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Christopher Chapman’s List of 2021 Tax Documents Needed for Filing

Ding ding ding! Open season on 2021 tax filing has officially begun, and we’re already rolling up our sleeves and getting to work on tax returns for some of our Greater Seattle clients. With all the backlog and changes at the IRS, getting ahead of the tax storm is...

Christopher Chapman’s Tips on Getting Help with Medical Debt

Before I get into my tips for getting help with medical debt, let me start out by saying… we’re less than ONE WEEK away from the IRS beginning to receive electronically-filed returns.That means different things to different people in our Greater Seattle client family,...

Chapman Tax and Accounting on the New $600 Reporting Requirement for Digital Payment Apps

To be fair, the new $600 reporting requirement for digital payment apps isn't a Venmo thing ... it's an IRS thing.(Personally, I'm still amazed by how people share their transactions so publicly on these kinds of platforms. But that's a topic for another day.)And I...

Greater Seattle Taxpayers, How to Get 2021 Tax Filing Documents in Order

Before I jump into discussing tax filing documents, I hope it's okay that I spare you all of the "new year, new you" stuff.If you're anything like me, you’re being inundated with rehashed well-wishes and generic, happy-clappy "time to set some goals!!!" talk.And I...

Chapman Tax and Accounting on Last-Minute Tax Moves for 2021

I remember reaching the end of 2020 ... it seemed as if all of us were breathing a huge collective sigh of relief.And then ... more chaos.Is it wrong to hope that 2022 will turn out better? Hard to say ... but I do know that what I DON'T want to do is retreat into...

Christopher Chapman’s Strategies for Fighting Inflation

If you’ve been in a Greater Seattle store lately or visited your local gas pump, you’ve probably noticed some price fluctuations – up and up and up. Every visit, it seems.Inflation is here, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. So, we all have to figure out how to...

Christopher Chapman’s “Help Me Remember” Holiday Prayer

These last couple weeks of 2021 are already a little unusual.Current events are swirling around virus policy, the big Biden "Build Back Better" Act seems to have hit a Joe-Manchin-sized brick wall, sports leagues are in an uproar around rising case numbers, and...

Tax and Financial Planning for Multi-Generational Caretaking for Greater Seattle Families

One of the trends of recent years has been a rise in multi-generational living for some of my Greater Seattle area tax and accounting clients. Whether it's for economic or health reasons, when Mom and Dad or other, older members of the family move in and there are...

Tax-Wise Charitable Giving Strategies From Chapman Tax and Accounting

It's a good idea to take your internal temperature and do whatever you need to do to get to a place of focus, amidst all of the national and global distractions that continue ad infinitum. Many of our Greater Seattle clients are under enormous pressure for one reason...

5 Business Mistakes That Can Be Fatal By Chapman Tax and Accounting

There is a difference between income and wealth. Tax returns aren't about wealth -- they're about "income", and how that is defined. Business owners and real estate investors have access to powerful tax advantages that wage earners do not ... and wage-earners probably...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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