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9 Mistakes Made by Do It Yourself (DIY) Accountants

Many small business owners don’t think they need a Certified Public Accountant. Everyone has filed a tax return and has a bank account. How hard can it be? Unfortunately, DIY accounting can lead to bad news for you and your business. The experience and expertise of a CPA is important for making sure that your business is prepared to succeed.

Below we’ll talk about 9 of […]

By | 2018-01-12T17:30:47+00:00 January 11th, 2018|accounting, cpa, finance, irs, tax return, taxes|0 Comments

Accounting Tips for Vancouver Business Owners

Running a Vancouver, WA business is hard enough without constantly thinking about accounting. Audits, tax penalties, and liens on your bank accounts can result from a simple missed bookkeeping entry or forgotten deadline. With so much on the line, worrying about accounting can keep you from properly running your business.

We’ve put together some key accounting tips below to help you keep the finances of your […]

By | 2018-01-16T21:21:50+00:00 September 25th, 2017|accounting, cpa, finance, irs, tax return|0 Comments

How To Get a Bank Loan (And Other Questions From Business Owners)

If you’re an emerging business owner in the Vancouver or Longview area, one of the questions you may be asking is how to get a business loan from a bank. We’re here to help!

In today’s blog post, we’ll guide you through getting a bank loan for your business. We’ll also take a look at other common financial questions we hear from Washington business owners, […]

By | 2018-01-16T21:34:16+00:00 September 25th, 2017|accounting, cpa, finance, taxes|0 Comments

How Does the Gift Tax Work?

The US federal gift tax applies to every gift you make in your lifetime. Sounds pretty straightforward albeit a bit daunting, right? Of course, there’s more to it than that.

The gift tax has a number of exclusions to be aware of. Trust us when we say, these exclusions are a good thing. Still, all the fine print can start to get a bit confusing and […]

By | 2018-01-16T21:37:20+00:00 July 25th, 2017|taxes|0 Comments

A Guide to Estate Planning in Washington State

Nothing is certain except death and taxes. We might as well plan for both, right? Planning for the future doesn’t have to be a touchy subject. In fact, there are nothing but benefits to estate planning and protecting the assets you’ve worked so hard for.

Recent studies have shown that less than half of Americans have wills. Shockingly, only about a third of adults with […]

By | 2018-01-16T21:39:45+00:00 June 6th, 2017|accounting, cpa, finance, irs, tax return, taxes|0 Comments

12 Important Tax & Financial Dates for 2017

At Opsahl Dawson, we focus on our clients’ financial and business success all year-round, not just during the busy tax season. When you work with us, we’ll work with you throughout the year, making sure you’re staying on top of important deadlines and planning for the future.

To help you get started, here’s a quick rundown of 12 important tax dates for […]

By | 2018-01-16T21:41:09+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|accounting, cpa, finance, irs, tax return, taxes|0 Comments

How to Find a Trustworthy Accountant

Accounting is more than just crunching numbers. A good accountant can be a vital partner in your professional life and business ventures. But how do you find an accountant you can trust?It’s not like you can risk working with just anyone. Accountants handle private information and help you make big financial decisions that impact your life. You need an accountant who’s qualified, experienced, and trustworthy. […]

By | 2018-01-16T21:42:44+00:00 December 20th, 2016|accounting, cpa, taxes|0 Comments

The 2015 Tax Filing Season is here!

It is time again for the lively advertisements encouraging taxpayers to get their billions back. Meanwhile IRS computer programmers and software venders scramble to rewrite their e-file systems to accept the last minute tax changes passed on December 19 under the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014. Fortunately the tax changes brought back a long list of tax deductions, credits, and breaks that were originally […]

By | 2017-10-19T18:09:16+00:00 February 25th, 2015|tax return, taxes|0 Comments

Washington State University Vancouver Receives $25,000 Gift from Opsahl Dawson

Opsahl Dawson, Certified Public Accountants based in Vancouver, has given $25,000 to Washington State University Vancouver. The gift will be divided between accounting fellowships and sponsorship of WSU Vancouver’s annual Notable Alumni Award for the next five years.

“WSU Vancouver’s accounting program instills a passion for excellence, customer focus and attention to detail in its graduates,” said Aaron Dawson, president of Opsahl Dawson. “We are proud […]

By | 2017-06-09T19:47:31+00:00 February 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cutting the Paper

By Kevin Westrick
for the Daily News

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Imagine doing your income tax return without paper. It IS possible. Aaron and Jennifer Dawson have turned Opsahl, Dawson & Co. P.S. into a “new-age” accounting firm by transforming the 33-year-old firm into a paperless office.

“Paperless works fantastic,” Aaron said. “When a client calls, you can answer the question right there. […]

By | 2017-10-19T18:10:41+00:00 May 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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