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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.

Have you reviewed your estate plan? DGN tax advisor Laura Macke, CPA, MST addresses the current window on estate tax portability in the article linked below.

Learn more about the benefits of charitable remainder trusts in DGN's latest tax tip below.


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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.

Estate Tax Portability – Current Window for Missed Elections

Uncertainty has plagued estate planning in recent years due to legislative contingencies. These changes will drastically reduce the number of people subject to the estate tax in the future. Read more here...

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 ....

Give and receive with a charitable remainder trust

Would you like to benefit charity while reducing the size of your taxable estate yet maintain an income stream for yourself? Then consider a charitable remainder trust or "CRT."

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.