Items Tagged with 'Taxes'


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

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