’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

Choice of business entity requires customized approach

April 24, 2015
Looking at a business, one can’t necessarily determine its tax-reporting status. Read More

IRS data and analysis of Form 1042-S filings of interest

March 20, 2015
Over the past year we have seen many reports on international taxation. From inversions to Double Irish tax structures, mainstream media has become interested in tax policy. Read More

New report addresses concerns about large retirement accounts

December 5, 2014
Recent stock market gains have improved the status of our retirement account balances, and more than the account owners have taken notice of the asset value increases. Read More