Tax rebate for golf carts The amount of tax questions I receive on an ongoing basis is a sign of not only how complicated and convoluted our tax system has become, but also how often we think about our tax situations. The questions seem to have gotten a bit more complicated, too. Even though my bank of tax experiences grows year by year, the amount of questions that I have to get some help to answer also has grown. For example, I received a call from Dale Boersma this week. Dale and his wife, Jamie, moved to Iowa from Rockford several years ago. My wife, Deb, and I go to Iowa most summers to visit the Boersmas. Dale and I go to the Mecca of sprint car racing, also known as the Knoxville Raceway and soak up the Knoxville Nationals, while Jamie and Deb do the things they enjoy, like shopping. Dale also golfs and owns his own cart. This year he traded in his old one in favor of a new cart. The salesperson set Dale up with a nice new cart, but then added the fact that for $1,000 more, Dale could get a cart that would qualify for a tax credit of $4,000. Dale was a little skeptical of that statement and thought maybe that the salesman might be stretching the truth just a little in order to get a sale. After all, this is a golf cart we are talking about here and not a Toyota Prius. When Dale got home, he did two things. First, he Googled “Tax Rebate for Golf Carts” and, second, he called me to find out what I knew about golf carts qualifying for a $4,000 tax credit. As he explained the situation, I could see Dale was serious and wasn’t pulling my leg, so to speak. “Tax Rebate for Golf Carts” was not something I have ever Googled before our conversation, but I told Dale I would do some investigating. $4,000 is a lot of money and definitely worth looking into. The Internet took me to the Villages of Lady Lake Florida’s site, villagesgolfcartman.com. It was very informative. I also was directed to a Wall Street News article of October 17, 2009, titled “Cash for Clubbers.” […]
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Kleynenberg Curtis Kleynenberg, age 37, of Sand Lake passed away on Friday, October 23, 2009, following injuries from an automobile accident. He was a 1990 graduate of Rockford High School, where he was a diver on the swim team, receiving several awards including being honored as an All State diver. He worked with his grandfather and father at Kleynenberg Well Drilling. Curt was his father’s son: they both had a happy-go-lucky, cheerful outlook in the world and toward life; they were optimistic, and looked for fun in whatever they were doing. He learned to hunt, fish and camp with his dad “up north.” When they decided to build a cabin, any old cabin would not do. Curt found some old barn beams, re-cut them, laid them all here in Rockford, then transported it all to Grand Marais and built a timber frame cabin—one that would last a long time. Curt’s dream was to share this cabin with his sons, and make the happy memories with Sam and Eli as he had with his dad. His laughter, his wit, his smile, his love of politics, his love of hunting and fishing, and his ability to talk to anyone will be missed by all who were close to him. He deeply loved his parents, and Curt and Kari cared for his dad in their home when he became ill. He loved his grandparents, who were always there for him. He had a great love for his very large family of supportive people. He is survived by his loving wife, Kari; sons, Samuel and Elijah, who he liked to take golfing, fishing and hunting; his father, Paul Kleynenberg; mother and step-father, Barbara and Robert Cain; grandparents, Richard and Sheila Hendricks, Arthur and Jane Kleynenberg; brother and sister-in-law, Will and Melanie Ragsdale; aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be missed so much by everyone that he touched. The memorial service for Curtis was Monday, October 26, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. at Pederson Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Wilson officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the needs of the family. Arrangements were made by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford. Burch Mr. Ronald H. Burch, age 71, of Rockford passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2009. He […]
Residents are reminded to vote Tuesday, Nov. 3. On the ballot is a renewal of non-homestead millage for school funding. It will not increase taxes or affect homeowners. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. This renewal represents seven percent of the Rockford Public School’s operating budget. To find out more, go to Rockford Schools.org and click on Nonhomestead Millage Renewal to the left of the homepage.
Thursday, October 29 Free Seminar—Health is a Choice, Learn how to choose it with Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, Ph.D., International Bodyworks Fitness 8830 Belding Rd. Rockford 874-5933 Friday, October 30 3rd Annual Halloween Party—8 p.m. at Rockford American Legion Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Dr., Rockford, to benefit Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Live music by Clockwork starts at 9 p.m. Win $200 cash and a night at the casino by entering the costume contest. Enjoy a cash bar, food and raffles. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and are available at the Rockford American Legion Lounge (must be at least age 21). For more information, call (616) 745-4896. Saturday, October 31 Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (last market of the year), in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 31–Nov. 1 RSC Annual Sight-In Days—10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockford Sportsmans Club, 11115 Northland Drive, Rockford (between 13 and 14 Mile roads). There will be 25-, 50-, 100- and 200-yard ranges, pistols, shotguns, rifles and muzzleloaders. A donation of $5 per gun is requested. For more information, visit www.RockfordSportsmansClub.com. Monday, November 2 Babytime at the Library—11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Enjoy one-on-one bonding time with baby while you enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and play time. For caregivers and babies 0-18 months. For more information, visit www.kdl.org or call (616) 647-3940. Tuesday, November 3 Mended Hearts Meeting—7 p.m. at Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, in Room 8815 on the eighth floor. Mended Hearts, a volunteer nonprofit support group affiliated with the American Heart Association, offers hope, information and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers through those who have experienced heart disease. For more information, contact Jim Oldfield at (616) 891-9395. North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting—7 to 8:45 p.m. at Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Dr., Rockford. Join members who are interested in brushing up on public speaking and presentation skills. For directions, call Angela at (616) 560-4726 or visit www.nkctm.org. “Rain Gardens & More” Lecture—6 to 8 p.m. at Kent Conservation District office, 3260 Eagle Park Dr., Grand Rapids. Learn […]