KBF Manager Additions

Please join us in welcoming to KBF our new tax managers.   Tamara Ward – Senior Tax Manager Tamara joins KBF as a senior tax manager, based in Portland.  Prior to joining KBF, Tamara worked at Nike, focusing on global tax accounting and reporting and federal tax compliance.   Tamara will focus on assisting KBF clients with…

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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 downloads of content to our personal computers are no longer the principal means of delivering and accessing digital resources. Cloud computing is mainstream. Now pervasive, cloud computing affects many aspects of our digital experience at…

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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 treaties contemplate transactions and investments involving physical property or physical services. The digitalization of the global economy has resulted in uncertainty in applying U.S. tax laws to transnational business. One of the most fundamental income…

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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 requirements. KBF CPAs recognizes this as an opportunity to address the challenges of a dynamic tax law environment. KBF’s solution is to partner with leading tax software Avalara to enhance KBF’s services, specifically helping small…

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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 Masa joins KBF as a tax manager in the corporate tax services practice. Masa started his career in 2011 with KPMG in New York in the corporate Japanese tax practice and has a total of…

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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 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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Multnomah County Preschool Tax Q&A

Personal Income Tax Questions & Answers   What are the income thresholds for taxation? Single filers – all Oregon taxable income over $125,000 is taxed at a 1.5% rate. All income above $250,000 is taxed at a 3% rate. In 2026, the rate increases by 0.8%. Joint filers – all Oregon taxable income over $200,000…

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