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Dawson Taylor

Restaurant Owners Take Note: Capital Gains Tax Legislation Proposed for 2016

04/08/15 posted by Dawson Taylor

The proposed legislation to impose a new capital gains tax in Washington State (House Bill 2224) should have little or no immediate effect upon a typical restaurant operator. This is because restaurant owners usually recognize ordinary income from their restaurant operations, not "capital gain" as defined in the Internal Revenue Code and in this bill. Keep Reading »

Highlights from the Washington Lodging Association Convention

10/18/12 posted by

This month, my fellow contributors and I rolled out the latest edition of the Washington State Hospitality Law Manual at the Washington Lodging Association's Annual Convention at the Tulalip Resort Casino & Spa. Keep Reading »

Bernice Blessing

Tips on Identifying Service Charges

08/08/12 posted by Bernice Blessing

Does your organization automatically add "tips" for certain services—for example, parties of six or more in your restaurant? Keep Reading »

Ben Ellison

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds I-1183

06/01/12 posted by Ben Ellison

On May 31, 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court narrowly upheld I-1183, which removed the State from the distribution of liquor as passed by voters last November. Keep Reading »

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