About Us

About KBF CPAs

KBF is a regional CPA firm that offers a comprehensive range of tax, assurance and advisory services. KBF is an industry leader in Accounting for Income Tax (ASC 740) and GAAP advisory services. KBF serves numerous public companies, hundreds of private equity-owned and venture-backed clients and a number of dynamic privately-held companies.

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

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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Employee stock compensation: Back to the basics

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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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San Francisco Voters Approve Increase in Gross Receipts Tax and New Tax on CEO Pay

On November 3, 2020, San Francisco voters approved two new tax measures impacting corporate taxpayers. Both measures were passed by ...
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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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Webinar | Global Growth Opportunities in a Changing Corporate Landscape

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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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KBF Adds Debbie Spyker to its Employment Tax Services Practice

Please join us in welcoming Debbie Spyker to KBF. Debbie is joining KBF as an Employment Tax Services Consultant where ...
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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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KBF Adds Priyanka Shah to its CTS Practice

Please join us in welcoming Priyanka Shah to KBF. We are excited to announce the addition of Priyanka Shah, Tax ...
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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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KBF Adds Jie Shao to its CTS Practice

Please join us in welcoming Jie Shao to KBF. Jie Shao is joining KBF as an International Tax Director, where ...
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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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KBF’s Portland Office Adds Jake Hoesly to its CTS Practice and Rob Buchan to its Accounting, Audit, and Advisory Practice

    Please join us in welcoming Jake Hoesly to KBF. Jake is joining our Portland Office, where he will ...
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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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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.