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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

Officials Announce Government Shutdown will not affect tax returns

Posted by Emily Taibl on Jan 8, 2019 5:35:24 PM

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.

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2018 Business Return | Tax Cuts Jobs Act | Bellevue CPA Firm

Posted by John Forrest on Jan 3, 2019 10:04:18 PM

The Tax Cuts and Job Act (The TCJA) has brought about many changes for both individual and business taxes.  While some revisions and additional legislation may be on the way, below are five changes that may affect your business taxable income for 2018:

 

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Five Ways the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act May Affect your 2018 Individual Return

Posted by John Forrest on Jan 3, 2019 7:31:53 PM

Tax Reform Impact - Bellevue CPA Firm The Tax Cuts and Job Act (The TCJA) has brought about many changes for both individual and business taxes.  While some revisions and additional legislation may be on the way, below are five changes that may affect your individual income tax liability in 2018: 

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2018 Staff Promotions

Posted by Emily Taibl on Nov 28, 2018 7:07:29 PM

This fall we are excited to announce our 2018 promotions.  This year the firm promoted 14 team members.  

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An Evening of Love in action: Seattle Union Gospel Mission Catalyst Gala

Posted by Emily Taibl on Oct 16, 2018 9:54:24 PM

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.

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SC People First: Meet Kyle Lynch

Posted by Sweeney Conrad on Oct 16, 2018 9:40:08 PM

 

Meet Tax Manager Kyle Lynch! Kyle started his career in 2012 and came to Sweeney Conrad in January of 2017- so this is his second busy season with the firm. Kyle describes himself as ambitious and says that he appreciates that same quality in his co-workers. What he loves about working at Sweeney Conrad is “the ability to work with a group of seasoned professionals who work hard in servicing some of the most multifaceted and complex clients in the Northwest.” 

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Cheers to Deductions: The IRS Releases Clarification on Entertainment/Meals Deduction

Posted by Emily Taibl on Oct 11, 2018 8:41:41 PM

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.

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Guest Post: It's About Trust. Why You Should Invest in a Quality Earnings Report

Posted by Emily Taibl on Oct 11, 2018 6:53:56 PM

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.

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