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Trump Tax Cut Clean Up Signed With $4,900 Personal Exemption

Did you know? Michigan is the first state to enact a law designed to prevent a potential surprise state tax increase of as much as $1.5 billion from President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan. Gov. Rick Snyder signed this legislation, flanked by both legislative leaders and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Wednesday.

Click here to read the full article by the Small Business Association of Michigan!

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2017 Tax Reform! Last-minute year-end moves…

Check out this letter for last-minute year-end moves you can make, in light of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Announcements!

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H&S has some announcements…

Please join us in welcoming our two most recent hires, Jared Bollaert & Kitty Hermes. Both are Certified Public Accountants. Jared will be working in our Standale office, while Kitty will be splitting her time between 3 of our locations, Standale, Cascade, and Greenville. We are pleased to have them on board full-time, and look forward to a busy tax season ahead with some new faces on the team!

Our Big Rapids office has moved (yes, again) to a new location, just around the corner. We are now located in our newly renovated space at 502B N. State Street in Big Rapids. Please stop by and say hi and feel free to contact us at 231-796-0020 with any questions. Ramona can help you with directions, and parking is just next to the building, off of Bellevue. Please bear with us while we getting our signage up!

Lastly, we are growing our team and looking for two positions: We are hiring a full-time Auditor to work out of our Cascade office, as well as a full-time Administrative Assistant to work out of our Mt. Pleasant office. If you are interested, have any questions, or would like to submit a resume, please email Lynda Nance at LyndaN@hscompanies.com.

We hope everyone’s holiday season is off to a great start!

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Tony Rubleski Coming to Muskegon!

Hey there Muskegon area folks! We have an exciting opportunity…mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 8th at 8:00 am because we’re bringing in Author & Speaker, Tony Rubleski to share leadership lessons to take your business and career to the next level. We’re hosting this event in partnership with our friends at the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. There’s still room to reserve a seat!

There will be a continental breakfast, presentation by Tony, and books available for purchase as well as signing! Click the image below to download the invite with all the details.

Reserve a spot for you and your colleagues today by emailing Stephanie Hendon at stephanieh@hscompanies.com or calling 616-456-6550 x1908.

We hope to see you at the Shoreline Inn & Conference Center on the 8th!

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H&S Companies Welcomes Scott Hunt as Newest Partner

We are excited to announce Scott Hunt, CPA as our newest partner. Scott is located in our Muskegon office, and focuses mainly on restaurants, breweries and service businesses.
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H&S Companies Welcomes Scott Hunt as Newest Partner

We are excited to announce Scott Hunt, CPA as our newest partner. Scott is located in our Muskegon office, and focuses mainly on restaurants, breweries and service businesses.

Scott Hunt Becomes Partner News Release

 

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HR Manager Receives Professional in Human Resources Designation



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Travis Sinquefield, PHR

Grand Rapids, Michigan – H&S Companies is proud to announce that Travis Sinquefield, HR Manager, earned a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Designation, which is issued by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).  In order to be eligible for the PHR distinction, applicants must meet several criteria, including: passing a 3-hour long exam, as well as, meeting educational and work experience requirements.

“H&S is dedicated to providing the best solutions possible to our clients,” said Dan Slate, H&S Companies Co-Founder, “Travis achieving this distinction is another way we are able to provide top-notch solutions.”

H&S Companies offers a free initial HR consultation to ensure businesses have the proper processes, policies, and controls in place.

To learn more, contact Travis Sinquefield.

Travis Sinquefield
HR Manager
616.735.3088
traviss@hscompanies.com

H&S Announces Addition of Farm and Agriculture Specialist



H&S Companies is proud to announce the addition of Michaelia Breuker as their Farm and Agriculture Specialist.

