Your Small-Business Solution
Akopyan & Company is a Seattle CPA firm that will treat you like family.
We provide accounting expertise and proactive guidance to help you make the most of your business.
ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING
We handle your books so you can focus on running your business. With our timely financial reports, you’ll always know where things stand.
STRATEGY & SUPPORT
Get strategic with our Business Owners Package: It’s like having a part-time chief financial officer dedicated to helping you grow.
From direct deposit to W-2s, we take away your payroll headaches—and give you and your employees convenient electronic access.
BUSINESS OWNERS TAX RETURNS
Your business impacts your personal taxes, too. We eliminate surprises and ensure your returns are aligned to minimize your tax liability.
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What challenges do you face?
I wonder if I’m getting everything right with my company’s books.
Your time should be spent managing your business instead of spending hours fighting with the numbers. We’ll give you those hours back. Learn more.
I feel like I don’t really understand the financial side of my business.
Our Business Owners Package gives you the complete picture—so you know exactly where your business is today, and where it’s going tomorrow. How it works.
I’m always frustrated with payroll. I need a better way.
With our convenient cloud-based portal, all you need to do is enter your employees’ hours. We’ll take it from there—and take away your worries. Learn more.
Inheritances Enjoy a Special Tax Benefit
Article Highlights: Stepped-Up Basis Inherited Basis Inheritance Basis Example Step Down Basis Long-Term Capital Gains Tax Rates Jointly Owned Property Gifting Prior to Death You may hear people use the term “Stepped-Up Basis” that many believe is a tax provision that allows beneficiaries of an inheritance to reduce or even avoid taxes when and if…
Student Loan Debt: Paying and Avoiding It, Plus Tax Benefits
Article Highlights: Tax Advantaged Repayment of Student Loans Employer Provided Educational Assistance Qualified Tuition Programs The Deductibility of Student Loan Interest Student Loans Forgiven in 2021 through 2025 Avoiding Student Loan Debt Section 529 Plans Coverdell Education Savings Account Education Tax Credits The American Opportunity Credit The Lifetime Learning Credit Despite recent rounds of forgiveness…
Tax Benefits for Child Daycare Providers and Users
Article Highlights: Daycare Providers Simplified Food Deduction Special Rules for Business Use of the Provider’s Home Home Sale Consequences Other Expenses Other Daycare Provider Issues Daycare User Credit Employer Dependent Care Benefits Other Credit Criteria Special tax benefits are available for those providing daycare services for children and the parents who pay for those services.…
Does Your Business Need to File Forms 1099-NEC or 1099-MISC?
Article Highlights: 1099-NEC Filing Requirements Independent Contractor Filing Threshold Form W-9 Form 1099-MISC If you use independent contractors to perform services for your business, for each one that you pay $600 or more for the year, you are required to issue the worker and the IRS a Form 1099-NEC no later than January 31, 2022,…
New Payroll Tax in Washington State (earn over $300,000 a year?)
Do you work at Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, F5 Networks, or any of the other large tech employers in Washington State? Do you earn over $300,000 a year? If so, read this! Washington State passed a new tax on employees to fund the first public-operated, long-term care (LTC) insurance program. Effective January 1, 2022, Washingtonians who…
What Types of Deductions Qualify for Itemized Bunching?
Bunching can work with any expense that you can itemize, but you need to be able to control when you incur these expenses. That typically leads people to bunch expenses in three key areas: Property taxes. If your municipality allows it, wait until January to pay the previous year’s property tax bill. Then, pay the current year in December. Because you…