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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2 days ago
Seber Tans, PLC

A three-step strategy to save tax when selling appreciated vacant land

Let’s say you own one or more vacant lots. The property has appreciated greatly and you’re ready to sell. Or maybe you have a parcel of appreciated land that you want to subdivide into lots, develop them and sell them off for a big profit. Either way, you’ll incur a tax bill. There’s a strategy to consider that allows favorable long-term capital gain tax treatment (rather than ordinary income treatment) for all the pre-development appreciation in the value of your land. 1) Establish an S corporation. 2) Sell the land to the S corp. 3) Have the S corp develop the land and sell it off. Several rules and limits apply, so this isn’t a DIY project. Contact us for assistance and to avoid pitfalls.
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A three-step strategy to save tax when selling appreciated vacant land

Let’s say you own one or more vacant lots. The property has appreciated greatly and you’re ready to sell. Or maybe you have a parcel of appreciated land that you want to subdivide into lots, develop them and sell them off for a big profit. Either way, you’ll incur a tax bill. There’s a strategy to consider that allows favorable long-term capital gain tax treatment (rather than ordinary income treatment) for all the pre-development appreciation in the value of your land. 1) Establish an S corporation. 2) Sell the land to the S corp. 3) Have the S corp develop the land and sell it off. Several rules and limits apply, so this isn’t a DIY project. Contact us for assistance and to avoid pitfalls.
3 days ago
Seber Tans, PLC

Tax tips when buying the assets of a business

If you’re buying a business, you want the best results possible AFTER taxes. You can potentially structure a purchase in two ways: 1) Buy the business assets. 2) Buy the seller’s entity ownership interest. If you’re buying assets, you must allocate the purchase price to the specific assets acquired. The amount allocated to each asset becomes the initial tax basis of that asset. For depreciable and amortizable assets (such as furniture, equipment, buildings, software and intangibles such as customer lists), the initial tax basis determines the post-acquisition tax deductions. The allocation process can lead to better or worse post-acquisition tax results. Contact us for assistance.
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Tax tips when buying the assets of a business

If you’re buying a business, you want the best results possible AFTER taxes. You can potentially structure a purchase in two ways: 1) Buy the business assets. 2) Buy the seller’s entity ownership interest. If you’re buying assets, you must allocate the purchase price to the specific assets acquired. The amount allocated to each asset becomes the initial tax basis of that asset. For depreciable and amortizable assets (such as furniture, equipment, buildings, software and intangibles such as customer lists), the initial tax basis determines the post-acquisition tax deductions. The allocation process can lead to better or worse post-acquisition tax results. Contact us for assistance.
1 week ago
Seber Tans, PLC

When do valuable gifts to charity require an appraisal?

If you donate valuable items to charity and you itemize deductions on your tax return, you may be required to get an appraisal. The IRS requires donors and charities to supply certain information to prove their right to deduct contributions. If you donate an item of property (or a group of similar items) worth more than $5,000, certain requirements apply. You must: get a qualified appraisal; receive the qualified appraisal before your tax return is due; attach an appraisal summary to the first tax return on which the deduction is claimed; include other information with the return; and maintain certain records. Other rules apply to larger gifts and there are exceptions. Questions? Contact us.
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When do valuable gifts to charity require an appraisal?

If you donate valuable items to charity and you itemize deductions on your tax return, you may be required to get an appraisal. The IRS requires donors and charities to supply certain information to prove their right to deduct contributions. If you donate an item of property (or a group of similar items) worth more than $5,000, certain requirements apply. You must: get a qualified appraisal; receive the qualified appraisal before your tax return is due; attach an appraisal summary to the first tax return on which the deduction is claimed; include other information with the return; and maintain certain records. Other rules apply to larger gifts and there are exceptions. Questions? Contact us.

Phone: 269.343.8180

Fax: 269.343.5419

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

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