About Us

About KBF CPAs

KBF is a fast-growing CPA firm that offers a comprehensive range of tax, assurance and advisory services. KBF is a recognized leader in Accounting for Income Tax (ASC 740) and GAAP advisory services. KBF serves hundreds of public, private equity-owned and venture-backed companies, as well as, select dynamic privately-held businesses. 

From the very beginning we have focused on building technically and geographically diverse client service teams. That allows us to bring the full breadth of KBF’s expertise to every engagement. We are most proud of the clients we serve—from startup ventures to Fortune 500 multinational businesses—our greatest satisfaction comes from helping them succeed. At KBF personal connection and commitment to building lasting relationships with our clients continues to form the foundation of our firm.

KBF CPAs A Regional CPA Firm

Our Locations

USA

605 First Avenue
Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98104

111 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 1850
Portland, OR 97204

12750 High Bluff Drive
Suite 160
San Diego, CA 92130

400 Spectrum Center Drive
Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92618

Las Vegas, NV

San Francisco, CA

Kalispell, MT

Atlanta, GA

Boston, MA

Knoxville, TN

Dallas, TX

Minneapolis, MN 

U.S. Based. Global Reach.

We serve clients throughout the world from our locations in the U.S. KBF has state-of-the-art office locations in Seattle, Portland, Irvine, and San Diego with professionals throughout the U.S.

We have fully adopted an infrastructure which allows for dispersed client service teams.

KBF News

Employee Retention Credit Extended and Expanded

President Joe Biden recently signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), considered to be one of ...
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KBF Manager and Senior Manager Additions

Please join us in welcoming to KBF.     John Baglien – Audit Manager John joins KBF as a Manager ...
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KBF Adds Troy Bluske to its Sales Tax Practice

Please join us in welcoming Troy Bluske to KBF.       Troy Bluske Troy joined KBF as a State ...
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2021 KBF Director Promotions

We are pleased to announce the promotions of Julie Laake, Ian Pierson, and Jon Skinner.   Julie Laake With over ...
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Multnomah County Preschool Tax Q&A

Personal Income Tax Questions & Answers   What are the income thresholds for taxation? Single filers - all Oregon taxable ...
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2021 KBF Partner Promotion

KBF CPAs LLP is pleased to announce the admission of Darin Pretti as a partner of our firm. With more ...
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COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 2020 Implications When Reevaluating Year-End Valuation Allowance for Deferred Tax Assets

As the calendar year comes to an end, companies are scrambling to finish their year-end tax planning. Assessing valuation allowances ...
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President-elect Biden’s Tax Plan – Tax Implications of a Changing Administration

Although appeals continue in the courts, former Vice President Joe Biden is well into his transition plan to assume the ...
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Accounting for Income Taxes–A Path Towards Simplicity–ASU 2013-11

To download a PDF version please click here Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) establishes ...
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IRS Releases Guidance in FAQs Regarding the Interaction of PPP Loans and the Employee Retention Credit in M&A Transactions

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently updated its FAQs page and released guidance for parties engaging in mergers and acquisitions ...
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IRS Form 1099-MISC & 1099-NEC—A New Filing Requirement for Independent Contractor Payments

Traditionally, taxpayers have used Form 1099-MISC to report certain payments to the IRS, including payments made to independent contractors. Form ...
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OECD Releases BEPS 2.0 Blueprint

At the beginning of 2020, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) expected to complete its global taxation transformation ...
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Multnomah County Voters Reject Metro Payroll Tax; Approve Universal Preschool Measure

Portland-area voters rejected the Metro Council’s payroll tax on employers (Measure 26-218). The measure failed by a 57% to 43% ...
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New California small business hiring credit for 2020. Especially attractive for restaurants and retail industries

Small businesses are able to get a nonrefundable credit of $1,000 for each net full time equivalent employee addition. The ...
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Current COVID-19 Related Tax Guidance for Oregon, Washington, and California

Working remotely has become the new normal for many employees on the West Coast. Although many employees enjoy the convenience ...
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European Commission Appeals Apple’s Major “State Aid” Tax Victory

Earlier this summer, Apple won a $15 billion State Aid case related to its Irish operations. This decision was rendered by ...
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Accounting for Income Taxes – A Path Towards Simplicity – ASU 2009-06

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) establishes financial accounting and reporting standards for public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations ...
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Executive Order Allows Tax Deferral of Social Security Tax for Employees

On August 9, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order that allows for the deferral of withholding, deposits, and payments ...
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Supreme Court Denies Review of Tax Breaks for Big Tech Companies in Altera but the Controversy Continues

The Supreme Court denied a petition of certiorari in Altera v. Commissioner on June 22, 2020, a closely followed case ...
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Proposed Reliance Regulations on Disallowed Transportation and Commuting Expenses

Background As amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) Section (“Sec.”) 274(a)(4) disallows deductions ...
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Temporary California Net Operating Loss Suspension Signed into Law

History California has at times either restricted the ability of individuals and corporations to utilize the full carryover amount of ...
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Multnomah County Reviewing Two Tuition-Free Preschool Measures for November Ballot – Both Seek to Tax High-Earners

Multnomah County has two tuition-free preschool measures that may go to the ballot this November. The first campaign, Universal Preschool ...
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Seattle’s City Council Passes ‘JumpStart Seattle’ Payroll Tax on Big Businesses – Mayor Returns Bill Unsigned with New Proposals

Seattle’s City Council recently passed a 20-year tiered payroll tax on businesses with payrolls greater than $7 million. Mayor Jenny ...
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Oregon Legislature Makes Changes to Corporate Activity Tax (CAT); Second Payment Deadline on July 31, 2020 Remains for Taxpayers

The Oregon Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) is imposed on taxpayers that have commercial activity of more than $1 million. Although many ...
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UPDATE: Portland Metro Council Votes to Refer Payroll Tax to November Ballot

On July 16, 2020, the Portland Metro Council unanimously voted to send a $7 billion transportation plan to the November ...
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The State of Wayfair in 2020: State and Local Income Tax Implications Two Years After the Wayfair Decision

In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the long-standing physical presence standard for sales-and-use tax nexus in South Dakota v. ...
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The Future of International Taxation: BEPS 2.0, DSTs, or What?

Even as regulatory guidance is still being issued by the U.S. Treasury, nearly 2-1/2  years after the enactment of sweeping ...
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Determining the Accounting for Loans Under the Payroll Protection Program

The question has arisen regarding how to account for loans received by companies under the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) of ...
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Additional Payroll Taxes Looming for Portland Metro Area Businesses

The Metro Council has recently outlined its plan to raise the necessary funds for the $7 billion “Get Moving 2020” ...
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Treasury Provides Welcome Grace Period and Transition Relief from Repeal of the “338 Approach” to Recognition of Built-in Gains (but the clock is ticking)

On January 14, 2020, the IRS and Treasury provided partial relief from their earlier announcement of the repeal of a ...
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Careers

We Are Looking For You!

We’re looking for a special kind of professional. There’s a sense of pride that comes from collaborating with people committed to excellent work and client satisfaction. It’s that sense of responsibility to our clients and our people that is the cornerstone of everything we do. We have a passion for learning and excelling as a company, and as individuals. We are equally committed to your career success.

To see our current openings at all levels, please click below.