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

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

Dwayne Bishop

CFO

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

Effie Bar-Caspi

Operations Manager

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

Mary Beth Felker

Staff Accountant

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

I.T. Operations

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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Carol Didier, CPA, PFS

Carol Didier, CPA, PFS

Senior Tax Director

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Kathryn Minasian, E.A.

Kathryn Minasian, E.A.

Tax Manager

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Aaron Meyer

Aaron Meyer

Staff Accountant

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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Cheryl Sullivan

Cheryl Sullivan

Business Tax and Accounting Specialist

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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Laura Otto , CAA

Laura Otto , CAA

Tax Associate

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Christina Y. Walker

Christina Y. Walker

Staff Tax Accountant

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Moving to Kirkland, WA!

Address Update! GPL Tax & Accounting will be moving to Kirkland, WA on Thursday and Friday (December 29th and 30th) and will be up and running in our new location on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Meanwhile, phones will be down but we are available via emails. Our new...

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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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12220 113th AVE NE
Suite #100
Kirkland, WA 98034

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

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