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Stay at Home Orders & What It Means For You

Stay at Home Orders & What It Means For You

With many city mayors and state governors now issuing Stay at Home Orders, many people are now wondering what this means for the people of this country.These orders are meant to slow the spread of this virus and protect those most vulnerable to this virus. Most cities...

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What WA Dept of Revenue can do for you?

What WA Dept of Revenue can do for you?

Relief Available WA Department of Revenue is taking the following measures during the state of emergency to provide relief to all COVID-19 impacted businesses. These actions are in effect during the state of emergency (February 29, 2020, through the end of the state...

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COVID-19 Update – Washington State

COVID-19 Update – Washington State

At Wednesday’s briefing, Governor Inslee urged all public utilities to suspend disconnection charges for nonpayment, waive late fees for customers who are out of work, offer customers payment plans, and expand bill assistance programs for customers who are...

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Tax relief measures

Tax relief measures

The GPL Tax Team is aware that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced this week a series of tax relief measures designed to assist taxpayers during the coronavirus pandemic.  As we continue to monitor the release of Treasury guidelines, we will update our client...

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Phase 2 of COVID-19 outbreak bill

Phase 2 of COVID-19 outbreak bill

Today, March 18, 2020, the Senate voted to adopt the House-passed bill pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak. This bill is considered, “phase 2”. The bill includes, but is not limited to: Free testing including for those who are uninsured Paid sick and medical leave for...

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Stimulus payment plan

Stimulus payment plan

On March 17, 2020 the White House announced, in correlation with The Treasury Department, a plan to provide working adults with a stimulus payment of $1000.00 within the next two of weeks, if not sooner. We are waiting for guidance from Congress as to what this looks...

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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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