Items Tagged with 'Taxes'

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Can Grand Rapids taxpayers afford utopia?

February 5, 2016
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss set an optimistic tone in her first State of the City speech, including visions of a utopia unbridled by any budget constraints or concerns. 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

Small business IRS fine goes up to $1 million

Incorrectly filing tax forms could prove more costly.

January 1, 2016
The IRS can now fine a small business up to $1 million for failure to file correct tax information. Read More

Charitable property donations can have tax benefits

October 9, 2015
When was the last time you saw a stock certificate or a deed to real estate in the collection basket on Sunday? Read More

1031 exchange: The basics

September 30, 2015
The IRS allows taxpayers to defer the payment of federal taxes on any gain associated with the exchange of property, provided the properties are "like-kind" in nature. Read More

Online tax-filing company saves time, money and trees

A chance encounter leads Grand Rapids firm to do business on a national scale.

September 11, 2015
In 2001, after several years of ordering thousands of tax forms online from Scott Zubrickas’ Grand Rapids-based business, Bob Miner received a phone call. 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

Dems propose tax breaks for mid-, low-income families

They want the financial burden shifted back to businesses.

LANSING — Michigan is still catching up after the Great Recession crashed the economy — and for most residents, the 2011 rewrite of the state tax code made things worse, Democratic legislators say. Read More

Health care fraud proves troublesome locally

Effective enforcement recovers $3.3B in fraud nationwide.

March 27, 2015
National, regional and local efforts to combat fraudulent activity in the health industry have returned more than $27.8 billion in taxpayers’ dollars to the system since 1997. Read More

Opting out

County and GRCC opt out of tax capture for Westside Corridor Improvement District.

November 28, 2014
Two taxing authorities that rely on property tax revenues — Kent County government and Grand Rapids Community College — opted out recently from Grand Rapids’ newest economic development initiative zone, the Westside Corridor Improvement District. Read More