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March 7, 2019
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JoJo’s House of Beauty

  Josephine White Owner/Stylist/Educator JoJo’s House of Beauty is a multicultural diverse salon designed to serve women and men of all color and hair texture. Our goal is […]
March 7, 2019
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D&L Auto Sales

Inspected.  Reliable.  Inexpensive A family-owned used car dealership Darrin & Lori Tosh, Owners Website:  www.dandlautosales.com   Facebook:  DandLAutoSales   Taking car buying to a whole new level of Customer Service!
March 7, 2019
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BLiS Gourmet

Steve Stallard, Executive Chef and founder of BLiS Gourmet Featured in USA Today, Self, and Food & Wine Magazine www.blisgourmet.com “Life is Short – treat yourself and […]
March 7, 2019
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Big O’ Smoke House

Big O’ Smokehouse offers the best and freshest smoked products available in West Michigan www.bigosmokehouse.com “Committed to Quality and Customer Service” Custom Venison, Fish, and Wild […]
March 7, 2019
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Adolescent & Family Behavioral Health Services

Compassionate counseling on your journey towards emotional wellbeing. Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 2017 Top Women Owned Business Award Profiled in West Michigan Woman Magazine   “More People Get To […]
February 28, 2019

Newer Three-Factor Test to Classify Employee vs IC

The IRS and Department of Labor pay close attention to what employers classify their employees as! Make sure you’re aware of these 3 broader categories they […]
February 22, 2019

Lacking Clarity This Tax Season?

Are you a Small Business lacking clarity this tax season?  Check out some Frequently Asked Questions answered by the IRS for clarification!  You can also check […]
February 21, 2019

Don’t Forget We’ve Moved Our Office Location!

We would like to remind our clients of our new office location! 
February 7, 2019

Tips to Find Extra Cash & Resources Now

Here are some examples:  Create a New Program/Product/Service This could add an extra source of new revenue, and increase your income & efficiency. Bill Faster By […]
January 18, 2019

Stay Alert!

It’s almost the weekend! Remember to have some fun, but be careful where you use your cards! These are the riskiest places to use them right […]
January 15, 2019

New Year, New You!

Begin your new year with some budgeting! Here’s a few easy tips to keep track of your finances this year and to stay on budget all […]
December 19, 2018
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Holiday Hours

Spending some time with family and friends before busy season.  Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!      
December 18, 2018

2019 Mileage Rates Announced

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:  585 cents for […]
December 17, 2018
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Is Your Business Prepared For Winter?

Have you prepared your business for winter? It’s not something you think about. “If there’s a winter storm, it just means I might have to shut […]
December 16, 2018

Why A Business Appraisal May Be Your Best Friend

For many business owners, business appraisals can provide vital planning information and help mitigate risk. Consider what it may be able to do for you: Establish […]
December 12, 2018

Audit-Proof Your Shareholder Loan

If you’re a business owner and your company lends you money, you’ll enter it in the books as a shareholder loan. However, if your return is […]
December 5, 2018
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Seven Simple Steps to Cyber Security

    Cybercriminals are especially busy this time of year as online shopping climbs sharply for the holidays. Stealing your information means quick cash from draining […]
November 28, 2018
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Accounting: Did you know?…

Accounting ROCKS!     Mick Jagger and Robert Plant are just two famous names that started out in accounting before their showbiz careers. #accountantsrock     
November 14, 2018
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5 Small Business Financial Tips

see full article by our friends at GROW: https://bit.ly/2DD9b5F     Plan for irregular cash flow.   Unfortunately, as a small business owner, you have to face […]
November 7, 2018
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Know Your Niche

   Exerpts from article originally published by Business Success Solution:  https://bit.ly/2RJ3t5q   Narrow Your Niche – Know Your Clients   Ready to choose your niche, but not […]
August 29, 2018
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7 Steps to Creating a Vision for Your Firm

Exerpts from article originally published by Intuit – Firm of the Future:  https://bit.ly/2P0UIGJ As a business owner, the vision for your firm is everything, and executing that […]
August 29, 2018
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IRS Clarifies “Qualifying Relative” For New Tax Credits

Article originally published by Forbes:  https://bit.ly/2PMRH9S The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made a number of changes that affect the tax burden of families. However, those […]
August 22, 2018
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4 Ways To Use Automation To Improve Your Finances

This column originally appeared on Investopedia.com— by John Odell, principal, Arroyo Investment Group Financial planning is a complex topic with numerous moving parts, and many aspects of […]
August 15, 2018
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This Small Business Tax Is Ending

The IRS proposed a new rule on Aug. 8, addressing the 20 percent qualified business income deduction.   What does this mean for you?  https://bit.ly/2wgakKD    
August 2, 2018
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3 Debt-Destroying Habits Everyone Should Follow

  Staying out of debt is simple, but it’s not easy. It requires resilience — forgoing impulsive purchases in exchange for long-term financial freedom. Personal debt […]
July 25, 2018
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New Divorce Laws To Consider

  The taxation of alimony for divorces signed after Dec. 31, 2018 will change drastically. It will no longer be tax-deductible for the payer, nor taxed […]
July 18, 2018
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Summertime Is A Favorite Season For Scammers

  Keep your eyes open for phishing emails and telephone scams during the summer months. Scammers are known to take advantage of the post-tax season months […]
July 11, 2018
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Want To Retire Some Day? Here’s How To Save More Now!

