Tax Compliance and Planning

You can’t avoid taxes, but you can avoid overpaying them. Taxes should be a year-round part of your financial management activities.

Clark Nuber applies the fine points of the current and potential future tax laws to federal and state income tax planning for individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and not-for-profits. We frequently identify large state and local tax refunds and potential areas of state tax exposure, as well as represent taxpayers at all levels before the Department of Revenue. We plan effectively, use the most current technology and diligently monitor constantly changing tax laws and regulations.

Our services include:

  • Income Tax Planning – We believe that tax planning is critical for financial growth. We can advise you on the different forms of business ownership and the related tax consequences and help you with year-end tax planning, evaluating the tax consequences of certain transactions and estate and gift planning.
  • Tax Preparation – We prepare tax returns for businesses, tax-exempt organizations, individuals, estates, trusts, partnerships, and corporations. Our practice also includes up-to-date tax planning and consulting, which provides you with a fully integrated package of services.
  • Form 990 – Clark Nuber collaborated with CCH, a Wolters Kluwer company, to publish the Form 990 Compliance Guide. This is an interactive online guide for preparing the annual Federal Form 990 and 990-EZ for tax-exempt organizations.  Learn more about our Form 990 services.
  • Litigation Services – We can assist you in developing and negotiating strategies for all types of legal disputes including divorce, employment contracts, and business disputes. We can also help you evaluate the potential economic effects of settlement proposals.
  • Nexus Studies – A nexus study is an analysis of where your organization may have filing requirements by identifying activities that are creating a taxable presence in other states. We prioritize your tax obligations for each jurisdiction so you can manage your business risk and negotiate agreements with that jurisdiction in order to reduce the tax liability, penalties, and interest for prior periods.
  • Property Tax Exemptions – We understand Washington property tax exemption laws and have actually worked with various organizations to write several exemptions passed by the Legislature.
  • Personal Property Tax Analysis – These reviews examine the tax classifications of assets to segregate them into little-known categories that quickly minimize your annual assessment. They also verify the removal of disposed assets and reduce the value of your assessment for other non-includable items.
  • Tax-Exempt Status Filing and Management – Clark Nuber can provide your organization with experienced consultants to help you file for tax-exempt status—or manage the entire process from start to finish, leaving you free to pursue the more important goals of your organization.

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The Hutch chooses Clark Nuber for their deep expertise and commitment to not-for-profits. They have been our go-to firm for advisory services related to complex accounting, tax and federal compliance issues. They helped us streamline our financial statements and schedule of expenditures of federal awards, saving us a significant amount of prep time each year and making them more readable and useful to our donors and stakeholders. In terms of tax compliance, it gives me peace of mind knowing that Clark Nuber is known nationally for its not-for-profit practice.

Chris Bundesmann

Corporate Controller,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

We selected Clark Nuber because they work with a lot of private, closely-held businesses like ours and have other well-respected clients in the HVAC industry. Clark Nuber has more expertise and diversification than the smaller firms, and we get more attention from them than we would from the bigger firms. They’re responsive and professional and conduct themselves as our partners.

Jeff Garber

Chief Financial Officer,
Sunset Air

Clark Nuber is well diversified in terms of the services it offers, which satisfy the long-term needs of my company. Those services are provided by professionals with a high degree of expertise, who take a very relationship-based approach with us. I have found that Clark Nuber takes care of their employees, who in turn take great care of their clients. The company walks its talk in terms of values towards its employees and clients.

Nancy Scholl

Chief Financial Officer,
Wright Hotels, Inc