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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

Making taxes competitive and enhancing to economic growth

October 31, 2014
I was on an international flight returning home to Grand Rapids recently when I pondered our U.S. history and how some items have changed and others have not. Read More

IRA owners' investment decisions may have tax risks

September 26, 2014
Washington is fond of studies and reports. Read More

Acquisition transaction reporting is incomplete, inaccurate

August 22, 2014
Corporate tax deserters, tax traitor, economic patriotism: We have heard these terms many times in recent weeks. Read More