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2014 Tax Notes

This year, as always, there are changes you need to be aware of as you prepare your 2014 income taxes  Read more.

Codi Scott Joins Peterson Sullivan as Tax Principal

Peterson Sullivan LLP, one of the top ten accounting firms in the Puget Sound, today announced that Codi S. Scott, CPA, has joined the firm as a Tax Principal. Read more.

MOD Pizza Closes on $40M Investment

Hospitality Practice Leader Gerry Adams appears in Nation's Restaurant News story on MOD Pizza's latest round of financing to help accelerate the restaurant's growth from 32 locations to over 100 by the end of 2015. Read more.

Deducting Charitable Contributions

Now that we are in the "eye of the storm" for the 2014 tax filing season, we thought it would be helpful to provide some guidance regarding deductions of charitable contributions and substantiation required for those deductions as you are gathering your 2014 tax documents. Read more.

Are You Paying More Income Tax Than You Like?

Everybody pays more tax than they like. But nobody wants to pay more than necessary. To minimize your tax liability, you need to plan carefully and take advantage of all deductions, credits and strategies tax law allows. This is exactly what our online tax planning guide can help you do.

Thought Leadership

Read a few of our latest viewpoints as our team of experts look at the immediate and long-term issues facing our clients.

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.

How to Improve Your Accounting Function

A not-for-profit’s accounting function is its financial backbone. Efficient accounting processes — along with sound controls to monitor them — will put the organization on the right track for financial stability and growth.  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.