Northbeam Bookkeeping & Consulting

Do you belong to your local chamber?

August 29, 2013
We're pleased to announce that we've joined the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, a great group of business owners who promote our neighborhood and its businesses.

Your local chamber can be a terrific source of information and referrals that you might miss by relying solely on electronic interaction (via Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, etc) or mass mailings.

Washington State B&O tax - Subcontractor Expense?

July 22, 2013
Everyone agrees that Washington State's business and occupation tax (assesed on gross sales) is onerous.
But can you reduce your gross sales by the amount paid to subcontractors (who also pay B&O)?

Nope. Really NO. Don't do that.

Isn't that double-taxation? Yes, sort of (the state calls it pyramiding).

I talked to a really helpful rep at the WA DOR the other day, and she did point out that because of the $46k small business exemption, most subs won't have to pay much, if any B&O tax, but still......
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Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

June 7, 2013
I just finished my QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification and learned a lot in the process.
I look forward to helping our clients take advantage of the new features in QB 2013.
QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor - QuickBooks Certification
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Northbeam Bookkeeping & Consulting

Beth Mattern and Ron Arant Serving West Seattle and surrounding areas
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