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Tax Updates & Legislation News

This has been an unusually active year for tax legislation. Please check back frequently for further news and updates. We also will be posting these updates and more on our Facebook page.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your tax planning. We are available via email or contact our offices at 206.284.1383.



New Washington Business and Occupation Tax Legislation Affects Service Businesses

Click here for summary of legislation effective 1/1/20

New Washington State Real Estate Excise Tax Legislation

Click here for summary of legislation effective 1/1/20

2018 Year-End Tax Planning under Tax  Cuts and Jobs Act- November 8, 2018

Click here for CCH overview of year end planning under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


New Retirement Planning Information for 2018 - December 18, 2018

Retirement Plan Type Comparison for 2018 and Plan Contribution Limits for 2018


Tax Return Due Dates for the 2018 Tax Year - January 11, 2019

Click here  for an overview from the AICPA of the revised tax return due dates that are taking effect for 2018 returns.


Washington State Family Leave Act Employer Toolkit- December 20, 2018

Click here for WA ESD Employer Toolkit


Joint Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Signed by President Trump- December 22, 2017

Click here for a CCH overview of Joint Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017


House Approves ACA Repeal and Replacement May 5, 2017

Click here for an overview of the repeal and replacement plan that was approved by the House on May 4, 2017, for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


Tax Proposals from the White House, Details to Come April 27, 2017

Click here for an overview of the tax reforms proposed by President Trump - the "2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs."

Seattle B&O Taxes and Tax Certificate Fees to Increase in 2017 - July 27, 2016

Seattle City Council voted on Monday, July 25, 2016 to raise both the Business & Occupation tax and the fee businesses pay for their tax certificates.  Businesses with an annual gross income of $5M or more will be hit the hardest, however, even those with annual gross incomes of $500k will see an increase in fees.  Click here for an overview by the Puget Sound Business Journal.


New Retirement Planning Information for 2015 - December 24, 2014

Retirement Plan Type Comparison for 2015 and Plan Contribution Limits for 2015


The 2013 tax year will bring both challenges and opportunities for many of our clients and we feel that CCH has produced an excellent piece highlighting many of these to assist taxpayers with end of year tax planning.  We encourage you to take a few minutes to read the above article and contact us with any questions or to further discuss your particular tax scenario as we approach year-end.

 New Retirement Planning Information for 2013 - February 5, 2013

Retirement Plan Type Comparison for 2013 and Plan Contribution Limits for 2013

2012 Tax Year in Review - CCH - January 21, 2013

Analysis of Post-2012 Net Investment Income and Additional Medicare Taxes - CCH  - January 2, 2013

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 - CCH  - January 2, 2013