Tax Advice Grand Rapids MI

Preparing and filing tax forms often requires the knowledge of a tax professional or CPA in order to find tax advantages and benefits, as well as to make certain of the accuracy and completion of the proper forms. Taxes are applied to a wide variety of things including income, property, sales and much more, and the laws governing these taxes vary between states. Aside from financial professionals, tax software have been developed to help those struggling to understand tax forms and filing procedures. For individuals, or more commonly, companies, with more complex tax issues, advisory services are usually necessary to avoid audits by the IRS.

David E. Durning (RFC®), CFP
(616) 957-4380
688 Cascade West Parkway, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI
Company
Great Lakes Financial Management, L.L.C.
Qualifications
Education: BRE
Years of Experience: 31
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Retirement Planning, Tax Returns, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Education Plan, Compensation Plans

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Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Musick (RFC®), LUTCF, MBA, PHD
616 261 5657 x 108
5749 Pinetree SE
Kentwood, MI
Company
Foresight Financial Resources, LLC
Qualifications
Education: AA, BSBA, MBA, PhD
Years of Experience: 30
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Trustee Service, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Auto Home Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Education Pl

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Liberty Tax Service
(866) 871-1040
1717 28th St Sw # G
Wyoming, MI

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Jackson Hewitt
(616) 454-4542
1251 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI

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Fox & Company
(616) 774-0000
2851 Charlevoix Dr SE Ste 116
Grand Rapids, MI

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Jeffrey Stukey
337 Thurston SW
Wyoming, MI
Company
Company: Greater Vision Financial Group
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Service
Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning

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Ronald VanSurksum, CFP(R)
4555 Wilson Ave SW
Grandville, MI
Company
Title: Certified Financial Planner (TM) Practitioner
Company: Advanced Asset Managment, LLC
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Registered Investor: Yes
Education
Aquinas College
Years Experience
Years Experience: 18
Service
401k Rollover From Employer,Wealth Management,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Fee Only Portfolio Management,CD Alternative,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,IRA,

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Liberty Tax Service
(866) 871-1040
1215 Fuller Ave Ne # C
Grand Rapids, MI

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Anderson Tax Service LLC
(616) 534-0909
2175 Beverly Ave Sw
Wyoming, MI

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Liberty Tax Service
(866) 871-1040
510 28th St Se
Grand Rapids, MI

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Tax Advice

Taxes

H&R Block a Cent Ahead, Revs Fall
By: Zacks Equity Research
March 09, 2010

H&R Block Inc. (HRB - Analyst Report) reported fiscal third quarter 2010 (ended Jan 31, 2010) net income of $50.6 million or 15 cents, up from $47.4 million or 14 cents in the year-ago period. However, income from continuing operations was 16 cents, down 4 cents from the prior-year period. Results were slightly ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 14 cents, primarily driven by cost cuts.

However, revenues were down 5.9% from the prior-year period to $934.9 million as the company prepared fewer tax returns. This was partially offset by a 5.9% decrease in operating expenses from the prior-year period to $840.4 million. The decrease reflects the benefits from the company’s cost cutting initiatives.

Revenue from the Tax Service decreased 6.2% year-over-year to $747.7 million. The decrease stemmed from a 7.1% decrease in total retail tax returns prepared. Pre-tax income was $131.2 million compared with $133.5 million in the year-ago quarter.

RSM McGladrey (RSM) reported a 3.6% year-over-year drop in revenues to $6.7 million. The decrease reflects the weak economic environment. However, the company posted a pre-tax loss of $11.2 million compared with a pre-tax income of $10.7 million a year ago, primarily due to a $15.0 million goodwill impairment related to RSM's capital markets business.

RSM and McGladrey & Pullen LLP entered into new definitive agreements in February concerning their alternative practice structure. As a result, RSM incurred $3.3 million of legal and consulting expenses related to these negotiations in the reported quarter.

Corporate operations reported a pre-tax loss of $22.5 million compared with a loss of $42.4 million in the prior-year quarter. The decrease in loss reflects a decrease in expenses. This stemmed from reductions in self-insured liabilities, lower interest expense on corporate borrowings and a decrease in loss provisions on mortgage loans held for investment.

Interim Tax Results....

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Know Your IRS Tax Levy Rights

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), all taxpayers have rights with regard to tax levies:

1. If an agreement is made between the IRS and the taxpayer that a back tax liability is not collectible, then the IRS is required to release an IRS wage levy.
2. The IRS may not place a lien on the taxpayer’s residence in situations when the amount of the IRS tax levy is less than $5,000.
3. Once the collection statute of limitation expires the IRS is required to stop all collection efforts and cancel the IRS tax levy.
4. 30 days before issuing a tax levy the IRS is required to send a Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to A Hearing (levy notice).
5. Taxpayers have a right to a hearing and must be notified of this at least 30 days before the levy is filed.
6. A taxpayer may request to have an appeals officer hear the case, but may not challenge the actual tax unless there was no previous opportunity to do so.
7. Taxpayers have 30 days to appeal unsatisfactory outcomes to the U.S. Tax Court or Federal Court.

The IRS asserts that it does not typically release levies on a bank accounts once issued. However an aggressive tax professional may be able to get a partial or full release if the monies in the account are needed for medical expenses, housing expenses, transportation expenses, payroll, etc. There is a small window of 21 days to do this ... just enough time for a taxpayer to contact a competent tax professional.

Attribution: Victoria J. Burns has over 25 years of experience preparing Federal, state, and payroll tax returns. She’s helped thousands to resolve their tax problems and settled millions of dollars in tax debt. Victoria is an active member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers and National Association of Tax Professionals. She leads the team of professionals at AmeriPride Tax Group helping clients through tax audits, offers in compromise, levy/lien releases, penalty abatements and other tax issues. AmeriPride Tax Group

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