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Charities seeking tax exempt status may be able to take advantage of the new Form 1023-EZ just announced by the Internal Revenue Service. Read more below.


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Our Clients' Success is Our Business

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth is northern Michigan's largest locally owned, full service public accounting firm. Founded in 1973, the firm is based in Traverse City, MI with close to 50 experienced, professional staff dedicated to providing outstanding professional service with a personal touch to businesses and individuals throughout the region.

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth is known for its comprehensive tax, audit, technology and business consultation services, with added expertise in the agribusiness, manufacturing, professional offices, government/nonprofits and oil and gas business sectors.

Our guiding principle for 40 years - Our clients' success is our business.


New 1023-EZ Form Makes Applying to be Tax-Exempt Easier; Most Charities Qualify

The Internal Revenue Service introduced a new, shorter application form, Form 1023-EZ, to help small charities apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status more easily. Most organizations with annual gross receipts of $50,000 or less and assets of $250,000 or less are eligible.


Have you misclassified employees as independent contractors?

An employer enjoys several advantages when it classifies a worker as an independent contractor rather than as an employee. For example, it isn’t required to pay payroll taxes, withhold taxes, pay benefits or comply with most wage and hour laws. However, there’s a potential downside: If the IRS determines that you’ve improperly classified employees as independent contractors, you can be subject to significant back taxes, interest and penalties.


Simplified Home Office Deduction - Fewer Burdens

Beginning in 2013, the IRS allowed taxpayers to use a simplified method for determining the deduction for a home office. Read more ....


Why you need to know the value of your assets

With the gift and estate tax exemptions currently at $5.34 million, you might think that estate valuations are less important. But even if you believe that your estate’s value is under the exemption amount, it’s still important to know the value of your assets. Read more Iin DGN's latest tax tip ...


Tax Briefing

Find out the latest tax updates and news with DGN's Tax Briefing, including information on the latest IRS updates and other timely State and Federal issues and legislation. This briefing is updated frequently.