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Month: February 2014

The Dingeman & Dancer Blog consists of articles, news, and press releases written and edited by the attorneys and legal professionals at our firm, providing updates on both recent legal developments and established advice and guidance. Choose from the various topics listed in the sidebar menu to narrow in on a particular focus.

Act Now For Small Business Tax Relief

2014 marks the first year of the phase-out of personal property tax for businesses in Michigan. While the phase-out is a several year process, one significant component taking effect in 2014 is an exemption of commercial or industrial personal property of a business that has a combined value of less than $80,000. The most important…

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It’s Time to Revisit Your Trust

Recent changes in federal estate tax exemptions have made it easier for most couples to pass on their joint assets for estate planning purposes, without the complexity of having individual trusts. Since couples usually accumulate assets jointly, meaning each party as the right to use and benefit from the jointly held assets, they can now…

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Look at What’s Happening Downtown

The downtown Traverse City real estate boom appears to have no end in sight. When Dingeman & Dancer, PLC built on the former Bean Pot location in 1996, an aging auto repair garage, Selkirk’s farm market in a former gas station, and the building now housing Chase Bank, surrounded it. The recent sale of the…

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