The Tax Attic – June 4, 2009

Why is Social Security going bankrupt? As I have written in previous articles, I enjoy going to sprint car races, particularly the winged sprint car shows put on by the World of Outlaws. It’s a traveling circus that comes to Michigan usually once a year. Sometimes they come when I’m out of state, up in […]

The Tax Attic – May 28, 2008

Making Work Pay tax credit problematic The provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that is of most concern to tax professionals around the state of Michigan and the entire country seems to be the one titled the Making Work Pay tax credit. I have written about this credit previously, but feel […]

The Tax Attic — May 21, 2009

Two provisions of ARRA take immediate affec I attended a tax conference last Thursday and Friday in Grand Rapids. One of the instructors was Marilyn Meredith, an Enrolled Agent from Port Huron. I have known Marilyn since I started in the tax business 30 years ago. Marilyn is one of those rare really smart tax […]

The Tax Attic – May 14, 2009

Tax treatment of loss in Ponzi schemes Commissioner Douglas Shulman of the Internal Revenue Service recently testified before a senate finance committee. Commissioner Shulman gave testimony concerning the tax treatment of Ponzi schemes and also how the IRS is dealing with off-shore tax avoidance schemes. There probably aren’t too many people in Rockford who are […]

The Tax Attic—May 7, 2009

Seminars help to improve client service As I have gotten older, I enjoy listening to more different types of music than I did when I was much younger. For instance, my future son-in-law Devon Cunningham and I just happened to end up at Founders Brew Pub in Grand Rapids last weekend. I have written before […]