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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 business straight. Keep Your Expenses in Order Keeping [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|Categories: Accounting, CPA, Finance, IRS, Tax Return|Tags: , , |

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, including selecting your business entity and planning for state and local [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|Categories: Finance, Taxes, Accounting, CPA|Tags: , , |

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 you may be wondering if this tax applies [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|Categories: Taxes|Tags: , |

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 children under age 18 have a will or living [...]

By |June 6th, 2017|Categories: Finance, IRS, Tax Return, Taxes, Accounting, CPA|Tags: , |

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 2017: Important Winter Dates 1. January 1, 2017 The first day to [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Accounting, CPA, Finance, IRS, Tax Return, Taxes|Tags: , |

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. Doing your research now will pay off in the [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|Categories: Accounting, CPA, Taxes|
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