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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6 days ago
Seber Tans, PLC

Six tax issues to consider if you’re getting divorced

Divorce entails difficult personal issues, and taxes are probably the farthest thing from your mind. However, they should be considered to keep taxes to a minimum. For example, if you sell your personal residence or one spouse remains there while the other moves out, you want to ensure you’ll be able to avoid tax on up to $500,000 of gain. A spouse’s retirement benefits and business are often part of a divorce settlement and must be handled carefully. You also must decide how to file your tax return for this year (married filing jointly, married filing separately or head of household). There may be other issues you have to deal with. We can help you cope with divorce financial issues.
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Six tax issues to consider if you’re getting divorced

Divorce entails difficult personal issues, and taxes are probably the farthest thing from your mind. However, they should be considered to keep taxes to a minimum. For example, if you sell your personal residence or one spouse remains there while the other moves out, you want to ensure you’ll be able to avoid tax on up to $500,000 of gain. A spouse’s retirement benefits and business are often part of a divorce settlement and must be handled carefully. You also must decide how to file your tax return for this year (married filing jointly, married filing separately or head of household). There may be other issues you have to deal with. We can help you cope with divorce financial issues.
7 days ago
Seber Tans, PLC

If your business has co-owners, you probably need a buy-sell agreement

Are you buying a business that will have one or more co-owners? Or do you already own one fitting that description? If so, consider installing a buy-sell agreement. A well-drafted agreement can: 1) transform your business ownership interest into a more liquid asset, 2) prevent unwanted ownership changes, and 3) avoid estate tax hassles with the IRS. The death of a co-owner is an event that triggers a buy-sell agreement. You can use life insurance policies to form the financial backbone of your agreement. In the simplest case of a cross-purchase agreement between two co-owners, each co-owner purchases a life insurance policy on the other. Contact us about setting up a buy-sell agreement.
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If your business has co-owners, you probably need a buy-sell agreement 

Are you buying a business that will have one or more co-owners? Or do you already own one fitting that description? If so, consider installing a buy-sell agreement. A well-drafted agreement can: 1) transform your business ownership interest into a more liquid asset, 2) prevent unwanted ownership changes, and 3) avoid estate tax hassles with the IRS. The death of a co-owner is an event that triggers a buy-sell agreement. You can use life insurance policies to form the financial backbone of your agreement. In the simplest case of a cross-purchase agreement between two co-owners, each co-owner purchases a life insurance policy on the other. Contact us about setting up a buy-sell agreement.
2 weeks ago
Seber Tans, PLC

Planning your estate? Don’t overlook income taxes

The high federal estate tax exemption ($13.61 million in 2024) means that many people aren’t concerned with estate tax. But you should still consider saving income tax for your heirs. For example, be careful making lifetime transfers of appreciated assets. It’s true that the assets and future appreciation generated by them are removed from your estate. But a gift carries a potential income tax cost because the recipient receives your basis upon transfer. He or she could face capital gains tax on the future sale of the gifted property. If the appreciated property is held until your death, under current law, the heir will get a “step-up” in basis that will reduce or wipe out capital gains tax.
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Planning your estate? Don’t overlook income taxes

The high federal estate tax exemption ($13.61 million in 2024) means that many people aren’t concerned with estate tax. But you should still consider saving income tax for your heirs. For example, be careful making lifetime transfers of appreciated assets. It’s true that the assets and future appreciation generated by them are removed from your estate. But a gift carries a potential income tax cost because the recipient receives your basis upon transfer. He or she could face capital gains tax on the future sale of the gifted property. If the appreciated property is held until your death, under current law, the heir will get a “step-up” in basis that will reduce or wipe out capital gains tax.

Phone: 269.343.8180

Fax: 269.343.5419

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday: Closed

Seber Tans PLC