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Oregon’s landmark legislation House Bill (HB) 3427A (the “Student Success Act”) was passed by the Senate on May 13, 2019, and signed by the governor on May 16, 2019. The new law is projected to raise nearly $2 billion per biennium. How does the law...

As Oregonians sales and use tax can sometimes feel like a foreign concept. We don’t pay it on the goods we purchase at retailers in our home state and often wonder why the bill at the register is higher than we remembered seeing on that shirt tag...

Golfing is fun; accounting is boring, or so young Trent Baeckl believed. Now a CPA and tax senior manager, Trent reflects on his ten years with the firm and the path that brought him to Perkins & Co. When Trent’s college professor suggested accounting as a...

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...

The Affordable Care Act established a new 3.8% surtax on “net investment income” that first applies in 2013. This tax only applies to you if both of the following are true: Your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is more than $200,000 (single or head-of-household) filers) /...

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