Donald G. Smith was born on December 19, 1938 in Independence Kansas. His family later settled in Michigan where he ended up attending Michigan State University, eventually earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 1961. Don was a passionate and lifelong patron of MSU and enjoyed taking friends and colleagues to Spartan football games every year, enjoying MSU Dairy Store ice cream, and singing the MSU alma mater.
After his graduation, Don moved to Detroit and took a position with the State of Michigan. This position was his first step in his lasting commitment to civic duty and public service – he became a Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. It was here that he met his future wife, Hersheline.
Don became a Certified Public Accountant in 1972 and was hired by the Firm Weintraub and Nessel and Associates. He was an exceptional accountant and his attention to detail was extraordinary; ultimately these skills led to him becoming Managing Partner in 1980.
Don is remembered for being loving and faithful, careful and firm, his love of coin collecting and pear preserves, and standing as an example of humility and integrity for all in the world; earning the respect of clients, associates, friends, family, and most anyone he spent time with. He will truly be missed.
With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams.
Taxpayers should watch for new versions of two tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues. The other threatens taxpayers with a tax bill from a fictional government agency. Here are some details about these scams to...
As the month “Marches” on, and we at LBF are in full tax season mode, we want to remind those of you whose returns we have finished to please get us your 8879 electronic filing form ASAP so we can file your return (which we will not do without this form), and assure your filing is timely. Also, remember that even if you owe taxes (we hope you don’t), the IRS will not be...
Many people receive tax refunds from the IRS and wonder how long it will take to receive your refund. You wait by the mailbox or look at your bank account hoping that your refund is there. We will fill you in on the tax refund schedule and how long it takes for the IRS to issue refunds.
When Are Taxes Due?
The deadline to submit your 2018 tax return and pay...