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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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The Perkins Field Guide to Tax Reform

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Where’s the comprehensive tax reform we’ve been hearing about for the past few years? 2010’s Simpson-Bowles plan, although it had fairly widespread bi-partisan support, resulted in no actual legislation; Republican Dave Camp released a widely-cited road map in early 2014, which has not been taken up in any meaningful way; Oregon’s own Senator Wyden, now…

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Do I Need an Identity Protection PIN to File My Return?

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Many taxpayers, who had difficulty filing their 2013 federal tax returns due to identity theft or potential fraud, as well as many tax practitioners, are confused about how to file their 2014 federal tax returns. Taxpayers who informed the IRS that they were a victim of identity theft or suspected they were a potential victim…

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TPR Update: Small Businesses Need Not File Forms 3115

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Last Friday the 13th was one to remember at Perkins & Co! After months of gearing up to prepare Forms 3115 for nearly all of our business clients, we learned Friday that the IRS is no longer requiring small businesses to file them to comply with the new tangible property regulations (TPRs). Around here, this is…

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