Steven Struck

Steven Struck

Steven Struck, CPA, MST, CSEP is a principal at Baker Holtz in Grand Rapids and carries the special distinction of being the only Mets fan currently living in the area. When he’s not busy signing autographs, his responsibilities at Baker Holtz include generating and implementing tax-saving ideas, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and tax planning for businesses and their owners. Outside of work, Steven serves on the finance committee at Legacy Christian School and is the treasurer at his home church, Brookside Christian Reformed. He holds a B.S. in accounting from Calvin College and a master of science in taxation from Grand Valley State University. Steven can be contacted at sstruck at bakerholtz dot com.


A new year brings more tax changes

January 31, 2017
Unlike recent years, 2017 does not bring a multitude of changes in the tax law. Read More

Year-end tax planning tips

November 30, 2016
Welcome to December — the last month of the calendar year. If not already, your life is about to be consumed with shopping, holiday parties and family gatherings. There is another item to add to your list before the end of the year that’s not very glamorous but could reap significant rewards: year-end tax planning. Read More

Hot-button tax issues straight from Washington

July 14, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to attend a national real estate and partnership tax conference in Washington, D.C. Snoozefest, right? Read More

Estate planning 101

May 31, 2016
Our firm recently had the privilege of sponsoring an estate planning seminar at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The seminar consisted of a panel of three leading Grand Rapids estate planning attorneys discussing key components of estate planning and illustrating its importance with case studies. Read More

How can I generate extra cash flow to fund my retirement plan?

April 29, 2016
This is a question that we hear from our clients quite regularly. It’s great that we’re asked this question, because it implies that the person asking the question — at the very least — is thinking about saving for retirement and recognizes that every dollar coming in and going out counts. Read More

11th-hour tax tips for individuals

March 31, 2016
With the April 18 tax deadline fast approaching, it's essential to assess your tax situation and evaluate potential tax savings areas. The time has come and gone for traditional strategies to reduce tax: it’s too late to contribute to charity, to pay property taxes early or to purchase that computer for your business. Read More

Phone scams top the IRS 'Dirty Dozen'

February 29, 2016
Each year, the IRS releases a list of top tax scams and identity thefts called the “Dirty Dozen.” The No. 1 scam identified by the IRS for 2016 is phone scams. Read More

New Affordable Care Act reporting requirements

January 29, 2016
If you provide or offer health insurance benefits to your employees, you could be subject to new reporting requirements. Read More

When should you begin to collect Social Security?

February 13, 2015
Recently, we were privileged to listen to an hour-long presentation from a local representative from the Social Security agency. Many of us were astounded at the complexity of the rules and wowed at the knowledge possessed by our presenter. Read More

The Michigan Offer in Compromise for back taxes

December 31, 2014
The federal Offer in Compromise program is a powerful and often successful option for those who are unable to pay back taxes. Read More