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What to know about your Offer in Compromise in Washington

Benjamin Franklin famously was once quoted as having said there are only two certain aspects of life, “death and taxes.” And for millions of Americans, affording their tax bill has become an increasingly large burden to bear. To provide some assistance to these...

IRS cracks down on cryptocurrency profits and trades

Residents of the Seattle area and other parts of Washington who are interested in Bitcoin may want to know more about the new tax rules regarding cryptocurrency. In order to deter tax evasion and illegal activity, the Treasury Department announced that it will require...

Why does the IRS audit certain returns?

Going through an IRS audit may prove both stressful and costly. No one can predict whether the tax agency will order an audit on a personal or business return. Still, past activity shows certain things may raise the chances of an examination. Washington taxpayers...

How life events can change your tax status

If you earned money over the course of a given year, there is a good chance that you'll have to at least file an income tax return. Your marital status, sources of income and other variables will determine whether you owe money to the state of Washington or to the...

Tips for managing tax debt in Washington

Unfortunately, there are cases where people are unable to produce the amount of money they owe the United States government in taxes. Residents of Seattle who find themselves overwhelmed by tax debt should educate themselves on how to better manage that debt and...

You filed for a tax extension. Now what?

Taxpayers received a little extra time to file their taxes this year. The usual federal tax deadline is April 15th, however, due to the weekend and Emancipation Day, taxpayers received an extra two days to file this year. Additionally, the IRS website experienced...

IRS ending voluntary disclosure for foreign assets

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced an end to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). The program will end on September 28, 2018, leaving tax payers six months to voluntarily disclose foreign financial assets. Business owners with undisclosed...

Take advantage of business tax credits

In the state of Washington, business and occupation (B & O) taxes are a major source of state revenue. No matter what industry your business is in, you may qualify for one or more B & O tax credits and be able to improve your bottom line. Here are a few of the...

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