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October 23, 2020

Are You Paying Too Much Interest on Your Home Mortgage?

Interest rates are currently at an all-time low, and it may be time for you to consider refinancing your existing home mortgage to take advantage of […]
October 16, 2020

Still Waiting for the IRS to Cash Your Check?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS has furloughed many of its employees or had them work from home to mitigate the spread of the virus. Many […]
October 7, 2020

Have You Planned for the Taxes on Your Unemployment Benefits This Year?

With the passage of the CARES Act stimulus package earlier this year, the federal government added $600 to the normal state weekly unemployment benefits and increased […]
October 2, 2020

Are You Ready for the 1099-NEC?

The Internal Revenue Service has resurrected a form that has not been used since the early 1980s, Form 1099-NEC (the NEC stands for Non-Employee Compensation). This […]
September 23, 2020

Scammers Using Fake Letters in Collections Scam

Michigan taxpayers with past-due tax debts should be aware of the newest scam making its rounds through the U.S. Postal Service. To summarize, taxpayers receive a […]
September 16, 2020

Futures for Frontliners Program

Governor Gretchen Whitmer, along with leaders in education, business, labor, and workforce development, launched the nation’s first program offering tuition-free college for those who provided essential […]
September 11, 2020

Is the Temporary Deferral of Employee Payroll Tax Worth It?

September 5, 2020

I’ve Used My PPP Funds…Should I Apply for the Loan Forgiveness Now?

Now that most businesses have used or come close to using all their PPP funds, many are eager to begin submitting their applications for loan forgiveness. […]
August 19, 2020

Key Things All Businesses Should Think About When Working Remotely

As businesses continue to adjust to the new normal of remote work, it is important that your organization is equipped with the proper resources to succeed. […]
July 13, 2020

Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant Our growing firm is looking for a diligent person who wants a challenge, variety, and the opportunity to expand their expertise in the accounting […]
June 15, 2020

HAS celebrates 20 great years with Melanie Willis

All of this month, we are pleased to honor HAS Senior Accountant & Tax Analyst, Melanie Willis, EA, NTPI Fellow, for 20 years of remarkable service […]
June 10, 2020

Reopening Notice

Now that the stay at home order and restrictions on businesses are being lifted, HAS is re-opening our office on June 15, 2020. Our firm has […]
June 10, 2020

HAS Team Member Retiring It is with mixed feelings that we announce that, after 30+ years working in accounting, Laurel Korreck has decided to retire to […]
June 5, 2020

New Law Provides PPP Relief

On June 5, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) was signed into law to further help small businesses affected by COVID-19. The goal of […]
May 27, 2020

SBA Releases Loan PPP Forgiveness Application and Additional Guidance

Recently the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the PPP Loan Forgiveness application and instructions and Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness. While some questions still remain, […]
May 19, 2020

New Website Provides Helpful Recovery Resources for Businesses

As Michigan gradually begins lifting the stay-at-home order, “business as usual” will have become a thing of the past for both business owners and employees. Contemplating […]
May 1, 2020

Expenses Paid With Forgiven Portion of PPP Loan Are Not Deductible

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans have drawn all types of struggling businesses during this COVID-19 crisis. The primary draw was the added provision of 100% […]
April 29, 2020
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness

Now that many business owners are past the stressful work of navigating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application process, it seems like the hardest part is […]
April 11, 2020

Self-Employed, Other Newly Eligible Workers Can Apply for Unemployment on Monday, $600 Federal Payments Also Begin

Michigan’s self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent contractors and low-wage workers affected by COVID-19 can apply for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) beginning Monday, April 13 at […]
April 11, 2020

CARES Act – Employer Retention Credit

Another provision provided in the March 27th CARES Act to help businesses keep their employees on payroll is the Employer Retention Credit (ERC). The ERC provides […]
April 1, 2020

CARES Act – Student Loan Forgiveness

There has been some confusion as to what affect the CARES Act has on Federal student loans. Prior to the CARES Act, the president announced a […]
March 31, 2020

CARES Act – Funding Programs for Businesses

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance Summary: Small businesses will be eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The […]
March 27, 2020

Michigan Extends Filing and Payment Due Dates

On the heels of the IRS extensions, Governor Whitmer temporarily suspended the Michigan income tax filing and payment due dates. Below are the new filing and […]
March 27, 2020

Business Counseling Webinars

Businesses in Michigan have resources for strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is a list of some webinars available to assist your company. Score Webinars A […]
March 27, 2020

