QBI – Qualified Business Income Deduction

QBI – Qualified Business Income Deduction

In the new tax code styled as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, there are lots of new, eliminated or significant changes to existing deductions. The TCJA introduces new terminology for 2018 to go along with the enormous volume of actual tax code and regulation changes.  One...
Benefits of Filing Early

Benefits of Filing Early

Our days are finally starting to get a little longer, and we are no longer de-icing our cars every morning. That means that springtime and tax season are just around the corner! Tax professionals know all too well how quickly these 3-and-a-half months vanish. In...
Rental Properties

Rental Properties

Is the real estate market hot?  Just ask any realtor and they’ll answer you with a resounding “YES”!  And the hot market is for all homes, not just those the buyers will be living in.  Rental property in South King County and Seattle continues to be...
Best job ever?

Best job ever?

I recently watched the movie “Fury”, a story about the crew of one army tank during World War II. Several times throughout, they collectively mutter the phrase “Best Job Ever” – given the times when they say it, it’s not what you’d expect to hear them say. What’s...
Boeing Pension Buyout – good or bad option?

Boeing Pension Buyout – good or bad option?

According to news reports, Boeing sent a letter out to about 40,000 former employees, asking them if they would be willing to take their vested pension benefit as a lump sum payment, or monthly annuity in lieu of staying in the pension plan.  Whether such an option is...
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