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IRS Releases New Information About Medicare Tax Surcharges

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Starting January 1, 2013, two new tax “surcharges” will apply to income earned by individuals making more than $200,000 per year. These Medicare surcharges were enacted as part of health care reform, and are not part of the “fiscal cliff” or ongoing tax negotiations. We’ve been expecting more information from the IRS about how these…

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Gary Reynolds Named to AICPA Board of Directors

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Portland, Ore. – Gary Reynolds, shareholder and president at Perkins & Co, has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). With this position, Gary becomes only the third person in Oregon to be selected to serve in the past half century. The AICPA is the world’s…

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OSCPA Magazine features Gary Reynolds

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“Professionally, I am passionate about serving our clients as their most trusted business advisor, providing a great place for our employees to pursue their careers, and ensuring the long-term success of Perkins & Co.” Gary Reynolds, shareholder and president at Perkins & Co, was recently featured as the “Member Profile” in the November-December issue of…

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Perkins & Co Named a Top 10 Most-Admired Company for 2012

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We are thrilled to announce, that for the fourth consecutive year, Perkins & Co made the Top 10 Most-Admired Company list in the professional services category as tabulated by the Portland Business Journal (PBJ)! The list results are determined by a survey of more than 1,800 CEOs and top-level executives across the state, many from…

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Association for Accounting Marketing features Marcella Vail

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“When you are getting too comfortable, it might be time to reevaluate the brand and look at the potential of a “’brand-lift’”. As marketers, I think we have a sixth sense on when it’s time to evolve.” Marcella Vail, sales strategy and marketing manager at Perkins & Co, recently contributed to an article featured in…

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IRS Announces 2013 Inflation Increases to Certain Key Indexes

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On Thursday, October 18, the IRS and the Social Security Administration released various inflation adjustments to key limits and exclusions. In a time of uncertainty in the tax code, these new changes are certain because they are indexed for inflation. Here are the important details that you should be aware of for 2013. The IRS…

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Portland Business Journal features Susan Sterne & Chris Loughran

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Ask a business owner what is keeping them up at night and most certainly they will answer, “tax rate uncertainty.” Read perspectives offered by shareholder Chris Loughran and principal Susan Sterne in the Portland Business Journal’s special feature on Business Tax Planning. Bell, J. (2012, October 19) Frustration Grows: accountants and clients tire of tax rate uncertainty. The…

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Accounting for Startups, Meet the Startup features David Uslan

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Meet the Startup asks David Uslan, lead of our High Tech and Emerging Growth Practice Group to share perspective on the common questions he receives from enpreneuers and owners of startups companies. Give this quick video a watch to understand more about the following topics: Why should I hire an outside bookkeeper? When should I start working…

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Perkins Earns High Net Promoter Score, to the likes of Apple & Amazon.com

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“Very professional, knowledgeable, and great customer service.  Great people, and a great reputation that has been well-earned.” – Ryan Buchanan, CEO at eRoi, Inc. If you want to work with people who believe in your visions as much as your bottom line, you’ll want to shake hands with us. In the world of accounting we…

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Perkins Ranks as the Most Admired 2010

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Portland, Ore. – Perkins & Co, Portland’s largest locally owned accounting firm, ranked second on Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Services Companies list from the Portland Business Journal, and first overall among Oregon CPA firms listed. The list results were determined by a survey of more than 1,800 CEOs and top-level executives across the state, including…

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