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Mindy Pennock

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Join BHT&D At These County Fairs!

Posted by Mindy Pennock on Mon, Jul 09, 2018 @ 11:18 AM

It’s fair time in Michigan and summer 2018 is all set for some great fun! Throughout Michigan, communities of all sizes bring out rides for kids and adults, special food, entertainment and prime livestock.

Coming up in July, two fairs that BHT&D CPAs has close relationships with are the Ionia Free Fair and Barry County Fair.

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Tags: Agriculture, Agribusiness, Community, County Fair

Outstanding Checks? Michigan Requires Reporting Of Unclaimed Property

Posted by Mindy Pennock on Fri, Jun 01, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

The State of Michigan requires annual reporting of ‘unclaimed property’. Unclaimed property is defined as any asset, tangible or intangible, belonging to a third party that remains unclaimed for a specific period of time by the rightful owner. Any holder who fails to file a report of unclaimed property may be subject to fines and penalties as provided in the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, Public Act 29 of 1995.

Companies and governmental agencies need to identify properties that may be reportable as unclaimed property as of March 31, 2018 and file an unclaimed property report by July 2, 2018.

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Tags: Small Business Accounting, Bookkeeping, Small Business, Payroll

What Does My Accountant Need For My Tax Appointment?

Posted by Mindy Pennock on Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

The time spent getting organized for your tax appointment is priceless.  It gives you confidence that your returns will be filed timely, accurately, and that all qualified deductions are accounted for. 

Partnering with an experienced Certified Public Accountant can bring you piece of mind and possibly tax savings.  Here are some tips for making the best of that partnership: 

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Tags: Tax Planning, Tax Deductions, tax appointment

Why Community Involvement Can Be Profitable for Your Small Business

Posted by Mindy Pennock on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

The geography of your community may be anything from a rural village to several city blocks, or even something more global.  The thing they all have in common is a support network for everyone calling that area home.  It is no secret that businesses are looked to as a major part of that support network, and for good reason.  We benefit financially, if we do things right, and should be in a position to give some back.

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Tags: Small Business, Community Involvement

How Do I Know If It Really Is The IRS Contacting Me?

Posted by Mindy Pennock on Wed, Mar 04, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Tax season brings out the best in reputable accounting firms and tax preparers. Unfortunately, it brings out the worst in scam artists and unscrupulous preparers.

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Tags: IRS, Tax Fraud, IRS Telephone Scams