ARTICLES

The United States is losing the battle in tax competiveness

April 8, 2016
Tax day will be upon us within days. This year it is April 18, due to a government holiday in Washington, D.C. Read More

Tax footnote of financial statements reveal important information

March 4, 2016
The last week of February, a news report said Pfizer reportedly would save $35 billion in taxes by virtue of its announced plans to merge with Allergan. Read More

For some, new legislation offers a PATH to lower taxes

January 29, 2016
Washington has adopted a tradition in recent years of allowing certain tax provisions to expire and then renewing them for a short period. Read More

Meaningful financial resolutions for a bountiful year ahead

December 25, 2015
With the New Year fast approaching, we tend to resolve to do things differently in the coming year. Some of the resolutions are impacted by items or events in our lives. Such resolutions need to be reasonable and attainable. Read More

’Tis the season for tax-planning opportunities and decisions

November 20, 2015
The presidential candidate debates have been running on the cable business news channels, covering tax and economic policy views of the candidates. Read More

A time of uncertainty, including renewal of expiring tax provisions

October 16, 2015
This is the time of year when Washington considers last-minute tax legislation. Read More

Reflections on the status of social security retirement benefits

September 11, 2015
The recent weeks brought some rollercoaster results with respect to the equity markets. Read More

Uncompetitive provisions of tax code discussed by business leaders

August 7, 2015
This summer offered some nice distractions that diverted our attention from other events — perhaps for the better. Now it is time to get back to reality. Read More

International trade and investment activities are here to stay

July 3, 2015
Over the 20 years I have contributed to this column, we have discussed the global economy and how businesses in West Michigan are impacted by trade and tax policy. Read More

Successful adaptation to BEPS-led changes essential

May 29, 2015
I recently spent four days with colleagues from other BDO member international firms in Vancouver. Read More