Tax expert offers advice to businesswomen
Oct. 24, 2001
KALAMAZOO -- A Southwest Michigan Certified Public Accountant will discuss tax issues for small businesses at a Western Michigan University presentation Thursday, Nov. 1.
CPA Gail Shuster of Plante & Moran will present "Tax and Accounting Issues for Small Businesses" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Federal Room of the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building, 346 W. Michigan Ave. The program, part of a monthly series of workshops offered by WMU's Women's Business Development Center, is free and open to the public.
In her talk, Shuster will discuss such topics as the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a sole proprietorship, payroll tax compliance, self employment tax issues, maximizing business deductions, tax reporting requirements, and retirement plan options.
As an associate with Plante & Moran, Shuster provides tax planning and consulting for small businesses and families. She is an instructor for firmwide tax education, serving as the Kalamazoo office's tax education coordinator. She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from WMU and is pursuing a master's degree in taxation from the Washington State School of Law. Past president of the Kalamazoo chapter of the National Association of Career Women, Shuster is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. She serves on the board of directors of the Arts Council of Kalamazoo and is an active volunteer with the Portage Public Schools.
WMU's Haworth College of Business established the Women's Business Development Center in 1999 to offer support to female professionals and entrepreneurs through training, group and individual problem-solving consultation, current business information and networking opportunities.
Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact WBDC Director Pat Guenther at (616) 387-2714 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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