GRCC In the News, 3-30-16

Free tax preparation services available for low-income families

March 29, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – College accounting students, IRS-certified preparers and community volunteers are working in with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to provide low-income taxpayers free assistance with filing tax returns.

… Students from Davenport University, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Community College and Cornerstone University are volunteering. They were certified by the Internal Revenue Service to participate.

Spectrum Health’s ‘charitable’ claim in tax dispute is raising concerns

March 29, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, MI — More than $400,000 in annual revenue for the public purse is at stake in a Spectrum Health dispute before the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

… Of the 2015 property taxes paid on the East Beltline center, about $337,000 went to schools, including Grand Rapids Community College; about $54,000 went to Kent County, including programs for seniors and veterans; about $15,000 went to the township for operations and public safety, and about $12,000 went to Kent District Library.

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