Oregon Department of Revenue has had a data breach

An employee at Oregon's tax collection agency copied the data of 36,000 people, including social security numbers, and stored the files to a personal account.

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WA Department of Revenue is Changing the Reporting Web Site

On March 19, 2018, the Washington State Dept. of Revenue will launch My DOR as the secure portal for all online services. Businesses will be able to access all their tax and business licensing accounts using their SecureAccess Washington (SAW) login.

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Proposed Tax Changes for Individuals

Here is a brief summary of the provisions of the tax bill that is being debated in congress this week that affect individual taxpayers.  We will post the business related provisions separately. We have tried to mention the most common items:


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WA DOR Business License Phishing Scam Warning

The Washington State Department of Revenue is warning about a scam related to business license renewals.  Here is the information from the DOR:


A number of Washington state businesses have been targeted by an email phishing scam that appears to be from the Department of Revenue. These emails remind the businesses that endorsements must be renewed and encourages them to do so by following a provided link.

These emails are NOT from the Department of Revenue. Any official message regarding a business’ license endorsement renewal will be from cms@dor.wa.gov and only alert the business that they have a new message in their My DOR inbox.

What to do if you receive a suspicious email:

  • Do not click any links, reply, or provide any information.
  • Check the expiration date on your business license document.
  • If your business license renewal is coming due, go directly to http://secure.dor.wa.gov and log in to your account.

If you have any questions or are unsure if a correspondence is genuine, please call us at 1-800-451-7985.


Tax "Extender" Legislation

Congress has passed, and the President has signed, a bill that extends many tax provisions that expired on December 31, 2014.  The extensions are retroactive to January 1, 2015.  Some of the provisions are made permanent; others are extended until December 31, 2016.  Follow the link to see the extended provisions that most commonly affect our clients.

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Standard Mileage Rates Decrease in 2016

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 54 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 57.5 cents for 2015
  • 19 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 23 cents for 2015
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
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