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Despite Oregon’s continuing constitutional ban on same-sex marriages, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services announced today that all Oregon agencies will recognize the legal marriages of gay couples. If you like your laws to avoid needless complexity, this is good news:  it aligns Oregon’s position...

Last month the IRS released final tangible property regulations which include significant taxpayer-friendly changes and will challenge virtually every business effective January 1, 2014.  The basic requirements within the temporary regulations covering acquisition and improvements of tangible property issued in December 2011 remain intact.  Changes...

Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the provisions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that prohibited same-sex married couples from utilizing the federal tax benefits accorded to heterosexual married couples. The specifics of the Windsor decision left ambiguous whether federal law would...

It’s been a wonderfully busy year for us. In addition to adding two shareholders, we’d like to announce the promotions of the following individuals: Jared Holum – Director of Assurance Megan Whalen – Audit Senior Manager Trent Baeckl – Tax Senior Manager Erik Weaver – Audit Manager Alla Meyers –...

At Perkins, one of our most sacred and fundamental values is to walk our talk. When you think about it, how can accountants function any differently?  For example, we are extremely committed to making our community a better place to live and work, so we...

Some of our clients are reporting that they have received a “2013 – Annual Records Solicitation Form” from Corporate Records Service. This official-looking form provides spaces to report shareholders, directors and officers, and instructs you to include a check for $125. It’s all very convenient –...

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” -Albert Einstein Not surprisingly, taxes…are…complicated! Reducing tax complexity has gotten a lot of press lately and even some congressional support! However, at least for the foreseeable future, we will continue to have...

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