News & Announcements:

Aug 03, 2020

Lobby Reopening Monday, August 3, 2020

Beginning Monday, August 3, 2020 we will reopen our lobby to clients with reduced business hours of Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. While clients will be able to visit our office for drop offs, pick ups, and scheduled appointments we will continue to strongly encourage email, mail, and phone conferencing where possible. Face coverings will be required for all clients entering our building and we ask that you do not enter if you have been sick within the prior 24 hours. Clients may still utilize the drop box on the front, right side of our building if they prefer to avoid physical contact when dropping items off at our office. If you have questions of need to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (859)986-1717, option 1.

Jul 03, 2020

Office Closure - Friday, July 3, 2020

In observance of Independence Day, our office will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020. All phone messages and e-mails will be returned as soon as possible when we resume work on Monday, July 6, 2020. Please remember that our lobby remains closed due to COVID-19, but items may be dropped off in our drop box (gold mail slot on front, right side of our building) at any time. We appreciate your understanding and wish you all a happy, safe holiday weekend!

May 06, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Beginning Monday, 5/11/2020 our LOBBY WILL REMAIN CLOSED however we will RESUME CLIENT MEETINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY during normal business hours. Tuesday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Please call us at (859)986-1717, Option 1 to schedule an appointment. Phone appointments are strongly encouraged, but in-person meetings are available by request.

Apr 22, 2020

Information Regarding Stimulus Check Arrival Dates

Apr 10, 2020

Treasury, IRS launch new tool to help non-filers register for Economic Impact Payments

IRS.gov feature helps people who normally don’t file get payments; second tool next week provides taxpayers with payment delivery date and provide direct deposit information

 

WASHINGTON – To help millions of people, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t normally file a tax return.

The non-filer tool, developed in partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, provides a free and easy option designed for people who don’t have a return filing obligation, including those with too little income to file. The feature is available only on IRS.gov, and users should look for Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here to take them directly to the tool.

“People who don’t have a return filing obligation can use this tool to give us basic information so they can receive their Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “The IRS and Free File Alliance have been working around the clock to deliver this new tool to help people.”

The IRS reminds taxpayers that Economic Impact Payments will be distributed automatically to most people starting next week. Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for 2019 or 2018 will receive the payments automatically. Automatic payments will also go in the near future to those receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits and Railroad Retirement benefits.

How do I use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info tool?
For those who don’t normally file a tax return, the process is simple and only takes a few minutes to complete. First, visit IRS.gov, and look for “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.” Then provide basic information including Social Security number, name, address, and dependents. The IRS will use this information to confirm eligibility and calculate and send an Economic Impact Payment. Using the tool to get your payment will not result in any taxes being owed. Entering bank or financial account information will allow the IRS to deposit your payment directly in your account.  Otherwise, your payment will be mailed to you.

“Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info” is secure, and the information entered will be safe. The tool is based on Free File Fillable Forms, part of the Free File Alliance’s offerings of free products on IRS.gov.

Who should use the Non-Filers tool?
This new tool is designed for people who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019 and who don’t receive Social Security retirement or disability benefits or Railroad Retirement benefits. Others who should consider the Non-Filers tool as an option, include:

Lower income: Among those who could use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info tool are those who haven’t filed a 2018 or 2019 return because they are under the normal income limits for filing a tax return. This may include single filers who made under $12,200 and married couples making less than $24,400 in 2019.

Veterans beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients: The IRS continues to explore ways to see if Economic Impact Payments can be made automatically to SSI recipients and those who receive veterans disability compensation, pension or survivor benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and who did not file a tax return for the 2018 or 2019 tax years. People in these groups can either use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info option now or wait as the IRS continues to review automatic payment options to simplify delivery for these groups. 

Social Security, SSDI and Railroad Retirement beneficiaries with qualifying dependents: These groups will automatically receive $1,200 Economic Impact Payments. People in this group who have qualifying children under age 17 may use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to claim the $500 payment per child.

Students and others: If someone else claimed you on their tax return, you will not be eligible for the Economic Impact Payment or using the Non-Filer tool.
 
Coming next week: Automatic payments begin
Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 and chose direct deposit of their refund will automatically receive an Economic Impact Payment of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples and $500 for each qualifying child. Individuals who receive Social Security retirement or disability benefits, SSDI or who receive Railroad Retirement benefits but did not file a return for 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive a payment in the near future.

