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What the wash sale rule means for people in Washington

It's an undeniable fact that stock values have a tendency to fluctuate in value dramatically - and unpredictably. For those who end up on the wrong end of stock investment, claiming a tax-saving capital loss deduction is often what saves them from dire financial...

A checklist to prep you for an IRS audit

In every audit requested by the Internal Revenue Service, individuals have no more than 30 days to respond. Tax law is time-sensitive at times, so preparation is important for residents of Washington. Getting an auditing notice from the IRS has become more common, but...

How to take care of a past due tax debt

If you are a Washington business owner who owes back taxes to the IRS, it is in your best interest to settle your debt as quickly as possible. This is because interest will continue to accumulate on any outstanding balance until it is repaid, and you could incur...

Am I responsible for my spouse’s tax debt?

For most people, receiving a letter from the IRS is a harmless communication or a helpful reminder. For some, however, it means that something has gone terribly wrong. Even worse, however, is when you are held responsible for issues created by your spouse. Whether you...

Avoiding the trust fund recovery penalty (TFRP)

Business owners in Washington State are required to withhold certain federal taxes from their employees' paychecks. These taxes include federal income taxes, excise taxes, FICA, Social Security taxes and railroad retirement taxes. When business owners fail to collect...

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...

Watch for these 2021 tax changes

There are few things more certain for Washington residents than the yearly need to report income and settle any tax bills with the IRS. It is also common for slight changes in tax codes to affect the process each tax season. Taxpayers will likely notice several...

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