Schauer Announces Support for Bill to Streamline Taxes for Small Business Owners

Washington, DC - June 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Mark Schauer (D-MI) announced his support of the Home Office Deduction Simplification Act, a bill to streamline taxes for small business owners who utilize a home office. This legislation would help Michigan’s 648,426 self-employed business owners save an additional $1,500 on their taxes next year and significantly minimize the paperwork and time spent on tax preparation. It would also require that the amount of the standard deduction be indexed for inflation.

Schauer votes to extend unemployment insurance benefits, homebuyers’ tax credit

WASHINGTON, DC - November 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today Congressman Mark Schauer (D-MI) voted to stimulate the local economy and provide stability to Michigan families hit hardest by the recession by extending unemployment benefits, the homebuyers’ tax credit, and tax relief for military families and businesses. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (HR 3548) will provide immediate assistance, extending relief to the 62,753 Michigan workers whose benefits would otherwise run out by the end of the year.

Schauer votes to extend homebuyer incentives and provide more stable health care funding for...

WASHINGTON, DC - October 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Mark Schauer voted to pass two key measures for our American veterans. The Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act (H.R. 3590), which passed with bipartisan support today, will extend the deadline for taking advantage of the first-time homebuyer tax credit under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for qualified service members by one year.


New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.


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