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We are looking to form a relationship with a quality sole practitioner CPA firm in the Tacoma area. This CPA firm will assist us in providing local service to our Tacoma small business clients. This CPA must be a person that can provide excellent customer service to our entrepeneuer clients. Contact us if you can contribute to the success of our small business clients.

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Tax Preparation, Tax Planning, Quickbooks Setup and Training, Payroll and Consulting for Small Business

It starts with tax preparation & bookkeeping.  We build an understanding of your business and your finances.  With this understanding, we offer year round consulting to reduce your future tax bill & guide your business to greater profitability.


Our clients contact us with every major transaction and change that affects their finances.  We work with the professional team that you have in place or we will assist you in developing a team of the best professionals in the area.


Please subscribe to our Tax Filing Reminder service and Tax Newsletter (left panel).  Our Newsletter reveals tax saving tips.  Our reminder service generates email reminders of important tax filing deadlines including Tacoma city tax deadlines.  Both are free.


Tax Accountants of Tacoma is a full service Tax and Accounting firm.  Our services include:


Business Services   Services For Individuals   
Small Business Accounting  Personal Financial Planning 
QuickBooks Services  Estate Planning 
Why QuickBooks  Elder Care 
QuickBooks Setup    
QuickBooks Training   
Quickbooks Answers  Tax Services   
QuickBooks Tips  Tax Preparation 
Buy QuickBooks and Save  Tax Planning 
Payroll  Tax Problems 
Part-Time CFO Services     IRS Audit Representation 
Cash Flow Management     Non-Filed Tax Returns 
Bank Financing     Back Taxes Owed 
Business Valuation     Payroll Tax Problems 
Strategic Business Planning     IRS Liens 
Succession Planning     IRS Levies 
New Business Formation     IRS Wage Garnishment 
Internal Controls     IRS Seizures 
     Offer In Compromise 
     IRS Payment Plan 
     Innocent Spouse Relief 
     Get Your IRS File 



Tacoma City Tax Requirements for Small Business:


License Requirements:  All businesses that operate or solicit business in the city limits of Tacoma are required to get a Tacoma city business license.  Additionally, businesses that do business with the city of Tacoma through contracts are required to get a Tacoma city business license.  The cost of a Tacoma license is $80.  The renewal fee is due by January 31.  Businesses with gross income of less than $10,000 do not need to pay a fee.


Home based businesses are also required to obtain a home occupation license.  The home occupation license is a one time fee of $75.


City of Tacoma - Application for Certificate of Registration


City of Tacoma - Annual Business License Application


City of Tacoma - Home Occupation Agreement



Business & Occupation Tax:  The city of Tacoma is one of 39 cities in the state of Washington that has a business and occupation tax.  All businesses that operate or solicit business in the city limits of Tacoma, or do business with the city of Tacoma through contract are required to file a business & occupation tax return.  Business with gross income of less than $70,000 are not required to pay the tax.


Business & Occupation tax rates are as follows:



Current Rate
Retail 0.00153
Wholesale 0.00102
Manufacturing 0.0011
Service & Other 0.0040
Retail Service  0.0040
International Investment 0.00275




Call us so we can help you.  We want to be your tax accountants.