Some general information of use: 1)    IRS considers email to be an insecure method of communication.  The IRS NEVER initiates contact with any taxpayer about their individual tax account by email.  If you get an email purportedly from the IRS about your tax return, refund, contact, etc.  NO MATTER HOW GENUINE IT LOOKS – it’s not real. … Read More

Owing taxes to the IRS can be very scary.  Scammers take advantage of your fear to separate you from your money by dishonest means.  Scammers are very good at making themselves seem real.  The can make a fake website look real, they can alter their telephone number in your caller ID to look like the… Read More

By March 31, 2016 anyone covered by qualified health care for any month during 2015 should receive a Form 1095-A; or Form 1095-B or Form 1095-C.  These forms are due by January 31, 2017 for 2016 coverage.   By January 31, 2015 anyone who has purchased health insurance through an exchange(Obamacare) for any part of 2014,… Read More

In August 2014, Michigan voters approved changes to the state’s Personal Property Tax law.  This tax applies to businesses and not to individuals.  The changes that were approved are misunderstood by many businesses.  The Michigan Personal Property Tax has NOT BEEN REPEALED. 1) an $80,000 exemption, first applicable for 2014 was made permanent, however businesses that… Read More

If you have insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (the Exchange), you may be getting advance payments of the premium tax credit. These are paid directly to your insurance company to lower your monthly premium. Changes in your income or family size may affect your premium tax credit. If your circumstances have changed, the time is… Read More

Scientists at CERN in Geneva have announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element is Governmentium (Gv). It has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons,… Read More

The information below offers good advice for dealing with correspondence from the IRS.  4square clients should notify our office whenever ANY IRS correspondence is received, in many cases we may already have received a copy; but make sure that we have gotten a copy (from either you or the IRS) before you ask questions about the… Read More

Welcome to my BLOG. This is my resignation that I never will actually produce the regular printed or emailed newsletter that I’ve wanted to do for several years now; and I’ve not liked the ones I could purchase. What I will attempt to do in this space is provide news, analysis, insight and practical guidance… Read More