About Our Team

GPL Tax & Accounting’s staff is a diverse group of experienced professionals from around the globe. They have backgrounds in banking, business management, investing, and more. Of course, they are also experts in local, state, federal, and international taxation and representation, as well as accounting and bookkeeping.
Shahar Plinner, CEO

Shahar Plinner, CEO

Senior Tax and Business Consultant

Shahar graduated from The Interdisciplinary Center in Herzelia, Israel where he earned his BA in Business and Finance. Soon after, he joined a family owned…

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Dwayne Bishop, CMA

Dwayne Bishop, CMA

CFO Services Consultant

Dwayne comes into the accounting field from a background of entrepreneurialism and business coaching. Dwayne founded a local student painting company…

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Effie Bar-Caspi, COO

Effie Bar-Caspi, COO

Partner

Effie’s early career included being Administrative Assistant to a Colonel in the Israeli Army, followed by managing the administrative side of a Pro-Bono Legal program for three years…

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Mary Beth Felker, CB

Mary Beth Felker, CB

Account Manager

Mary Beth Felker joined GPL’s staff in February of 2014 and brings a diverse business background to the company. She has been around accounting all of her life and owned her own business…

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Chance Ghanami

Chance Ghanami

Operations Manager

Chance Ghanami was born in Texas and has lived most of his life in the south in such states as Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. After completing high school, Chance attende…

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Laura Otto, CAA

Laura Otto, CAA

Senior International Tax Consultant

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Kathryn Minasian, E.A.

Kathryn Minasian, E.A.

Senior Tax Manager

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Aaron Meyer

Aaron Meyer

Accounting Manager

Aaron joined GPL in September of 2012 as an accounting specialist and has recently been promoted to Staff Accountant. He is pursuing his CMA (Certified Managerial Accountant)…

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Brian Weir, CAA

Brian Weir, CAA

Tax Consultant

Cheryl Sullivan

Cheryl Sullivan

Senior Tax Preparer

Over 20 years ago Cheryl began working for a family member’s accounting business and discovered that she really enjoyed it. She has worked in the private…

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Christina Y. Walker

Christina Y. Walker

Staff Tax Accountant

Brooke Marjamaa

Brooke Marjamaa

Senior Tax Consultant

Chantelle Chase

Chantelle Chase

Executive Assistant

Trent Trailov, CPA

Trent Trailov, CPA

Controller Services Consultant

Cieara Smith

Cieara Smith

Business Administrator

Galina Benina, CPA

Galina Benina, CPA

Controller

Janelle Panday

Janelle Panday

Account Manager

Maleah Rebecca Tugade

Maleah Rebecca Tugade

Data Entry Specialist

Michael Yoon

Michael Yoon

Account Manager

Peter Joss

Peter Joss

Data Entry Specialist

Ryan Price, CPA

Ryan Price, CPA

Senior Business Tax Consultant

Tenae Lew

Tenae Lew

Account Manager

Toni Hampton

Toni Hampton

Account Manager

Derek Desjardins, CPA

Derek Desjardins, CPA

Senior Business Tax Consultant

Caleb Stillman

Caleb Stillman

Business Administrator

Chris Ivanov

Chris Ivanov

Data Entry Specialist

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Does Your State Collect Sales Tax? Here Are Necessities for Sales Tax Compliance.

Almost all states have a sales tax, only a handful don’t (Alaska, Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire and Delaware). Because of the variety and complexity inherent in sales/trustee taxes in every state you need to make sure you are correctly accounting for sales tax in your books. Sales tax is considered a “trustee tax” meaning it is collected from your customer, held in trust by the business owner and remitted to the state/city at regular intervals. The burden of calculating, collecting and remitting sales tax falls firmly on the business owner and the tax authorities are very unforgiving of mistakes when it comes to this responsibility

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How to Know You Are Ready for A CFO

A CFO, or Chief Financial Officer, oversees the financial future and health of a company. They engage in activities that enhance performance, facilitate growth, increase profitability. Sounds great, right?

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About Us

GPL Tax & Accounting is based in Kirkland, Washington. We are devoted to providing our team members with the best working environment, and giving our clients great service that is tailor-made to their financial needs. Our in-house tax and accounting specialists, together with our broad, international network of other financial professionals, ensure that we can address any taxation challenges our clients may face. Our unique approach to client engagement and ala carte structure to the services provided is informed by the fact we view clients as members of the GPL family. We are as dedicated to their success as they are.

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FAQs

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.

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Suite #100
Kirkland, WA 98034

Tel. (425) 502 9465
Fax. (425) 449 8712

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