Dirty Dozen

The IRS’s Dirty Dozen: Part 2

Thieves work all year to scam taxpayers This is the second tip of two tips recapping the list of the…

Dirty Dozen

The IRS’s Dirty Dozen: Part 1

Taxpayers should be aware of these tax scams The tax filing deadline has come and gone, but tax scammers continue…

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Qualified Business Income Deduction

NEW FOR 2019 Changes in the tax law resulted in a new deduction for certain businesses. Eligible taxpayers can claim…

Tax Planning form 2106

Employee Business Expense Deduction

You may have been able to deduct expenses related to your employment such as vehicle expenses, travel or equipment. This…

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Credits: Refundable vs. NonRefundable

Today we will have a quick discussion on refundable vs. nonrefundable tax credits.  But before we do that, we have…

Tax Liability

Tax Liability

Making sense out of how tax liability is determined.   When I was young, one of the hardest concepts for…

1040 Form Clare County, MI

Filing Status

Today we’ll discuss filing statuses.  Because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) there has been many changes for…

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Do I have to file my taxes?

Do I have to file?  That is one of the most frequently asked questions we get here in Harrison, MI….

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Welcome to MI Cottage Tax Services and the start of the 2019 tax season.  This year there are many tax changes and we are here to…