Tax Attic August 8, 2013

All of us encounter “phishing” expeditions in today’s seemingly anything goes communication environment. We receive emails from purported loan financing companies saying our latest payment bounced and demanding that we verify our bank information or our loan will be immediately called. They are phishing for our personal banking information and urgently demand that we email […]

Tax Attic August 1, 2013

I opened one of my favorite sections of Sunday’s Grand Rapids Press, the Sports, and found an interesting article detailing the fact that three people were being posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. What is interesting is that for only the second time in the last 42 years, no currently eligible players who […]

Tax Attic July 25, 2013

I finally got to visit New York City. Deb has been there a couple of times but I just haven’t had the opportunity to get there. Even though it was approximately 100 degrees daily, we saw sights that can be seen only in New York. It was definitely worth the wait. We toured Liberty Island, […]

Tax Attic July 18, 2013

The fish in Michigan are tougher to catch than the fish in Canada. That’s my personal observation of fishing in Canada for 40 plus years and fishing in Michigan for 50 plus years. There are some exceptions of course. When the walleyes are biting on Saginaw Bay, the Detroit River, or Lake Erie, the catch […]

Tax Attic July 11, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) certainly has been taking some abuse lately. We all have an expectation that the IRS is going to treat all taxpayers equally; not playing favorites in a positive or negative fashion. The IRS even puts it in writing in its mission statement: “To provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by […]