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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 […]
August 16, 2019

Congrats to Our Client Redbox+ of Grand Rapids

Congrats to one of our newer clients, Redbox+ of Grand Rapids, on new business! We have been seeing you around town! This new company has come up […]
August 9, 2019

NEW Tax Withholding Estimator!

The IRS has launched a new & easy to use Tax Withholding Estimator tool!  The estimator makes it easier for taxpayers to review their withholding & […]
August 7, 2019

NTPI Fellow!

Congratulations to our Senior Accountant & Tax Manager, Melanie Willis, E.A., for becoming an NTPI Fellow® ! Last week she attended the NAEA National Conference in […]
July 31, 2019

Check out our NEW Client Portal Help page

Are you looking for some help on creating or accessing your Client Portal?   Check out our Client Portal Help page here!  Here we created some videos […]
July 31, 2019

Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance

Do you & your employees want a better work – life balance?  Here are a few quick tips on how to do so: Take advantage of […]
July 25, 2019

Building Small Business Success Series – Promo Video

What is our new Building Small Business Success series all about? Click on the image below to see the short clip for yourself!  
July 24, 2019

Things to do in Grand Rapids – Weekend of July 26 – 28

Are you looking for events & things going on this weekend in Grand Rapids, MI?  We have gathered a few local events that are going on […]
July 14, 2019

Shortened Hours 07/15/19

We have shortened hours tomorrow – Monday, July 15th!  We will be open from 9 AM – 2 PM.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may […]
July 12, 2019

Visiting Clients – BLiS

Yesterday our Office Manager, Wendy, traded in the office & her heels for barrels & flip flops! We love going to visit Sarah & the gang […]
July 10, 2019

BSBS Series Thank You

Thank you to our staff & those who attended our first ever Building Small Business Success event! It was a success! We appreciate everyone for coming […]
July 10, 2019

Keep Your Retirement Plan Well Kept

~Check out this guide to ensure that your retirement plan is well kept, just like your garden~   Like a garden, a retirement plan needs regular […]
July 1, 2019

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day! 🎇  As a reminder to our clients & friends, we will be closed on the 4th of July! We will resume normal business hours […]
June 23, 2019

Fake Text Messages from the IRS

If you find yourself receiving fake text messages from the IRS, here’s what to do:   Check out more info from the IRS 
June 16, 2019

Happy Father’s Day 2019!

We at HAS would like to wish all of the fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, cousins, father figures, dog fathers & more a happy Father’s Day!  We […]
June 13, 2019

“Beware of Little Expenses”

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” – Benjamin Franklin  Have you ever heard this quote by Franklin?  As a business […]
June 7, 2019

National Doughnut Day!

Celebrate by going out & getting yourself a doughnut today!! 🍩 Check out one of our favorite places The Donut Conspiracy 😋