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Margie S. (Gerencer) Brown, CPA/MBA/CGMA Named a Top Certified Public Accountant in Grand Rapids, MI

Posted on Wed, Dec 16, 2015

Margie S. (Gerencer) Brown, CPA/MBA/CGMA was recently named a top Certified Public Accountant in Grand Rapids, MI by America Top 10. The list was compiled by an independent organization who uses referrals from the public to be a successful resource for local communities. The article stated the benefits of working with someone you are comfortable with, along with the importance of having a strong connection with your CPA. With Margie's extensive knowledge, mixed with her friendly personality, it is no wonder she was honored! Congratulations, Margie!

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Tags: News, Grand Rapids, CPA Firm, Award, EHTC, Employee, Margie Brown

When Must I Report My 2010 Roth IRA Conversion?

Posted on Thu, Mar 21, 2013

If you converted to a Roth IRA or designated Roth Account in 2010, you must generally report half of the resulting taxable income on your 2012 return. So if this applies to you, act quickly.  

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Tags: Michigan State and Local Tax (SALT), Tax, News, Roth IRA, Individual Income Tax, CPA Firm, Articles, EHTC

Now that Congress Has Averted the Fiscal Cliff, What Does it Mean for Me?

Posted on Mon, Feb 11, 2013

A. It depends on your income.

Here are some of the basic provisions of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, which was agreed to by Congress on January 1, 2013:

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Tags: Michigan State and Local Tax (SALT), News, Individual Income Tax, Financial Management, business consulting

Consumer Alert from the IRS

Posted on Tue, Oct 16, 2012

Taxpayers should be on the lookout for an email-based phishing scam now circulating that targets Department of Defense military members, retirees and civilian employees. The email appears to come from Defense Finance and Accounting Services and displays a .mil email address. The email states that those receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may be able to obtain additional funds from the IRS. Email recipients are then asked to send various VA and IRS documents containing their personal and financial information, such as copies of VA award letters or their income tax returns, to an address in Florida.

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Tags: Tax, News, Consumer Alert, Fraud

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Posted on Tue, Oct 02, 2012

On Monday, October 1, 2012 the accounting profession enjoyed a night of celebration as professionals from across the State honored those who have made an impact both in their industry and in the community.

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Tags: News, MACPA, Grand Rapids, Award

'Taxmageddon:' Prepare to Potentially Pay More on Investment Income

Posted on Tue, Jul 31, 2012

On January 1, 2013, an array of tax increases will kick in and leave Americans with significantly larger tax bills - unless Congress acts. Increases are scheduled on capital gains, dividends and the tax rates on wages. That's not all. More people will be liable for the estate tax, the alternative minimum tax and the marriage penalty. The payroll tax cut expires, which means employees will see smaller paychecks, and many other taxpayer-friendly provisions will end. The result has been dubbed "Taxmageddon." This article looks at what might happen to investment income rates and how you can prepare in the coming months.

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Tags: government consulting, Tax, Corporate Income Tax, News, Individual Income Tax, Law, Financial Management, business consulting, Articles

EHTC‘s ACCOUNTANT CODY E. PIKE RECEIVES HIS CPA LICENSE

Posted on Tue, Apr 10, 2012

Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., P.C. (EHTC) is pleased to announced that Cody E. Pike has received his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Cody joined EHTC in January 2006. “Cody has proven to be a valuable asset over the years. His role as a Staff Accountant provided technical services to a variety of industries, including the real estate industry,” said David Echelbarger, President of EHTC. “We are excited about his certification and leadership in business.”

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CHRISTOPHER J. LEIKERT RECEIVES HIS CPA LICENSE

Posted on Tue, Apr 03, 2012

Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., P.C. (EHTC) announced today that Accountant Christopher J. Leikert has received his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Christopher joined the Tax Department at EHTC in August 2010. “Chris has proven to be a valuable asset in EHTC’s Accounting Department. He goes above and beyond for clients in relation to tax, accounting and auditing projects,” said David Echelbarger, President of EHTC. “We are excited about his certification and passion for business.”

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Tags: Accounting, Tax, News, Press Releases, Grand Rapids, Articles