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

601 Union Street
Suite 1710
Seattle, WA 98101

5285 Meadows Road
Suite 420
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

12750 High Bluff Drive
Suite 160
San Diego, CA 92130

400 Spectrum Center Drive,
Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92618

3800 Howard Hughes Pkwy
Suite 940
Las Vegas, NV 89169

San Francisco, CA

Helena, MT

Atlanta, GA

Boston, MA

Columbia, SC

Dallas, TX

Houston, TX

Minneapolis, MN 

Twin Falls, ID

Salt Lake City, UT

Miami, FL

Grand Rapids, MI

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

KBF Sales and Use Tax Newsletter – 3rd Quarter 2022

KBF’s quarterly newsletter updates clients on sales and use tax news, developments, and trends from around the country. This edition ...
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KBF Sales and Use Tax Newsletter – 2nd Quarter 2022

KBF’s quarterly newsletter updates clients on sales and use tax news, developments, and trends from around the country. This edition ...
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U.S. Withholding Taxes for Payments to Foreign Persons

Whilst the United States (“U.S.”) taxes its citizens, residents, and domestic corporations on their worldwide income, nonresident individuals and foreign ...
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KBF Sales and Use Tax Newsletter – 1st Quarter 2022

KBF’s quarterly newsletter updates clients on sales and use tax news, developments, and trends from around the country. For this ...
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California Makes Favorable Changes to the Pass-Through Entity Tax

Summary Since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in 2017, individuals who itemize their federal tax ...
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California Unclaimed Property Tax Compliance

Summary Beginning in 2022, the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) will require most businesses to disclose the status of their ...
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New Oregon Pass-Through Entity-Level Business Alternative Income Tax

Senate Bill 727 (SB 727) was introduced as Oregon’s response to the enactment of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ...
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KBF Sales and Use Tax Newsletter – 4th Quarter 2021

KBF’s quarterly newsletter updates clients on sales and use tax news, developments, and trends from around the country. For our ...
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California Sales and Use Tax Exemption

Background California allows qualifying manufacturers and certain research and developers a partial exemption from sales and use tax on various ...
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KBF Sales and Use Tax Newsletter – 3rd Quarter 2021

KBF’s quarterly newsletter updates clients on sales and use tax news, developments, and trends from around the country. For our ...
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New KBF Director of Talent Acquisition

Please join us in welcoming our newest team member - April Dennis. April joins KBF in our newly created Director ...
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2022 Partner Promotions

KBF CPAs LLP is pleased to announce the admission of Rob Buchan as an audit and advisory partner of our ...
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Oregon-based Hemex Health receives funding for life-saving diagnostics device

Hemex Health has received the Innovation Award for its innovative portable diagnostics device which can help detect sickle cell, malaria, ...
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KBF Sales and Use Tax Newsletter – 2nd Quarter 2021

KBF’s quarterly newsletter updates clients on sales and use tax news, developments, and trends from around the country. For our ...
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Oregon tax updates

Oregon State Tax Updates

Here are the latest news and updates on Oregon state and local tax.   New Pass-Through Business Alternative Income Tax ...
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KBF Manager Additions

Please join us in welcoming to KBF our new tax manager.   Sue Lin – Tax Manager Shuyi (Sue) joins ...
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Tax Classification of Digital Transactions (Part 2 of 2)

Since the issuance of the original -18 Regulations in October 1998, the digital economy has evolved significantly. Floppy disks and ...
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Tax Classification of Digital Transactions (Part 1 of 2)

The U.S. international tax rules were developed in a “brick-and-mortar” economic environment. In general, the domestic tax laws and tax ...
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KBF partners with Avalara to simplify tax compliance for SMEs

With frequent changes in tax law in different jurisdictions, it can be difficult for businesses to comply with various tax ...
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KBF Manager and Director Additions

Please join us in welcoming to KBF our new tax managers and tax director.   Masa Ozaki – Tax Manager ...
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KBF Sales and Use Tax Newsletter – 1st Quarter 2021

KBF’s quarterly newsletter updates clients on sales and use tax news, developments, and trends from around the country. For our ...
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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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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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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.