Coming next week: Get My Payment shows Economic Impact Payment date, helps with direct deposit
To help everyone check on the status of their payments, the IRS is building a second new tool expected to be available for use by April 17. Get My Payment will provide people with the status of their payment, including the date their payment is scheduled to be deposited into their bank account or mailed to them.

An additional feature on Get My Payment will allow eligible people a chance to provide their bank account information so they can receive their payment more quickly rather than waiting for a paper check. This feature will be unavailable if the Economic Impact Payment has already been scheduled for delivery.

More Information on Economic Impact Payments
The IRS will post additional updates on IRS.gov/coronavirus on these and other issues.

Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update - We are now #HealthyatHome

For the health and safety of our employees and their families, Davis & Hylton Accounting & Tax Service, PLLC and Davis & Hylton Payroll Services, Inc. have made the difficult decision to be #HealthyatHome. Beginning Friday, March 27, 2020 we will no longer be accepting curbside drop-offs, however clients can utilize mail, email, fax, and the dropbox on the front, right side of our building for submitting information. Confidentiality and the protection of our client information is of the utmost importance to us so, for this reason, only the most essential business functions will continue during this period. Payroll services will continue to be provided and clients with completed tax returns will still be contacted to make arrangements for payment and the mailing of copies. Clients are strongly encouraged to utilize email for any questions or concerns during this period but may leave messages for our staff by calling (859)986-1717. Please understand that every effort will be made to return phone calls and reply to emails as quickly as possible, but working from home may affect our response times. We ask for your patience and understanding as we all weather this storm together. #TogetherKY #TeamKentucky

Mar 20, 2020

Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Legislation Includes Important Tax Provisions

Coronavirus Relief Legislation Includes Important Tax Provisions

 

Yesterday, President Trump signed legislation providing support to Americans affected by coronavirus. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, or H.R. 6201, provides for paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing and expands food assistance and unemployment benefits. Notably, H.R. 6201 also provides businesses with tax credits for qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees.

 

Paid Sick Leave

Part of H.R. 6201, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, requires government employers and private employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide employees with two weeks of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular pay if the employee is unable to work because he or she:

·         Is subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to coronavirus;

·         Has been advised by a healthcare provider to self-quarantine due to coronavirus concerns; or

·         Is experiencing symptoms of coronavirus and seeking a medical diagnosis.


The amount of paid sick leave per employee is limited to $511 per day and $5,110 total.

The Act also requires these employers to provide employees with two weeks of paid sick leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular pay to care for another individual in quarantine or for a child whose school has closed or childcare provider is unavailable because of coronavirus precautions. The amount of paid sick leave for these employees is limited to $200 per day and $2,000 total.

 

Full-time employees are entitled to paid sick leave for 80 hours. Part-time employees are entitled to paid sick leave for the number of hours they work, on average, over a two-week period.

 

Paid Family Leave

The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, another part of H.R. 6201, provides certain government employees and employees of private businesses with fewer than 500 employees who have been on the job for at least 30 days with 12 weeks of job-protected leave. Employees qualify for paid family leave if they are unable to work due to a need to care for a child whose school or place of care has closed due to a "public health emergency." A "public health emergency" is defined as a coronavirus emergency declared by a federal, state, or local authority.

 

The first 10 days of family leave may be unpaid. After the first 10 days, employers must provide employees with no less than two-thirds of their usual pay. Paid family leave per employee is limited to $200 per day and $10,000 total.

 

Potential Exemption for Certain Employees and Small Businesses

The Act permits the Labor Department to issue regulations allowing employers to exclude certain healthcare providers and emergency responders from paid sick and family leave benefits. The Department also has authority to exempt small businesses with fewer than 50 employees from the paid sick and family leave requirements if complying would jeopardize the viability of the business.

 

Refundable Payroll Tax Credits for Employers

H.R. 6201 provides for refundable tax credits for employers who provide paid sick or family leave, which can be taken against the employer’s payroll or railroad retirement taxes. Employers are entitled to a credit against FICA taxes.

 

Employers are entitled to a refundable tax credit equal to 100% of "qualified sick leave wages" paid each calendar quarter. "Qualified sick leave wages" are those paid under the provisions of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.

