TAX & FINANCIAL INSIGHTS BLOG

August 8, 2019

Eight Takeaways from Tax Season for Family Business Owners

We just finished filing taxes under the largest reform in 30 years! As we reflect back on this filing we’ve compiled a list of key takeaways for family business owners. The biggest changes are: the increase of standard deductions, changes to the income tax brackets and the addition of a new qualified business income deduction.
August 2, 2019

Top 5 Tips for Saving on Taxes in Retirement

The best financial strategy always starts with your taxes. Here find our top 5 tips for saving on your taxes in retirement.
July 2, 2019

Roth IRA v Traditional IRA

One of the key things we do is educate our clients on the different savings and investment tools available. One of the critical points of confusion we try to dispel are the strengths and weaknesses between Traditional and Roth IRAs. We often see clients who are entirely sold on one over the other even though the best retirement plans usually involve a mix of the two at different times in the income and savings cycle. Timing and planning are both critical aspects for determining when to use each vehicle.
April 30, 2019

Know Your Investor Rights – Honest, Competent and Ethical Conduct

According to the CFA Institute, a global organization of investment professionals, you as an investor have certain rights - 10 to be exact. Here’s an inside look on the first investor right as established by the institute…
February 12, 2019
Tax Reform in 2018

Everything You Need to Know This Tax Season

The IRS has announced that they will begin accepting returns on January 28, 2019. The filing deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019. Any returns submitted to […]
January 17, 2019

How the 2018 Tax Reform Affects Your Real Estate Business

The tax reform of 2018 affects Realty professionals in three ways: the impact to your realty business, the impact on your future real estate prospects and the impact on the future purchasing power of your clients. Read more here.
September 11, 2018

Charitable Giving Under the New Tax Law: How to Make Your Dollars Count

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, went into effect at the start of 2018, and while you may be aware of many significant changes, have you thought about its impact to your charitable giving schedule? Kroon and Mitchell dive into charitable giving in light of the new regulations, providing you, your friends, and family members with a way to continue your charitable contributions well into 2018 and beyond.
July 31, 2018

3 Retirement Investment Mistakes You Likely Don’t Know You’re Making

Unfortunately, investment missteps are the kind that can come back to haunt you in the future, especially when it comes to retirement planning. In this article we look at how much you should set aside for retirement and how much should go into the right kind of long-term investments. Learn about the long-term benefits.
May 2, 2018
Divorce advice from expert Kathey Batey

The Perfect Storm – Divorce, Emotions & Finances

Divorce is the perfect storm when major unpredictable factors merge together to become a force to be reckoned with. There are the legal, financial, emotional and spiritual areas that can be frightening and make you feel like you are losing control. Even true for those who have captained the seas of life for a long time. Because at any time the winds can change, the unknown forces can lead you to shipwreck your life.
March 7, 2018

When Is It Best to Work with a Tax Professional?

Are you staring into a cardboard box full of pay stubs, potential deductions, receipts, and itemized lists wondering what’s next? Tax season is in full swing and one of the biggest decisions taxpayers face is how to file their returns.
December 4, 2017
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WZZM Feature: People In West Michigan Could See Tax Break From National Reform

WZZM interviewed our own Phil Mitchell to discuss the 2018 Federal Tax Reform.
December 19, 2017
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WZZM Verify: Will the new tax bill lower taxes for the average West Michigan household?

WZZM interviewed our own Phil Mitchell to discuss the 2018 Federal Tax Reform.
December 29, 2017
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Grand Rapids Business Journal: Tax Reform Generates Uncertainty

Grand Rapids Business Journal interviewed our own Phil Mitchell to get his comments on the 2018 Federal Tax Reform.
April 2, 2018

Forbes: Signs your Trusted Financial Advisor is Not

One can never underestimate the importance on having a trusted financial advisor. Forbes.com shared comments from Phil Mitchell on tell-tale signs you could be heading for trouble.
April 11, 2018
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WGVU: Tax Preparation | Kroon & Mitchell

Shelley Irwin interviewed our own Phil Mitchell along with Dennis Echelbarger to talk last minute tax preparation tips.
October 19, 2018
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Grand Rapids Business Journal: New Tax Law Changes Charitable Giving Strategies

Grand Rapids Business Journal interviewed our own Phil Mitchell to get his comments on how the new tax law impacts charitable giving.