For Individuals

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.

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...

Chuck Franklin’s Take On The IRS Criminal Investigations Unit’s Annual Report

One of my favorite pieces of reading every year is the IRS Criminal Investigations unit's annual report.Yes, I'm a nerd.Here's the link in case you are a similarly inclined Greater Columbus Ohio taxpayer(although I seriously doubt that).Oh, and yes, the IRS has their...

Time To Dream With Your Friendly Greater Columbus Ohio Tax Professional

With the passing of Justice Ginsburg 45 days before the election, we have officially entered the political crazy season.This -- on top of so much conflict surrounding public health measures. It is also in addition to all of the conversation around racial pain, the...

A Credit Freeze How-To, and Why Chuck Franklin Recommends It Now

I hope you're well today. This is the final week before extended returns are due (Monday, October 16th is the due date this year), so we are working hard with those clients who placed an extension on their filing to make sure that everything is set up and filed...

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...

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...

Is Your State Broke? Chuck Franklin Analyzes State Tax Revenue Sources

With national events continuing as they are, here at Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC, we're finding ourselves locking into "go mode" ... again. It's unusual for us to be in this mode smack in the middle of June, but this year has not been ... usual. This is because the tax...

Chuck Franklin’s Guidelines for Setting Financial Goals You Can Keep

Just like last week, this week straddles the holidays, and so regular routines are still a little choppy, probably, for you.And here at Team Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC, we're working HARD on end-of-year moves for various Greater Columbus Ohio clients, as I write this,...

An Important Update For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers On IRS Notices

Even as a Greater Columbus Ohio tax professional, when I get a letter from the IRS addressed to my business (or, worse, to my home), I share with you that feeling of initial trepidation: what fresh hell will I now have to deal with?More often than not, it's something...

3 More Reasons Why More Greater Columbus Ohio Families Don’t Have Estate Plans

The Winter Olympics are finished and we are fully immersed in our tax preparation process. We've been enjoying the opportunity to reconnect with so many longtime friends from Greater Columbus Ohio who trust us with their most sensitive financial details -- and we...

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!