 

The amount of qualified sick leave wages an employer can take into account per employee is capped at $511 per day for employees who are required or advised to self-quarantine or are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus and seeking a diagnosis. For employees caring for another individual in quarantine or a child whose school or place of care is closed, the amount of qualified sick leave wages the employer can take into account is capped at $200 per day. The total number of days an employer can take into account per employee is limited to 10 days for all calendar quarters.

 

Employers also are entitled to a refundable payroll tax credit equal to 100% of "qualified family leave wages" paid each calendar quarter. "Qualified family leave wages" are wages paid under the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. The amount of qualified family leave wages an employer can take into account per employee is capped at $200 per day and $10,000 for all calendar quarters.

 

Beyond the wage limits, both the paid sick and family leave tax credits are increased to include amounts employers pay for the employee’s health plan coverage while the employee is on leave.

 

To prevent a double benefit, the law prohibits employers from taking a deduction for the wages paid equal to the amount of any credit received.

 

Refundable Tax Credits for Self-Employed Individuals

H.R. 6201 also provides for refundable tax credits against the self-employment tax. The sick leave tax credit is 100% of the "qualified sick leave equivalent amount" for self-employed individuals required to self-quarantine or experiencing symptoms of coronavirus and seeking a diagnosis. For these individuals, the "qualified sick leave equivalent amount" is the lesser of their average daily self-employment income or $511 per day.

 

For self-employed individuals caring for someone else in quarantine or a child whose school or place of care is closed, the sick leave tax credit is 67% of the "qualified sick leave equivalent amount." The "qualified sick leave equivalent amount" for these individuals is the lesser of their average daily self-employment income or $200 per day.

 

The family leave tax credit for self-employed individuals is 100% of the "qualified family leave equivalent amount." This amount is the lesser of 67% of their average daily self-employment income or $200 per day. Self-employed individuals may receive this credit for up to 50 days.

 

The provisions of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act take effect on April 2, 2020 (15 days from the date of enactment) and expire December 31, 2020. Employer payroll tax credits apply to wages paid beginning on the date selected by the Treasury Department (which must be during the 15-day period beginning on the date of enactment) and ending on December 31, 2020. Likewise, self-employment tax credits apply to the days beginning on the date selected by the Treasury Department and ending on December 31, 2020.

Businesses affected by coronavirus should ensure they are complying with the requirements of this legislation and are taking advantage of any associated tax credits that may be available.

Mar 18, 2020

Regarding COVID-19

Amid the developing COVID-19 situation, we would like for you, our valued friends and clients, to know that Davis & Hylton Accounting & Tax Service, PLLC and Davis & Hylton Payroll Services, Inc. are making it a top priority to ensure the protection of our clients and staff. While enhanced cleaning procedures and personal hygiene are likely enough to prevent the spread of disease, we are taking additional steps to minimize social contact and defend against illness.

 

Despite tax season being a crucial time for our business, we have made the decision to reduce the working hours of our staff to strictly a forty-hour week to keep them rested and their immune systems strong. Effective immediately, and until further notice, we will be closing our lobby to clients to encourage “social distancing”. Clients are, instead, encouraged to utilize alternative methods for submitting information to and receiving information from our office when possible. All in-person meetings will be suspended until further notice; however, clients may continue to schedule phone call appointments with both Steve and Kandi barring any future government restrictions.

 

Submission of tax documents, letters, and other information may be done through e-mail, mail, fax, or by texting pictures to our office cell phone at (859)582-8113. When necessary, clients may utilize the drop box at the front, right side of our building for delivering information or complete a “curbside drop-off” by contacting our Receptionist at (859)986-1717, option 7 when they arrive at our building. Effective March 19, 2020 and until further notice, all completed tax returns will be e-filed and copies will be mailed to clients at their address once the return has been signed and payment for our services has been received. Arrangements can be made for clients wishing to review their complete tax return prior to submission and clients with oversized tax documents (banker’s boxes, etc.) by discussing with us on an individual basis. In all circumstances, phone calls and emails will be necessary as alternatives to physical office visits.