CARES Act – The Federal Coronavirus Economic Relief Plan

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law in an effort to stimulate our weakened economy […]
March 27, 2020

Filing and Payment Deadlines Q&A

This page provides resources to answer the most common questions regarding tax payment relief. IRS: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-and-payment-deadlines-questions-and-answers
March 27, 2020

State and Federal Funding to Help Small Businesses Affected By COVID-19

Michigan Small Business Relief Programs Grants Grant Amount: Up to $10,000 Eligible Businesses: Business is an industry outline in an Executive Order suspending business activities or […]
March 24, 2020

Expanded Unemployment Benefits for Michigan Employees affected by COVID-19

Michigan employees who have to leave work due to the COVID-19 pandemic will qualify for unemployment benefits. For individuals that were required to leave work because […]
March 22, 2020

IRS Extends Filing Deadline

Under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), the Secretary of Treasury was instructed to provide additional tax filing relief to […]
March 19, 2020

Treasury Department and IRS announce Tax Payment Relief

IT’S OFFICIAL! The Treasury Department and IRS are providing the following special tax payment relief: Q. What is the tax payment relief?A. Federal income tax payments […]
March 18, 2020

State of Michigan tax relief update

Small businesses affected by the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic who were originally going to make their monthly sales, use and withholding tax payments on March […]
March 18, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed March 18, 2020, was one of the earlier COVID-19 pandemic initiatives signed into law. Several provisions are included in […]
March 18, 2020

Tax payment relief update

Dear Clients:  We hope you and your family are safe and taking the necessary precautions regarding this outbreak.  We are writing because there has been a lot of misinformation […]
March 17, 2020

Closing Notice

Our clients and team members are our first priority. As you all are well aware, the threat level of COVID-19 continues to increase in this country […]
March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Virus Update

As you all are well aware, the threat level of COVID-19 continues to increase in this country and is changing rapidly. As we continue learning more […]
March 11, 2020

Prevent PIN Fraud Scams

Our own Sheila speaks about her experience with the current PIN fraud scam going around.
February 5, 2020

Are you taking advantage of R&D and QRE Tax Credits?

As the business landscape continues to change at a fast pace, manufacturers are in the hurry-up mode to research and develop new product lines and research […]
December 27, 2019

The New Spending Law in a Nutshell

As we welcome the New Year, we also are welcoming a new spending law. Here are some key changes.
December 20, 2019

New 2020 IRS W-4 Form

You may have heard the IRS has launched a new W-4 form for 2020.  The W-4 Form, also known as the Employee’s Withholding Certificate, has undergone a […]
December 2, 2019

6 Steps to Help You Find Time to Grow Your Business

Finding Time to Grow “There’s so much more I want to do but there’s just not enough hours in the day!”  It’s a common cry of […]
October 2, 2019

Tips to Pay Off Debt

Here are a few different tips to pay off your debt more quickly: First, you should get a clear picture of your debt.  This will help […]
September 25, 2019

Volunteering at Kids’ Food Basket

Last week Friday we enjoyed helping out the community and volunteering at Kids’ Food Basket as a team!         We learned a lot […]
September 18, 2019

Out of Office – Friday 09/20/19 – 12 pm until 3 pm

This Friday we will be out of the office & CLOSED from 12 o’clock noon until 3 pm! We will be out volunteering at Kids’ Food […]
September 18, 2019

Happy National Cheeseburger Day!

Today is National Cheeseburger Day!   Where is your favorite place to get a cheeseburger & what toppings can’t you go without!?    Check out our […]
September 9, 2019

Who Can Deduct Student Loan Interest?

Are you wondering who can deduct student loan interest on their taxes, the student or the parents? We know that it can be confusing!  The answer […]
September 4, 2019

Preparing for Natural Disasters

This year many natural disasters have occurred around the world & we never know when the next one will take place. Often, they take place with […]
August 30, 2019

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day 2019!   Just a reminder that we will be closed this Monday for Labor Day! We hope that everyone has a great long Labor […]
August 29, 2019

IRS Cracking Down on Virtual Currency Owners

Have you made any virtual currency transactions in the past few years without reporting it? If so, you should have received a letter this month (or […]
August 28, 2019

Phishing Scam

BEWARE! There is a new IRS impersonation email scam spreading across the United States!    Many taxpayers have begun notifying phishing@irs.gov about unsolicited emails they have […]
August 21, 2019

End of Summer Tips

It’s that time of year again – almost the end of summer – where school is about to start up and suddenly everyone’s schedules have changed […]