Last week we held a panel in partnership with Now CFO on Growing Pains: Learning from Obstacles and Building a Solid Team in Times of High Growth. Our panel was comprised of local business leaders, who shared with us the books they are currently enjoying on business and beyond.
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:
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.
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.
Sweeney Conrad is honored to have recently received ClearlyRated's 2019 Best of Accounting™ Award 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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Officials announced yesterday that the Trump administration has directed the Internal Revenue Service to issue tax refunds despite the ongoing government shutdown. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnunchin said that the administration will call back a significant number of I.R.S. employees from furlough to issue refunds, though they will not be paid until the shutdown ends. According to official statements, the I.R.S. plans to open the tax filing season on time and are anticipating that they will be able to answer 60 to 70 percent of phone calls seeking tax assistance.
This fall we are excited to announce our 2018 promotions. This year the firm promoted 14 team members.
Mission Pursues Good
Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is a Christian organization with a mission to serve, rescue, and transform those in greatest need. By providing 24/7, 360-degree support services for homeless people in King County, the Mission seeks to be a consistent friend to those who are isolated and have lost hope.
Good news in the tax world. It turns out you can have your cake, and deduct it too- at least if you are wining and dining a client. The Internal Revenue cleared up a bit of confusion recently, when the agency confirmed that companies can still deduct 50 percent of meals while entertaining clients and customers.
This month we checked in with our colleague, John O'Dore of Chinook Capital Advisors to discuss Quality Earnings Reports and their value in your overall financial picture.