November 19, 2019
As the end of the year approaches, we’d like to remind our clients that it’s the perfect time to start tax planning and see how the past year’s tax reforms have impacted your personal financial situation. It is crucial to review your tax returns to plan for any changes that may affect you in 2020. We recommend examining the following topics to see if they apply to you:
Income Tax Planning - One of the most paramount aspects of tax planning is running a tax projection to ensure that you’re utilizing as many tax reduction strategies as possible. Minimizing your tax liability and familiarizing yourself with your income tax bracket are important steps that are often overlooked by taxpayers.
Estate Planning - It is critical to ensure that all of your estate planning documents are current. Having an up-to-date will simply is not enough; you’ll want to make sure that any trust agreements, healthcare and power of attorney documents reflect your preferences as well.
Education Funding – Funding educational costs is often one of the highest expenses that families experience. There are a number of ways to save for educational costs and finding the one that is most beneficial can be challenging. Sometimes certain strategies require advance planning and making contributions before the end of the year to ensure that you are optimizing your savings.
Retirement Planning – It’s never too soon to start thinking of your retirement strategy. There are numerous options available for retirement saving and it is so important to find the balance of spending and saving that works for your personal situation.
We encourage you to call our office as soon as possible so that we can help you navigate which tax planning strategies are best for you.
Many people believe that our office doesn't really get busy until February when tax season kicks in. The reality is that for us accountants, January starts laying the ground-work for the entire season. We want you to know the importance of keeping your records complete during the year so that you can file the returns that affect your business in a timely manner. Here are some the...
Watch out for tax scams relating to Michigan Taxes Due. This was received from the State of Michigan today:
Treasury: Scammers Using Fake Letters in Collections Scam
Contact: See contact information below.
Jan. 3, 2020
Michigan taxpayers with past-due tax debts should be aware of an aggressive scam that’s making the rounds through the U.S. Postal Service,...
Now that 2019 is two days in the past, it is already time to begin preparing for 2020. Here are a few tips to help make your 2020 tax process more efficient: