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For business and occupation (“B&O”) tax purposes, taxpayers earning apportionable revenue calculate their taxable Washington revenue by applying a “receipts factor” apportionment methodology. Taxpayers computing B&O tax in this manner are required to complete and file an Annual Reconciliation of Apportionable Income form with the Department of Revenue. When is the Annual Reconciliation of Apportionable […]

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) added a new tax deduction for owners of pass-through entities – a 20% deduction of qualified business income (QBI) from a qualified trade or business. This new provision may potentially lower the maximum individual tax rate of 37% on pass-through income to 29.8%, which makes it more comparable […]

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was intended to reform the tax code by lowering tax rates and changing income and deductions for all businesses.  Two of the most significant changes are the reduction of the C corporate tax rate to 21% and the addition of the 20% qualified business income deduction for pass-through […]

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has significantly lowered tax rates for businesses and changed many deductions.  One of the biggest and most important changes is the deductibility of business interest expense, which is creating complexity and confusion.  This provision is expected to raise $250 billion in taxes over the next ten years. In […]

By Nicole Lyons, CMI 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, […]

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 […]

By Nicole Lyons, CMI 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 […]

If you receive payments from a donor or client based in the European Union (EU), then a new law taking effect on May 25, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require your compliance. The regulation centers around accountability for the personal data of individuals and is applicable to anyone doing business with an […]

Suppliers for Microsoft who handle sensitive information are likely aware that the Supplier Security and Privacy Assurance (SSPA) program data protection requirements were updated to address the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming out of the EU. GDPR will take effect on May 25, 2018. Suppliers need to be aware of these new requirements to […]

Many parents and loved ones are concerned about funding their children’s education, and it’s no wonder. According to College Board’s recent “Trends in College Pricing” report, average tuition to attend a public four-year institution has increased 213% from 30 years ago. However, there is an option to help with these costs – the 529 plan. […]

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