Thesman Professional Services

TPS provides tax consulting, financial advice, and training to a select group of clients. See below for more detail.

Practice Areas

Tax Consulting

TPS provides tax consulting and limited tax preparation services to individuals, real-estate related businesses, and other CPA firms. Have a complex enough tax question that you really need to talk with a CPA with four decades of experience? Do you have a client with complex tax issues you're uncomfortable working on without a sounding board to help? Maybe we should talk.

Financial Advice

Often clients need assistance evaluating financial alternatives on things as diverse as restructuring financing, when to exercise complex equity-based compensation, structuring allocation of property in divorce or business liquidations, choice of entity structuring, or the financial implications of legal negotiations. With broad experience in executive-level decision making, TPS can help provide that assistance.

Training & Development

Rob Thesman has developed and taught training classes for CPA firms, clients, and organizations as varied as the National Council of State Housing Agencies, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Washington State Society of CPAs. Customized training on topics ranging from effective communications in today’s business world, time management for CPAs, real estate taxation, tax treatment of pass-through entities, best practices for CPA firms, like-kind exchanges, and estate and tax planning for high net worth individuals. Chances are that if you need training on anything tax or real-estate related, TPS has a training class that can be customized for you.

Rob Thesman

Robert S. Thesman, CPA, is a financial and real estate consultant based in Washington state.  Until retiring from the firm at the end of 2012, he was a senior partner in the San Francisco office of Novogradac & Company LLP.  For a number of years, his primary practice area has been in the affordable housing industry.  He remained as CFO of the firm through the end of 2014.  Prior to joining Novogradac & Company LLP in 1994, Mr. Thesman was a senior tax manager with a large local accounting firm in Seattle where he was in charge of the tax department, with clients in the construction, distribution and service industries. Previous to that, Mr. Thesman was a senior tax manager with an international accounting firm in San Francisco and Seattle, where he spent 11 years serving clients in the real estate, retail, software and manufacturing industries.  While at Novogradac & Company, he was the co-author of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Handbook and the Historic Rehabilitation Handbook, as well as the technical editor of the Journal of Tax Credits. Mr. Thesman is a frequent speaker on historic tax credits and affordable housing issues. He received a business administration degree with a concentration in accounting from the University of Washington and attended graduate school at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Thesman is licensed as a CPA in California and Washington.

Blog Entries

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Thesman Professional Services

TPS provides tax consulting, financial advice, and training to a select group of clients. See below for more detail.

Practice Areas

Tax Consulting

TPS provides tax consulting and limited tax preparation services to individuals, real-estate related businesses, and other CPA firms. Have a complex enough tax question that you really need to talk with a CPA with four decades of experience? Do you have a client with complex tax issues you're uncomfortable working on without a sounding board to help? Maybe we should talk.

Financial Advice

Often clients need assistance evaluating financial alternatives on things as diverse as restructuring financing, when to exercise complex equity-based compensation, structuring allocation of property in divorce or business liquidations, choice of entity structuring, or the financial implications of legal negotiations. With broad experience in executive-level decision making, TPS can help provide that assistance.

Training & Development

Rob Thesman has developed and taught training classes for CPA firms, clients, and organizations as varied as the National Council of State Housing Agencies, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Washington State Society of CPAs. Customized training on topics ranging from effective communications in today’s business world, time management for CPAs, real estate taxation, tax treatment of pass-through entities, best practices for CPA firms, like-kind exchanges, and estate and tax planning for high net worth individuals. Chances are that if you need training on anything tax or real-estate related, TPS has a training class that can be customized for you.

Rob Thesman

Robert S. Thesman, CPA, is a financial and real estate consultant based in Washington state.  Until retiring from the firm at the end of 2012, he was a senior partner in the San Francisco office of Novogradac & Company LLP.  For a number of years, his primary practice area has been in the affordable housing industry.  He remained as CFO of the firm through the end of 2014.  Prior to joining Novogradac & Company LLP in 1994, Mr. Thesman was a senior tax manager with a large local accounting firm in Seattle where he was in charge of the tax department, with clients in the construction, distribution and service industries. Previous to that, Mr. Thesman was a senior tax manager with an international accounting firm in San Francisco and Seattle, where he spent 11 years serving clients in the real estate, retail, software and manufacturing industries.  While at Novogradac & Company, he was the co-author of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Handbook and the Historic Rehabilitation Handbook, as well as the technical editor of the Journal of Tax Credits. Mr. Thesman is a frequent speaker on historic tax credits and affordable housing issues. He received a business administration degree with a concentration in accounting from the University of Washington and attended graduate school at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Thesman is licensed as a CPA in California and Washington.

Blog Entries

young woman enjoy sunset

Are You Self-Employed or an Employee?

[Originally posted September 2016] Independent Contractor or Employee? An area of IRS scrutiny for the past twenty years has been whether individuals working for a business are independent contractors or…