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As Oregonians sales and use tax can sometimes feel like a foreign concept. We don’t pay it on the goods we purchase at retailers in our home state and often wonder why the bill at the register is higher than we remembered seeing on that shirt tag...

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed in December 2017, Opportunity Zones (O-Zones) have been a commonly misunderstood aspect of tax planning discussions. O-Zones (IRC Sec. 1400Z-2) provide certain tax benefits to taxpayers and were created to spur economic development and create jobs...

You may have heard that both the House and Senate recently approved the final compromise tax reform bill. While most of the corporate changes included in this bill are permanent, many of the individual tax changes will expire by 12/31/2025 absent new legislation (see our...

There are many things I love about my job: meeting new people; being a warm and friendly voice in a world of grumpy recruiters and impersonal recruitment processes; playing matchmaker (it’s fun when you match the right person to the right job!); serving as coach/big...

Golfing is fun; accounting is boring, or so young Trent Baeckl believed. Now a CPA and tax senior manager, Trent reflects on his ten years with the firm and the path that brought him to Perkins & Co. When Trent’s college professor suggested accounting as a...

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