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Washington Real Estate Excise Tax Increase

Posted by Melanie Abigania, CPA on May 9, 2019 12:04:56 AM

What you need to know...

On April 27, 2019, the Washington state legislature passed bill SB 5998, increasing Washington’s Real Estate Excise Tax (REET). The final version of the bill is expected to be signed by Governor Inslee shortly, and will go into effect January 1, 2020. Below is a summary of the current law and the changes you will see in 2020:

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Topics: Tax, News

Guest Post: The Complexities of Wealth: Navigating the Intersection of Money and Life with John Christianson

Posted by Emily Taibl on Mar 28, 2019 4:57:42 PM

Many dream of being wealthy. The idea of having the money to live the life you’ve always dreamed of is an exciting one. But becoming wealthy comes with its own set of issues. Dealing with the complexities of wealth is the basis of our colleague John Christianson’s new book The Wealth Creator’s Playbook: A Guide to Maximizing Your Return on Life and Money. We recently caught up with John to learn more:

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Investing in Eastside Youth through Youth Eastside Services

Posted by Sweeney Conrad on Mar 19, 2019 3:08:46 PM

On March 20, Youth Eastside Services (YES) hosts its annual Invest in Youth Breakfast. This is a cause that is dear to Sweeney Conrad, as Tax Shareholder Duke Eide has been Treasurer on the YES board for two years and attending the breakfast (formerly a lunch) for over 15 years. “I think many people don’t see the need on the eastside because there is so much wealth,” he says. “But there are those in financial need and the issues that YES deals with affect youth from poor and wealthy families.”

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Meet the Interns

Posted by Emily Taibl on Mar 18, 2019 10:25:17 PM

The interns... we couldn't do it without them. This year we are lucky to have five interns-  four from the University of Washington, and one from Central Washington University. Here is a little bit more about these incredibly hard-working students.

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Bold for the Blue

Posted by Emily Taibl on Mar 13, 2019 5:18:59 PM

It is an honor and a privilege to support the Bellevue Police Foundation. As a Bellevue-based organization, Sweeney Conrad feels the direct results of the hard work that the Bellevue Police Officers do on a daily basis, as we operate our business in a community where we feel safe and protected.

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New Transportation Fringe Rules for Employers

Posted by Jessica Vessels on Mar 12, 2019 4:35:08 PM

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Sweeney Conrad Honored for Excellence in Client Service

Posted by Emily Taibl on Mar 5, 2019 3:46:36 PM

Sweeney Conrad is honored to have recently received ClearlyRated's 2019 Best of AccountingAward for providing superior service. Best of Accounting Award winners have proven themselves as industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients.

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Washington’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave Program: The Quick Breakdown, Part 1

Posted by Brittany Malidore on Jan 29, 2019 5:19:39 PM
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Washington’s New Paid Family and Medical Leave Program: Common Questions, Part 2

Posted by Brittany Malidore on Jan 29, 2019 5:17:47 PM

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Checklist: Preparing Your Documents for Tax Season

Posted by Tenly Krakoff on Jan 17, 2019 2:12:14 PM

It’s January and that means time to start thinking about those 2018 taxes! At this point, tax documents have probably started showing up in your mailbox.  While it may seem like there is plenty of time, the sooner and more organized you can make your documents, the smoother the process will be.

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Topics: Tax

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