Stabenow bill would drop required IRS filings

  • January 25, 2011
  • Steve Wisinski, CPA, MAFF

According to this article in the Detroit Free Press, Debbie Stabenow introduced legislation that would kill the new 1099 filing requirements which were wrapped up in the health care bill passed last year.  The requirements, which would go into effect...

SR IN THE NEWS: “ShindelRock grows staff & revenues, plans internship program”

 I'm thankful to Jon Zemke at Metromode for featuring ShindelRock in his Oakland County Innovation and Job News column.  The article, "ShindelRock grows staff & revenues, plans internship program", highlighted our plans for growth, which is always positive and something...

The IRS “Trusts” You

  • January 14, 2011
  • Steve Wisinski, CPA, MAFF

One of the traps we see all too often with companies that are having cash flow issues is to delay payment of their payroll tax obligations.  Since the IRS doesn't call you when they don't get their money, it is...

Gift Tax Basics

  • January 12, 2011
  • Steve Wisinski, CPA, MAFF

Despite the turmoil within the Estate Tax arena most experts (including the ones here at ShindelRock) are confident that Gift and Estate Taxes are not going away any time soon. Gift taxes are still being collected and are still an...

ShindelRock names Marianne Lilly, CPA, CFE, Senior Manager

ShindelRock veteran Marianne Lilly, CPA, CFE was recently named Senior Manager at our Novi offices.  Marianne was previously the audit manager for our audit and accounting services practice.  In her new role, she is responsible for managing the Firm’s assurance...

Highlights of the Tax Relief Act

Last week President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.  This legislation included a number of provisions which extended tax cuts which were slated to sunset (go away) at the end...

ShindelRock adds accountant Heather Lerner to team

ShindelRock welcomes Heather Lerner, CA, as a new Senior Staff Accountant in our Novi office.  Lerner was previously a manager at Koster, Spinks & Koster LLP in Toronto.  In her new role, she is responsible for working with the audit...

How/Why We Do Forensic Accounting

Maria Montie and I attended the 2010 AICPA National Forensic Accounting Conference in Boston this past weekend as part of our ongoing education for our damages and forensic services division of ShindelRock.  For everyone who doesn’t know what this part...

Importance of Limited Liability

I’d like to take a look into a fundamental tenant of business in our economic structure--limited liability.  My interest in this post was sparked by an editorial written by David Shindel and Monica Silwanowicz which ran in some of the...

Quick Summary of the Proposed Tax Cuts/Extensions

The Wall Street Journal put out a quick "Cheat Sheet" of the proposed compromise between President Obama and Congress Republicans (note the "Cheat Sheet" name is WSJ's, not mine).  Here is the post.  Democrats don't seem too happy about this,...