Category Archives: Taxes

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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King County Tax Amnesty

Complying with every applicable tax law can be a daunting obligation even for a taxpayer well versed in tax rules. For start-ups, the task can be more than daunting when the taxing authorities do not tell you about your reporting … Continue reading

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Don’t “Defer” Compensation

By Joe Wallin Many times I have seen the following happen: a company is running out of money. In order to keep going, the team is going to have to take pay cuts. The Founder & CEO tells the team–”We’ll … Continue reading

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President Obama Proposes to Expand and Make Permanent Zero Capital Gains on Small Business Investments

By Dan Wright (Principal at Clark Nuber), and Karlyn Kurokawa (Associate at Clark Nuber) On January 31, 2012, President Obama sent a Startup America Legislative Agenda to Congress that included a proposal to “expand and make permanent zero capital gains on small business … Continue reading

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Assault on the B&O High Technology Tax Credit

By Bob Heller and Dan Wright at Clark Nuber, and Joe Wallin and Garry Fujita at DWT The high technology B&O tax credit has long been a useful tool to encourage investment by Washington’s high technology companies in research and … Continue reading

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