Are you a Farmer or a Rancher? Have you received your PPP funds yet? If you haven’t, then listen up!

The Paychex Protection Program (PPP) allows Farmers & Ranchers to obtain Paycheck Protection funds using their 2019 or 2020 Gross Receipts, not net income.

It says right on the application For farmers and ranchers that operate as a sole proprietorship or as an independent contractor, or who are eligible self-employed individuals and report farm income or expenses on a Schedule F (or any equivalent successor IRS form), payroll costs are computed using eligible payroll costs for employees, if any, plus the lesser of $100,000 and the difference between gross income and any eligible payroll costs for employees, as reported on a Schedule F. “.

If you have not already requested PPP funds, we suggest that you contact your banker and tax professional to discuss your eligibility as soon as possible!

Helpful Links

  • Click Here for the PPP First Draw Borrower Application Form (revised 21-02-17)
  • Click Here for Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
  • Click Here to find a lender (check with the bank you work closest with first)

In order to reach the smallest businesses, SBA will offer PPP loans to businesses with 20 or less employees, and sole proprietors, only from Wednesday, February 24, 2021 through Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

It's Time to Assess Your Team

Now may be a good time to assess your professional team that surrounds you. Have they told you about the Paycheck Protection Program? Are they willing to jump in the trenches and help you until you get the money needed to survive? This could be your banker, tax professional, business advisor, attorney, etc. You finally NEED them and they NEED to step up.

If you have any questions, or need assistance, please give us a call at 248-934-0550 or contact us below.

We’d be glad to help!


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Schedule C Deductions

The year is coming to a close, so what a better time than now to start gathering and calculating your business expenses.

Imagination Library Needs YOU

As an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the Rotary Club of Clarkston is committed to creating a community that works for all children and all families, especially those most in need. Literacy is the foundation of a child’s education and helping kids thrive is our priority.

With generous funding support from our friends in the Clarkston community and Rotary network, we have partnered with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program to mail a new book to each enrolled child under 5 every month at no cost to his or her family.

529 College Savings

529 plans can be a great tool to use when saving for college expenses, but there is a new aspect to these that is starting in 2024.

Michigan Individual Income Tax Updates

As tax laws and regulations are constantly changing, we try our best to keep you abreast of those changes. Here we wanted to update you on a few changes from the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Change Client Portal Email

Do you need to change your email for your client portal? Watch the video to learn step by step instructions.

Extension Deadline and More

April 18th is now behind us. Here is a look ahead at upcoming deadlines that you, as a tax payer, need to be aware of.

Registering Your Onvio Portal

If you are a new Senter, CPA client and want to learn to register for a secure client portal, please follow the instructions of the video.

New Summer Hours

Be sure to check out our new summer hours. These will go into effect from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Income Tax Cut in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — Today, following the release of the State’s fiscal year 2022 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, Treasurer Rachael Eubanks announced that Michigan’s state income tax will decrease to 4.05% for one year. Driven by low unemployment, strong business growth, and an overall strong economy, families will pay lower taxes when they file next year for tax year 2023.

Senter, CPA says Thank You

WOW! Tax season is always a crazy and fun time, and what an awesome tax season this was! This was, by far, the most normal tax season we’ve had since 2019. Our TEAM is stronger and more efficient than ever. We can say that TEAM Senter made this tax season a success. In addition to the TEAM, we would could not have done it without YOU, our clients. We’d like to let you know how much we appreciate YOU and YOU are what makes all the hard work so special.