Neil Bretvick has inhabited the Hellam Varon offices since 1985, and in that time has done just about everything there is to do in a local CPA firm. From dealing with taxes and audits, individuals and closely held businesses, and foreign investment to chairing a committee for the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, there's not much in the financial world he hasn't seen. "I enjoy helping clients achieve their objectives,” he says. “That’s satisfying." 

Having specialized in work with businesses, Neil can provide assistance with everything from tax planning, formation, mergers, acquisitions and sales to succession planning and representation of taxpayers before state and federal authorities. He's also the guy to talk to if you want to know the ERA of the Mariners bullpen or where to find a copy of Townes Van Zandt's High, Low and In Between on vinyl. 

An aspiring collector of LPs from the early 70's, Neil also likes to pick up a guitar now and then and "make some noise", at least when there isn't an M's game to suffer through. After years of waiting and hoping for a good season, watching failed playoff runs again and again, one must find solace in something. What better than music? Music and standing up for clients during conflicts with the IRS. Besides, after watching the Mariners relief pitching, the Internal Revenue Service really doesn't seem that bad. 
Neil Bretvick
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nbretvick@hellamvaron.com
Education
​    Central Washington University, B.S. Accounting, cum laude


Certifications
​    Certified Public Accountant

Professional Associations
​    AICPA Taxation Division
    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
    WSCPA Taxation Committee (former chairman)    

Community Activities
    Summer Search, Board of Directors
    Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club
    Attain Housing, Board of Directors
    International Community School Grants Committee
    Recreational soccer coach
    Finn Hill Socceer Club officer

Practice Emphasis
​    Business and individual taxation
    Planning, compliance and consulting for businesses
    Business formation, choice of entity and succession planning
    Tax savings aspects of purchases and sales of businesses
    Business reorganizations
    U.S. tax implications of foreign activities
    Taxation of non-resident individuals
    Client representation during tax audits and examinations


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