Client Advisor – Winter 2021

Shareholders of S-Corporations, as We Move Into December, There Are Two Things You Need to Do. Shareholders who own more than 2% of the shares in the S-corporation are required to report health insurance premiums paid on their behalf by the business on their W-2. This is a valuable deduction and must be reported correctly to take…

Tax Provisions in the House’s Budget Reconciliation Bill

On September 13th, the House Ways & Means Committee released a listing of proposed tax changes to be included as part of the Build Back Better Act, the budget reconciliation bill Democrats are hoping to pass in the coming weeks. The tax provisions target large corporations and high-income individuals to…

Client Advisor – Summer 2021

The past year has been challenging to say the least. Hopefully the COVID-19 crisis, which affected all of us in some ways, is nearing the end. While it has been difficult to focus attention on much other than the health and safety of our loved ones, tax planning can’t take a back seat forever. In addition to normal midyear planning ideas, legislation enacted by…

Washington State Capital Gains Tax Enacted – Takes Effect January 1, 2022

The Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 5096 at the conclusion of the 2021 legislative session, enacting a state capital gains tax, which Governor Jay Inslee signed into law May 4, 2021. The tax is a 7% tax, applicable to net long-term gains on capital assets (stocks, bonds, business interests, and other…

New Mandatory Payroll Tax Related to Long Term Care

There is a new mandatory payroll tax that will affect nearly all employees in the state of Washington. This long-term care (LTC) tax has not yet raised a lot of attention but is fast approaching. The Employment Security Department (ESD) created the WA Cares Fund that is administering this new payroll tax.

Biden Tax Plan – What You Need to Know

Now that the 2020 general election is over, it is time to consider what federal tax changes President-elect Biden would like to see for 2021 and beyond. Even with the Democrats in control of the Senate, the odds of dramatic tax reform may still be low. Some Democratic Senators, who will be up for re-election in 2022, may be reluctant to support a…

The New Form 1099-NEC: What You Need to Know

Changes are in store this tax season for the more than 70 percent of filers in 2019 who reported information in Box 7 of Form 1099 MISC. Beginning for the tax year 2020 there is a new Form 1099 NEC to report nonemployee compensation. In the past, payments of at least $600 to…

Client Advisor – Winter 2020

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe as you deal with the current COVID-19 crisis. It’s possible that additional COVID-19 related tax changes could continue to be implemented as the year wraps up and into January 2021. As always, we’re paying close attention to the everchanging tax environment to discover tax planning opportunities that could put more…

Oregon Corporate Activity Tax – DOR Issuing Notices

The Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) has recently begun issuing notices regarding the Oregon Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) to taxpayers with business activity within the state. The CAT is effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2020, making 2020 the initial year of implementation.

Client Advisor – Fall 2020

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe as you deal with the current COVID-19 crisis. What an incredibly difficult year this has been! This most recent tax season was unlike any we’ve ever experienced. We are reaching out today to discuss some opportunities that should be addressed sooner rather than later for 2020 tax planning…

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