From Beach Parties to Tax Parties: A Brief History of Spring Break and Taxes

Spring break is synonymous with fun in the sun, but its history is as diverse as the destinations revelers flock to each year. Surprisingly, the origins of this beloved vacation period have… Continue On +

Do Not Be Misled About Annual Reports

These false annual reports notices are being sent out again. Workplace Compliance Services (W.C.S.) has started sending 2024 Annual Reports to Oregon companies.  This renewal is not from the State of Oregon… Continue On +

Read this if you accept cash payments and present large cases in your dental practice

Very few doctors are aware of one of the more drastic federal laws connected to receiving cash payments.  If your practice receives a cash payment of $10,000 or more from a patient,… Continue On +

Paid Leave Oregon

Paid Leave Oregon benefits started September 3, 2023. Paid Leave Oregon is administered by the Oregon Employment Department. Employees apply online at Frances Online Landing Page ( The Oregon Employment Department will… Continue On +

Corporate Transparency Act – How does this affect you?

The Corporate Transparency Act is a new law taking effect on January 1, 2024. It will require companies registering as a business in a U.S. state, territory, or Indian tribe to file… Continue On +

Downtown Business Incentive Credit Program

In response to the increase in commercial real estate leasing vacancy in downtown Portland, the city has adopted the “Downtown Business Incentive (DBI)” temporary non-refundable credit program to incentivize new commercial lease… Continue On +

Firm Events and Write-Offs

One of the questions we hear a lot is along the lines of, “Can I write-off (insert team building event or social activity here) for my staff?”  For example, “I’d like to… Continue On +

Non-Deductible Trip vs Deductible Business Trip

Summer is in full swing and with that comes vacation season.  For that reason, I wanted to take a minute to share some requirements on how to turn your next trip from… Continue On +

Umpqua Transition

We know you have been receiving emails regarding the transition from Columbia Bank to Umpqua bank and you may have some questions.  There are some steps you will need to take by… Continue On +

A US Savings Bond To Consider

The US Series i Savings Bonds are an inflation-driven savings bond and there are two components to calculating the interest rate. The first is just the normal fixed, market rate and right… Continue On +

Tax Implications For Businesses With Out Of State Remote Workers

Since the start of Covid in 2020, businesses have seen a sharp increase in the number of “remote” or “telecommuting” employees working from home.  This can have significant tax implications, both for… Continue On +

Changes To and Extension of Non-Business and Residential Energy Credits

The recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 contains a multitude of new environmentally related tax credits that are of interest to individuals and small businesses. The Act also extends and modifies… Continue On +