Banner Image

Qualified Opportunity Funds: New Opportunities for Deferring Gains

Posted by Thomas Jones on Aug 23, 2018 1:00:00 PM

While many changes created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have grabbed the media limelight, not much attention has been given to a new tax benefit: Qualified Opportunity Funds. Beginning in 2018, a taxpayer can elect to reinvest proceeds from the sale of “any property” into a Qualified Opportunity Fund and defer the gain.

Read More

Topics: Sweeney Conrad News, Tax

Fake President Fraud - Beware of this E-mail Scam

Posted by Sweeney Conrad, PS on Aug 14, 2018 6:13:04 PM

One of our employees recently received an e-mail from our president requesting that she process a wire transfer immediately. The strange part? It wasn’t our current president. In fact it wasn’t even our previous president, and it certainly wasn’t his e-mail address. This was a scam appropriately named “The Fake President Fraud.”

Read More

Topics: Sweeney Conrad News

Summer Summit 2018 Recap

Posted by Sweeney Conrad, PS on Aug 9, 2018 5:08:21 PM

Thursday, July 19th marked Sweeney Conrad’s second annual Summer Summit! The Summit is our leadership program in which students join our ranks for the day. This year 23 students attended and were able to get a look at a day in the life of an accountant here at Sweeney Conrad.

Read More

Topics: Sweeney Conrad Community, Sweeney Conrad News, Sweeney Conrad Passion

Sweeney Conrad Recognized with three best workplace awards

Posted by Sweeney Conrad, PS on Jul 30, 2018 9:33:06 PM
This has been an exciting month for all of us here at Sweeney Conrad, PS, as we were the recipients of three awards!  We were named one of Washington’s Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal ,  one of the Top 100 Places to Work by Seattle Business M agazine (for the second year in a row!), and a 2018 Best Accounting Firm to Work For by Accounting Today .  We are beyond honored and extremely grateful to be recognized for all of these awards.  The three awards were determined based off of confidential surveys completed by employees- so it’s safe to say our employees have a lot of pride in their company!
Read More

Topics: Sweeney Conrad People, Sweeney Conrad News, Sweeney Conrad Passion

WSCPA Names Sweeney Conrad's Brittany Malidore Their 2018 Rising Star!

Posted by Emily Taibl on Jul 30, 2018 8:26:17 PM

This month Brittany Malidore, Senior Associate of Client Account Services at Sweeney Conrad, was named by the Washington Society of CPAs (WSCPA), as their 2018 Rising Star. The award recognizes a WSCPA member who is in the process of obtaining a CPA License for active WSCPA leadership, dedication, and service. Candidates are nominated anonymously by their peers and the award is open to any member in Washington state.

Read More

Topics: Sweeney Conrad People, Sweeney Conrad Community, Sweeney Conrad News, Sweeney Conrad Passion

Sales Tax Changes: What the Overturn of the Quill Decision Means to Your Business

Posted by Duke Eide on Jul 30, 2018 8:13:14 PM


In 1992, the Supreme Court ruled in Quill that if a company doesn’t have a physical presence in a state, then the company is not required to collect sales tax for sales to consumers within that state (this was an affirmation of a previous Supreme Court ruling). In those days, the issue was mail order catalogs (Internet, what’s that?).

Read More

Topics: Advisory, Sweeney Conrad News, Tax

Sweeney Conrad Shareholder Dave Miniken Elected WSCPA Board Chair

Posted by Dave Miniken on Aug 5, 2016 1:37:34 PM

David Miniken - Seattle CPA firmby Dave Miniken

After four years on the board of directors, and chairing a number of committees, I was recently elected board chair of the Washington Society of CPAs (WSCPA). This is the second time in Sweeney Conrad’s 35-year history that a member of the firm has served in this role; one of our founders, Mike Sweeney, chaired the WSCPA in 1989.

Read More

Topics: Audit & Assurance, Sweeney Conrad People, Sweeney Conrad News, Tax

Learn more about the services Sweeney Conrad offers