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College Financial Planning

How Can You Pay for Your Kid to go to College, Spend and Save as You Are Now, and Increase the Amount of Money You have for Retirement?

Elder Care Financial Care

Finally… Worry Free Financial Management for Your Aging Parent or Family Member.

Estate Planning Done Right

Make Sure Your Family Transitions Prepare Your Children and Your Family for Financial Freedom.

Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC’s 2017 Tax Preparation Checklist

Lots of things have been changing recently -- from Academy Award ratings (they're down), to mortgage rates (which have been rising), to the effective tax rates for most businesses and families in 2018 (which, you may have heard, have changed!). But we here at Chuck...

5 Tips on How to Become Wealthy in Greater Columbus Ohio

As we continue to keep our eyes on what's happening with the GOP tax reform bill in Washington, we are focusing on an entirely different kind of "tax reform" around here: Tax planning with our smartest Greater Columbus Ohio clients. Because something that is a...

The First Thing You Need To Do

…there hasn’t been an environment like the one we’re now facing in this economy and in our nation for quite a while. The fact is-I know you’ve got questions…about personal financial strategy, about tax specifics and about how to steer your way through these times we’re living in…

2018 Tax Refunds Have You Confused? Chuck Franklin Provides Clarity

We are cranking along with tax return preparation here at Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC, and there are some interesting things that you should know about from Tax Land (that wild, scintillating world that it is). Look -- it is our J-O-B to handle this junk so you don't have...

Four Simple Steps To Increase Productivity In Greater Columbus Ohio

First of all, our hearts are with Sutherland Springs, TX. What a senseless, terrible tragedy for that community, and our nation. Words fail. +++ But as difficult as it is to "move on" from the remembrance of such things, our nation continues along with the arguments...

Are DIY Taxes Truly Free For Greater Columbus Ohio TaxPayers?

If you watched any football over the weekend, you probably saw this year's version of the popular tax software maker* touting "free taxes" or some such. Not only was the commercial fairly disturbing (it involves impalement of a person played as a joke), but the...

Franklin’s 5 Retirement Money Mistakes You Can Avoid Ahead of Time

We're turning the corner into November this week, which means that 2017 is close to being over. And based on what I've heard from more than a few of my Greater Columbus Ohio clients, turning the corner into 2018 is going to be a welcome event. It's been a rough year...

Tax Planning Strategies For Greater Columbus Ohio Individuals and Families

As a planner, I hate speculation. I would much rather plan for what I can control, and harvest the fruits without surprise. And that's exactly what we do with our Greater Columbus Ohio clients -- at least with those who are smart enough to take us up on it -- we PLAN...

Will a Trump Tax Cut (or Raise) Affect You in Greater Columbus Ohio?

There's a lot of chatter around Washington and the media (at least the media which cares about such things) about a tax cut, and whether or not the Trump administration is actually going to do anything of substance in this area. And, of course, there's talk about tax...

Filing Late On Taxes? You Might Actually Be Among Greater Columbus Ohio’s Smartest

There are less than two weeks remaining before the tax deadline of April 17th.  Does that startle you? If you're filing late on taxes this year, let's talk. We can easily file an extension on your behalf, and make sure  that your return is handled as advantageously as...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!