Recent News & Blog

  • How to research a business customer’s creditworthiness

    Extending credit to business customers can be an effective way to build goodwill and nurture long-term buyers. But if you extend customer credit, it also brings sizable financial risk to your business, as cash flow could grind to a halt if these customers don’t make their payments.

  • When nonprofits need to register in multiple states

    Many not-for-profit organizations use fundraising methods that cross state boundaries. If your nonprofit is one of them, it may need to register in multiple jurisdictions. But keep in mind that registration requirements vary — sometimes dramatically — from state to state.

  • 5 ways to withdraw cash from your corporation while avoiding dividend treatment

    Do you want to withdraw cash from your closely held corporation at a low tax cost? The easiest way is to distribute cash as a dividend.

  • For best results, start your strategic planning early

    Time flies when you’re having fun — and running a business. Although it’s probably too early to start chilling a bottle of bubbly for New Year’s Eve, it’s certainly not too early for business owners to start doing some strategic planning for next year. Here are some ways to get started.

  • Getting a divorce? There are tax issues you need to understand

    In addition to the difficult personal issues that divorce entails, several tax concerns need to be addressed to ensure that taxes are kept to a minimum and that important tax-related decisions are properly made.

  • Practical Solutions for Manufacturers and Distributors FREE Seminar

    Join SEK as we discuss the latest tax and business updates as they relate to the industry in this free event. The event will be held on two different dates at two different locations. On October 22nd, we will be hosting the event at the Chambersburg County Club from 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM.

  • Auditing grant compliance

    Has your organization received any public or private grants to fund its growth? Grants sometimes require an independent audit by a qualified accounting firm. Here’s what grant recipients should know to help facilitate matters and ensure compliance at all levels.

  • 2019 Q4 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

    Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2019. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you.

  • 5 important questions to ask about paid parental leave

    Under federal law, there’s no mandate for an employer to offer compensated time off to mothers and fathers following the birth or adoption of a child. But a few states have mandatory paid parental leave laws on the books, and it’s a topic that still gets a fair amount of news coverage.

  • Control how your charitable gifts are used by adding restrictions

    If philanthropy is an important part of your estate planning legacy, consider taking steps to ensure that your donations are used to fulfill your intended charitable purposes. Outright gifts can be risky, especially large donations that will benefit a charity over a long period of time.

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