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Can I Take a Home Office Tax Deduction?

Can I Take a Home Office Tax Deduction?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people who do not typically work from home are doing so now. And many workers will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This brings up an interesting question, “Do I qualify for a tax deduction if I work from home?” The Tax Cuts and Jobs… read more

2020 Planning Checklist

The world has changed dramatically in 2020 so it’s a good time to revisit your financial planning.  There have been three major tax laws enacted over the past several months and many people’s income will look very different this year. It’s also a good time to revisit your retirement plan and estate plan.  And Michiganders… read more

COVID-19 & Taxes

Where are taxes headed and how can you prepare? Unprecedented situations call for unparalleled solutions and the Coronavirus pandemic has marshalled the full resources of our government to blunt the blow of the virus on the economy. Several phases of fiscal stimulus – government spending – have increased the budget deficit and will certainly help… read more

Tax Planning Day

Today, April 15th, normally marks the annual tax filing deadline for taxpayers.  But, of course, this isn’t a normal year and the deadline has been extended to July 15th.  Rather than filing your tax returns today, you may want to take the opportunity to do some tax planning.  Two major tax laws, the SECURE Act… read more

New Tax Changes for 2020

Tax filing season is upon us again and the IRS has implemented some changes you should be aware of when filing your return. First, they continue to tweak the Form 1040.  For the 2018 tax year, it was condensed into 1 page with several new supporting schedules.  For 2019, the form reverts to 2 pages,… read more

It’s Almost Too Late…

It’s almost too late to cut what may be your biggest expense for 2019 (and it’s not your Christmas budget). For most of our clients, income taxes are their largest expense and with the calendar year ending in a couple weeks, so too will the opportunity to save on your 2019 tax bill. At Vintage,… read more

Are You a Michigan One Percenter?

So how rich are you compared to others? There are different ways to look at this and different sources of financial information that are collected. You can have a high income but no money in the bank or can have a low income and a large investment portfolio. Even if we just focus on income… read more

Upcoming Tax Changes

Today is the deadline to file and pay your 2018 income taxes, but it’s not too early to start looking at 2019 tax planning and potential changes for 2020 and beyond. Both Congress and the IRS have changes in mind. The House Ways and Means Committee recently passed the SECURE act that would make a… read more

Tax Refund or Tax Cut?

We’ve often heard frustrated people exclaim, “I had to pay taxes this year” when faced with writing a check to the IRS in April. The fact is, unless they’re very low income, most people pay taxes every year, mainly through the withholding from their paychecks, pensions or Social Security. With the dramatic change in the… read more

New Tax Forms

With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at the end of 2017, several provisions of the tax code changed considerably. From tax rate changes to the elimination of many deductions and a big increase in the standard deduction, many taxpayers and preparers are still wrapping their heads around the sweeping reform bill…. read more