 

If you have already filed, or still need to file your 2019 tax return, please be advised that the IRS has extended the deadline for payment on 2019 tax returns by 90 days. IRS tax payments will now be due July 15, 2020 instead of April 15, 2020. (Read more about this here: https://www.journalofaccountancy.com/news/2020/mar/90-day-delay-tax-payment-deadline-coronavirus-23197.html)

 

Traditionally, our office has been able to offer clients whose tax documents were received in their entirety by April 1 a guarantee of completion by the April 15 deadline, however, due to the extenuating circumstances of this year and the possibility for new developments, we can no longer offer that guarantee for this tax year. Extensions, free of charge, will be filed for any client whose tax return is not completed prior to April 15 and no consequences will be received from the IRS until after July 15, 2020.

 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to monitor the progression of COVID-19 and adjust our plans based on new information received. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to us via phone or email using the following information:

 

Steve Davis – steve@davishylton.com

Kandi Hylton – kandi@davishylton.com

Phone – (859)986-1717, option 7

Text – (859)582-8113

Dec 11, 2019

New W-4 Format for 2020

DISCLAIMER: Due to the complexity of the new 2020 Form W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Certificate) format, communicating changes and determining employee's personal selections will be challenging. Unfortunately, Davis & Hylton Accounting & Tax Service, PLLC and Davis & Hylton Payroll Services, Inc will no longer be able to advise employees or their employers how to fill out W-4s.

          The 2020 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, is very different from previous versions. This is due to the federal tax law changes that took place in 2018. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not requiring all employees to complete the revised form and has designed the withholding tables so that they will work with both the new and prior year forms. However, certain employees will be required to use the new form: those hired in 2020 and anyone who makes withholding changes during 2020.

Even though the IRS does not require all employees to complete the revised form and even if your tax situation has not changed, The APA (American Payroll Association) recommends you perform a “paycheck checkup” to see if you need to make adjustments to your current withholding. To conduct the checkup, you can use the IRS’s Tax Withholding Estimator (https://www.irs.gov/individuals/tax-withholding-estimator). To effectively use the estimator, it is helpful to have a copy of your most recent pay stub and tax return. It is likely that the estimator will be updated to account for the 2020 tax tables in early January. Please note: if you do not submit a new form, withholding will continue based on your previously submitted form.

Before completing the 2020 Form W-4, please read the instructions that are included with the form. You must complete Steps 1 and 5. Steps 2, 3, and 4 are optional, but completing them will help ensure that your federal income tax withholding will more accurately match your tax liability. Step 1 is for your personal information; Step 2 is for households with multiple jobs; Step 3 is used to claim tax credits for dependents; Step 4 is for other adjustments (additional income such as interest and dividends, itemized deductions that exceed the standard deduction, and extra tax you want withheld); and Step 5 is where you sign the form.

The IRS takes your privacy seriously and suggests that, if you are worried about reporting income from multiple jobs in Step 2 or other income in Step 4(a), you check the box in Step 2(c) or enter an additional withholding amount in Step 4(c). To determine the additional withholding amount, you can use the withholding estimator. The IRS has also published Frequently Asked Questions that you may find helpful as you complete the form (https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/faqs-on-the-draft-2020-form-w-4).

For the new 2020 W-4 form, please CLICK HERE.

Oct 21, 2019

Annual Client Appreciation Week - Monday, December 2, 2019 through Friday, December 6, 2019

Our Annual Client Appreciation week is a chance for us to say thank you to those who make our jobs possible. Refreshments are served daily and each visitor will receive a small gift. Attendees may register to win 2 Tickets to the University of Kentucky Men's Basketball game vs. the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, December 14, 2019. All entries for the ticket raffle must enter in person. Raffle will be held on Friday, December 6th at 3:30 PM.

Oct 21, 2019

2019 Holiday Office Closures

With the holidays drawing near, we wanted to offer our clients advance notice of our holiday office closure schedule for 2019 so that they may plan their visits accordingly.

November 2019

Our office will be closing at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. We will remain closed through Friday, November 29, 2019. We will reopen on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM.

December 2019

Our office will be closing at 2:30 PM on Thursday, December 12, 2019. We will reopen on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM.

Our office will be closed Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. We will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 8:30 AM.

We apologize for any inconvenience these closures may cause and wish you a happy holiday season.

Sep 02, 2019

Office Closure - Monday, September 2, 2019

In observance of Labor Day, our office will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019. We will re-open at 8:30 am on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Aug 26, 2019

Welcome New Hires!

