Biography

Sarah has been serving clients with state and local tax services since 2005, including two years with the Washington State Department of Revenue as an auditor. She consults in a wide range of industries, including agribusiness, professional services, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, and not-for-profit. Sarah assists companies in identifying and implementing tax planning opportunities and resolving exposure matters with respect to the Washington business and occupation tax, real estate excise tax, and multi-state sales and use taxes. Sarah continues to work closely with the Department of Revenue to achieve favorable results for clients.

Selected Publications

  • "2019 Washington State Legislative Session Update for Businesses and Individuals" (Moss Adams Alert, May 2019)
  • "May 31 Deadline for Washington’s Required Annual Tax Performance Report" (Moss Adams Alert, May 2019)
  • "Washington State Bill Modifies Nexus Thresholds, Obligations, and Tax Exemptions" (Moss Adams Alert, April 2019)
  • "Washington B&O Tax Annual Reconciliations of Apportionable Income Is Due by October 31 or Possibly Face Penalties" (Moss Adams Alert, September 2018)
  • "Washington Marketplace Fairness Penalty Reduction Program" (Moss Adams Alert, May 2018)
  • "City of Seattle Imposes Employee Hours Tax" (Moss Adams Alert, May 2018)
  • "May 31 Deadline for Washington’s Required Annual Tax Incentive Surveys and Reports" (Moss Adams Alert, May 2018)
  • "Washington's New Marketplace Fairness Legislation Is Effective as of January 1, 2018" (Moss Adams Alert, January 2018)
  • "Seattle Income Tax Ruled Invalid" (Moss Adams Alert, December 2017)
  • "Governor Signed 2017-2019 Washington State Operating Budget and Compromise Legislation" (Moss Adams Alert, July 2017)
  • "Companies Should Prepare for Increased Use Tax Reporting Requirements" (Moss Adams Insight, June 2017)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Navigating the New World of Sales & Use Tax
    (Tax Executives Institute’s Region IX and X Conference, June 2017)
  • Oregon Income Tax Considerations for the Sale of a Partnership Interest
    (Pacific Northwest Regional State Tax Meeting, Council on State Taxation, August 2016)
  • Sales & Use Tax Developments Every Company Should be Following
    (Council on State Taxation’s Pacific Northwest Regional State Tax Meeting, August 2016)

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Member, Institute of Professionals in Taxation

Education

  • BS, accounting, Central Washington University