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Dec. 3: Workshop on how to do farm taxes

farm-taxesEVERETT, Wash. – A workshop to help farmers understand and complete state and federal business tax reports will be 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett (inside McCollum Park). » More …

Oct. 6: Tax expert to speak on Washington state tax system

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Cara-Griffith-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington state tax topics – including tax administration and the business and occupation tax – will be discussed by the editor in chief of global nonprofit Tax Analysts 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in CUE 203 at Washington State University. » More …

Looking for a resolution? Pay yourself first and save

The maximum amount WSU employees may defer from their paycheck into retirement savings has increased for 2005. In each of the two programs offered, the maximum has gone from $13,000 in 2004 to $14,000 for 2005. Employees may start, stop or make changes to their accounts at any time.The two programs in which employees may participate are:• The Deferred Compensation Program (DCP), which the state Department of Retirement Systems administers. State employees are eligible to participate, whether full- or part-time, working a regular schedule or career seasonal. To enroll in DCP, a minimum deferral of $30 per month ($15 per pay period) is required.More information … » More …

Pretaxing cuts insurance costs; state pays $482

Pretaxing cuts insurance costs; state pays $482Yes, insurance rate increases are coming, but you can reduce your total out-of-pocket costs by making sure your premiums are deducted in a pretax manner and by shopping the insurance programs wisely.The bottom line is, don’t put off reviewing the insurance plan changes that will affect both your coverage and premiums beginning Jan. 1. You can make comparisons with the help of booklets provided by the Public Employees Benefit Board, or by visiting its website at www.wa.gov/hca/pebb.htm. The deadline to make your decision is Nov. 30. If you don’t make a choice, you will remain under your current insurance … » More …