Tax Advice Seattle WA

Preparing and filing tax forms often requires the knowledge of a tax professional or CPA in order to find tax advantages and benefits, as well as to make certain of the accuracy and completion of the proper forms. Taxes are applied to a wide variety of things including income, property, sales and much more, and the laws governing these taxes vary between states. Aside from financial professionals, tax software have been developed to help those struggling to understand tax forms and filing procedures. For individuals, or more commonly, companies, with more complex tax issues, advisory services are usually necessary to avoid audits by the IRS.

Mr. Perry L. Smith (RFC®), CHFC, CLU
(425) 462-2072
800 Bellevue Way N.E. #400
Bellevue, WA
Company
Perry L. Smith Consulting, LLC
Qualifications
Education: Gonzaga U 1968-1970Eastern Wash U 1970-1972-BA American College-CLU-1982American College-ChFC-1989 NASD S7,S63,S24 - 1985RFC -1985Real Estate 1990Wealth Preservation Institute-CWAP & CAPP-2006 Golden Gate University -GGU - MS (Tax)
Years of Experience: 33
Membership
IARFC, FPA, SFSP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, Collectable Coins , Precious Metals, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Healthcare Accounts, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protectio

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Mr. Warren B. Stickney (RFC®), LUTCF
(425) 462-6335
2050 112 Ave., NE 210
Bellevue, WA
Company
Stickney Research
Qualifications
Education: College and GraduateTax Summit annual Estate Planning Conference, The Strategic Coach, The Aspen Institute
Years of Experience: 24
Membership
IARFC, MDRT, Bar, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Trustee Service, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Family Offices, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Jim Black
16310 NE 80th St
Redmond, WA
Company
Company: Absolute Return Solutions
Service
401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Alternative Investments,Retirement Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Business Income Tax Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Fin

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David C. Belzer & Associates
(206) 224-3545
1420 - 5th Ave., Suite 2200
Seattle, WA
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Carmichael International Service
(206) 441-0600
911 Western Ave.,
Seattle, WA
 
Neal Broidy, MBA
10900 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA
Company
Title: President
Company: Senior Financial Consultants, Inc
Service
Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,High Yield Bank Accounts,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Medicaid,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accum

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Mr. Douglas C. Nickson (RFC®), CSA, MBA
(425) 649-1925
4925 123rd Place SE
Bellevue, WA
Company
Nickson Secure Retirement
Qualifications
Education: MBA, MSCLS, RFC, CSA, CRFA, CEPS
Years of Experience: 11
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Annuities, Asset Protection

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Capa safety equipt,inc
(206) 350-2173
1001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA
 
H&R Block
(206) 328-1040
518 S KING ST
SEATTLE, WA

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Assinity Tax and Business Services
(206) 262-1040
1421 34th Ave
Seattle, WA
 
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Taxes

H&R Block a Cent Ahead, Revs Fall
By: Zacks Equity Research
March 09, 2010

H&R Block Inc. (HRB - Analyst Report) reported fiscal third quarter 2010 (ended Jan 31, 2010) net income of $50.6 million or 15 cents, up from $47.4 million or 14 cents in the year-ago period. However, income from continuing operations was 16 cents, down 4 cents from the prior-year period. Results were slightly ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 14 cents, primarily driven by cost cuts.

However, revenues were down 5.9% from the prior-year period to $934.9 million as the company prepared fewer tax returns. This was partially offset by a 5.9% decrease in operating expenses from the prior-year period to $840.4 million. The decrease reflects the benefits from the company’s cost cutting initiatives.

Revenue from the Tax Service decreased 6.2% year-over-year to $747.7 million. The decrease stemmed from a 7.1% decrease in total retail tax returns prepared. Pre-tax income was $131.2 million compared with $133.5 million in the year-ago quarter.

RSM McGladrey (RSM) reported a 3.6% year-over-year drop in revenues to $6.7 million. The decrease reflects the weak economic environment. However, the company posted a pre-tax loss of $11.2 million compared with a pre-tax income of $10.7 million a year ago, primarily due to a $15.0 million goodwill impairment related to RSM's capital markets business.

RSM and McGladrey & Pullen LLP entered into new definitive agreements in February concerning their alternative practice structure. As a result, RSM incurred $3.3 million of legal and consulting expenses related to these negotiations in the reported quarter.

Corporate operations reported a pre-tax loss of $22.5 million compared with a loss of $42.4 million in the prior-year quarter. The decrease in loss reflects a decrease in expenses. This stemmed from reductions in self-insured liabilities, lower interest expense on corporate borrowings and a decrease in loss provisions on mortgage loans held for investment.

Interim Tax Results....

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Know Your IRS Tax Levy Rights

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), all taxpayers have rights with regard to tax levies:

1. If an agreement is made between the IRS and the taxpayer that a back tax liability is not collectible, then the IRS is required to release an IRS wage levy.
2. The IRS may not place a lien on the taxpayer’s residence in situations when the amount of the IRS tax levy is less than $5,000.
3. Once the collection statute of limitation expires the IRS is required to stop all collection efforts and cancel the IRS tax levy.
4. 30 days before issuing a tax levy the IRS is required to send a Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to A Hearing (levy notice).
5. Taxpayers have a right to a hearing and must be notified of this at least 30 days before the levy is filed.
6. A taxpayer may request to have an appeals officer hear the case, but may not challenge the actual tax unless there was no previous opportunity to do so.
7. Taxpayers have 30 days to appeal unsatisfactory outcomes to the U.S. Tax Court or Federal Court.

The IRS asserts that it does not typically release levies on a bank accounts once issued. However an aggressive tax professional may be able to get a partial or full release if the monies in the account are needed for medical expenses, housing expenses, transportation expenses, payroll, etc. There is a small window of 21 days to do this ... just enough time for a taxpayer to contact a competent tax professional.

Attribution: Victoria J. Burns has over 25 years of experience preparing Federal, state, and payroll tax returns. She’s helped thousands to resolve their tax problems and settled millions of dollars in tax debt. Victoria is an active member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers and National Association of Tax Professionals. She leads the team of professionals at AmeriPride Tax Group helping clients through tax audits, offers in compromise, levy/lien releases, penalty abatements and other tax issues. AmeriPride Tax Group

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