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Real Estate Investors: Let's Talk about Like-Kind Exchanges

Posted on Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Are you thinking about divesting a real estate investment and then replacing it with another property? If you sell appreciated property outright, you'll incur a taxable gain, which lowers the amount available to spend on the replacement property. But you may be able to defer your tax bill (or even make it disappear) with a Section 1031 like-kind exchange.

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Tags: Real Estate Taxes, Real Property Tax, Investment

Tee Off for Success

Posted on Fri, Jul 08, 2016

Golf has its detractors, but one thing is clear: The game is a valuable way for companies to bring in revenue.

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Tags: Chipping for Charity, Golf, Business, Investment

10 Elections That Could Save Money on Your 2015 Federal Taxes

Posted on Tue, Jan 26, 2016

This year's presidential election has drawn significant attention, but the elections you make on your 2015 personal tax return can be just as important to your financial welfare. Here's a list of 10 potential elections for individuals (including self-employed taxpayers) to consider making before tax day on April 18, 2016 (or April 19 for taxpayers in Maine and Massachusetts due to their Patriot's Day observances).

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Tags: Tax Extension, Sales Tax, Section 179 Deductions, Education Credits, Investment, Tax Deduction, Home Office Deductions, Mileage Rate

Microsoft Dynamics GP Statement of Direction

Posted on Mon, Nov 26, 2012

Welcome to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Statement of Direction. This document will provide insight into our Microsoft Dynamics GP development plans through the year 2016. Whether you are a new or existing customer or partner, this information will help you plan and get the most from your investments. To view the complete guide, click here.

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Tags: Microsoft Dynamics, Dan Holzgen, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Technology Solutions, Financial Management, Investment

Social Security History Quiz

Posted on Tue, Sep 04, 2012

Q. In 1937, a streetcar motorman in Cleveland named Ernest Ackerman received the very first Social Security retirement benefit payment. It was a one-time, lump-sum payout. How much was it for?

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Tags: Accounting, Social Security, History, Investment

Not Saving Enough for Retirement?

Posted on Tue, Aug 28, 2012

Surveys repeatedly show that many Americans are not saving enough for retirement. Not only are they risking a financially-insecure future, they are overpaying on their taxes. Don't let this happen to you.

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Tags: Consulting, Michigan, Financial Management, Grand Rapids, Articles, Investment, Retirement Planning

THE EVOLUTION OF THE PENSION PLAN

Posted on Tue, Jun 26, 2012

What is a Cash Balance Plan?
Without a doubt, 401(k) plans are the cornerstone of retirement planning in America. But as popular as they are, even 401(k) Plans have their limitations. Consider the case of a highly compensated employee who contributes the maximum annual amount to their 401(k).Thankfully, the employer who wishes to put aside more money for the retirement of these employees can take advantage of something called a “Cash Balance Plan.” The Cash Balance Plan can be used as an additional retirement plan option for companies with high income and consistent profits.

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Tags: Accounting, Financial Management, business consulting, Articles, Investment