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Happy Birthday Julia!

Happy Birthday Julia!

We Celebrate Julia As Another Member of the August Happy Birthday Club Another exciting Friday, another exciting party! We sang Happy Birthday Julia at the Black Cat in Fairhaven last Friday. Unfortunately we couldn't sing in French; we used up our entire French...

Frustration Grows with IRS Delays

Frustration Grows with IRS Delays

IRS Delays Causing Headaches for Millions IRS delays are stretching out longer and longer as millions wait for tax refunds, according to a recent article in Accounting Today. Some frustrated taxpayers are still waiting for the tax agency to even process their tax...

Happy Birthday and Merry Jeri Day!

Happy Birthday and Merry Jeri Day!

Photos & a Special Q&A with the Birthday Girl! We celebrated Jeri's birthday last week with a delicious Thai food lunch! The whole gang (except, unfortunately, the dogs) was there, singing and presenting Jeri with a gift certificate for a full-blown spa day....

Company Picnic: Fun and Deductible!

Company Picnic: Fun and Deductible!

Write Off Your Company Picnic and Treat Your Employees The company picnic is a great way to show employees you appreciate them. It builds team spirit for your staff. And another recommendation for a company picnic is that the food and entertainment costs are...

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Celebrates Accountant Fuel National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day arrives every year on August 4th. If you’ve visited our office, you’ve seen the bottomless candy basket. But when we need an extra sumpen-sumpen, we turn to chocolate chip cookies....

Hiring in a Tight Labor Market

Hiring in a Tight Labor Market

Tips On Attracting Top Talent When You’re Hiring in a Tight Labor Market Hiring in a tight labor market was difficult enough during the last couple of years. Then the pandemic hit. That life-altering event has made many people reconsider the direction they want to...

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...

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