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Interest rates remain the same for the first quarter of 2024

IRS Interest Rates: What’s Staying the Same in 2024 Exciting news from the IRS world: Interest rates are holding steady as we dive into 2024! Here’s a fun breakdown of what that means for everyone from individuals to big corporations: For the Individual Taxpayer: You’re looking at a constant 8% annually for both overpayments and …

IRS Announces Withdrawal Process for Employee Retention Credit Claims

Overview of the New Withdrawal Process for Employee Retention Credit Claims The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recently released guidelines on the withdrawal process for claims related to the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). This comes after the numerous amendments and updates to the credit, which have left many employers uncertain about the status of their …

Unveiling the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) 2024

Key Provisions and Impacts of the CTA The much-anticipated Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) will be in full swing starting January 1, 2024. This act introduces fresh federal filing protocols for the majority of corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) established in 2024 and beyond. Designed to deter illicit activities like money laundering and tax evasion …

What’s the difference between Inflation and a Recession?

The inflation and recession relationship In the vast landscape of economic phenomena, two terms often dominate discussions: inflation and recession. While they may seem distinct, their interplay significantly influences global financial dynamics and everyday life. Inflation, the steady rise in the general price of goods, erodes the purchasing power of money, subtly taxing consumers without …

Do Nonprofits Have To File A Tax Return Since They Don’t Owe Tax?

Hey there, fellow CPA nerds! We’ve got a question that might have crossed your mind while crunching numbers: Do nonprofits in Michigan have to file a tax return since they don’t owe tax? Well, the answer might surprise you, but it’s a resounding yes! So, grab your pocket protectors, and let’s dive into the fascinating …

The Importance of Non-Profit Expert Financial Audits and Reviews

Strengthening Non-Profits: Financial Audits In the world of non-profit organizations, financial transparency and accountability are paramount. Non-Profit Expert Financial Audits and Reviews need to meet state and federal regulations, as well as to assure donors and stakeholders of their fiscal responsibility, many non-profits turn to expert accounting teams for financial preparation and audit reviews. These …

Michigan Property Tax Exemption for Charitable Institutions

Should a Non-Profit pay taxes on their property? In Michigan, there’s a property tax exemption for charitable institutions that own and use property exclusively for their charitable purposes. However, some assessors wrongly denied this exemption to charities that charged fees for their services, arguing that they were operating like businesses. In 2006, the Michigan Supreme …

Understanding the IRS Audit Process in Michigan

Understanding the IRS Audit Process in Metro Detroit and Macomb County, Michigan Reminder and, shameless plug here: The seasoned experts at CPA Nerds, Lotito & Lazzara bring a comprehensive understanding of IRS audits, ensuring that their clients navigate the process with clarity and confidence. With their extensive experience and deep knowledge of tax laws and …

A Guide to the Michigan State Income Tax

Michigan State Income Tax Guide Michigan’s tax system ranks 12th overall, according to the 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index. If you live, work, do business, or earn income in the Great Lakes state, it can be confusing to understand how the income tax system works since some cities levy additional income taxes with varying …