Tax Attic

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Review of tax changes Jerry Coon It may seem like I am beating this topic to death, but since it is now 2012, I think it is important to review one more time all of the Michigan tax changes that took place on January 1, 2012. I have been preparing Michigan tax returns since 1978 and there may be more changes that took effect on January 1 than perhaps all of the previous [...]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

December 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

Changes that affect tax returns Jerry Coon The passing of The Independent a few weeks ago prompted me to go back and review those initial articles I wrote for The Rockford Squire. It’s a little known trivia fact, but I wrote my first Tax Attic on October 3, 1996, replacing a business column written by Hal Babcock. Interestingly enough, The Independent also published [...]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Top 10 Tax Planning Strategies Jerry Coon It’s nearing December 31. For most tax-planning strategies, December 31 is a hard deadline. I’m going to borrow from David Letterman and give you my Top 10 Action Tax Service Tax Planning Strategies. Since Herman Cain dropped out of the presidential race, I think it’s a fair bet that our current tax system is going to stay [...]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

December 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Donations not tax-deductible next month  Jerry Coon A few weeks ago, The Grand Rapids Press’ Outdoor Page highlighted the Sportsmen Against Hunger (SAH) program. What a good program it is, too. Thousands of pounds of venison are processed and delivered to homeless shelters/food banks such as Mel Trotter Ministries. It starts by a hunter shooting a deer and taking it to [...]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

December 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

Repercussions of deficit reduction failure  Jerry Coon We seem to be encountering strange occurrences today in increasing numbers. For example, in the last two years, the Rockford area has encountered epic rainfalls affecting the 100-year flood plain. The Gaylord Street neighborhood people can vouch for the amount of rain, since some of it ended up in their basements. I [...]
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