Everyone please welcome the newest additions to the Davis & Hylton family! Teresa Kidwell (Personal Assistant), Brittany Spangler (Bookkeeper), and Jeff DeBarr (Assistant Tax Preparer) all join our team today. We're so excited to have these new faces on board and also for the new opportunities that come along with them.

Aug 21, 2019

Quarterly Meetings for Monthly and Quarterly Financial Clients

Over the last few months our firm has refined its processes, added new smiling faces, and even rearranged our lobby all in the name of providing a superior, personalized experience for our beloved clients. We wanted to take a moment to gush about something that we're overjoyed to have finally set in motion as part of our continued efforts to be the best we can be.

It's been a long-time dream of our firm to provide quarterly meetings with an accountant as part of our monthly and quarterly financial services. With the help of some of our new faces and a few tweaks to our processes, we are so happy to say that we've finally arrived! Some of our financial services clients may have already been contacted to schedule their meetings and those of you who haven't should know that you will be contacted over the next month or two. These meetings are by no means required, but instead offered as an opportunity to discuss any questions, comments, or concerns about the financial state of your company. We look forward to seeing you at these quarterly meetings and providing you with the personalized experience we've been dreaming of!

If you are not currently a monthly or quarterly client but are interested in learning about our financial statement preparation or financial review services, please contact our office at (859)986-1717, option #7, to schedule a meeting.

Aug 08, 2019

New Receptionist Location

We're excited to announce that you can now visit our receptionist, Tara, at her new permanent location directly across from the front door in our lobby! Special thanks to DR Drywall, D & B Electric, and Jason Walters for making it all possible! We couldn't have done it without you!

Jul 29, 2019

Now Hiring - Assistant Tax Preparer

Professional accounting & tax firm seeking experienced Assistant Tax Preparer. Full-time (32-40 Hours during off-season, 43+ hours during tax season), year-round position with benefits available. Tax preparation knowledge and experience required. Experience with ProSeries, DMS, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and Office 365 preferred. Bookkeeping and 1099 preparation experience also a plus. Must possess strong communication skills, strong organizational skills, strong follow-up skills, and the ability to multi-task. The ideal candidate would be resourceful, knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, and able to take direction from multiple sources. Job duties may include but are not limited:

- Review of incoming tax returns for missing information including cross-referencing with previous year’s return
- Client information maintenance in QuickBooks
- Client communication (verbal and written) regarding missing tax information, completed tax returns, and general tax questions
- Regular follow-up with clients regarding missing tax information 
- Accurate and timely handling of additional incoming tax return information
- Preparation of spreadsheets in Excel and/or financial statements in QuickBooks
- Form 1099 preparation in QuickBooks
- Maintaining internal shared tax return tracking spreadsheet
- Providing administrative support to tax return preparers (research, correspondence, preparing documents, etc.)
- Some tax return preparation

Serious applicants only. E-mail resume to casey@davishylton.com or drop off at front desk at 125 Clay Drive, Suite B, Berea, KY 40403.

Jul 22, 2019

Exciting Changes Coming Soon!

We would like to ask all of our friends and clients to please pardon our mess while we undergo some changes to our layout over the coming weeks. During this time you will be seeing Tara's smiling face in our lobby instead of behind a counter. We're looking forward to another positive change with a fresh new layout and hope you are as well!

Jul 09, 2019

New Phone System Menu Options

With the new phone system now in place, we thought it might be beneficial to our friends and clients to provide a written list of the menu options you'll hear when you call our office. These options have been carefully designed to put you in contact with the right person for your questions at just the touch of a button. The phone script is as follows:

Thank you for calling Davis & Hylton Accounting & Tax Service and Davis & Hylton Payroll Services. If you know your party’s extension you may dial it at any time. Please choose from the following options:
- For Davis & Hylton Payroll Services or to speak with Elizabeth, please press 1
- For Sales Tax, Financial Statements, QuickBooks, or to speak with Christi, please press 2
- For Tax questions or to speak with Ben, please press 3
- For Billing, Payments, Advertising, or to speak with Casey, please press 4
- To speak with Brandi, please press 5.
- To speak with Robin, please press 6.
- For all other questions, to speak with an accountant, or to schedule an appointment, please press 7.

If you are uncertain which option best suits your needs, please select option number 7 and our receptionist, Tara, can direct your call to the appropriate person.

