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Welcome to Mierendorf and Co. P.C, a certified public accounting and small business advisory firm serving the Grand Rapids and greater West Michigan areas.

At Mierendorf and Co., our goal is to be proactive with our clients. Our team of knowledgeable and professional CPAs is here to help you and your business succeed.

From business and consulting services to tax preparation and reporting, our team is experienced in all phases of small business advisory services. At Mierendorf and Co., we focus on a team based service approach, allowing us to quickly identify problem areas, find solutions to your business challenges, and suggest strategies for growth and improved profitability.

We want to be part of your team because your success is our success! We encourage you to explore our site and learn firsthand how our team can assist your business now and in the future.

2018 Tax Planning

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First scammers impersonated the IRS, now Social Security scams are increasing. This is the time of Open Enrollment for Medicare and other health insurance plans, leading to opportunities for fraudulent callers. Crooks can "spoof" caller IDs, like the Social Security Administration's 800-number, to make it look like you're being contacted by a legitimate source, when the call is really a scam. Plus, they use robocall technology to keep calling and calling and calling!

Here are a few examples of fraudulent calls:

  • A caller claimed to be returning a call about an inquiry involving Social Security benefits, but the consume never made any inquiry.
  • Con artists demand that consumers put hundreds of dollars on gift cards in order to obtain a new Medicare card. New cards without Social Security numbers are being issued, but they are free.
  • If someone asks for information in order to make sure that you get a bigger Social Security check each month, it's a fraud.
  • Social Security also isn't going to call and threaten that your benefits will be terminated.

If you receive a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from the Social Security Administration, you should report that information to the Office of the Inspector General for Social Security at 800-269-0271 for the Social Security fraud hotline. Or, you can make a fraud report online at oig.ssa.gov/report.

Taxpayers can spot some incidents via the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Their website has a Scam Tracking map.

2019 Mileage Rates

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The IRS has announced the 2019 standard mileage rates for vehicles. Beginning on January 1, the new rate for business miles will be 58 cents.

The 2018 medical mileage has increased by 2 cents to 20 cents per mile. Charitable mileage remains unchanged at 14 cents per mile.