Travels Took Me to Northern Michigan, Utah, Italy and Florida
Spring Seminars Scheduled In May and June
Many years ago I realized that it was best for me to get out of town during tax season. My consulting business slows down as CPAs and their clients concentrate on year end accounting, financial statements and tax returns. This past winter, because of an unusual abundance of snow, I took advantage of it in a great way.
In January I spent four out of five weekends in the Petoskey area skiing. The snow and weather was fantastic. Early February sent me skiing in Park City, Utah. Late February, I was off to northeast Italy for skiing in the Dolomites with a long weekend in Venice. In March I visited my mother and sister in Florida.
Obviously I did not have time to Blog, but there was a lot going on as the Legislature and the Courts were very busy. Ron Kaley, who covered for me while I was gone, will join me in four MACPA sponsored seminars this spring. We will cover significant developments from last year and this past winter in Michigan State and Local Tax as well as the Sales and Use tax.
Michigan State and Local Tax Update With Ed Kisscorni and RonKaley
This update includes a discussion with examples on the Individual Income Tax “Unitary” and the potential impact going forward including the filing of amended returns as a result of the recent Michigan Supreme Court decisions in Malpass and Wheeler. Also discussed will be the significant changes to the Personal Property Tax that will impact the 2014 filing season and audit issues surrounding the “Principal Residency Exemption”.
Single Business Tax (SBT) may be a dead tax, but the courts are making decisions that could result in refund opportunities or may affect other taxes. Like the SBT, the Michigan Business Tax (MBT) is a dead tax, but that doesn't keep the Treasury auditors from auditing the MBT.
The Corporate Income is now in its second filing season with Treasury issuing authoritative advice and the legislative amendments.
The sales and use tax remains complicated with several court cases at all levels including the Supreme Court. Changes are in the wind on the tax administration front and the legislature changed the court structure.
Michigan State and Local Tax Update (30637 - MSLTTC)
Monday, May 12, 2014
Holiday Inn Traverse City - West Bay - Traverse City, MI
Michigan State and Local Tax Update (30641 - MSLTTR)
Monday, May 19, 2014
MSU Management Education Center - Troy, MI
Michigan Sales and Use Tax With Ed Kisscorni and Ron Kaley
Take this opportunity to become up-to-date on the sales and use tax law, rules, bulletins and court cases. The Department of Treasury promulgated several new rules for the administration of the sales tax and the use tax. Most of the changes update the old rules or rescinded rules that no longer were applicable. The legislature has amended both the sales and use tax laws to address issues with the administration and compliance of the complicated laws. Over the last several years the number of sales and use tax audits as well as the intensity of such audits have increased. Auditors are raising new issues and employing different auditing techniques. Changes are being suggested for the appeal process.
Michigan Sales and Use Tax (30677 - MSUTLV)
Friday, June 20, 2014
VisTaTech Center Schoolcraft College - Livonia, MI
Michigan Sales and Use Tax (30681 - MSUTTC)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Holiday Inn Traverse City - West Bay - Traverse City, MI - Northern