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Tips from the Trenches, Part 1: See Excel in New Ways

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Welcome to Tips from the Trenches! This is the first of our ongoing Excel tips series. We’re Victoria and Kat, two Excel enthusiasts from Perkins. We’re kicking off by taking you spelunking through a tab of the Ribbon you may not have fully explored—the View tab. It’s got some gems you may not have mined…

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The Importance of Getting Clear on Your Company’s Communication Values

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Communication is king. With your significant other, children, co-workers, boss or clients, it’s the link that helps people understand what you think, feel, want, and do. But all too often, communication fails; not because of what you said, but because you failed to package it for successful delivery. Just as agreeing to do a task…

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Key Takeaways from our Multifamily Development Real Estate Connection

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At the end of January, we held the first of our three annual Real Estate Connections. With over 100 registrants, Alpha Media’s Skype Live Studio provided near to comfortable capacity for what always proves to be one of our highest attended events of the year. The reason? While we’d like to think it was due…

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Two Shareholders Named to National AICPA Committees

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December 8, 2015 Portland, Ore. – Jennifer Elder and Keith Meyers, shareholders at Perkins & Co, have been named to the Technical Standards Subcommittee and Business Valuation (BV) Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), respectively. Author: Marketing Department

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Identity Protection PIN Update

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Last year we addressed the question, “Do I Need an Identity Protection PIN to File My Return?”, as the IRS received an increase in fraudulently filed tax returns. Thieves used stolen identities to claim false refunds, and to combat this, the IRS issued Identity Protection PINs (IP PINs) to certain taxpayers who were at risk…

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Your PATH to Tax Savings – A Gift from Congress

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Last Friday, December 18th, President Obama completed a holiday gift package for the American taxpaying public by signing into law the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015” (affectionately known as the PATH Act). In a rare showing of bipartisanship (and perhaps a strong desire to make it home for the Christmas holiday in…

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TPR Update: Favorable Changes for Some Taxpayers

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As we wrap up the second year in which the tangible property regulations (TPR) have been in effect, the IRS has started addressing some of the issues with the implemented regulations. The good news: they are listening to the feedback provided by taxpayers and practitioners and are providing a couple of taxpayer-friendly updates. De Minimis…

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What’s in a Kicker?

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Oregon is putting a portion of your 2014 Oregon taxes back into your pocket. As mandated by the Oregon Constitution, the rebate is to be issued when the calculated revenue for a given biennium exceeds the forecast revenue by at least two percent. (Not) A Pile of Money The kicker will be in play for…

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Perkins & Co Announces Promotions

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It’s been a wonderfully busy year for us. We’d like to announce the promotions of the following individuals: Masa Yamaguchi –  International Tax Senior Manager Matt Park – Audit Senior Manager Chalayane Woodke – Tax Senior Manager Andrea Reed – Tax Manager Congratulations everyone!   Author: Marketing Department

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10 Tips on How to Deduct Losses from a Natural Disaster

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We are all painfully aware of the wildfires that have ravaged the forests of the Pacific Northwest in the last few weeks and continue to burn throughout the region. You may even have friends, family or clients whose property was in the path of the fire. Here’s a short article to review as the smoke…

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