AFS Taxsavers Virtual Options for Tax Returns

You can now have your income taxes done by a professional – and never have to leave the comfort of your home.

We get it. You’re busy. You’re playing things safe. Coming to see us is not in your top five of exciting things to do.

That’s ok. We’re not offended and we have options now that take full advantage of the innovative improvements in technology that the last two years has brought about. Our heavily encrypted customer portal is a great new way to connect and conduct business. Now in our second year of virtual offerings, we are proud to offer our two different virtual options – The AFS Taxsavers Virtual Appointment and Virtual Drop-Off.

The Virtual Appointment

CREATE YOUR SECURE ONLINE PROFILE NOW

With both of our virtual offerings, the process starts with a creation of your profile in our protected and secure customer portal. It is here that you will upload your tax documents to your Tax Professional. Once we’ve received all of your documents, your tax return is prepared and we set up a Virtual Appointment to review the results of your tax return via a Video Call. All documents are then signed electronically and payments are made without ever having to come into the office. Copies of your tax return are loaded into your secure portal, where you can print or download for your records.

The Virtual Drop-Off

CREATE YOUR SECURE ONLINE PROFILE NOW

Everything with the Virtual Drop-Off is the same as the Virtual Appointment, minus the Video Appointment. You first upload your documents to your Tax Professional. Your Tax Professional prepares and completes your tax return and you are notified when they are ready. Through your secure portal, you sign your documents and provide payment to AFS Taxsavers. Copies of your return are then available for you to print or download for your records.


We are so excited to be able offer this convenient way to interact with us and get your tax return checked off your to-do list – all without having to even pick up the phone or come in for an appointment. This method addresses your needs for privacy, security, speed, and flexibility with your busy calendar, and we know you will be more than satisfied.

Click the “Create Your Secure Online Profile Now” link above and let’s get started! Your tax return results are just a few days away!

Employee Retention Credit

Changes have been made to the employee retention credit due to the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020. Find out if you can take advantage of these changes.

Stimulus round 2

Small businesses can apply for additional financial aid nowMore than 100,000 Michigan businesses were granted funding by the Paycheck Protection Program last spring. Let AFS Taxsavers help your business get your PPP funding! Contact us below! Tax Preparations / FilingPPP loan applications / ForgivenessAccounting & much more!! Contact us at (734)464-3660Or visit www.afstaxsavers.com

FREE College Tuition is available for Michigan Essential Workers

What percent of college students graduate in four years?
Were you open at any time between April and June?

FREE College Tuition is now available to Michigan’s Essential Workers who were required to work from April through June despite the dangers of COVID-19. 

On Thursday Michigan’s Governor Whitmer announced the ‘Futures for Frontliners’ bill. This bill is inspired by the G.I. Bill that provided college education to those serving their country in WWII. She originally announced it in April but provided more information last Thursday. Under the program, people who worked frontline jobs during the peak of the coronavirus outbreak between April and June will be eligible for a free high school completion program, community college degree or both. The program is not just for medical workers, it also covers people who worked in places such as manufacturing, nursing homes, grocery stores, sanitation, delivery, retail and more. Around 625,000 Michigan essential workers will be eligible. 

To be eligible for the program, an applicant must: 
·        Be a Michigan resident
·        Have worked in an essential industry at least part-time for 11 of the 13 weeks between April 1 — June 30
·        Have been required to work outside the home at least some of the time between April 1 — June 30
·        Not have previously earned an associate or bachelor’s degree
·        Not be in default on a federal student loan
·        Complete a ‘Futures for Frontliners’ scholarship application
by 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31 

Currently the free college is limited to community colleges. There is no age limit or income cap to be eligible for the program. The program is funded by $24 million from the Governor’s Education Emergency Relief Fund (GEER) which was appropriated through the federal CARES Act. 

At AFS Taxsavers our mission is to assist your business to grow, and become profitable by providing timely, accurate accounting, tax and financial services, and information to the individual and the business community in a professional atmosphere at a reasonable cost.  

If you have any questions about the ‘Futures for Frontliners’ program or would like to hear about how we can help you and your business prepare for the future, please let us know. 

The new Payroll Tax Deferral Program and how it affects Small Business Owners

President Donald Trump’s payroll tax deferral took effect on September 1. The deferral allows employees to delay until Dec. 31 paying the 6.2% tax that comes out of paychecks for Social Security.

We are advising employers against implementing it because the burden is on the employer to collect and remit the extra taxes in January – April 2021. Here’s a brief presentation on how it works for employees, and what employers might be considering. Please contact us with any questions regarding the program.

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New Michigan Grant Information!

New Grant Alert! The State of Michigan is offering a new grant, Michigan Small Business Restart Program. Applications will launch on July 15, 2020.

Any questions give AFS Taxsavers a call (734) 464-3660.

Please click the link below:

Wayne Country Grant

Attention all Wayne County small business owners. On Monday, June 29th, there will be a new grant available. Full program guidelines can be found in the link below. Apply as soon as possible! Last time the county offered a grant like this the funds didn’t last long. Follow the link below for more information! https://www.waynecounty.com/backtowork/small-business-grant-program.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0gEXwLroLUjcPY6D8edS0x2d5TJP-bawL-yiTUSkLvnQ3ywpdo7Iv2O9M

IRS Stimulus Check Hotline

Deceased Taxpayers are Receiving Stimulus Checks. Can the Surviving Taxpayer Cash These Checks?

The answer is not clear. Here is an article from the Detroit News that discusses this topic.

If you would like to return a deceased taxpayers stimulus click here. Question #41 has all the information you will need to return the payment.