Jul 03, 2019

New Window Vinyl!

Up next in our series of positive changes we have some shiny new vinyl for our front window! We are now proudly reppin' Davis & Hylton Accounting & Tax Service AND Davis & Hylton Payroll Services! As a reminder, moving forward we will have year-round business hours of Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm with additional hours of Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm during tax season only.

Jun 17, 2019

Welcome, Tara!

Everyone please welcome the newest addition to the Davis & Hylton family - our new Receptionist, Tara (Chrisman) Jones! We believe Tara will be an excellent addition and hope all of our friends and clients will feel the same. Welcome to the team, Tara!

Jun 10, 2019

New Phone System

We are pleased to announce that, effective today, our new phone system is live! A detailed menu prompt will now guide you in selecting the appropriate staff member for your question and, best of all, you will be able to connect directly with that person without holding or explaining your question multiple times! You will also now be able to leave direct voicemails for staff members any time of day! We're so happy to offer you this new feature as part of our continued efforts to provide you with a superior tax, accounting, and payroll experience!

May 27, 2019

Office Closure - Monday, May 27th, 2019

In observance of Memorial Day, our office will be closed Monday, May 27th, 2019. We will re-open at 8:30 am on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

May 16, 2019

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May 14, 2019

New Phone System Coming to Davis & Hylton

More exciting news from Davis & Hylton - As part of our continued efforts to provide superior service to our clients we will be introducing a new automated phone system in the coming months. This system will enable clients to connect directly with the appropriate staff member with just the touch of a button. New customizable greetings will allow us to inform clients of office closures and events and a new numbered prompt will help guide clients to the staff member associated with their questions, resulting in quicker responses. We're so excited to roll out this new feature that will enhance our client experience and we look forward to continuing to service your needs!

May 13, 2019

Congratulations to Brandi Gilbert on her promotion to Administrative Assistant!

Our commitment to providing superior service for our clients means making sure we have the right team members in the right places to service our clients' needs. Our beloved Brandi is no exception. While Brandi has served our clients as an exceptional Receptionist for nearly two years, we know she is capable of even more. Brandi's passion for customer service and providing our clients with a first-rate experience have been invaluable to our staff and our clients. We are thrilled to announce that Brandi has been promoted to Administrative Assistant - a role that we feel confident she will excel in. As part of her new job responsibilities she will be following up and checking in with our monthly and quarterly business clients, as well as helping our tax preparers gather necessary information to complete tax returns. So if you have the pleasure of speaking with our new Administrative Assistant, please congratulate her on a job well done and a much deserved promotion! We love you, Brandi!

May 10, 2019

Receptionist Position Available

Professional accounting & tax firm seeking experienced Receptionist. Full-time position with benefits available. Experience with QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and Office 365 required. Basic knowledge of tax forms preferred. Must possess strong communication skills, strong organizational skills, strong follow-up skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task. The ideal candidate would have a positive attitude and be professional, friendly, helpful, and work well under pressure. This position will act as the “face” of the company. Job duties may include but are not limited:
 

- Reception for visiting clients
- Answering and directing client phone calls
- Making phone calls to clients
- Regular follow-up with clients regarding information awaiting pick-up
- Regular internal and external email correspondence
- Consistent follow-up with staff regarding meeting and phone call notes, as well as proper handling of that information
- Scheduling via Office 365 calendar
- Intake of tax return information including requesting certain documents and acquiring proper paperwork at time of drop-off
- Going over completed tax return information with clients including acquiring proper signatures and processing payment
- Maintaining internal shared tax return tracking spreadsheet
- Providing administrative support to all staff as necessary
- Running Errands as necessary

 

Serious applicants only. E-mail resume to casey@davishylton.com or drop off at front desk at 125 Clay Drive, Suite B, Berea, KY 40403.

May 10, 2019

Exciting Changes Coming

Exciting changes are happening at your favorite Accounting & Tax office! Over the remainder of the year our wonderful friends and clients will be seeing us evolve in many ways, all of which are intended to provide our clients with the best possible experience and superior service! As part of this evolution, we want to make everyone aware that we will be altering our "tax season" hours (late January - April 15th) going forward to match our normal business hours. Beginning in 2020, our office will be open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm year-round (with extended hours by appointment only). During tax season (late January to April 15th) we will continue to offer Saturday hours from 9:00am - 12:00pm. As many of you noticed this year, we have added some additional features to our tax service that have streamlined the tax process, helping our clients spend less time dropping off and picking up documents and expediting the completion of their returns. We plan to continue offering these services in the future, as well as continue to refine the process to make it even easier for you. We look forward to continuing to service your needs and providing you with an exceptional tax experience!

