Hagerstown SCORE

SCORE is a 13,000 member volunteer non-profit association sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. It matches volunteer business-management counselors with present and prospective small business owners in need of expert advice.

SCORE has experts in virtually every area of business management and maintains a nation skills bank to help identify the best counselors for its clients. The collective experience of SCORE counselors spans the full range of American enterprise.

The Hagerstown Chapter (# 0539) has over 20 volunteer men and women counselors to assist you. Call or email today to arrange for assistance, or register online, whether you are thinking of going into business or are an established small business.

Contact SCORE Hagerstown by

Telephone: 301-766-2043

Email: hagerstown@scorevolunteer.org

Website: www.hagerstown.score.org

Basic Tax Workshop for Small Businesses

Basic Tax Workshop for Small Businesses

Sponsored by SCORE Hagerstown's Small Business Counselors
and Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, Certified Public Accountants

SCORE, in cooperation with the CPA firm of Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, will present an educational workshop to assist you in understanding and filing your 2014 State and Federal tax returns This workshop is ideal for existing small businesses, new start-up businesses, as well as those seriously considering starting a business of their own. 

Topics will include:

  • Business Tax Requirements: business tax returns, record keeping, basic financial statements and accounting methods
  • Business Use of Your Home: deducting expenses of your home used for business, eligibility test for taking an office-in-the-home deduction, and where to  claim it on your tax form
  • Form 941 (Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return) and form 940 (Employer's Annual Unemployment Tax Return).
  • Employment Taxes: basic handling of the withholding of employment taxes such as Federal Income Tax, Social Security and Medicare 
  • Other topics may arise from the Question and Answer session  

The presenter will be Peter McDonald, CPA, Smith, Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC.  Mr. McDonald has been with SEK since 2000 and he specializes in small business and individual clients, providing accounting, consulting and tax services.

The workshop is FREE!


Hagerstown Community College
Technical Innovation Center
20140 Scholar Drive
Room 323


Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:30-8:30 PM

Snow Date: February 25, 2015