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Perkins & Co Adds Two Shareholders

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August 19, 2014 Portland, Ore. – Perkins & Co, Portland’s largest locally owned public accounting firm, is excited to announce the promotion of Jennifer Elder and Travis Irving from Senior Managers to Shareholders. Author: Marketing Department

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Could You be an Oregon Resident and Not Even Know It?

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We recently posted about the federal tax consequences of owning a vacation home. This post explores a possible Oregon tax consequence for non-Oregon residents who own vacation property in Oregon. Considering moving outside of Oregon? This post also lays out some factors the Oregon Department of Revenue considers when determining your state of residency. Let’s…

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Vacation: It’s Time to Get Away!

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Whether you love the beach, mountains or desert, Oregon offers plenty of scenery for us to enjoy. Places to hike, ski, bike, fish, rock-climb, kayak, or just read a good book in a beautiful place. It’s your vacation and the options are endless! In honor of the vacation season and its pleasures and temptations –…

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The Benefits of Tax Planning

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Expert advice bombards the casual observer on a daily basis with ways to tax plan and achieve the greatest benefit for your unique situation. But like pop radio love songs, over-identification with what you hear can lead to misunderstanding and error. Understand that the advice you might read in the paper or see on television…

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What’s FATCA Got to Do with Me?

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To any individual who has a foreign bank account and to any person with tax reporting responsibilities for a multinational business, this post is for you! If you work in taxation, you’ve probably seen the abbreviation FATCA, which stands for Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. You may also know that it is a tax act…

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Judge Overturns Oregon’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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Federal judge Michael McShane ruled on May 19th that Oregon’s prohibition on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. We devoted a lot of space last summer to the tax consequences of the unraveling of the Defense of Marriage Act, including its consequences for state income tax filings. In October of 2013 we reported that Oregon had administratively…

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Clippers Buyer Will Pay More Than Sterling…More Like a Pile of Gold

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Current Clippers owner Donald Sterling paid a mere $12 million for the team over 30 years ago. The price that he’ll receive, should he be forced to sell the team, will be fodder for discussion in college finance classes for years to come. A recent Journal of Accountancy article explores the factors that could be…

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Keeping Your Financial and Tax Information Secure

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As we reported in early April, the IRS has seen increasing numbers of fraudulently-filed individual tax returns in recent years. A small number of the individual tax returns we filed by April 15th could not be filed electronically due to tax refund-related identity theft from sources outside our firm. One circumstance, according to the Oregonian,…

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Individuals: Beware of Higher Level of Identity Theft Cases

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Filing one’s tax return each year can be stressful…and we’ve found an extra cause of stress this year in tax-return related identity theft. The IRS is encountering a much higher than normal volume of identity theft cases this year. In these situations, someone other than the taxpayer files an income tax return using the taxpayer’s social…

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Perkins & Co Adds Principal

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March 25, 2014 Portland, Ore. –  Ray Jordan, former owner of Ray Jordan, P.C., joins Perkins & Co, Portland’s largest locally owned public accounting firm, as a principal in the tax department. Ray brings with him his outstanding accounting team and extensive client base. Author: Marketing Department

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