Child Custody Act

House Bill 5082, a newly passed amendment to the Child Custody Act, will expand the use of parenting coordinators through the courts.  The Child Custody Act directs the court to assess the ability of parents to care for the children using a standard called “best interest of the child.”  Unfortunately, in high-conflict cases, custody and parenting t…

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IRS Issues Final ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions - Employers Need to Take Action Now

On February 8, 2015, the IRS issued the much-anticipated final Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C and related instructions (which can be accessed here and here) for the new information reporting requirements under Code Sections 6055 and 6056.  These final forms and instructions are for 2014 (optional reporting year) and there may be additional…

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Who's On Your Team: Insurance Advisor

Last month, we spent some time discussing the importance of having an experienced accountant on your business’s team of professional advisors. This month, we are going to talk about insurance advisors and why you need to have a trusted agent on your business’s dream team of professional advisors.

 

At the consumer level, insurance is almost impos…

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Deadline Approaching: Personal Property Tax

No, this tax is not quite dead yet.  Personal property tax statements are still due to your local assessor by Friday, February 20, 2015.  The new legislation adopted by the legislature and approved by the voters in August of 2014 does eliminate the personal property tax for some personal property in the state, but not quite yet for everyone.  For b…

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Concierge Medicine Comes to Michigan

Buried in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a provision that authorizes an innovative form of health care delivery and insurance: direct primary care, otherwise known as concierge medicine.

One of the ACA’s goals is to make health insurance more affordable by expanding the population of insured individuals.  The mechanism to …

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