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DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued the Final Rule on the much anticipated changes to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA). The Rule is estimated to affect 4.2 million workers. According to the Wage and Hour Division of the DOL, the Rule contains the following provisions and changes to the current regulations:

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Manager of SEK&Co Presented with Outstanding Alumnus Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 18, 2016   Michael E. Kipe, CPA was presented with the 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association at the college’s recent Honors Convocation.

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SEK&Co Named as Leading Regional CPA Firm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 27, 2016   Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC was named as a Regional Leader in Accounting Today’s Top 100 Firms Report for 2016.  SEK&Co was recognized as one of 16 leading firms in the Capital Region based on firm revenue and growth over the last year.  The Capital Region is composed of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia.

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SEK&Co Members & Associates Appointed to Allinial Global Committees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 8, 2016 The Members of Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC are pleased to announce that the firm will be represented in 2016 on six Allinial Global committees. Allinial Global, formerly known as PKF North America, is a membership association comprised of 97 legally independent accounting and consulting firms in North America and throughout the world who share resources such as education, client service, best practices, marketing, and various ranges of expertise. 

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Virginia Taxpayers to Receive Review of Tax Return Letter

From the Virginia Department of Taxation: The Virginia Department of Taxation is sending Review of Tax Return letters (AUIN073A RAP Additional Review) to taxpayers to verify withholding information. Because of the increase in identity theft and refund fraud, we are taking extra precautions to validate the refund returns we process.  Receiving the letter does not mean you are a victim of identity theft or that your return contains errors or missing data, just that your return was stopped for...

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SEK&Co Presents to Pennsylvania Ground Water Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 12, 2016 Mandy Walls, Staff Accountant at Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC (SEK&Co), presented “PA Sales and Use Tax for the Water Well Drilling Industry” at the Pennsylvania Ground Water Association (PGWA) Winter Conference on January 29, 2016 at the Harrisburg-Hershey Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA.

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IRS Phone Scams Continue to be Serious Threat

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a serious threat to taxpayers in 2016. Scam artists continue to threaten taxpayers with immediate arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. SEK & Co reminds taxpayers to guard against con games and scams that arise during any filing season.

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Join Us! SEK&Co and SCORE Hagerstown Present Tax Workshop

SCORE Hagerstown and SEK&Co are teaming up to present an educational workshop to assist you in understanding and filing your 2015 State and Federal tax returns. Join fellow small businesses at Hagerstown Community College's Technical Innovation Center at 20140 Scholar Drive, Room 323 (look for parking lot G) on Thursday, February 11th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Snow date - February 18th. This FREE workshop is ideal for existing small businesses and new start-up businesses, as well as those...

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SEK&Co Announces Staff Promotions

For Immediate Release Issue Date:    January 7, 2016Contact:       Kristina Caltagirone, Marketing Coordinator                        Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC                        717-637-5915 –

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SEK&Co Announces Supervisor Promotions

For Immediate Release Issue Date:       January 7, 2016Contact:           Kristina Caltagirone, Marketing Coordinator                           Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC                          

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