Recent News & Blog

  • SEK Named Employer of the Year

    Press Release March 12, 2020   SEK, CPAs & Advisors was honored with the Employer of the Year Award by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

  • Have you coordinated your payable-on-death accounts with your estate plan?

    Payable-on-death (POD) accounts provide a quick, simple and inexpensive way to transfer assets outside of probate. They can be used for bank accounts, certificates of deposit or even brokerage accounts.

  • How’s your buy-sell agreement doing these days?

    Most companies wouldn’t go into business without some basic types of insurance in place, such as property coverage and a liability policy. For a company with more than one owner, there’s an additional type of risk-management arrangement that needs to be established: a buy-sell agreement.

  • Matching gifts double the impact of donors’ contributions

    A majority of large U.S. companies offer matching gift programs to boost the impact of their employees’ charitable gifts. Double the Donation estimates that $2 to $3 billion is donated through matching gift programs every year.

  • Home is where the tax breaks might be

    If you own a home, the interest you pay on your home mortgage may provide a tax break. However, many people believe that any interest paid on their home mortgage loans and home equity loans is deductible. Unfortunately, that’s not true.

  • Sales Receipts, Invoices, and Statements in QuickBooks

    QuickBooks allows you to create multiple types of sales forms for different situations. Here’s a look at what they are and when to use them.

  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit extended through 2020

    If you’re a business owner, be aware that a recent tax law extended a credit for hiring individuals from one or more targeted groups. Employers can qualify for a valuable tax credit known as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).

  • Tax credits may help with the high cost of raising children

    If you’re a parent, or if you’re planning on having children, you know that it’s expensive to pay for their food, clothes, activities and education. Fortunately, there’s a tax credit available for taxpayers with children under the age of 17, as well as a dependent credit for older children.

  • Encourage your organization’s supervisors to regularly provide feedback

    Among the most common reasons employees perform below par is they don’t know precisely what they’re doing wrong. Whether dealing with an entry-level employee or a top manager, supervisors need to provide regular and specific feedback to maintain a productive workplace.

  • How to prepare your nonprofit for a financial audit

    Outside financial audits may seem like an extravagance to not-for-profits working to contain costs and focus on their mission. But undergoing regular audits allows your organization to identify risks early and act quickly to prevent problems.

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