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New Tax Extenders Bill Introduced in Senate With Carried Interest Tax Hike

Senator Max Baucus has introduced a new version of the tax extenders legislation, the Job Creation and Tax Cut Act of 2010. Please see: The text of the bill;    A summary of the bill’s provisions;   A comparison of Baucus’ … Continue reading

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Come Hear the Great Debate on the Washington State Income Tax Initiative (No. 1098) Between Bill Gates, Sr. & Matt McIlwain

On October 14, we will be hosting at our downtown Seattle office (1201 Third Ave., Ste. 2200) a debate on Initiative 1098, which would impose an income tax on Washington residents. The potential economic impacts of Initiative 1098 are hotly … Continue reading

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The Small Business Bill: What Can Be Done To Improve It

When the Senate returns on September 13th,  it will take up consideration of the Small Business Bill (the “Bill”).  The current version of the Small Business Bill was introduced August 5th as Senate Amendment 4594, an amendment in the nature … Continue reading

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Tax Credits For Angel Investors? Yes, a Great Idea

Thank you to Scott Shane for writing about the recently proposed Innovative Technologies Investment Incentive Act of 2010 (the “Bill”) (The Bill is embedded via Scribd below.) And thank you to Bill Carleton for alerting me to Shane’s article. I agree with … Continue reading

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Washington State B&O Tax on Director Fees

By Garry Fujita and Joe Wallin The taxation of director fees under the Washington State business and occupation (“B&O”) tax remains in a state of evolution. The Department of Revenue (“DOR”) published a Special Notice[1] on June 22, 2010 and recently … Continue reading

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