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Coronavirus—Protecting you and our staff

Dear Clients,

We understand that everyone is concerned about Coronavirus. And we are as well, which is why we are taking precautions to keep our clients and our staff safe.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Tax Credit Available

March 11, 2020

Electric Vehicles (EV) are becoming more common in our society and a couple of months ago, Congress recognized this growing area by extending a tax credit available on costs associated with the installation of an EV charging station in your home. The available credit is the smaller of 30% of the cost or $1,000 and there are specific requirements that must be met in order to qualify for the credit which include:

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Check out our new beer!

February 12, 2020

Thanks to Loowit Brewing Company for the beer and Purta Studios Photography for the video. We love giving away beer each year to our amazing clients as a way to say thank you for your business!

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Significant Retirement Savings Law Changes For 2020

January 10, 2020

Congress has recently passed significant changes to retirement savings law that will affect individuals, small businesses and employees, and could have a major impact on estate planning.

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New Oregon Business Tax Beginning January 1, 2020

December 31, 2019

Oregon has implemented a new business tax effective 1/1/2020. This new tax is associated with doing business in Oregon and is unrelated to your annual income taxes.

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: The Largest Tax Code Overhaul Since 1986

January 10, 2018

By now you have probably heard the news, tax changes are here. Big tax changes. In general, the new laws lower most business and individual tax rates, but thanks to many new changes in the various areas of the tax code, not necessarily the actual tax owed. Consequently, you are probably also wondering how those changes will apply to you.

Firstly, before we can elucidate your musings,...

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The Truth About Tax Extensions

April 10, 2017

The tax filing deadline of April 18th is looming. If you have not completed your 2016 tax returns it’s time start thinking about filing an application for extension of time to file for your tax return. The tax system is shrouded in mystery and our hope today is to lift some of the dense fog from the dubiously titled “tax extension” through a series of friendly Q &...

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Client FYI: New Phishing Scam

January 30, 2017

Scammers are always looking for new twists on common scams, especially when it comes to phishing emails. These emails are meant to trick you into clicking a link and either providing personal information or downloading viruses or malware.

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Client Appreciation Day

December 21, 2016

The new year is upon us and we have brewed up a special surprise as a thank you for another great year. Here at Lewis Group CPAs we value your loyal patronage. It is our pleasure to serve you!

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Tax Planning

December 5, 2016

The 2016 tax year is coming to a close. Now is an excellent time to meet with your trusted advisors, Lewis Group CPAS, to do some year-end tax planning. What is tax planning you ask? Tax planning is one...

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Our New Website!

September 22, 2016

Lewis Group CPAS, P.C. is excited to announce the recent launch of our firm’s new website. We’ve been working very hard to enhance our website and give our firm a fresh look. We’ve also continued to research and identify the latest and greatest technologies to improve the services we provide and ensure we continue to meet your needs.

Take a moment to look around...

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NEW FOR 2016! STOCKTON & ASSOCIATES OF VANCOUVER JOINS THE ACCOUNTING FIRM OF LEWIS GROUP, CPAS

January 1, 2016

We’re already kicking off 2016 with some big news! Stockton & Associates of Vancouver, Washington is joining the certified public accounting firm of Lewis Group, CPAs, effective immediately. Please give us a call or email us with any questions you may have, and be sure to read the letter after the end link from Stockton & Associates Co-Founder, Jan Stockton.

Happy...

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THE DIFFERENT WAYS AN ACCOUNTANT CAN HELP YOU WITH RETIREMENT PLANNING

August 15, 2015

Retirement is one of the most important milestones of a person’s lifetime. If you want to have a comfortable and happy life after retirement, than a good retirement plan is needed. You will need years of persistence with retirement planning for a comfortable and secure future along with dedicated commitment, proper research, and an investment plan. Since the process involves a great...

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TIPS FOR KEEPING TRACK OF BUSINESS EXPENSES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

July 16, 2015

Sure, tax preparation companies in Vancouver, WA will maintain records of your small business expenses, but at a cost. When it comes to properly deducting, tracking, and maintaining your business expenses, there are many simple tips you can use for proper tax preparation that you can do yourself rather than pay a company to do for you. Whether you are a new small business owner or have been...

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ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIPS, A CRUCIAL STEP TOWARD BECOMING A CPA IN VANCOUVER, WA

June 18, 2015

Passing the CPA examination and becoming a certified CPA in Vancouver, WA is an incredible accomplishment. After graduation, many businesses tend to grant more interviews and jobs to CPAs who have participated in accounting internships. Hiring managers rate internships incredibly high on resumes. A good internship shows an interviewer that you’ve had actual experience with the use of...

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SIX TIPS ON CHOOSING THE RIGHT ACCOUNTANT FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

May 7, 2015

Choosing the right accountant is one of the most important things that a small business can make. A good accountant will not only save your time but will also make your small business to grow. However, choosing the right accountant has become a nightmare to many people who are seeking their service. With thousands of accountants all of which claim to provide quality services, many people are...

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SO, WHAT IS A CPA?

April 10, 2015

Basically, certified public accountants (CPA) are the most trusted people in any other sound business. These days, all businesses regardless of the status and size need at least one professional accountant. These professionals are advisors to various financial institutions, businesses, individuals, government agencies, and even non-profit organizations on a variety of financial...

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COMMONLY MISSED ITEMS DURING TAX PREPARATION

March 25, 2015

The month of April brings with it smiling thoughts of sunshine and of May’s colorful blooms of flowers, until we remember that our tax returns are due on April 15. Taxes are a part of life, but there are some common things which many miss when working on their tax preparation. Taking advantage of the all of the tax savings and credits which are available can help to put some money back...

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