A Basic Mid-Year Tax Planning Method for Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

Well, we are right in the thick of summer. It's hot. It's also tempting to just sit back and hit the cruise control for the next 6 weeks or so, and do nothing different, make no changes, plan no plans. Like many, you're probably averting your eyes from the national...

What Do I Need To File My Taxes For 2019? Here’s Chuck Franklin’s Checklist

Oh, you thought that calendar on your phone was accurate, did you? You thought 2018 was DONE WITH. OVER. (Hurrah)?Whoops. The fact is that over the following weeks and months, you will be reliving all of your financial decisions from 2018 while we put together your...

Implement Chuck Franklin’s Tax Planning Strategy To Pay Less On Taxes This Year

It's true -- there are certain people for whom this note doesn't apply. There are those who are perfectly fine paying the amount of tax they pay every year, thank you very much.However, since YOU have chosen to invest yourself in our services (or at one point...

Tax Paperwork Checklist

These days, I'm often glad that it's our busy tax filing season, so that I have an easy excuse when political conversations are happening: Oh THAT [crazy new political story]? Huh, didn't see it -- I'm too busy with tax season. With all of the chaos out there, the...

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...

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...

Spending Money From Tax Refunds Wisely By Chuck Franklin

Just about one month left before the tax deadline. As the parents say, the days are long, but the months are fast.And as we tax pros say, the days are long, and the days are long.But that's simply because we've been getting to do some meaty, fun tax preparation work...

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 Much Do I Owe The IRS? Chuck Franklin Can Help You Get Information From The IRS Discreetly

There is a lot of fear and angst in our culture these days. Sparked by tragic current events, as well as a general sense of disjointedness in our culture. But for many who might be reading this, there is another one that might be lurking latent beneath these other...

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...

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!