Blog Archives: 2018

Beyond the Triangle: The Other Shapes of Fraud

The fraud triangle is the cornerstone to occupational fraud theory and illustrates the three elements that need to be in place for a perpetrator to successfully execute a fraud scheme. This concept, and its three major tenets, have been at the heart of fraud theory for over 40 years. Those three tenets are pressure, opportunity, […]

The Seattle Head Tax – What You Need to Know

On May 14th, 2018, the Seattle City Council, after much political wrangling and public debate, enacted a new employee hours tax (referred to as the “head tax”) on businesses in the city. The ordinance was signed by Mayor Durkan on May 16th and the tax will take effect on January 1, 2019. The revenue generated […]

Update: Federal R&D Credit and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

With the passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), many clients want to know if the tax benefit of the federal research credit (R&D credit) is still available. The TCJA did not directly change the general rules related to the R&D credit.  The R&D credit is available to taxpayers who develop new […]

A Chocolate-Covered Fraud: Manufacturing and Fraud Risks

When it comes to fraud and theft, manufacturers are inherently at risk because of the nature of their operations. Not only do manufacturers have traditional fraud risks associated with cash management processes as well as cyber-security risks facing everyone today, they also have non-cash assets that can be valuable. In this article, a manufacturer carried […]

Washington Department of Revenue Annual Tax Incentive Reports and Surveys Due May 31

Taxpayers taking advantage of any one of the available State of Washington tax incentives – including tax deferrals, reduced B&O tax rates, exemptions, and credits – may be required to file an Annual Report or Annual Survey. Some incentives require that both the report and the survey be filed, while other programs do not have […]

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