Monthly Archives: June 2012

DOR Excise Tax Advisory on Paymasters

The Washington Department of Revenue’s Draft Excise Tax Advisory on Paymasters … Will This Affect You? The Washington Department of Revenue (DOR) is revisiting the taxable/non-taxable status of paymasters. There is no expressed statutory exemption or deduction for paymasters; however, … Continue reading

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US Provisional Patent Applications

Important Considerations for US Provisional Patent Applications By George Rondeau and Heather Colburn Many startup companies are formed around new ideas and inventions. Therefore, protecting such innovations may be extremely important, especially early on.

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Startup Act 2.0

Startup Act 2.0 – Making The 100% QSB Stock Exemption Permanent Good news for startups. A bill has been introduced in the Senate (S.3217) and an identical bill has already been introduced in the House, titled Startup Act 2.0 which, … Continue reading

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Convertible Debt Tax Issues For Startups

An introduction to the federal income tax issues associated with conversion features. By Dan Wright Many start-up companies use convertible debt as a way to attract short-term investment. Convertible debt has appeal to investors because it can provide enhanced risk protection, … Continue reading

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