Instilling Financial Literacy For Kids In Greater Columbus Ohio

Memorial Day weekend can often feel a little disjointed. There we are with our burgers, our pools, our picnics -- all while we are supposedly remembering the sacrifice of so many thousands who laid down their lives in the line of duty for this country, and for the...

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...

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...

The Powers and Limitations of IRS Auditors by Chuck Franklin

No matter the time of year, the IRS Audit and Enforcement people are always on the prowl for new cases, and their first step, should you find yourself in their crosshairs, is almost always the audit. Dealing with an audit, even if only via correspondence, is never fun...

New (and Old) Tax Scams Taxpayers In Greater Columbus Ohio Need To Know About

You'd think that this would be about golf, since here we are smack in the middle of summer. But I'm here with a word of caution about other kinds of traps, not of the sandy variety. Last week, we spoke about executors, and I'll return to that subject soon. But today,...

A 12-Point Financial Health Check For Greater Columbus Ohio Families And Individuals

We are now fully engaged in our tax "off season" here in Greater Columbus Ohio. But interestingly, this is where the real difference that we can make on behalf of our tax preparation clients is actually made. We're diving into the new tax legislation, and attending...

Should You Set Up A Trust? 5 Questions For Greater Columbus Ohio Families

We all woke Monday morning to news of more senseless tragedy and horror, this time, as you no doubt have heard, from Las Vegas. Yet another picture of a kind of terror that I cannot fathom; imagine going to a simple music festival and suddenly having death rain down...

9 Key Questions for Your 2017 Taxes by Chuck Franklin

Now that extended returns have been filed, we set our gaze towards year-end around here, and on making sure that YOU are doing everything possible to ensure that your 2017 tax burden is as low as legally and ethically possible. I did receive some feedback and...

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...

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...

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!