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Everything You Need to Know About Discharging Tax Debts in Bankruptcy

Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy You cannot escape from tax debts owed to the IRS. Luckily, there are a few options to eliminate them. Some tax obligations may be discharged and managed through bankruptcy. In the world of tax debts, this is only an option if your tax debt qualifies for a discharge. Here’s some advice… Read more »

All About Internet Sales Tax

All About Internet Sales Tax Fairness has been brought to the marketplace. Almost. Legislation on the ongoing debate of Internet sales tax has moved one step closer to enactment. The U.S. Senate approved a bill on Internet sales tax law Monday, which would require millions of consumers to start paying sales tax on online purchases… Read more »

Local Income Tax in Michigan – Helping or Hurting our Cities?

Income Tax in Michigan, Helping or Hurting? For the most part, Michigan cities do not have their own income tax. However, some cities impose a local income tax in addition to the 4.25% Michigan income tax. These local taxes apply to anyone who lives or works within the city limits. The standard local tax rate,… Read more »

Why Michigan Needs to Abolish MARCS Tax Collection System | Ayar Law

Reform is Necessary for Michigan’s System for Collecting Back Taxes MARCS back tax collection service shows no mercy toward Michigan taxpayers. Anybody who thinks dealing with the IRS tax collectors is rough should try for once dealing with the tax collectors for the Michigan Department of treasury. Unlike the IRS, the Michigan Department of Treasury… Read more »

Why Michigan Needs an Offer In Compromise Tax Settlement Program

Why Michigan Needs an Offer in Compromise Program Generally, the Michigan Department of Treasury is prohibited by law from compromising the tax or principal balance on debts owed to the State of Michigan. This means that the Offer in Compromise program is not allowed in the State of Michigan. An offer in compromise, or tax… Read more »

Michigan’s Corporate Officer Liability Rules

Corporate Officers Beware: Personal Liability and Unpaid Michigan Tax Debt collection is not usually a pleasant experience. If you own your own business, depending on the type of business entity you’ve chosen, like a corporation or LLC, you are granted a layer of protection from business debts. But, the asset protection benefits of forming a… Read more »

How Michigan’s Tax Collection System is Crippling Our State’s Economy

Michigan Back Tax Collection’s Crippling Effect on the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Some people dream their whole lives about opening their own business. Some will work hard to achieve it, and some do nothing at all. Any business requires risk. Most business entrepreneurs know that. Most people who take a shot at owning their own business… Read more »