Client Feature | Laughlin Cartrell, Inc.

Some businesses are owned by families. And some just feel like they are a family. Laughlin Cartrell, Inc., an agricultural products distributor based in Carlton, Oregon, embodies the latter. “Business is built on relationships,” co-owner Bob Laughlin emphasized. “I think the reason for our success is the development of those relationships over a long period…

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Client Feature | Salem Emergency Physicians Service

The emergency department at Salem Hospital is a busy place—one of the busiest such departments on the West Coast, in fact. Staffed and run by Salem Emergency Physicians Service (SEPS), an entity separate from Salem Hospital, the department provides care for thousands of patients across Marion and Polk counties. Operating as a “democratic physician partnership,”…

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Client Feature | RAM Trucking

The team at RAM Trucking can haul almost anything: steel goods, paper mill rolls, Christmas trees, live bees and even a rhinoceros. You name it and they’ve likely run across it. Established in 1983 but purchased by its current owners in 2002, RAM Trucking has built an impressive reputation for being an honest and effective…

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Client Feature | Zena Forest Products

The drive to Zena Forest Products is an adventure in itself. Located more than a mile off a paved road in the Eola Hills, Zena Forest Products is a family-owned operation that melds sustainable business practices with the natural beauty of Oregon trees to create truly phenomenal pieces of wood. Visitors follow red-painted sawblades along…

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Tax Reform Legislation – Quick Tip

The tax reform legislation recently passed by Congress significantly changes the landscape for individuals beginning January 1, 2018, and continuing for many years to come. For many taxpayers, the changes made by the legislation present a host of tax planning challenges and opportunities going forward. Due to the elimination or limitation on itemized deductions, and…

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Client Feature | Jet Industries

Jet Industries has worked with Boldt Carlisle + Smith since 1983—but longevity is far from a novel concept for the family-owned design-build contractor. Established originally as an oil company by Aaron Zeeb in 1977, Salem-based Jet now boasts project sites across the country, with more than 350 employees. Jet aims to provide “solutions for a…

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Payroll Notice

Transit Tax Effective July 1, 2018, all Oregon residents and nonresidents who work in Oregon will be subject to a new statewide transit tax, established by the passage of House Bill (HB) 2017. The tax is one-tenth of one percent of an individual’s wages ($1 out of $1,000) and will go toward improvements in public…

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Welcome Experienced CPAs Holliday and Zumach

Boldt Carlisle + Smith is pleased to welcome two experienced CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) to our team – Ross Holliday and Christa Zumach. Both work in our Albany office. Ross Holliday, CPA, CVA, CGMA, is an experienced CPA with extensive work in taxation, business consulting, and not-for-profit services. Ross worked with Johnson McGowan & Associates in…

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Beware “Phishing” Scams; Improve Your Cyber Security

As we enter into tax season where you will be in contact with us, your CPA, and several other tax or financial organizations, we want to turn your attention to cyber security. Over the last several years, fraudulent returns have plagued the IRS and taxpayers alike. If you haven’t been affected, you likely have a…

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Taxes and Tax Benefits to Expect from the Sale of Rental Real Estate

The local real estate market has been getting stronger over the past twelve months and listed properties are taking shorter amounts of time to sell.  Several of my clients have sold rental real estate properties in the past few months, so I think it would be a good time to review the taxes and tax…

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