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Get To Know These Tax-Saving Terms

As you begin to think about scheduling your midyear tax planning appointment, refresh your memory on the meanings of terms that can save you money. Here are three.

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2018 HSA limits announced

The IRS recently announced the 2018 inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts.

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Five Reasons to Incorporate your Business

Most new businesses start with no thought about legal structure. In the eyes of the IRS, the default structure is a "sole proprietor," in which your business profits are taxed on your personal tax return.

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Board Governance Guide

A nonprofit board should take a strategic, big-picture approach to financial information. But, what’s the most important information to review? Download our six-page guide for tips.

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Service. Expertise. Simplicity.

Founded in 1949, Beene Garter quickly established a presence in the Grand Rapids community. Today, we are known as West Michigan’s largest independently owned accounting and business consulting firm. With our founding principles at the forefront, we focus on providing a unique customer experience matched with the expertise and knowledge our clients expect.

Located in downtown Grand Rapids, our team includes 16 partners and over 90 employees. Providing a range of audit, tax & advisory, business support and wealth management services, we focus on serving West Michigan businesses and organizations based right where we are.

We are Industry Experts

Construction

Of all the things you build, make your business the strongest. Whether you’re a subcontractor, developer, architect or engineer - you should be able to focus on your daily business operations, not worry about your accounting, tax or assurance needs. Our Construction Team will help you identify proactive solutions, offer guidance and advisory support, and deliver a range of services to maximize your business operations. 
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Food & Agribusiness

As a grower, food processor or manufacturer, your job can be complex. Food safety, labor issues, cost control - you have enough to worry about. Our Food & Agribusiness Team is an on-the-ground leader in the industry, providing a wide range of solutions that meet the unique cycles and seasonality of your business. 
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Manufacturing

Our Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Industry Team is able to bring proactive, comprehensive business services into your facility. We understand that evolution is vital to this industry, and we can assist you in preparing for the future. We’re dedicated to understanding the industry’s challenges, opportunities and trends. 
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Small Business

Small businesses represent over 99% of all employers in the U.S. and are responsible for over 60% of the new jobs created in the past 15 years. Our Small Business group is a team of professionals dedicated to small business owners in West Michigan. We’ll help you navigate the winding roads of owning a business, providing services and solutions uniquely structured for your needs. 
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Nonprofit

Every day you rise to the challenge of assisting those in crisis or helping people realize their dreams. You are dedicated to the vision of your organization and the desire to see that vision succeed. Our Nonprofit Team is a leader in the industry, bringing over 100 years of combined nonprofit experience to the table. We’ll provide timely solutions and proactive advice to help you plan for the future and carry out your mission. 
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Healthcare

As a healthcare professional, your priority is to care and provide for your patients. It’s our goal to care and provide for you. Just as you may ask a healthcare specialist to consult with your patient regarding a specific health problem, so too, should you seek out tax and accounting specialists to consult on a particular business issue. 
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Real Estate

Face changing market conditions with consistent advice. The real estate market offers a great deal of opportunity along with a great deal of risk. To receive the greatest reward, you need to know the market, be on the forefront of industry trends and seize cost-saving opportunities. We can help. 
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