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...

2017’s Been Hard For Our Nation, Can We Still Give Thanks in Greater Columbus Ohio?

Here we are, suddenly finding ourselves in the week that we have set aside as a nation for the giving of thanks. 2017 seems to have been a difficult year for many to find glimpses of the light, to find goodness in the midst of seeming chaos and lots of bad news. But,...

Four Great Summer Tax Moves For Folks in Greater Columbus Ohio

Summer is flying by. Do you feel that way?It's an exciting season with cookouts, vacations and extracurricular activities (my thoughts and sympathies for Greater Columbus Ohio parents with multiple kids playing multiple sports among 100 other things). Before you know...

Chuck Franklin’s Tax-Wise Charitable Giving Strategies

Fatigue.Lockdowns, election politics, masks -- we THOUGHT we might be done with these things by now ... but nope. And I bet you're tired of it all. Most Greater Columbus Ohio people are, aside from the zealots on every side. And I get it.That doesn't mean these things...

5 Tips on How to Become Wealthy in Greater Columbus Ohio

As we continue to keep our eyes on what's happening with the GOP tax reform bill in Washington, we are focusing on an entirely different kind of "tax reform" around here: Tax planning with our smartest Greater Columbus Ohio clients. Because something that is a...

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...

Trump’s Tax Returns Are Not The Real Story by Chuck Franklin

Like many things political, one of the best ways to look at the tempest of the day is analytical bemusement. This is (always) especially true when it comes to tax issues.And I might have a take today that could surprise you. I am not interested in getting into...

Filing Late On Taxes? You Might Actually Be Among Greater Columbus Ohio’s Smartest

There are less than two weeks remaining before the tax deadline of April 17th.  Does that startle you? If you're filing late on taxes this year, let's talk. We can easily file an extension on your behalf, and make sure  that your return is handled as advantageously as...

When Conventional Financial Advice Is Wrong by Chuck Franklin

Is there such a thing any more as "conventional wisdom"?It's a fair question to consider as we retreat further and further into our ideological silos as a society -- only reading "news" from the slant that makes us feel smartest ("See, if [smart person I read] says...

Truth and Fiction About the Trump Payroll Tax Cuts For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

Right now we're living through an age in which media trust has been thoroughly decimated. "Expert" authority itself is being questioned (in many cases, rightly), and misinformation is rampant.That's perhaps one of the reasons I've received so many visits to this...

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!