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2018 Taxes— Will You Get a Tax Cut?

Our Vintage tax team just finished our eleventh tax season and completed over 200 returns this year. But next season will be very different due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed late last year. The new changes include an overall reduction of tax rates, elimination of personal exemptions, increase in the standard deduction,… read more

Ten Times to Hire an Advisor:  #1

When You No Longer Understand Your Tax Return Changes in income, savings, and even general life situations, like whether you rent or own your home, can have an impact on your tax return. And as life goes on, and the tax rules change, many taxpayers reach a point where they no longer understand their tax… read more

Barron’s Names Frank to Top 1,200 Again

In Barron’s March 12, 2018 issue they ran their annual list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors and Frank Moore made the list again.  The list ranks advisors by state and Frank jumped from #28 in 2017 to #18 in the 2018 ranking.  He was, once again, the only advisor from Washtenaw County to make the… read more

Donor Advised Funds

In our January blog post, “New Tax Strategies” we outlined how taxpayers can bunch their deductions into a tax year in order to get enough deductions to itemize. Donor advised funds will become an important vehicle to implement these strategies for many people that are charitably inclined. Most people opt to do their charitable giving… read more

Frank Named Top Advisor by Forbes

Frank Moore, our founder and Chief Investment Officer, was recently named by another national publication as one of the top financial advisors in the country.  Forbes did their first Best-in-State Wealth Advisors ranking of financial advisors and Frank was ranked #10 in Michigan, the only advisor on the list from Washtenaw County. The ranking was… read more

New Tax Strategies

The new tax laws that took effect on January 1 are the most significant changes in over 30 years. While most Americans are beginning to enjoy the tax cuts with an increase in their net paychecks, there are opportunities to enhance your tax savings with some new strategies. Itemized Deductions One of the most significant… read more

John Owens Earns EA Tax Designation

John Owens earned the tax designation, Enrolled Agent (EA) after passing three exams last year.  The designation is offered by the IRS and it allows him to represent taxpayers before the IRS.  The exams covered Individual Taxation, Business Taxation, and Representation and Practice before the IRS.  John will need to complete at least 72 hours… read more

New Year’s Resolutions for Your 401(k)

Happy New Year, especially for your 401(k)! Year-end 401(k) and other retirement plan statements are now coming out and there’s reason for excitement: the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite all posted excellent returns in 2017. Even the international markets, which have lagged the last few years, participated in the rally. So… read more

Ann Arbor Area Scam Alert

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department put out this alert yesterday: The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of a scam in our area that may sound as if it is official Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office business. The scammer will call and leave a message for the victim, telling them that they have missed jury… read more