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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’s Nine Can’t Miss Questions For Year-End Tax Planning

With the Thanksgiving leftovers mostly consumed by this point, we are turning our eyes to year-end matters.And this year, there are LOTS of things to consider as we approach 12-31-18.Because yes -- the standard deduction this year has been significantly increased, and...

Where Do Our Tax Dollars Go? Chuck Franklin Breaks It Down

Before I get to your tax dollars, and where they went, I have a couple thoughts for you.We're still settling down from the flurry of last week and the passing of the April 15th deadline. There were MANY more procrastinators this year than in years past, in my opinion...

Chuck Franklin’s Guide For Choosing An Executor Of Your Estate Plan

We love what we do. I'm not sure if it's always obvious, but perhaps you can take a cue from the fact that I take the time to post you these sorts of notes on a regular basis, if not by other factors. We love this stuff, and consequently, we work hard for our Greater...

Six Common Ways Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers Receive IRS Audits

With the tax deadline bearing down on us, I thought I'd touch base today, to give you some thoughts on what could get you into hot water THIS tax season. And, well, really any tax season. Now ... sometimes, Greater Columbus Ohio clients come to us from other Greater...

IRS Form 4852: Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC Explains the Substitute for the W-2

 Word on the tax professional "street" is that tax filing numbers are down across the board so far. That is from data released by software providers (though this year, of all years, I simply don't understand why somebody would use software), as well as overall...

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...

Chuck Franklin’s Tax Extension Breakdown

It's the final full week of tax season, and our office in Greater Columbus Ohio is hopping! But yes, I'm still taking the the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend. Lots of business to communicate today, with the deadline of Tuesday, April...

Chuck Franklin’s 2019 Tax Documents List

The new decade is finally in full swing.With big holidays the last couple weeks, you might be like me -- this week is when the real work begins. The work of doing something NOW to start in on those goals for the year.As I recently wrote: it's not about the goals ......

Happy Thanksgiving 2019 from Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC to your family

Imagine ...You are ripped from your childhood home while young and trafficked across the ocean to a country where you don't speak the language. You are sold to practitioners of a religion that you don't understand, and there is no apparent possibility of...

The Value of Specialized Knowledge For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers Dealing With The IRS

We hear from clients, Greater Columbus Ohio business owners and families all the time who are facing a MOUNTAIN of stress over their finances.Because the fact of the matter is that when you are facing IRS debt, you're likely also facing many other kinds of debt.But...

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!