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Celebrating Taryn’s Birthday!

Celebrating Taryn’s Birthday!

We Ate, Drank and Made Merry Celebrating Taryn’s Birthday Tuesday, July 20 was a special day – and mark it on your calendar for next year! For that’s the day for celebrating Taryn’s birthday. Which we did, gathering at Black Sheep in beautiful downtown Bellingham. The...

Where’s My Refund & More Tax News

Where’s My Refund & More Tax News

More Tax News: Huge IRS Backlog, Child Tax Credit Opt-Out More tax news? Let’s start with this: The Internal Revenue Service has a backlog of 35 million returns. Those 35 million returns, which include some from the 2019 tax year, are still waiting to be processed. A...

New Small Business Flex Fund Loans

New Small Business Flex Fund Loans

Washington Small Business Flex Fund Offers Loans Up to $150K Washington state has a new Small Business Flex Fund loans to help small businesses recover and flourish as we emerge from the pandemic. The public/private partnership is making low-interest loans up to...

Happy Birthday Mike!

Happy Birthday Mike!

Everyone Enjoyed a Birthday Feast at El Gitano The entire office (see the dog's back being petted) went out to lunch to say Happy Birthday Mike! Mike is the latest member of our team, and a valuable part of it, too! There was plenty to celebrate, too - the good health...

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Every Day is Take Your Dog to Work Day Here Every year, the Friday following Father’s Day is Take Your Dog to Work Day. In 2021 it falls on June 25, and we’re ready. If you come to our office, you’ll see we have dogs here every day! They put in a hard day’s work, too....

New Long-Term Care Tax

New Long-Term Care Tax

You Can Opt Out of the New Long-Term Care Tax, But Hurry Washington is about to impose a new long-term care tax on every employee in the state. Employers will start collecting the .58-percent payroll tax on January 1 from anyone in Washington who receives a W-2 form....

Excel Easter Egg

Excel Easter Egg

If You Can Still Run Excel 95, You Can Find a ‘Devilish’ Easter Egg It’s taken years to find it, but word is spreading that Excel 95 has an Easter Egg. If you hit a certain set of keys in the right order, you can take a virtual walk through the “Hall of Tortured...

New Capital Gains Tax

New Capital Gains Tax

Washington State to Start New Tax January 1 Washington state recently enacted a new capital gains tax, set to begin January 1, 2022. The sale of stocks, bonds and other high-value assets that earns more than $250,000 will be hit with a 7 percent tax. The tax is levied...

Whatcom County Sales Tax to Increase

Whatcom County Sales Tax to Increase

Whatcom County Residents Will See an Increase Starting July 1 A Whatcom County sales tax increase means consumers will pay an additional 1 cent per $10.00 purchase starting July 1. Sales Tax Increase Affects All Whatcom County The .1 percent increase affects all of...

Accounting Jokes, Part II

Accounting Jokes, Part II

It's tax time, and you're not sure whether to laugh or cry? After you read our accounting jokes, you may still not be sure. Honesty is the Best Policy After hearing a rousing sermon in church against the evils of dishonesty and lying, a man wrote the following letter...

Tax Identity Theft: What to Do

Tax Identity Theft: What to Do

Tax Identity Theft Victims Can Still Find a Happy Ending Tax identity theft – someone filing a tax return using your Social Security number – is a real problem. In just one tax year – 2016 – fraudsters filed some 1.5 million false tax returns. That added up to a $1.7-...

2021 Tax News

2021 Tax News

Pandemic-Related Changes Behind Latest 2021 Tax News We’ve been dealing with an unprecedented pandemic, and Congress and the IRS are showing uncharacteristic kindness towards taxpayers in response. In case you haven’t kept up on the 2021 tax news, we are offering a...

When Tax Preparers Go Bad

When Tax Preparers Go Bad

When Tax Preparers Go Bad: Owner Uses a Gun to Menace Two Clients A news story out of Houston shows what happens when tax preparers go bad.In late March, the owner of MZ BIZ Tax Services allegedly pointed a gun at a client in an altercation over mistakes on a tax...

No Money for Taxes? You Have Options

No Money for Taxes? You Have Options

Even If You Have No Money for Taxes, the IRS Will Work With You You filed your tax return and you owe big. What happens if you have no money for taxes? Fortunately, the IRS is usually willing to work with you to keep you from going completely broke. File on Time The...

Office Dogs Taking Meetings

Office Dogs Taking Meetings

The Andrews Accounting Office Dogs Are Taking Meetings Despite a Hectic Schedule Emmy and Zuzu, the office dogs at Andrews Tax Accounting, are taking meetings. They may have a tough time squeezing them in - there are naps to take, passersby to bark at. And of course,...

Latest PPP & EIDL News

Latest PPP & EIDL News

Latest PPP & EIDL News: Application, Payment Deadlines Extended The latest PPP & EIDL news is good for those who are applying for either loan. And if you’ve already received a loan, there’s good news for you, too. PPP Deadlines Likely Extended This week, the...

Later Tax Deadline Momentum Builds

Later Tax Deadline Momentum Builds

Is It Possible We’ll See a Later Tax Deadline Than April 15? The country is still struggling to deal with the consequences of Covid-19, and the federal government is no exception. Several groups are pressuring the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service to choose...

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