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Meet Ying Sa

Ying Sa is the founder and Principal Certified Public Accountant at Community CPA & Associates, Inc. based in Des Moines, Iowa. The firm provides tax, audit, accounting, business re-structuring and business IT solutions to businesses and individuals across the United States and Canada.



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2016 Summer SaYing Business Series

Registration is Now Open: 447 Highway 1 W., Iowa City, IA 52246

Ying Sa is the founder and Principal Certified Public Accountant at Community CPA. The firm has been recognized as one of the fastest growing CPA firm in the State of Iowa. SaYing business seminars, which were coveted and praised by many partipants in Central Iowa, are being made available in the Eastern part of the state with the firm's expansion to Coralville and Iowa City.

Click here to view the seminar topics and the dates available for the summer!

SaYing series participants understand these seminars are not limited to the topic set for the night, but Ying oftens answer questions related to business operation at the end of her session. Reserve your spot today as seating is limited. Please call us if you have any questions at 319-208-3712.


Community CPA Sponsored Iowa City Workshops

So, you want to start a business? Please sign up for a series of free workshops to help start your business successfully! Call 319-356-5230 or email today.


Ying Named the Iowa SBA Minority Business Champion of the Year


SaYing Article on Corridor Business Journal & Iowa Society of CPA Member Spotlight on Charles Njoya


Meet the New Additions to the Team

Community CPA is growing and expanding our team's expertise to help you with your audit, accounting, taxation, business consultation, and not to mention, other special cases related to immigration as well. Click here to see the team of professionals who are dedicated to providing only the best quality of work. We offer expertise with empathy, knowledge with understanding, and powerful technology with a human touch. Our team is here to share our experience and knowledge and to help you succeed, because your success is our success.


New IRS Uniform Policy: ITINs with No Expiration

Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) will no longer expire as long as you file your federal income tax return. In the meantime, any ITIN not used for five consecutive years will be deactivated starting 2016. Under the old policy, ITINs issued after Jan. 1, 2013 would have automatically expired after five years, even if used properly and regularly by taxpayers.


ITINs play a critical role in the tax administration system and assist with the collection of taxes from foreign nationals, resident and nonresident aliens. Designed specifically for tax purposes, ITINs are only issued to people who are not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number.


A taxpayer whose ITIN has been deactivated and needs to file a U.S. return can reapply using Form W-7. As with any ITIN application, original documents, such as passports, or copies of documents certified by the issuing agency must be submitted with the form.


2014 Community CPA Annual Trip to Las Vegas


Do You Have a Foreign Bank Account?

Did You Know that June 30 is the Due Date to File a FBAR?

Do you have a foreign bank account that has a balance of over $10,000 at any time during the calendar year? You have a due date on June 30, 2014.

If you have a financial interest in or signature authority over a foreign financial account, including a bank account, brokerage account, mutual fund, trust, or other type of foreign financial account, exceeding $10,000 at any time during the calendar year, then you must report the account yearly to the Internal Revenue Service in the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). The FBAR must be filed on or before June 30. For each violation, the penalty is the greater of $100,000 or 50% of the balance in the account at the time of violation. For more information please visit the IRS website or call Community CPA at 515-288-3188 so we can file FBAR for you.


Choosing an Accountant

Choosing an accountant is more than a business decision; it is also a personal decision. Whether you are an individual who sees an accountant once a year for tax filing, a novice entrepreneur with lots of questions and decisions to make, or the owner of an established business, choosing the right CPA firm is important.

A good accountant is indispensable to the success of every business. And a good accountant is more than just a "numbers" person.

Your CPA should do more than help with tax filings. They should help you be proactive in all of your financial dealings and can also serve as an adviser and sounding board, becoming an invaluable business partner. Experience, credentials, specialized expertise and references need to be factored into your decision, but personality and personal service are also important. And there's peace of mind in knowing who is handling your account.

Good communication, accessibility and service need to be considered. Is the accountant's office open six days a week, does the staff speak many languages, and do clients have 24/7 access to their financial information and online help with managing their books?

Does the staff participate in extensive training and ongoing continuing education, and does the firm subject its work to peer reviews, which are rigorous exams conducted by outside examiners that assure the quality and integrity of the work?

You should not underestimate the value of a Certified Public Accountant. Real value from an accounting firm means superior service, a forward-thinking attitude and a relationship you can rely on. Above all, your primary factor in choosing an accountant should be the value he or she can bring to the relationship. Community CPA & Associates, Inc. will not only meet your expectations, we will exceed them.