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Smithfield, NC 27577

John H. Scovil & Associates, P.A.

(919) 934-1121

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Welcome to our web site. We are a small firm comprised of highly qualified, experienced accountants. Since our inception, we have offered a full range of accounting, tax, and small business consulting services. Our firm will focus on your unique tax and accounting and consulting needs. For expert, affordable, service from accountants that care about you, choose us.

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Helpful Content

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?


Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

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What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

Should I Invest In REITs?

Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

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