Apr 16, 2019

Office Closure - Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

A special thank you to all our friends and clients for another wonderful tax season! Our office will be closed on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019. We will resume normal business hours of Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019. We apologize any inconvenience this may cause.

Reminder - 2018 tax returns are due Monday, April 15th, 2019. All tax returns and payments must be postmarked and mailed out on this date in order to be considered timely. If you currently have a completed return awaiting signatures at our office, we will be open Monday, April 15th, 2019 from 8am-4:30pm for you to pick up. If you have not yet completed your 2018 tax return and need to file an extension, please contact our office at 859-986-1717 to do so.

Apr 08, 2019

Reminder - Personal Tax Returns Due 4/15

Only one more week left to file your 2018 tax return! If you are in need of an extension, even if you are not a current client, please contact our office at 859-986-1717 prior to April 15th. Extensions are free of charge and offer a 6-month extension to file your return. It is important to note that this extension does not cover any monies due by April 15th to Federal, State, or Local Governments; it is only an extension for the filing of the actual tax return. Please have the following information ready when you call: Your legal name and social security number, Spouse's legal name (if applicable) and social security number, address, and phone number. Thank you all for your continued business! We look forward to hearing from you!

Mar 15, 2019

Reminder - Personal Tax Returns Due 4/15

Reminder to all of our friends and clients - All Individual tax returns are due annually by April 15th. We request you submit your tax information in its entirety by Monday, April 1st in order to ensure completion by the April 15th deadline. Tax returns submitted after April 1st or returns submitted with missing documentation will not be guaranteed by the deadline. If you are unable to submit your documents by April 1st, even if you are not a current client, please contact our office at 859-986-1717 prior to April 15th to request filing an extension. Extensions are free of charge and offer a 6-month extension to file your return. It is important to note that this extension does not cover any monies due by April 15th to Federal, State, or Local Governments; it is only an extension for the filing of the actual tax return. Please have the following information ready when you call: Your legal name and social security number, Spouse's legal name (if applicable) and social security number, address, and phone number. If you own an LLC business and will not be able to submit your tax information to our office prior to April 1st, you may drop your $175.00 check payable to "Kentucky State Treasurer" off at our office prior to April 15th for convenience. Thank you all for your continued business! We look forward to hearing from you!

Feb 28, 2019

Reminder - Partnership & S-Corp Tax Returns Due 3/15

Reminder to all of our friends and clients - All Partnership and S-Corp tax returns are due annually by March 15th. If you own a qualifying business and have not yet completed your business tax return, even if you are not a current client, please contact our office at 859-986-1717 prior to March 15th to request filing an extension. Extensions are free of charge and offer a 6-month extension to file your return. It is important to note that this extension does not cover any monies due by April 15th to State or Local Governments; it is only an extension for the filing of the actual tax return. Please have the following information ready when you call: official business name, business federal ID number, address, and phone number. Thank you all for your continued business! We look forward to hearing from you!

Jan 21, 2019

Extended Tax Season Business Hours

Our office will be operating on extended tax season business hours Monday, January 21, 2019 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. Hours for this time period are as follows:
 

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday - 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday - 9:00am-12:00pm

 

If you would like to schedule an appointment please contact us at 859-986-1717. We look forward to seeing you!

Jan 04, 2019

Reminder - Annual client packets must be completed when dropping off tax documents.

With a new tax filing season upon us we would like to remind all clients that, when submitting your personal tax documents to Davis & Hylton Accounting & Tax Service, PLLC, you will be required to fill out the annual client packet and submit a current copy of a driver’s license for you and your spouse (if applicable). If you are a business owner, there will also be a short packet to fill out for your business. For your convenience, these packets are located on our website so that they may be filled out prior to your visit. If you have any questions, or need to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (859)986-1717. Thank you in advance for another great tax season and we look forward to seeing each of you!

Dec 24, 2018

Office Closure - Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Our office will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience these closures may cause and wish you a happy holiday season.