FREMONT, MichiganH&S Companies is proud to announce the addition of Michaelia Breuker as their Farm and Agriculture Specialist. Michaelia graduated from Calvin College in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and she has an extensive background in agriculture.
“I grew up on a dairy farm in Newaygo County,” said Michaelia Breuker, H&S Companies Farm and Agriculture Specialist, “I’m excited to have the opportunity to combine my passion for accounting with my love of agriculture.”
“We’re thrilled to have Michaelia on the team,” said Jack Hendon, H&S Companies Co-Founder, “from her family business, she has a deep understanding of the challenges farmers face.”
Michaelia feels that it is essential for the agricultural community to be aware of the 2013 tax provisions that could have a direct effect on their businesses.
“There are important provisions that need to be recognized by farmers, which may affect how they operate in the next few years.  I want to make sure that this information is received in a timely matter, especially when it has a direct impact on their businesses,”  Breuker said.
According to Breuker, there are currently three key tax provisions farmers need to be aware of:

  • Farmers – You’ve got more time this year to file and pay your income taxes. Instead of March 1, 2013, you have until April 15, 2013.
  • Bought more than $139,000 of equipment (new or used) last year? Congress retroactively increased Section 179 Expensing election from $139,000 to $500,000. This limit is good for 2013 as well, but drops to $25,000 for 2014!
  • 50% Bonus Depreciation (new equipment only) was also extended for all of 2013 and then vanishes. 2013 may be a great year for upgrading your equipment!

 

To learn more, contact Michaelia Breuker at 231.924.8072.

H&S Announces Addition of Farm and Agriculture Specialist



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H&S Companies is proud to announce the addition of Michaelia Breuker as their Farm and Agriculture Specialist.

FREMONT, MichiganH&S Companies is proud to announce the addition of Michaelia Breuker as their Farm and Agriculture Specialist. Michaelia graduated from Calvin College in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and she has an extensive background in agriculture.

“I grew up on a dairy farm in Newaygo County,” said Michaelia Breuker, H&S Companies Farm and Agriculture Specialist, “I’m excited to have the opportunity to combine my passion for accounting with my love of agriculture.”

“We’re thrilled to have Michaelia on the team,” said Jack Hendon, H&S Companies Co-Founder, “from her family business, she has a deep understanding of the challenges farmers face.”

Michaelia feels that it is essential for the agricultural community to be aware of the 2013 tax provisions that could have a direct effect on their businesses.

“There are important provisions that need to be recognized by farmers, which may affect how they operate in the next few years.  I want to make sure that this information is received in a timely matter, especially when it has a direct impact on their businesses,”  Breuker said.

According to Breuker, there are currently three key tax provisions farmers need to be aware of:

  • Farmers – You’ve got more time this year to file and pay your income taxes. Instead of March 1, 2013, you have until April 15, 2013.
  • Bought more than $139,000 of equipment (new or used) last year? Congress retroactively increased Section 179 Expensing election from $139,000 to $500,000. This limit is good for 2013 as well, but drops to $25,000 for 2014!
  • 50% Bonus Depreciation (new equipment only) was also extended for all of 2013 and then vanishes. 2013 may be a great year for upgrading your equipment!

 

To learn more, contact Michaelia Breuker at 231.924.8072.

H&S Announces Addition of Farm and Agriculture Specialist




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H&S Companies is proud to announce the addition of Michaelia Breuker as their Farm and Agriculture Specialist.


FREMONT, MichiganH&S Companies is proud to announce the addition of Michaelia Breuker as their Farm and Agriculture Specialist. Michaelia graduated from Calvin College in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and she has an extensive background in agriculture.
“I grew up on a dairy farm in Newaygo County,” said Michaelia Breuker, H&S Companies Farm and Agriculture Specialist, “I’m excited to have the opportunity to combine my passion for accounting with my love of agriculture.”
“We’re thrilled to have Michaelia on the team,” said Jack Hendon, H&S Companies Co-Founder, “from her family business, she has a deep understanding of the challenges farmers face.”
Michaelia feels that it is essential for the agricultural community to be aware of the 2013 tax provisions that could have a direct effect on their businesses.
“There are important provisions that need to be recognized by farmers, which may affect how they operate in the next few years.  I want to make sure that this information is received in a timely matter, especially when it has a direct impact on their businesses,”  Breuker said.
According to Breuker, there are currently three key tax provisions farmers need to be aware of:

  • Farmers – You’ve got more time this year to file and pay your income taxes. Instead of March 1, 2013, you have until April 15, 2013.
  • Bought more than $139,000 of equipment (new or used) last year? Congress retroactively increased Section 179 Expensing election from $139,000 to $500,000. This limit is good for 2013 as well, but drops to $25,000 for 2014!
  • 50% Bonus Depreciation (new equipment only) was also extended for all of 2013 and then vanishes. 2013 may be a great year for upgrading your equipment!

 

To learn more, contact Michaelia Breuker at 231.924.8072.