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Delay Announced for Long-Term Care Tax

Back in July, we told you about a new Long-Term Care Tax that was passed by the state legislature and slated to begin in January of 2022. The mandatory payroll tax has hit a lot of opposition along the way, but was officially put on ice on Friday with Governor Inslee’s announcement that the January 2022…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Is your CPA asking you the right questions?

You might be thinking there’s a mistake in that title. After all, aren’t YOU supposed to be the one asking questions of your CPA and not the other way around? In truth, if you listen carefully to what your CPA is asking you when you meet, you’ll learn who they are and what their priorities are for you and your business. For example, your CPA…

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American Rescue Plan Act signed into law – Tax provisions included

The third round of coronavirus relief legislation is intended to offer economic aid to businesses and self-employed, but also includes additional direct payments to and other forms of tax relief and credits for individual taxpayers. Key tax provisions have been outlined in this detailed post from Shannon & Associates…