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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.

5 Tips To Think More Clearly About Financial Decisions For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

Despite that title, it has, in fact, been a relatively smooth first week of tax filing here at Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC. Greater Columbus Ohio clients have been streaming through our doors, and we've been enjoying our little mini-reunion with so many longtime friends....

Summer Chaos, Total Eclipse and Franklin’s Key Reminders

How was your TOTAL ECLIPSE experience? Did you get to see the totality? Did you travel for it? Would love to hear about your experience. Well, the world is still standing, even after all of the chaos that we've been experiencing as a nation. Social media remains an...

4 Key Year-End Tax Strategies With Tax Reform In Mind For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

We're in that annual holiday lull during which most of the country takes things real easy, tries to recover from all of the parties, and gears up for a new beginning. For tax professionals, however ... well, let's just say that we don't often get a "normal" holiday...

Chuck Franklin’s Five Key Long-Term Financial Goals

It's helpful to have long-term financial goals at which to aim. But the problem is that there is just SO MUCH financial advice to be had on ye olde World Wide Web that cutting through the noise and finding simple targets is difficult. So, that's what I'm here to...

Chuck Franklin’s Tax Savings Strategies Stop Loaning The Government Your Money

The government doesn't need a loan from you... that's what the Federal Reserve is for. That said, the most recent Treasury statement shows that the Feds collected a record $1,143,141,000,000 in individual income taxes through the first eight months of fiscal 2018 --...

Execution Is Everything When It Comes To The Success Of An Idea For Greater Columbus Ohio Small Businesses

We're digging into the new guidance from the IRS re: the 20% deduction for Qualified Business Income (section 199A), and we're excited to begin planning around these rules on behalf of our Greater Columbus Ohio business owner clients.What the IRS has done is offer...

The Joys Of Providing Professional Tax Services To Greater Columbus Ohio

Well, our primary work for this tax season in Greater Columbus Ohio has just about wrapped up. But notice I said "primary", there ... you see, unlike some professional tax services in Greater Columbus Ohio, we make it a point to do a bit more than simply "fill out...

Franklin’s Key Reminders for the Chaos in Charlottesville, Politics and Abroad

Open (and evil) racial violence in Charlottesville. Political turmoil all over Washington. An ever-inflating stock market. War drums from North Korea. TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. Every summer, it seems we hit a point in which it feels like everything is fraying at the edges...

Franklin’s Four Good Reasons To Give Charitably, Aside From Tax Deductions

As I write this, the Senate has passed their version of the tax reform bill, and now we wait for the final version of the bill. The process isn't yet finished (it needs to go through the "reconciliation" process, and the President needs to sign it), but we have some...

Chuck Franklin’s 2017 Tax Planning Guide

The third quarter of 2017 is officially behind us, and we are moving into the final portion of our year. The NFL is in full swing, school is back, and life begins to barrel at all of us in new ways. Believe it or not, the holidays are around the corner! (In fact,...

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!