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2.7.18 Tax Reform Impact: What It Means to Business Owners

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Topic: Tax Reform Impact: What It Means to Business Owners Join us at the PDX Live Studio on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 3:30pm – 6:30pm to hear presenters from Perkins & Co and Davis Wright Tremaine explain the consequences of tax reform for corporations, pass-through entities and their owners. Register Now

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2.8.18 Real Estate Connection

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Topic: Tax Cuts? What They Mean for the Real Estate Industry Join us at the PDX Live Studio on Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 3:30pm – 6:30pm to hear a distinguished panel from Perkins & Co and Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt dispel tax cut myths from the facts. Register Now

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2017 Federal & Individual Tax Reform Summary

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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 Federal and Individual bulletins for more specific phase out date…

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30 Years of Roy, a Tax Accountant with a Legacy of Passion and Caring

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“Go west, young man” a friend advised a teenaged Roy back in his native South Africa. With a stellar swimming talent and top notch academic record, west he did go, landing in the Garden State at the tender age of 17 to attend Princeton University. A Classics Major Turns to Business Influenced by a high…

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Revenue Recognition Standard – What Nonpublic Entities Need to Know Today

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With autumn upon us in the Pacific Northwest, the accounting community is busy closing the third quarter’s books, updating forecasts and fine-tuning fiscal 2018 budgets. While on the home front, kids are settling into their school routines, homeowners are completing those forgotten outdoor projects and everyone will soon be searching for the perfect pumpkin to…

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11.1.17 Construction Industry 2018 Economic Outlook

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Topic: An Economic Outlook for the Construction Industry in 2018 Join us at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Special keynote speaker Dr. Tom Potiowsky will examine the question, “What lies ahead for the construction industry?” by discussing upcoming prospects, and the current economic outlook for 2018 for the major sectors of…

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10.26.17 Real Estate Connection

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Topic: The Evolution of Vancouver’s Waterfront Development Join us at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 3:30pm – 6:30pm to hear a distinguished panel from both the public and private sectors discuss the vision that is unfolding. Registration for this event is now closed.

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How to Write a Killer Resume

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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 sister/pseudo-mom to college students who are going through fall recruiting….

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10 Years of Trent Baeckl, a Tax Accountant with Drive

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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 career path, he thought ‘No way!’ Though he’d always…

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Oregon Legislature Passes $5.3 Billion Transportation Funding Bill

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On July 6th, 2017 the Oregon legislature passed the $5.3 billion transportation package (Oregon House Bill 2017) which is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown. The bill, in part, raises revenue through a 0.5% excise (privilege) tax on dealers for the “privilege of engaging in the business of selling” new cars…

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