Items Tagged with 'Taxes'

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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

Tax changes affect family business, but there’s still time to plan

November 21, 2014
For most of us (or perhaps all of us), writing checks to the IRS does not make our Top Ten list of things we look forward to. Read More

IRA owners' investment decisions may have tax risks

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

Michigan's personal property tax reform: It's not as easy as it sounds

September 24, 2014
On Aug. 5, Michigan voters elected to repeal Michigan’s personal property tax, or PPT. What does this mean for Michigan businesses? Read More

Made in Michigan: Case produces fruitful holding for business owners

July 4, 2014
As the material participation debate continues to ripen, taxpayers and tax professionals are provided with the sweet taste of clarity surrounding the question of whether a trust may materially participate in a trade or business. Read More

Cross-border transactions demonstrate need for analysis

October 11, 2013
I spent the last week of September in Canada attending the BDO Canada tax conference. Read More

Jewelry store owner pleads guilty to 'cheating' on taxes

August 2, 2013
A Grand Rapids-area jeweler has pleaded guilty to willfully filing a false corporate tax return, according to U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr. Read More

City ready to listen to tax talk

May 17, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners will give taxpayers a chance to chime in on the proposed city budget and new property tax millage rate. Read More