Our Philosophy

Many wonder if the American Dream is a myth – the idea that with tenacity, smarts, hard work and a big vision, you can create work you love that supports your family, enriches your community, and creates a place for employees to love their work – but this is our reality at GPL.

GPL is no ordinary accounting firm where you drop off your box of receipts and wrinkled bank statements, crossing your fingers that you won’t owe too much, wishing you didn’t have to deal with the IRS or the mysteries of your numbers. GPL, unlike most accounting firms, is relational rather than transactional, and we truly care about our clients – your well-being, your success, and your dreams.

GPL will take time to get to know you, your dreams and goals, your business and personal vision, so we can offer tailored guidance on how to make decisions and take actions that maximize your ability to run your business and life the way you want.

Our team will talk to you about your taxes and finances in a way that reduces stress and fear, allowing you to focus on what’s important to you, and empowers you to create a much more fulfilling future.

At GPL we will work hard to save you money on your taxes, but more importantly, GPL creates a long-term relationship with you to foster your success by making sure your accounting is compliant and clean and you are empowered to focus on what’s most important to you.

Building a Community

GPL Community has an extensive network of professional service providers and business colleagues for referral and recommendation, which makes putting together your advisory team much easier and more effective. What does this mean for…

the GPL team is knowledgeable about the kinds of people and services you might need and we consider you part of our extended family. Need an attorney, consultant, insurance broker or real estate professional? Just ask us. We probably know just the right person for you!

our extended GPL network includes many professionals who share ideas and support each other by helping to create a whole customer experience. You might be our client and an advisor for others. Get to know us at GPL so that you may become part of our community of professionals!

our clients benefit from our accounting and tax services, but did you know we also provide business strategy consulting, start-up advice, international business expansion services and an investment club? There are so many ways that GPL can serve your success and help you realized your dreams!

GPL Core Values

Delight Our Customers

We Delight Our Customers. We give our clients what they want – and more – by using our skills to anticipate their needs and solutions.

The Time is Now

We know The Time is Now to address planning, burning questions, disputes or simple solutions. We balance our own sense of urgency, we manage our workloads, and we help our clients relax with the right information to empower them.


We’re always thinking Out-of-the-Box in our approach to taxes and accounting. We are not limited by a traditional CPA-firm practice, we can take a more holistic approach to help our clients, including business strategy, virtual CFO support, international business, consulting and a thriving GPL community.

Compliant & Clean

Our products and services are Compliant & Clean. We take care of the details, the dates, the time-frames, and the discussions.

The Cool Factor

The Cool Factor is essential at GPL! This is not your dad’s accounting firm – there’s no room for a stodgy, buttoned-up approach in how we support our clients and our employees.

Vision for Growth

GPL holds a Vision for Growth for our own company and for our clients. We are committed to expanding our reach, so that other clients and communities can benefit from The GPL Way, including American and international markets.

Many people will spend three hours trying to find a $10 deal on Expedia, but they won’t spend three hours working with their accountants to change their taxes or to take actions that will put much more money directly in their pockets!”

Shahar Plinner

Owner and CEO

GPL tells you the truth about your numbers, your liability and risk, your choices and options. Shahar finds that people think they cannot influence their tax bill and expenses, but they can, if they are having the right conversations with the professionals who support them.

I know how financial stress can create feelings of fear, despair and hopelessness, and often, people don’t know where to turn or how to find a solution that brings relief and confidence. We will sift through all the information and complexities of tax law, accounting, audits, IRS notices, international tax reporting, and  more, to give our clients both peace of mind and control over your finances.

Effie Bar-Caspi

GPL owner and COO

If you want to know the details, GPL can provide them; if you are overwhelmed by the details, GPL will help you navigate them so you can feel happy about your business and able to focus on your desired results. With GPL, you are never alone and you never have to go to sleep with an unanswered IRS notice seeping into your dream-time!

About Us

GPL Tax & Accounting is here to handle your personal and business tax preparation and planning needs. We can also handle your bookkeeping and accounting requirements. GPL provides all the tools and know-how you need to be in the best tax position while staying compliant with all tax regulations.

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Is rental income taxable?

Yes. In the U.S., you pay taxes on the amount left after you deduct all allowable and documented expenses from the rents paid.

What is the difference between Form 1040 and Form 1040EZ?

The 1040EZ is the simplest tax form. You can use it if your income is less than $100,000 per year and is from wages, salary, and tips reported on a W2, from unemployment compensation, your taxable interest is not more than $1,500, and you do not itemize your deductions. You cannot use a 1040EZ if you plan to claim dependents.

What is the difference between Form 1040A and Form 1040NR?

The 1040A is a simplified tax form that citizens and permanent residents of the United States use to file their tax returns. Form 1040NR is used by non-resident aliens who need to report income taxable in the U.S.

Is my company too small to need a CFO?

The need for sound financial management is not a function of size. Small companies as well as large ones benefit from the services of a CFO, but small companies usually don’t need these services on a day-to-day basis. That’s where GPL comes in. We provide a way for companies of all sizes to get the financial management they need, as they need it, without the cost of a full-time executive officer.


12220 113th AVE NE, Suite #100,
Kirkland, WA 98034
Tel. (425) 502 9465 | Fax. (425) 449 8712