Branch, Richards & Co., P.S.

Certified Public Accountants & Consultants

Services Offered by Branch, Richards & Co., P.S.

Branch, Richards & Co., P.S., is a certified public accounting (CPA) firm located in the Northgate area of North Seattle, providing public accounting and audit services for a variety of public agencies, not-for-profits, private organizations and small businesses. We at Branch, Richards & Co., have the background, experience and qualifications necessary to provide a broad range of professional services, including audit, tax preparation, accounting, construction auditing, QuickBooks consulting and QuickBooks training. Branch, Richards & Co., P.S., is incorporated and licensed to operate in the State of Washington.

Tax Preparation


The Tax Division at Branch, Richards & Co. performs over 750 individual and 100 business income tax returns each year. Don Busch, CPA, and Chi-Hung Lee, CPA, are in charge of all tax services and are very experienced in all tax laws that enable us to prepare tax returns for our clients that result in the lowest possible tax liability. We have tax clients in a wide variety of industries and therefore have experience in dealing with nearly any type of client. We are available year round to answer our clients tax questions as they arise in addition to preparing their returns.

We also consult with existing and new clients on entity formation (ie. Corporation vs. LLC) and other issues pertaining to their businesses. Many of our business clients also request of us to prepare local State excise returns and payroll tax returns.

We strive to prepare tax returns at the lowest possible cost to our clients. In doing this, we generally have first year accountants perform much of the initial input of data into our software so that our senior professionals who have higher billing rates can focus only on the final review of the returns plus any tax-saving research. This results in tax returns that have been reviewed by our most experienced personnel.

We prepare the following types of federal tax returns:

  • Form 1040
  • Form 1120
  • Form 1120S
  • Form 1065
  • Form 1041 (estates, trusts)
  • Form 706 (estates)
  • Form 990 (tax exempt entities)

Small Business


Our Accounting Division works with numerous small and medium sized businesses in a variety of industries. Our main area of service is in the preparation of standard financial stateme