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.

Chuck Franklin’s Take On Bad Predictions By Experts

Well, we're staring into the fresh light of 2019 -- and that means that we can now take a good, dispassionate look back at our progress towards what we were aiming for in 2018. Which leads to the big question: How was your 2018?I often believe that reviewing your year...

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...

Focus Training For Folks In Greater Columbus Ohio

Now that we're into June, it really does feel like summer is here. The air conditioning kicks in, the days are hotter ... and, if you're like me, "focus" becomes something I have to set myself towards. It doesn't just "happen" -- especially when the days are hot. It...

Chuck Franklin’s Three Simple Steps For Better Information Security Management

Unless you're a Patriots fan, the Super Bowl sure was a snoozefest, eh? The snarky tweets were in full force, and there were many sad bettors who might want to check this out (unless, of course, they just want to let us handle it for them, which is always wise).Even...

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...

Chuck Franklin’s Five Key Long-Term Financial Goals

It's helpful to have long-term financial goals at which to aim. But the problem is that there is just SO MUCH financial advice to be had on ye olde World Wide Web that cutting through the noise and finding simple targets is difficult. So, that's what I'm here to...

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...

Chuck Franklin’s Next Steps After Settling With The IRS

With Memorial Day behind us, let's talk about what happens AFTER we are able to strike a deal on your behalf with the IRS. Because after all, that really is the goal here isn't it? So ... the IRS agreed that you could not pay all of your taxes back, and that a...

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...

The Art of Connecting With Influencers by Chuck Franklin

Hanukkah is behind us, and Christmas (with its associated slowdown) is just about a week away.The world seems to quiet around that time, no matter your faith tradition, but here at Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC, these "holidays" are a bit of a misnomer. That's because while...

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!