Scott Bargaehr, Transition Tax Advisor

Scott Bargaehr

Contact Information

Lewis Group CPAS
P: 360.896.8221

Our tax system is complicated. Our business tax system, even more so. Selling your business may be a once in a lifetime transaction or you may be an entrepreneur with many business purchases and sales under your belt. No matter your experience, Scott offers 10 years of tax expertise in business sales to help guide you through a tax efficient business transition. Whether you are considering an asset sale, a stock sale, a 336(e) election, or some other variant of business transition, each one has it own tax advantages and tax hazards which Scott will help you navigate.

Scott enjoys helping to simplify the tax code by helping you understand the key tax points which are relevant to your specific tax scenario. By giving you a solid grasp of the tax elements of your business transition, Scott helps you make tax efficient decisions. Reducing your tax bill is not the most important issue in your business transition. But if minimizing your tax bill is a possibility (and it is!), why not engage Scott to help you do it? Scott’s tax advisory services include personal and business income tax filings, asset allocation analysis, tax analysis of your purchase and sale agreement, and a general review of tax implications of various transition methods.

Scott holds bachelors degrees in Accounting and Business Management from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA). Scott is an active member of Van City Church in Vancouver, Washington and coaches baseball at Fort Vancouver Little League. When he is not spending time with his wife and son, Scott loves to surf the Oregon coast. He is always looking for local surfers to share some frigid Northwest waves. If you are buying/selling a business or looking for some Northwest surf stoke, Scott is your guy.