Items Tagged with 'Taxes'


Some giving strategies can be a tax gift to yourself

June 24, 2016
I have had the privilege and honor of serving on nonprofit boards and working with clients that supported many tax-exempt and charitable organizations. Read More

Without more state revenue, cities can’t thrive, talent won’t stay

June 10, 2016
For more than two decades, Michigan has made lower taxes and smaller government its primary recipe for improving economic outcomes. Read More

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