Tax Attic

Mercifully, Congress wrapped up making changes to the 2012 tax return tax week when they passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Everything seems to be a struggle in Washington. At least, it seems to have been that way for all of my life and before. I’m only 60 but I’m pretty confident in […]

Tax Attic

The end of the year is always interesting to tax professionals like me. We get to talk with many people and discuss a variety of tax situations. If the truth be told, however, most taxpayers don’t have to do anything special at the end of the year. For those taxpayers who don’t itemize, the timing […]

Tax Attic

Lame duck session As an income tax professional, I have seen both the federal Congress and the Michigan Legislature make last minute changes to the tax system. In fact they have gotten very adept at making this type of change. Lame duck changes come after the November election and before those elected take their newly-won […]

Tax Attic

Recently, I was asked to participate in a new program at Rockford High School coordinated by Sarah Young, one of the school’s counselors. The ACT Prep program involved a variety of area people, sixteen in total, sitting on panels each talking to juniors about his/her life and professional experiences. The panels were grouped by separate […]

Tax Attic

The sermon this past Sunday by my pastor, Rick Tigchon, was based on Revelations 3, the letter to Philadelphia, the original City of Brotherly Love. The theme of his sermon was Open Doors. The Christians in Philadelphia evidently were aware of what was going on and as things happened in Philadelphia, they adjusted on the […]