Items Tagged with 'Taxes'


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

Are we on a 'highway to gravel'?

May 8, 2013
West Michigan roads have hit a dead end. Read More

County panel says no to land bank

Group recommends that commission not sell properties to agency before auction.

March 22, 2013
The Kent County Land Bank Process Subcommittee is recommending to the full commission that the Kent County Land Bank Authority not be allowed to buy any tax-foreclosed properties prior to the annual auction. Read More

Gov. Snyder proposes $50.9-billion budget with gas-tax increase

February 7, 2013
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday proposed a $50.9-billion budget that would raise state gas taxes and vehicle fees, expand Medicaid to more uninsured adults and double the number of 4-year-olds in a preschool program for at-risk kids. Read More

Kent County exempts property tax revenue from North Quarter Corridor

January 25, 2013
As expected, Kent County commissioners followed the county’s economic development policy and exempted a portion of the county’s property tax revenue from being captured by the North Quarter Corridor Improvement Authority in Grand Rapids. Read More

Who really lives in 'low-income' housing?

January 16, 2013
There has been a lot written lately in local media about the development and construction work happening in our core city. Much of the work going on in Grand Rapids is residential development, and a good portion of that has some sort of government financing. Read More

Why is the fiscal-cliff agreement good news?

January 3, 2013
There are several reasons why the fiscal-cliff agreement represents a positive policy development. Read More