THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Avoid penalties, file an extension 162-0. I know it’s never been done before and the 2012 Detroit Tigers aren’t going to do it either. They aren’t going to win all of their games this year. They may even have lost a game between the time I wrote this article and the time you are reading […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Changes that affect tax returns 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 TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Supreme Court rules pensions taxable The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday, Nov. 18, upheld the constitutionality of the controversial Michigan pension tax changes made by our legislature last spring. Public Act 38, as signed by Governor Snyder, proposed taxing public pensions beginning on January 1, 2012. Private pensions have always been taxed, but public pensions […]

THE TAX ATTIC — by Roger Allen, publisher

New look at home mortgages I went to a seminar recently that forced me to think outside of my financial box, so to speak. I’m from West Michigan, so my financial box is pretty conservative. Dave Ramsey isn’t my idol—that spot is and always will be reserved for the Detroit Tiger’s great player, Al Kaline—but […]

THE TAX ATTIC

Baseball and recreational gambling I needed some event to get me interested in baseball this year. The Tigers have been playing poorly while winning less than half of their games. They are second in the league in strikeouts. Their lead-off hitter Austin Jackson, their starting third baseman Brandon Inge, and their starting right fielder Magglio […]