Let’s get close. We want to know everything about you.

That’s how we bring ideas, approaches, and value that might otherwise be missed. This is no seasonal band-aid; we will nurture and refine your tax strategy through all the ups and downs of your entire personal or Business Lifecycle.

And if you have particularly knotty challenges—like international, multistate, and sales use tax issues—we have the sophisticated resources to handle them.

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    Provide planning and structure that best serve your tax situation now and in the future

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    Ensure seamless interaction with our audit service team as we perform tax compliance and planning services

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    Assist you in any dispute with the IRS or state authorities and endeavor to prevail on your behalf

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    Be your advocate: We will seek out all reasonable planning and filing positions to allow you to minimize your overall tax exposure within your range of risk tolerance

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    Research unusual tax issues to find the legal course that will result in the appropriate tax treatment based on facts and law

Tax Planning & Compliance

Preparing and filing your annual tax returns (business or personal) are the most basic requirements for tax compliance, but “basic” doesn’t mean “simple.”

Tax laws change and multiply every year, complicating an already cumbersome process. Leave it to us.

We can help you with:

  • Portland/Multnomah county tax planning
  • Multistate income & franchise, nexus, & sales tax issues
  • Washington B&O tax planning
  • Related party transaction planning
  • Executive compensation
  • Research credit claims
  • Cost segregation & fixed asset planning
  • Merger & acquisition issues
  • Entity structuring
  • Tax accounting method options
  • International operations

Federal Tax

How do your business decisions affect your federal tax liability? What can you do to address federal tax issues proactively? How will new developments affect your existing tax structure?

Huddle with your Perkins federal tax experts and emerge with custom-fit, smart solutions.

Our federal tax service areas include:

  • Business start-up issues, entity selection, & location analysis
  • Consulting on federal tax matters for S and C corporations, partnerships/LLCs & their owners
  • Tax accounting method changes
  • Due diligence & tax consulting for acquisition or sale of business
  • Overseas expansion consulting
  • Private letter rulings
  • Audit defense & appeals representation
  • Net operating loss carryback
  • Tax credit maximization

State and local tax

We’ll help you improve efficiencies and streamline processes with the latest technology and our proven expertise.

Our state and local tax services include:

  • Preparing state and local income and franchise tax returns
  • Performing income and sales tax nexus studies to ensure compliance is met in all state and local jurisdictions
  • Assisting with sales and use and transaction taxes
  • Consulting on state and local tax ramifications of reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence
  • Management and defense of examinations by state and local government authorities
  • Assisting with state and local tax credits and incentives

We tackle the details.

  1. 01. Cost Segregation

  2. 02. Exempt Organizations

  3. 03. Transfer Pricing

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    U.S. Inbound & Outbound Business

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    International Estate Planning

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    U.S. Real Property Investment

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    U.S. Estate Tax for Foreign Investors

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    Accounting for Income Taxes

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    Tax Controversy

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    Research & Development Tax Credits

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    Fixed Assets

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    Nexus Issues

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    Gain Deferral Strategies

Our 1:7 ratio means more 1:1

Our ratio of executive team shareholders to staff is unusually low for a full-service regional firm: 1:7 or lower, depending on the service or industry practice group. It means you get the direct, involved attention of our top talent from day one. They proactively offer you strategy, feedback, and ideas all along the way.

Don't take our word for it

“Perkins has the brightest, most attentive associates I’ve had the pleasure to work with. They are proactive when it comes to tax planning, thorough in their reviews, extremely knowledgeable, willing to help, and most importantly, they take the time to understand intricacies and specifics of our businesses.”

Becky Howell
Cryopartners LLC

“I love the relationship that we have with Perkins. Top to bottom, the organization is so professional, knowledgeable and genuinely seems to look out for my/our wellbeing. A true partner in every sense.”

Eric Gregg

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