Tax Services

When it comes to the world of taxes, preparation and planning go a LONG way. We have the expertise and knowledge you are looking for in a tax professional and can help you navigate your options.

We’re happy to help you with any of these services:

Tax Preparation

Stop missing out on potential deductions that could be saving you big money!

Tax Planning

Real strategies and solutions to help you minimize your IRS liability.

IRS AUDIT Representation

Don’t go it alone! We’re your ally and representative in an IRS audit.

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...

Hurricanes, Tax Deadlines in Greater Columbus Ohio and Data Breaches

Our hearts and prayers continue with Houston, and with those in the path or wake of the western wildfires. And now, of course with the entire state of Florida. Fortunately, some of the most dire Irma scenarios did not play out, but we are still dealing with a storm...

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...

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,...

Online Sales Tax Hazards Greater Columbus Ohio Businesses Need to Know

If you sell online, it's time to get your ducks in a row.Last week, the Supreme Court made a decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. that says that states and municipalities could now require online retailers to charge customers sales tax, no matter where that...

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....

How To Manage Money For Greater Columbus Ohio Millennials

I'll tell you what... The month of May is beginning to look a lot like December. Definitely not because it's cold out there, but with so much "end of school year" stuff happening these days, from graduation parties (ranging from pre-k "graduations" all the way up...

Should Greater Columbus Ohio Parents Sacrifice Their Retirement for Their Children’s College Debt?

As Houston continues to recover from the devastation of Harvey, if you've been paying attention, you also have gotten a bit of a refresher on the greatness of humanity when pushed against the wall. Aside from the outpouring of financial assistance flying towards...

2018 Tax Reform Update And A Holiday Prayer from Chuck

Well, we seem to have a final tax plan in place, and if everything goes according to what Capitol Hill watchers say, it should pass both the House and Senate this week, and be signed into law by President Trump. And my, oh my, are there changes. One that I should...

Training Your Heart For Good Financial Stewardship In Greater Columbus Ohio

Working with my Greater Columbus Ohio clients' finances over the years has given me a bit of a crash course in human behavior. Often, I'm floored by the generosity I see displayed by many clients -- even those without significant means. Other times ... well, I think...

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!