Dec 10, 2018

Modified Office Hours - Monday, December 10, 2018

Our office will be closing at 2:30PM on Monday, December 10th, 2018. We will reopen at 8:30AM on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Nov 29, 2018

Modified Office Hours - Thursday, November 29, 2018

Our office will be closed until 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 29th, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Nov 21, 2018

Office Closures - November 2018

In observance of Thanksgiving our office will be closing at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 and will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 and Friday, November 23rd, 2018. We will reopen at 8:30 am on Monday, November 26th, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Nov 19, 2018

NOTES PERTAINING TO FAILURE TO FILE 1099S FOR IMMIGRANT WORKERS

 If you are thinking of hiring undocumented workers, please read this information.

Oct 16, 2018

Annual Client Appreciation Week - Monday, December 3, 2018 through Friday, December 7, 2018

Our Annual Client Appreciation week is a chance for us to say thank you to those who make our jobs possible. Refreshments are served daily and each visitor will receive a small gift. Attendees may register to win 2 Tickets to the University of Kentucky Men's Basketball game vs. the Utah Utes on Saturday, December 15, 2018. All entries for the ticket raffle must enter in person. Raffle will be held on Friday, December 7th at 3:30 PM.

Oct 16, 2018

2018 Holiday Office Closures

With the holidays drawing near, we wanted to offer our clients advance notice of our holiday office closure schedule for 2018 so that they may plan their visits accordingly.

November 2018

Our office will be closing at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. We will remain closed through Friday, November 23, 2018. We will reopen on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 8:30 AM.

December 2018

Our office will be closing at 2:30 PM on Monday, December 10, 2018. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:30 AM.

Our office will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM.

We apologize for any inconvenience these closures may cause and wish you a happy holiday season.

Sep 07, 2018

Team Building Fun

What a fun little team building exercise with some of our staff. Thanks to the folks at Breakout Games (Lexington) for a great time!

Sep 03, 2018

Office Closure - Monday, September 3rd, 2018

In observance of Labor Day, our office will be closed Monday, September 3rd, 2018. We will re-open at 8:30 am on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Jul 04, 2018

Office Closure - Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

In observance of Independence Day, our office will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. We will re-open at 8:30 am on Thursday July 5th, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Jun 06, 2018

Upcoming Changes to Kentucky Sales Tax Requirements

With the upcoming changes to the sales tax requirements in Kentucky, we know everyone has tons of questions. This link provides some information on how the new requirements might affect you. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our office.

May 28, 2018

Office Closure - Monday, May 28th, 2018

In observance of Memorial Day, our office will be closed Monday, May 28th, 2018. We will re-open at 8:30 am on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

May 01, 2018

Now Hiring Two Positions!

Assistant Tax Preparer

Professional accounting & tax firm seeking experienced assistant tax preparer. Full-time, year-round position with benefits available. Tax preparation knowledge and experience required. Experience with ProSeries, DMS, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and Office 365 preferred. Bookkeeping, Sales Tax, and 1099 preparation experience also a plus. E-mail resume to casey@davishylton.com or drop off at front desk at 125 Clay Drive, Suite B, Berea, KY 40403.

 

Payroll/Accounting Clerk

Professional accounting & tax firm seeking experienced payroll/accounting clerk.  Full-time position with benefits available. Payroll knowledge and experience required. Experience with Apex, ADP, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, Office 365, and basic knowledge of tax forms preferred. Scanning, invoicing, and tax return assembly experience also a plus. E-mail resume to casey@davishylton.com or drop off at front desk at 125 Clay Drive, Suite B, Berea, KY 40403.

Apr 18, 2018

Office Closure Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Thank you to all our friends and clients for another wonderful tax season! Our office will be closed on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018. We will resume normal business hours of Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm on Thursday, April 19th, 2018. We apologize any inconvenience this may cause.

Mar 27, 2018

Personal Tax Return Deadline 4/15 - Extension Instructions

Reminder - All personal tax returns are due by April 15th. If you have not yet completed your personal tax return, even if you are not a current client, please contact our office at 859-986-1717 prior to April 15th to request filing an extension. Extensions are free of charge and offer a 6-month extension to file your return. It is important to note that this extension does not cover any monies due by April 15th; it is only an extension for the filing of the actual tax return. Please have the following information ready when you call: official name, social security number, address, and phone number.