    Need to save more for retirement? Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you get started and stay on track:  ·      How much […]
July 5, 2018
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Switching Jobs This Summer?

  As you look forward to starting your new job, it’s important to keep in mind how your employment change will affect your taxes.  Here are […]
June 28, 2018
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Consider Creating An ‘Accountable Plan’

Now that itemized deductions have been suspended through 2025, employees can no longer deduct unreimbursed business expenses. Fortunately, you can help your employees out with a […]
June 27, 2018
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Don’t Forget Mid-Year Tax Planning

    Can you believe 2018 is already half over? If you haven’t thought about your 2018 tax situation yet, it’s time to do so. At […]
June 20, 2018
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Audit-Proof Your Shareholder Loan

If you’re a business owner and your company lends you money, you’ll enter it in the books as a shareholder loan. However, if your return is […]
June 13, 2018
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Getting Summer Help? Classify Properly

            Don’t subject your business to tax penalties by misclassifying employees and independent contractors. You can avoid misclassification by understanding how […]
June 12, 2018

Summer Is A Time For Vacations AND Tax Planning

It’s tempting to take a break from everything this summer, but you may regret it come tax season if you push off tax planning. Here are […]
May 30, 2018
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Why A Business Appraisal May Be Your Best Friend

For many business owners, business appraisals can provide vital planning information and help mitigate risk. Consider what it may be able to do for you: Establish […]
May 23, 2018
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Don’t Let Missing Tax Records Be Your Downfall

    Tax records should be kept year-round, not hastily assembled just for your annual tax appointment. Without tax records, you can lose valuable deductions or […]
May 16, 2018
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Home Equity Loan Interest Deductibility Change

Congress cracked the whip on home equity interest tax deductions in 2018. Now, only loans used to buy, build or improve your home will be deductible. […]
May 9, 2018
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Your Refund Check Is Coming – Watch Out!

       Tax Day has passed, which means you’re likely waiting for your refund to arrive. This typically takes about three weeks if you filed […]
May 2, 2018
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Want A Successful Business? Delegate!

It’s easy to get in the mindset that if you want things done the right way you have to do them yourself. But that isn’t always […]
April 25, 2018

2nd Quarter Interest Rates Increase

Interest rates charged by the IRS on underpaid taxes and applied by the IRS on tax overpayments will increase for the second quarter of 2018 (April […]
April 18, 2018
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Additional Day To File Tax Returns

Due to the IRS online payment system being down on “Tax Day”, April 17, the deadline for filing tax returns has been extended 24 hours!     […]
April 11, 2018

Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments Just Got Trickier

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may make paying quarterly estimated tax payments on April 17 a little more complicated. That’s because tax law […]
April 4, 2018
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Extensions Available For 2017 Tax Returns

  No need to panic!       If you aren’t able to finish your federal income tax return by the April 17 deadline, you can […]
April 3, 2018
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Important April 17 Tax Deadlines

As you prepare for tax day, remember that the following are due on April 17:    Individual income tax returns for 2017 2017 calendar-year C corporation […]
March 28, 2018
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Do You Know Your Non-Taxable Income?

There are several sources of revenue that are not subject to income tax. Do you know what they are? Here are the most common sources of […]
March 21, 2018
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More Tax Breaks Available for 2017!

    Several tax breaks were revived for use in 2017 tax filing by last month’s federal budget bill. Among them are four you may be […]
February 28, 2018
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Considering Converting your IRA?

You won’t be able to make contributions to a Roth IRA if your income goes above a certain level. However, you do have the option to […]
February 21, 2018
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Time To Go Through Your Tax Records?

Chances are you’re a little confused about what to keep and what to throw when it comes to tax and financial records. No worries. It’s time […]
February 14, 2018

Big Changes For Taxpayers

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed at the end of December 2017 with some of the most sweeping changes taxpayers have seen in 30 […]
February 7, 2018
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Health Insurance Confirmation Form Delay

The IRS said it will allow large health insurance companies to delay sending out health insurance confirmation forms. The Jan. 31 due date has been delayed […]