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About Us

Forging Valued Relationships, Advising from Deep Experience

Whether you own a successful business or manage a complex portfolio of investments for you or your family, reducing your tax burden is our first priority. To that end, you consistently work with the same senior-level, Weiss & Associates, P.S. team member and establish a close, valued relationship that allows you to minimize your overall tax liability at a reasonable cost.

Located in Kirkland, Weiss & Associates, P.S. was founded by John Weiss and is currently one of the best-kept secrets in the local community. The company’s dedication to service excellence, combined with their deep experience in federal and state taxation, has earned the respect of many in the business and financial community throughout Western Washington.

Weiss & Associates, P.S specializes in taxation and related services, including planning, preparation, compliance, and consulting for:
• Experienced business owners,
• High net worth individuals, and
• Their families

Our Mission

Weiss & Associates, P.S. serves the unique and ever-changing needs of experienced business owners and high net worth individuals and their families.

We consistently deliver highly personalized tax planning, compliance and business consulting services, catering to those who value a close, lasting relationship with a trusted business advisor. With the ability to "See the Big Picture", we are skilled and resourceful in protecting, educating and serving our clients - ultimately effecting change and improving their financial situation.

We earn our clients' trust through integrity, expertise, accountability and responsive service. And our size enables us the flexibility to provide competitive pricing commensurate with services that are rendered.

Our Values

We strive to accomplish our mission using these core values to guide our decision-making:

Integrity: We are uncompromising in honesty and integrity, ensuring that our clients are treated fairly in every aspect of our business, and resulting in a firm that our clients trust.

Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable for upholding the highest standards of work and for continuously improving our services, including staying on top of the ever-changing federal and state legislation.

Responsiveness: We are quick to respond to our clients' changing needs - providing immediate, practical advice that eliminates surprises and creates value for our clients throughout the year.

Teamwork: Our culture of teamwork allows us to bring together the best thinking from our professional network and bring optimum solutions to our clients' complex tax challenges.

Our Team

John Weiss, CPA
Principal Owner, Tax Advisor

John Weiss provides a blend of tax planning, preparation, compliance, and consulting for successful business owners, high net worth individuals and their families.

With a passion for helping people make the most of their wealth, he serves a broad client base in almost every taxing jurisdiction in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Construction
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Wholesale / Retail

Before establishing Weiss & Associates, P.S., John worked in the tax departments of national and local CPA firms, primarily providing taxation and business consulting services. The result is a rare broad base of experience and expertise that enables him to provide practical solutions to complex tax issues.

John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.

When he is not pushing the limits of the tax code, he is pushing his limits on the slopes of Stevens Pass, snow skiing in the winter, or racing J-24 sailboats in the summer. During the last couple years, John has also raised and trained service dogs for Canine Companions for Independence, turning them into skilled companions for disabled adults and children.

Chris Halstead
Senior Accountant

Chris Halstead loves helping people master the intricacies of small business accounting and QuickBooks - almost as much as she loves establishing long-term, one-to-one relationships.

Chris started working with John five years ago, joining Weiss & Associates, P.S with experience from both ends of the tax spectrum. She spent 30 years in corporate accounting for firms such as Owens Corning, REI and Medtronic/Physio-Control. And now, using this vast experience, she focuses exclusively on accounting for small businesses.

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

In her spare time, she is an active sailor and member of the local yacht club. She is also involved in The 5th Avenue Theater and is a strong supporter of opera and theater, in general.