Tax developments for Washington same-sex coupleson March 7th, 2011 at 7:46 pm
One rarely exclaims, “Yippee!” when offered a free seminar about tax code. However, with recent IRS developments impacting same-sex couples in Washington State, last week’s session co-hosted with Lambda Legal, swelled to welcome nearly 400 guests. Attendees came with pencils in hand, a strong desire to understand the IRS changes and prepared with questions about applying the new rules of community property to their own tax filings.
Click here to listen to the file and feel free to share this link with friends. The session was approximately 2 hours long, so please get comfortable, and know that you can pause and replay the audio file. With help from our friends at Town Hall Seattle, we were able to record the entire session, including the lively Q&A discussion with the audience.
Listen to the recording: “Washington State Tax Developments for Same-Sex Couples” from Pride Foundation on Vimeo.
The speaker panel welcomed three experts, listed below with contact information:
Laura Hoexter, Esq., Estate Planning Attorney – Helsell Fetterman, LLP
Cynthia F. Buhr, Esq., Family Law Attorney – Law Offices of Cynthia F. Buhr, PLLC
Judi O’Kelley, Esq., Director of Life Planning – Lambda Legal
Further, Lambda Legal has a comprehensive FAQ sheet about community property and IRS application changes for same-sex couples in Washington, California and Nevada. Click here to download the document or register for a March 16 teleconference.
Many people inquired about contacting a Certified Public Accountant for further assistance. Below is a list of individual CPAs and accounting firms that are members of the Greater Seattle Business Association – a LGBT and allied business and professional chamber of commerce serving the Puget Sound region. When gaining professional counsel of any kind, we strongly encourage people to interview multiple providers and find the expert who has the area of knowledge, location and style that works best for your needs.
Thank you again to Lambda Legal for a great collaboration!
Ako, Roen D.I. CPA (Accountants, Certified Public)
Newman Dierst Hales, PLLC
Phone: (206) 284-1383
Dave Bembridge CPA PS (Accountants, Certified Public)
Phone: (206) 323-7103
Geoffrey Shelton, CPA (Accountants, Certified Public)
Phone: (206) 783-5225
GSBA’s 1992 Businessman of the Year
Harley F Broe, CPA (Accountants, Certified Public)
Phone: (206) 322-7298
1992 GSBA Business Woman of the Year Award
O’Leary, Rick, CPA, MBA (Accountants, Certified Public)
Rick O’Leary and Company
Phone: (206) 282-1923a
RainCity CPA (Accountants, Certified Public)
Heitzman, Jordan B.
Phone: (206) 402-5266
Seabold Group (Accountants, Certified Public)
Norberg, Martha CPA
Phone: (206) 522-1152 x304
Ter Claeys, EA, CPA (Accountants, Certified Public)
Phone: (206) 322-9472
Watson & McDonell, PLLC (Accountants, Certified Public)
McDonell, Lillian, CPA, Audit Partner
Phone: (206) 624-2380 x104