TAX & ACCOUNTING
What neighborhood do you live in?
I live on Snoqualmie Ridge and call the Snoqualmie Valley my home. I even lived at Snoqualmie Pass for over 8 years.
How long have you lived in that neighborhood?
I’ve lived in Snoqualmie Ridge for the last 6 years – since 2012
What is something most people don't know about you?
I love the mountains and enjoy walking/hiking our trails. I have a 5-mile loop on trails in the Ridge that I do often!
Why do you think it's important for people to shop local?
I believe community is valuable to have a healthy life – this includes your family community, your work community and where you live community. Getting to know your neighbors and local businesses helps everyone – we can provide support and encouragement to be our best we individually can be. Shopping local helps people connect and that builds community. Having a supportive community makes our area so enjoyable.
Where are your favorite places to go in the neighborhood/Valley?
I love the mountains and I have numerous locations to visit in the area. I love rivers and creeks too – we have them every where also. And I love visit a coffee shop and chat with whoever I run into – even if just to say “Hi, have a good day!”
What are your favorite things to do in the neighborhood/Valley?
I enjoy visiting local coffee shops, walking in a great neighborhood right out my front door and participating in all the events hosted in the valley.
What is something most people don't know about the business?
The tax laws change every year for both federal and state issues. Tax professionals are required to update their education constantly, reading tax law and attending, sometimes over 120 hours, classes every year. Most of this education is during early summer and early winter before the tax deadlines.
Anything exciting going on that customers should know about?
New tax laws for 2018! You should either read up…..or better yet - find a professional that can make sure you are following the law and only paying what the law says you are obligated. Call me!!
LAURA RAYNES WALKER, EA
Raynes Walker, Inc provides our community with a full spectrum of tax and accounting services with our firm’s unique, low-pressure, approach to personal and professional services. We pride ourselves on focusing on each client’s circumstances. We believe that helping our clients achieve their goals requires a combination of personal attention, expertise, and creativity that results in a long-lasting relationship and mutual trust.