Apr 03
Calendar with April 17, 2018 clearly marked with green pushpin.

Tax Filing Deadline Rapidly Approaching

Article Highlights: 2017 balance due payments IRA contributions for 2017 Estimated tax payments for first quarter 2018 Statute of limitation 2018 refunds Just a reminder that the due date for 2017 tax returns is April 17, 2018! There is no penalty for filing late if you are receiving a refund.... read more →
Mar 22
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Tax Day Is Just Around The Corner – Are You Ready?

April 17th is the due date this year, thanks to the 15th falling on a weekend and Emancipation Day in Washington DC observed on Monday the 16th. Return not finished yet? Still waiting for some missing information? Better consider filing an extension along with any tax due, giving you until... read more →
Mar 20
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Have You Filed Your 2014 Federal Tax Return Yet?

If you don’t file it by April 17, 2018 you forfeit any refund you have coming. Give us a call to discuss your options. You can reach Scott Nissen at (360) 671-0700 , or fill out the contact form below.
Mar 20
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Can’t Pay Your Taxes by the April Due Date?

Article Highlights: What to Do If You Can’t Pay Loans Credit Card Payments IRS Installment Agreements Retirement Funds If you aren’t one of those lucky Americans who gets a tax refund from the IRS you might be wondering about your options for paying off your tax liability by the April... read more →
Mar 12
Sign in shape of arrow with Tax Reform written on it. The sign features blue stars and red stripes like a flag.

Tax Reform Limits Exchanges to Defer Taxes

Note: This is one of a series of articles explaining how the various tax changes made by the GOP’s Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (referred to as the “Act” in the article), passed late in December 2017, might affect you and your family in 2018 and future years, and offering... read more →
Oct 31
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Business Tax: Is it Time To Consider Section 179?

Section 179 expensing can be a very powerful tax-planning tool for small- and medium-sized businesses acquiring capital assets. While it doesn't change the amount of depreciation you can take over the life of capital purchase, it can change the timing by allowing you to deduct your purchase in the first... read more →
Oct 24
Oct 17
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Renew Your ITIN Now – Before The Tax Deadline

If you have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) rather than a Social Security number (SSN) you may need to take action or you'll be unable to file a tax return for 2017. What to know about ITINs ITINs are identification numbers issued by the U.S. government for individuals who do not qualify to... read more →
Oct 10
American dollars grow from the ground

5 Tax-Loss Harvesting Tips

Though the markets have been up strongly this year, your investment portfolio may have a few lemons in it. By using the tax strategy of tax-loss harvesting, you may be able to turn those lemons into lemonade. Here are some tips: Tip #1: Separate short-term and long-term assets. Your assets can... read more →
Oct 03
Telephone with overdue bill – Call for help with your finances

Know Your Rights When Debt Collectors Call

At some point you may be on the receiving end of a debt collection phone call. It could happen any time you are behind on paying your bills or when there is an error in billing. In the U.S. there are strict rules in place that forbid any kind of... read more →