November 7, 2016
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This Thursday: LLC, S-Corp or C-Corp -- Choosing the right entity type for your business

Choosing the right entity type for your business can have dramatic results as it relates to taxation, asset protection, and the eventual sale of your company. Join Kristofer Gray and his team from Integrity Financial Corporation on Nov. 10 in Bellevue to discuss the following topics and hear answers to these questions:

  • How does it affect my personal taxes if I am structured as an S-Corporation vs. a C-Corporation or LLC?
  • What type of entity is best for a stock sale or an asset purchase?
  • How would the new proposed regulations of 2704 affect family businesses and their ability to discount gifted shares for lack of marketability or lack of control to the next generation?
  • Should I have my different real estate assets held inside LLCs?
  • What entity is best for owners with large medical expenses or conditions?
  • What entity creates the most asset protection from creditors and frivolous lawsuits?
  • What are the benefits of incorporating in specific states like Nevada, Delaware or Alaska?
  • What qualified retirement plans are available and how do they mechanically work with the taxation of different entities?

Gray will also examine many of the common challenges affecting business owners on the subject of succession planning and implementation.

Learn more and register online.

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Focus on Sustainability

Boeing, Alaska Air lauded for leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

By Andrew McIntosh, The Puget Sound Business Journal.

Two of Puget Sound's biggest aerospace companies are working hard to cut emissions as part of the regional efforts to combat climate change, a new report says.

Boeing Co. and Alaska Air Group each adopted a series of small but important measures that can make a difference, according to a new Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce report.

Entitled "Bright Green in an Emerald City," the report lists dozens of examples of emission-reduction efforts at companies, a university and some non-profits.

Boeing and Alaska Airlines are praised for developing shorter, more precise routes for incoming aircraft traffic flying into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport... Every Sea-Tac flight using such approaches conserves an average of 87 gallons of fuel, and saves passengers nine minutes of flying, the Seattle Chamber's report said.

Greenhouse gas emissions reduced with each of these flights equals to what a small car would use, driving all the way from Seattle to Minneapolis, the report added.

Read the full story in The Puget Sound Business Journal
The Risks of I-732

Collaborate, don't regulate carbon

By AWB President Kris Johnson

Washington state employers are proven leaders and innovators in energy conservation, carbon reduction and environmental efforts.

The record proves this is already taking place without a carbon tax, but rather through innovation and collaboration.

Washington's population has increased 43 percent since 1990 and the economy has grown 260 percent, yet carbon emissions are down 18 percent, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

From small operations to large steel mills, companies have built sustainability and environmental stewardship into their operations, not as an afterthought.

Despite this solid environmental record, voters will be faced with a choice to raise the cost of energy -- the engine that keeps Washingtonians moving and warm -- through Initiative 732. It would put in place a carbon tax under the guise of doing what employers and residents are already doing -- lowering carbon emissions. But, it is not without risk to the economy, K-12 education and our low- and fixed-income neighbors...

Read the full op-ed in The Puget Sound Business Journal
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