fees on taxes due.

We strongly encourage you to use our online tools, tutorials and other resources for tax services, and establish 24/7 account access on Webfile.

Weโ€™re standing by to help Texas businesses during these difficult times.

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2023 Lockhill Selma Rd. Unit 1
San Antonio, TX
78213

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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(210) 960-9021

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Need a PPP Loan Payroll calculator? Need more assistance to track your loan so it is forgivable? Call us for assistance.We received great news today that we were able to help more businesses get approved! Spread the word to any business owner you know that needs help. Time is of the essence.