Welcome to Seber Tans, PLC

Choosing the right accounting firm is one of the most important business decisions you will make. Any firm can add up the numbers and tell you where you’ve been, but Seber Tans will help you focus on where you want to go. In Southwest Michigan, the firm that unites professional expertise with creativity and vision is Seber Tans. With a team of experienced professionals on our staff, we can provide the capabilities of a large national organization, plus the personal attention of an independent firm. Clients choose us because we offer much more than off-the-shelf solutions. We will listen, ask questions, and learn all we can about your current situation. From that input, we’ll find creative solutions to help you focus on your opportunities rather than your obstacles. Join us and see why our clients trust us for their accounting, tax, and business advising needs.

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Services

With over 30 years of experience in providing clients with our accounting services, we are certain that we can provide you with the professional expertise you need.

Tax Services

Tax Services

Our clients turn to us for expert assistance to minimize their tax liabilities.

Client Accounting Services

Client Accounting

Our CPAs work with growing companies without internal CPAs or controllers.

Assurance / Auditing Services

Assurance / Auditing Services

We prepare financial statements & perform audits, reviews, and more.

Business Valuation Services

Business Valuation Services

We can provide business valuation services to our clients.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services

Our expert IT support team can handle your business’s technology needs.

Industries

We provide services for a variety of businesses, both big and small, and both for-profit and not-for profit. We provide excellent service at a reasonable cost so that nobody feels as if they have to go without financial advice. Seber Tans has worked with many companies in many different industries and has the knowledge and expertise that each different industry requires. Certainly, a not-for-profit company will operate differently than a construction company and will have different needs. Our goal is to specialize our services to exactly what you need. Give us a call today to find out how we can help.

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23 hours ago
Seber Tans, PLC

Tax-wise ways to take cash from your corporation while avoiding dividend treatment

If you want to withdraw cash from your closely held corporation at a low tax cost, the easiest way is to distribute cash as a dividend. However, keep in mind that a dividend distribution is taxable to you as a shareholder but it’s not deductible by the corporation. Thankfully, there are some alternatives that may allow you to withdraw cash from a corporation and avoid dividend treatment. For example, you might be able to receive capital repayments or obtain reasonable compensation for you (or family members), as well as certain fringe benefits. Contact us if you’re interested in discussing these or other ideas. We’ll help you get the maximum out of your corporation at a minimum tax cost.
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Tax-wise ways to take cash from your corporation while avoiding dividend treatment

If you want to withdraw cash from your closely held corporation at a low tax cost, the easiest way is to distribute cash as a dividend. However, keep in mind that a dividend distribution is taxable to you as a shareholder but it’s not deductible by the corporation. Thankfully, there are some alternatives that may allow you to withdraw cash from a corporation and avoid dividend treatment. For example, you might be able to receive capital repayments or obtain reasonable compensation for you (or family members), as well as certain fringe benefits. Contact us if you’re interested in discussing these or other ideas. We’ll help you get the maximum out of your corporation at a minimum tax cost.
7 days ago
Seber Tans, PLC

Taking your spouse on a business trip? Can you write off the costs?

Post-pandemic business travel is going strong, according to recent research. If you own a business, you may wonder if you can deduct the costs of having your spouse accompany you on business trips. To qualify, your spouse must be your employee. This means you can’t deduct the airfare or meals of a spouse, even if his or her presence has a business purpose, unless the spouse is an actual employee of your business. If your spouse isn’t an employee, you can still deduct the costs of driving your own car or renting one to reach your destination. And you can write off the hotel costs you would have paid if traveling alone — in other words, the single room rate.
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Taking your spouse on a business trip? Can you write off the costs?

Post-pandemic business travel is going strong, according to recent research. If you own a business, you may wonder if you can deduct the costs of having your spouse accompany you on business trips. To qualify, your spouse must be your employee. This means you can’t deduct the airfare or meals of a spouse, even if his or her presence has a business purpose, unless the spouse is an actual employee of your business. If your spouse isn’t an employee, you can still deduct the costs of driving your own car or renting one to reach your destination. And you can write off the hotel costs you would have paid if traveling alone — in other words, the single room rate.
2 weeks ago
Seber Tans, PLC

Get ready for the 2023 gift tax return deadline

Did you make large gifts to children, grandchildren or others last year? If so, it’s important to determine if you’re required to file a 2023 gift tax return. The deadline for filing is April 15 (Oct. 15 if you file for an extension). The annual gift tax exclusion has increased in 2024 to $18,000 but was $17,000 for 2023. Generally, you’ll need to file a return if you made 2023 gifts that exceeded $17,000 per recipient (unless to a U.S. noncitizen spouse) and in certain other situations. But sometimes it’s desirable to file a gift tax return on Form 709 even if you aren’t required to. If you’re not sure whether you must (or should) file a gift tax return, contact us.
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Get ready for the 2023 gift tax return deadline

Did you make large gifts to children, grandchildren or others last year? If so, it’s important to determine if you’re required to file a 2023 gift tax return. The deadline for filing is April 15 (Oct. 15 if you file for an extension). The annual gift tax exclusion has increased in 2024 to $18,000 but was $17,000 for 2023. Generally, you’ll need to file a return if you made 2023 gifts that exceeded $17,000 per recipient (unless to a U.S. noncitizen spouse) and in certain other situations. But sometimes it’s desirable to file a gift tax return on Form 709 even if you aren’t required to. If you’re not sure whether you must (or should) file a gift tax return, contact us.

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