THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

What is debt forgiveness, COD income? Debt forgiveness that may result in Cancellation of Debt (COD) income to taxpayers has been a hot topic on the tax circuit for a while, but it seems to be getting more attention today. The reasons are varied and include the fact that more taxpayers are filing for bankruptcy; […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

How to calculate depreciation on inherited property One of my favorite movies of all time, “Midway,” will undoubtedly be shown this Memorial Day weekend. The 1976 war movie has a tremendous cast of characters with Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Charlton Heston, Hal Holbrook, Cliff Robertson, Edward Albert Jr., and other stars telling the story of […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Doing business in Michigan Our Michigan State Senator Mark Jansen came to town last week to meet with concerned Rockford residents and business owners over a topic of concern. That topic was fairness in our sales tax system. I know that seldom are the words “fairness” and “tax” used in the same sentence, but it […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Early tax-saving tips As many of you know, last Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a meeting at Rockford Public School’s ninth-grade facility to discuss their involvement in the potential cleanup of Wolverine World Wide’s Tannery property. This is a wonderful and valuable piece of property along the Rogue River directly north of downtown […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Two complicated tax topics Things are really heating up in Lansing concerning reforming the Personal Property Tax (PPT). Governor Snyder and the legislature are hot on the trail of reforming the entire PPT system. I wrote a few months ago in a column that the complete elimination of the PPT will mean a reduction of […]