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 the largest economic rescue packages in US history. Under the ARPA, the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) for small businesses is extended until December 2021. With this, the IRS issued detailed guidance for employers claiming the employee…

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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 in the Audit practice. John has a background in both public accounting and industry. He started his career at KPMG in Portland, where he served publicly traded technology and manufacturing companies for six years, as…

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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 and Local Tax Director where he will be focused on growing and developing the sales/use tax practice.  Troy is a firmwide resource and will be assisting clients in all of the markets KBF serves. Troy…

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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 15 years of experience in public accounting, Julie specializes in ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes. Julie’s clients include publicly traded companies, private equity and venture-backed businesses, and start-ups in a wide range of industries.…

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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 she will focus on growing and developing our Employment Tax Services practice. Debbie is a firmwide resource and will assist clients in all of the markets KBF serves. Debbie was previously a Managing Director at…

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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 Manager, to KBF in the Seattle Corporate Tax Services group. Priyanka will be working from her home office in Dallas, TX. Priyanka started her career with Deloitte Tax in New York in 2012 and moved…

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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 she will be focused on growing and developing our Corporate Tax Services practice. Jie is a firmwide resource and will be assisting clients in all of the markets KBF serves. Jie has 17-years of public…

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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 be focused on further growing and developing our Corporate Tax Services practice. Jake has an extensive background in public accounting with both public and privately held companies across a variety of industries, including SaaS, media…

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