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Kent Early’s firm marks 30 years

W. Kent Early Accounting & Tax Service, located on George Washington Memorial Highway at Hayes, is now in its 30th year of business and owner Kent Early has seen many changes in his field.

Not only has his staff grown, Early said, but so have the services he offers. In addition, electronic tax filing and digital records were not seen in the business as they are today. 

Now, all tax forms are sent electronically to the Internal Revenue Service, he said, although he can make a paper copy for clients who want that instead of a digital version. Missing from the office are rows of file cabinets that once housed a paper trail of information.

Early, who attended Christopher Newport University, said the Tax Code changes regularly and he and staff must take continuing education courses to keep current. He and his staff handle individual and business accounts, assisting clients with accounting, tax service, payroll (especially for small businesses), estate and trust planning, and Qui...

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