Scott F. Usher
MST, CPA
susher@badermartin.com
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An admitted people-person, and an amateur actor and singer, Scott Usher is also a born communicator. In this regard he takes after his father, an actor and two-time Emmy award-winner.

Scott chose to channel his considerable interpersonal and communications skills in the business arena. After deciding on a career in public accounting, he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in taxation.

Scott 's interpersonal abilities continue to serve him well as a tax principal at Bader Martin, where his work blends federal, state, multi-state and international tax planning and compliance with business consulting—including financial and tax projections and the cash flow and tax implications of major transactions, such as the purchase or sale of a business.

Scott is also a leader in the firm's technology and international practice groups.

His clients include corporations, partnerships and individuals, with an emphasis in technology, new business ventures, family-owned and closely held businesses, and real estate.

By the way, he never lost his love of the arts. Scott's a former board member and consultant for Western Washington Center for the Arts. He and his wife and children are well-known performers in the region’s local theater community and his daughter is a professional actor.

AWARDS

FIVE STAR Best Certified Public Accountant: Taxation, Business Planning, Seattle, 2011, 2014, 2015
  • Tax and transaction planning
  • Family and closely held businesses
  • Technology
  • Startups / New business ventures
  • Real estate
  • International taxation
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Washington
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, International Tax Committee, Tax Committee, Real Estate Committee
  • DFK International and DFK USA, International Tax Committee, Tax Committee, State and Local Tax (SALT) Committee
  • Western Washington Center for the Arts, Consultant and former Board of Directors member (Past Treasurer)
BLOG POSTS AND PUBLICATIONS

2013 FBAR Filing Deadline is June 30, 2014

Exercising ISOs? How to Minimize the Investment and Tax Risks in Selling Stock

Considering or Using Bitcoins? Know the Financial and Tax Implications

Own Financial Assets Outside of the United States? Changes to Federal Reporting (FBAR) Rules May Affect You

Congratulations to Our Newly Promoted Principals

Tax-Saving Choices Same-Sex Married Couples Must Make Before September 16

Ready to Incorporate Your LLC? What You Need To Know

Don't Miss the FBAR Filing Deadline

Subject to FBAR Reporting for Foreign Financial Assets? Know the Federal Rules and Deadlines

An S Corporation Shareholder and an Officer or Employee? Avoid IRS Scrutiny with Reasonable Compensation

Know How Long to Keep Those Digital or Paper Documents? Record Retention Guidelines for People, Businesses, and Not-For-Profits

Starting a New Business Venture? What to Know About Choosing the Right Entity

QEF Elections Under PFIC Rules, The Tax Adviser magazine, October 2012

Hiring a Veteran? Expanded Federal Tax Credit Available for Businesses and Not-for-Profit Organizations

Another Voluntary Disclosure Program for Foreign Assets? What You Need to Know

Know About the New IRS Rules for Reporting Foreign Financial Assets?

Tax-Exempt Status Revoked? How to Find Your Status and Apply for Reinstatement

Own an Offshore Bank Account or Other Financial Account?

Know the Significant Federal Tax Deadlines for 2011?

Know the Latest Health Care Rules Now in Effect?

Own or Operate a U.S. Business with Foreign Operations?

Thinking of Hiring Your Spouse?

Liable for Personal Property Taxes in Washington State?

Loaning Money to Your Family, Friend, or Business?

Receiving Compensation or Benefits as an S Corporation Officer/Shareholder?

Can Your Tax Return Land You in Legal Jeopardy?

Getting a Year-end Bonus?

Know the Tax Basis of Your Home?

Do You Know Your Risk of an IRS Audit?

Donating a Car, Boat or Plane? Or Receiving One?

Planning to Sell a Personal Residence That is Also a Home Office or Business?












 
BLOG POSTS AND PUBLICATIONS

2013 FBAR Filing Deadline is June 30, 2014

Exercising ISOs? How to Minimize the Investment and Tax Risks in Selling Stock

Considering or Using Bitcoins? Know the Financial and Tax Implications

Own Financial Assets Outside of the United States? Changes to Federal Reporting (FBAR) Rules May Affect You

Congratulations to Our Newly Promoted Principals

Tax-Saving Choices Same-Sex Married Couples Must Make Before September 16

Ready to Incorporate Your LLC? What You Need To Know

Don't Miss the FBAR Filing Deadline

Subject to FBAR Reporting for Foreign Financial Assets? Know the Federal Rules and Deadlines

An S Corporation Shareholder and an Officer or Employee? Avoid IRS Scrutiny with Reasonable Compensation

Know How Long to Keep Those Digital or Paper Documents? Record Retention Guidelines for People, Businesses, and Not-For-Profits

Starting a New Business Venture? What to Know About Choosing the Right Entity

QEF Elections Under PFIC Rules, The Tax Adviser magazine, October 2012

Hiring a Veteran? Expanded Federal Tax Credit Available for Businesses and Not-for-Profit Organizations

Another Voluntary Disclosure Program for Foreign Assets? What You Need to Know

Know About the New IRS Rules for Reporting Foreign Financial Assets?

Tax-Exempt Status Revoked? How to Find Your Status and Apply for Reinstatement

Own an Offshore Bank Account or Other Financial Account?

Know the Significant Federal Tax Deadlines for 2011?

Know the Latest Health Care Rules Now in Effect?

Own or Operate a U.S. Business with Foreign Operations?

Thinking of Hiring Your Spouse?

Liable for Personal Property Taxes in Washington State?

Loaning Money to Your Family, Friend, or Business?

Receiving Compensation or Benefits as an S Corporation Officer/Shareholder?

Can Your Tax Return Land You in Legal Jeopardy?

Getting a Year-end Bonus?

Know the Tax Basis of Your Home?

Do You Know Your Risk of an IRS Audit?

Donating a Car, Boat or Plane? Or Receiving One?

Planning to Sell a Personal Residence That is Also a Home Office or Business?












 
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