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Pennsylvania Department of Revenue June/July 2013 Tax Update

The June/July 2013 Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Tax Update is now available. This update includes information on the state's 2013-2014 budget, 2013 tax change highlights, clarification on the E-911 surcharge for retailers, agricultural exemptions for inheritance tax, fall tax seminar preview and 2012-2013 General Fund Revenues. Follow this link: PA Department of Revenue Tax Update 168

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SEK&Co Featured in Evening Sun Article

An article commemorating Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC's 50th anniversary appears in the Evening Sun. Follow this link to see the full story.

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Member of the Firm R. Duane May

The Members of Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, are saddened to note the passing of R. Duane May. Duane was a member of the firm and an employee for over 30 years. View additional details at the Herald Mail.

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John R. Schnitzer, Managing Member of SEK&Co Featured in Central Penn Business Journal

John R. Schnitzer, managing member of Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, was featured in a recent article in the Central Penn Business Journal. Follow this link to view the article.

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Free QuickBooks Users Group at Our Hanover, PA Office

You are invited to attend a free QuickBooks Users Group on July 11, 2013 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at our Hanover office. Our Hanover office is located at 55 Wetzel Drive. QB User Grp 2013 Hanover 07-11-13

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Effective July1 2013, All Virginia Employers Must File and Pay Withholding Tax Electronically

Beginning July 1, 2013, every employer will be required to file all withholding tax returns and payments electronically. This requirement does not change the filing frequency requirements, however, it may change the filing and payment method used. Employers can meet these electronic filing and paying requirements without purchasing tax filing software. We offer several free online services that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

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Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC Announces Staff Promotions

Issue Date:              February 22, 2013 Contact:                   Edward D. Warren – Marketing Director (301) 733-5020 – ewarren@sek.com SMITH ELLIOTT KEARNS & COMPANY, LLC ANNOUNCES STAFF PROMOTIONS   The Members of Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC are pleased to announce the following promotions effective January 1, 2013. PROMOTED TO SUPERVISOR

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Employee Vs. Independent Contractor

by Peter O. McDonald, CPA   A critical part of business operations is determining whether an individual who is providing services to your business should be treated as an employee or an independent contractor.  In general you must withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, withhold income taxes and pay unemployment taxes on wages paid to employees.  Usually you aren’t required to withhold or pay any taxes on payments to independent contractors.

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Implications for Business

The 111th Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 in March of 2010. While much of the law has not been implemented, several key provisions will go into effect in 2013 that will directly impact businesses.

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Free Tax Workshop

The Hagerstown SCORE Chapter in conjunction with Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC will present its annual free public service tax workshop on Tuesday February 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Sandra Tillou, CPA and consultant to Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC will present the seminar at Hagerstown Community College in room 323 of the Technical Innovation Center.  For more details on this event visit the Herald Mail website.

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