How the 2017 Tax Reform Will Affect Small Businesses in Washington

The 2017 tax reform legislation affects more than just C Corporations– it also means changes for small businesses here in Washington and throughout the US. Are you aware of these changes and how they can save you money?

The team at Opsahl Dawson is here to help you navigate the waters. In this article we’ll use a fictional example of Goldilocks, a hair salon owner, […]

By |2018-02-12T20:42:25+00:00February 1st, 2018|Tax Return, Taxes|0 Comments

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 |2018-02-01T23:09:26+00:00January 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+00:00September 25th, 2017|Accounting, CPA, Finance, IRS, Tax Return|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+00:00June 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+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Accounting, CPA, Finance, IRS, Tax Return, 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+00:00February 25th, 2015|Tax Return, Taxes|0 Comments