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Seattle to Host Special Olympics USA Games

For weeks now, Special Olympics has been teasing a big announcement, and today it was finally revealed: Seattle won the bid to host the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. PS Partner and Special Olympics Board Member, David Lee was there for the big announcement Read more.

PS Exhibiting at the NWAIS Conference, April 18th

Peterson Sullivan will be at the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) Business Officers Conference on April 18th as an exhibitor. The conference, which runs from April 17-19 at the Cedarbrook Lodge in Seatac, features sessions that will address best practices in the areas of school finance, human resources, and campus development. For more information, please visit

WA State Tax Incentive Annual Survey & Report Due April 30th

Did your business participate in one of the below credits, exemptions, deferrals or preferential business & occupation tax rates in 2015 offered by the state of Washington?  If yes, you may have a responsibility to file an Annual Tax Incentive Survey or an Annual Tax Incentive Report Read more.

PS is at the 28th Annual ROTH Conference, March 13-16

This gathering of institutional investors, private equity investors, VCs, company executives and service providers has become a must attend event for anyone working in the small and mid-cap space. Read more.

Thought Leadership

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Tread Carefully This Election Season

The IRC states that 501(c)(3) organizations can’t participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office. Learn what constitutes political intervention. Read More.

Washington State Taxes and Independent Schools

Nonprofit organizations, even though they may be exempt from federal taxes, are generally not exempt from taxes in Washington. Unless a nonprofit organization has a specific exemption for excise taxes... Read More.

Rounding Up Recent Accounting Developments

Keeping up with changing accounting standards is critical to every public company’s well-being. That’s why you need to consider these two recent developments. Read More.

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer From Founders Syndrome?

Of the many afflictions that can impede a nonprofit’s growth and progress, one of the most deadly is the dreaded “Founder’s Syndrome.” Founder’s Syndrome strikes when a single individual — typically the founder, executive director or other long-term leader...  Read more.

Industries and Services

Fraud & Forensic Accounting

From time to time questions about the financial integrity of a business or personal situation can arise. Speculation, theories and suspicions are a natural... Read more.

Succession Planning

Your objectives and vision for your company are important elements in your quest for a new owner. This process can be challenging... Read more.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Many business owners are involved in a sale, merger or acquisition once or maybe twice during their lives.  Read more.