Tax Service - Accounting - Business Consulting

Peterson & Associates is a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm that works with a wide range of clients that need an even wider array of services. We are a highly-respected firm in Southwest Washington. Our team works with individuals, estates and trusts, corporations, and more.

We realize that every client and every situation is unique. All of our CPAs are highly qualified to handle tax, accounting, business consulting, and other services. Peterson & Associates communicates tax implications of selling a business, investment transactions, or how to get your taxes filled out on time. We also offer specialized solutions as circumstances dictate.

Let Peterson & Associates be your accounting experts.

Tax Services

We prefer to take a proactive — not reactive — approach to your taxes. Peterson & Associates take the time to learn about you, short-term goals, and what you want to accomplish long-term. We provide our individual and business clients with the expertise that they deserve. Not just during tax season, but throughout the year.

We are in a position to identify key tax planning opportunities that minimize both your current and future tax liabilities. Keeping current on new tax laws and legislation, Peterson & Associates has solutions for every size and type of business.

Tax services offered by Peterson & Associates include:

  • Tax Planning and Preparation
  • Estate and Trust Tax Preparation
  • IRS and State Representation
  • Taxing authority representation
  • Tax effects of buying/selling a business

Accounting Services

Peterson & Associates realizes just how important it is for business owners to operate with the most up to date information. Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis. Our firm provides a full range of cost-effective accounting services and delivers robust data to our clients. It’s our unconditional commitment to do so.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Fortune 500 company with an international customer base or a small business located in Vancouver, WA, the bottom line is the bottom line. Peterson & Associates perform traditional accounting work as well as reviewing your current accounting practices. Our accounting services include:

  • Providing audits, reviews, compilations
  • Personal and business tax return preparation and planning
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Personal financial statements
  • Accounting system set-up for new businesses

Business Consulting

Peterson & Associates offer advisory services throughout the lifespan of a business. We can help your business identify areas affecting profitability and growth. Together, we’ll develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. Acting as a sounding board for management, we also help guide and advise on comprehensive, flexible strategies that address issues affecting your business, such as:

  • Business consulting
  • Accounting software selection and implementation
  • Type of entity selection
  • Payroll taxes
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Buying/selling a business
  • Computer/Database systems
  • Financial & retirement decisions
  • Estate, trust & gift planning

We want to hear from you

Peterson & Associates has been working with individuals, corporations, estates, and more for nearly 60 years. We make a point to stay on top of best practices, changes in reporting law, and other accounting processes to make sure we offer every client the information they need to make informed decisions.

Want to know the tax ramifications of buying a second home, having a second child, or opening a second location? Contact Peterson & Associates. Our experts will review your case, make recommendations, and guide you through each and every step of the way. We look forward to hearing from you.

News & Advice

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Payroll Tax Information for Washington Employers 2022

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We’re Here For You

The very best relationships are when both parties benefit. Peterson and Associates have been serving both businesses and individuals in Southwest Washington since 1962. We take the time to know you — and understand your goals. We’re committed to providing service that puts people first.