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GRBJ HIGHLIGHT: Estimated Tax Payments — a Necessary Evil

Steve Struck is back at it! Steve has written yet another article for the Grand Rapid’s Business Journal, and this time it is a two part series! Steve touches on the how, what and who of the necessary and complicated evil of estimated tax payments. “Quite often, I hear people complain (you know who...

you are) about having to pay quarterly estimates. This is especially true with taxpayers who are either self-employed or employed with multiple types of income, such as rents, flow-through income from S corporations or LLCs, interest, dividends or capital gains. What’s all the fuss about estimated tax payments? Why are individuals required to pay them? How... [read more]


2017 Baker Holtz Annual Charity Golf Outing Recap

AUGUST 24TH, 2017 As most of you may know, Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids does their share in giving back to the community by providing free emotional healthcare to children, adults, families, and friends on any kind of cancer journey, or those grieving the death of a loved one. Gilda’s club has a special program...

called Camp Sparkle, which provides support to children and teens impacted by cancer or grief and allows them the chance to connect with others. With all of that being said, it was a no brainer to benefit Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids at our 4th annual Baker Holtz charity golf outing. This year we had an amazing turn out, with... [read more]

GRBJ Highlight: Stay Compliant on Charitable Contributions

September is here! Which means a new article is ready for us at the Grand Rapids Business Journal. Our own Steve Struck wrote this month all about the rules and requirements on claiming charitable contributions on your tax returns. “Back in the “old days” (about 10 years ago) the rules relating to deducting charitable...

contributions were fairly lax. I throw a few bucks into the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle, the bell rings in acknowledgment and I make a mental note to take a deduction on my tax return next spring. No receipt provided, no written acknowledgment given, no problem! Alas, that era has ended and recordkeeping has become more stringent. No... [read more]

GRBJ Highlight: Retirement plan options for small employers

As you may know, Baker Holtz contributes to the Grand Rapids Business Journal every month. Sara Knoper went above and beyond for the month of July to put together a great article that could help employees working at a small business plan for retirement. “One of the most common benefits offered is the ability...

for employees to participate in a qualified retirement savings plan with some sort of employer contribution. Not only are qualified plans a great perk to offer employees…, but they can often provide the business with a significant tax deduction and the owners with the opportunity to stash away some cash for retirement…” To read more of... [read more]


GRBJ Highlight: Banking & Finance

Sometimes in life, the only certainty is uncertainty — and that especially rings true this summer in the world of personal and business taxes. While it is dangerous and somewhat impossible to plan for 2018, we still have six months to tax plan for the remainder of 2017. Current tax law may still change...

between now and year-end, but at this point, it’s anyone’s guess. The following are a few tax planning ideas from personal and business perspectives that we want you to consider implementing before the end of 2017. … Interested in reading more? Go to the Grand Rapids Business Journal website


2017 Charity Golf Outing Registration is OPEN

We hope you can join us this year on August 24, 2017. We are excited to partner with Camp Sparkle and Gilda’s Club. Golf Outing Registration Form 2017

2017 “Best and Brightest” includes Baker Holtz CPAs and Advisors!

In their words, “The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more… Best and brightest strives to recognize...

the most influential, trend-setting companies across the country and regionally in focused programs.” We are so honored to be chosen once again as one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For!  Thank you for continuing to believe in us!   Want more information on the “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest” awards?  Click here.

Meet our 2017 Interns – Jaylynne Cryderman

It’s important to teach interns how to run with the pack, and that starts with making them feel welcome! Meet Jaylynne Cryderman: Jaylynne is the third of our 2017 interns here at Baker Holtz, and we’re delighted to introduce you: “I’m a junior at Grand Valley State University majoring in Accounting, and a fun...

fact about me is that I am a huge dog lover.  If I could have a farm full of dogs, I would! (Maybe I will someday.)”

Meet our 2017 Interns – Tyler Thomas

Teamwork makes the dream work, and since interns are a big part of the team, we’d like to introduce ours! Meet Tyler Thomas: Tyler is a senior at Davenport University.  He is currently finishing a Bachelors in Accounting while joining Baker Holtz during our 2017 tax season.  A big sports fan, Tyler especially likes...

hockey.  He has been skating since he was two years old.

Meet our 2017 Interns – Josh Kukla

  Interns complete the Circle of Tax Season, and we’d like to introduce ours! Meet Josh Kukla: “I am 19 years old and attending Davenport University.  This is my second year in college, but I am finishing my bachelor degree in three years, so I am technically a junior this year.  I am going...

for my Bachelors in Accounting right now and trying to figure out what path I would like to take for my Master’s program.  A cool fact about me is during my Junior year of high school (2014) I was Division 1, Singles, State Champion Bowler.  I have also bowled three 300 games.”

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