Jerry Coon

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

April 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Business or hobby? One of a tax professional’s favorite discussion topics concerns whether a taxpayer’s activity is a business or a hobby. There is no black-and-white line at which an activity is called a business or a hobby. The tax effect of an activity falling on the hobby side of the line versus the business side of the line is tremendous, though. Let’s look at [...]

Hiccup in filing city tax returns

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Jerry Coon The Grand Rapids Press is causing some consternation in the Coon household. My habit is to read selected portions of the Press, such as the sports and the business sections. I glance at the front page and usually read the “Perspective” section with the opinions and letters to the editor. However, Deb’s habit is to read through the entire Press every day. [...]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

February 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Presidential election campaign brings up tax rates Jerry Coon A picture of the 1945 Detroit Tigers baseball team sits in my office. They were the World Series champions that year. I know they only had to beat the Chicago Cubs, but beat them they did. Losing must have hard on the Cubs that year because they haven’t been back to the World Series since. Of course, the [...]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Jerry Coon IRS needs bigger budget? I might have made a slight mistake last week in putting in writing that I thought we were becoming weather-wise close to Indiana. Evidently, the weather gods were just waiting for me to write that article, because it has been winter since that time. However, some people are happy with the cold and the snow. The ice fishermen are happy. [...]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Tax season is here, winter is not Jerry Coon Winter had to get here sooner or later. Usually, we get some of it, snow at least, during the deer season, but it didn’t happen this year. For the gun hunters, that lack of snow helped to make it a bit of a rough season. I think the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will conclude that about 20% less deer were [...]
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