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7.20.17 Women and Wine

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Topic: Celebrating Women in Business Join us at Windy Hills Winery on Thursday, July 20th, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm and make a toast to the female professionals who serve Southwest Washington. RSVP now

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Have You Thought About Your Retirement Strategy? (Part 3 of 3)

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Looking Back as I Start to Look Forward (Part 3 of 3) This is the last in a series of three posts I’ve written in anticipation of my retirement at the end of this June. One of the most common responses I receive when informing clients and associates about my pending retirement is, “What are…

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PATH Act Update: Depreciation Provisions Clarified

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This past April the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2017-33 which provided additional guidance on several beneficial provisions of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. The most significant of these provisions relate to the ability to accelerate depreciation on certain real property assets as discussed below. Prior to the PATH Act, the…

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Perkins & Co Expands Business Transition & Succession Planning Services

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Portland, Ore. – June 7, 2017 – Perkins & Co, the largest locally owned accounting firm in Oregon, has expanded its Business Transition & Succession Planning (BTS) advisory services. Led by Paris Powell, CPA, ABV, CFF and shareholder at Perkins & Co, and Donald Bielen, MBA, CFP® and principal at Perkins & Co, BTS integrates…

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Have You Thought About Your Retirement Strategy? (Part 2 of 3)

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Top 5 Lessons I’ll Take with Me Into Retirement This is the second blog post in my three-part retirement series, and it explores the retirement life lessons that resonated most with me throughout my research. In the first post I talked about how organizations could ease the loss of knowledge and experience while their Boomer generation…

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Have You Thought About Your Retirement Strategy? (Part 1 of 3)

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Preparing a Successful Succession Plan within Your Company “I Hope I Die Before I Get Old”. Do you remember this line? It’s from The Who’s “My Generation” released in December of 1965. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend were 20 and 21 years old. How times have changed! Now that I have reached an age that…

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6 Easy Steps to Start a Workplace CSA

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So what is a CSA? Believe it or not, it’s not accounting jargon. CSA stands for community supported agriculture and is essentially a produce subscription to a local farm. For Perkins & Co, it means affordable weekly deliveries of organic fresh fruits and vegetables straight to our office. Are you looking for ways to contribute to…

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Celebrating 20 Years – Kimberly Woodside, Real Estate Tax Strategist

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Welcome to the fourth installment of our “Perkins Milestones” anniversary series, which explores our employees’ career paths and their time at Perkins. (If you missed our other anniversary posts, check out our blog to scope them out.) At a young age, Kimberly developed a desire to help people thrive and a love of real estate…

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15 Years in the Making: A Lookback with Keith Meyers & Drinda Roth

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Welcome to the third installment of our “Perkins Milestones” anniversary series. In case you’ve ever wondered why someone would choose the life of accounting, this series explores our employees’ career paths and their time at Perkins. (Missed our first two? Read up on Lindsay Park and Trina Headley who celebrated their 10th and 15th anniversaries.)…

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Preparing For Your First Audit

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Chances are if you’re clicking on this post your first time audit is on the horizon. Perhaps you’re expanding your business and taking out a new line of credit to finance that growth. Maybe you’re entering a business area with a regulatory environment that requires an audit, or you’re taking on new investors or getting…

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