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...

Chuck Franklin’s Common Financial Mistakes (Part 1)

You pay your bills on time. You try to save as much as you can. You even follow the advice you read in the books and hear on the radio about how to keep your finances in check. But you're still not getting ahead. Well, sometimes, it's the unchallenged, mental...

Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

No, the IRS is not shutting down their operations -- there is still (and probably ever will be) a federal income tax.But states are a different story...This being travel season, and the season during which some of our clients turn their eyes towards making a move, I...

How To File An Appeal With The IRS by Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC

Flipping through mail shouldn't deliver anxiety -- only coupons and Amazon packages.But when you come across an envelope from the IRS, a little panic is perfectly understandable.No matter the contents of that envelope, know you have a right, as a citizen of the United...

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...

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...

Understanding Your Greater Columbus Ohio Airbnb And Taxes

As of this writing, the federal government is still in a "partial shutdown", and things are starting to fray around the edges, even for those whose paychecks aren't being affected. Already, it's the longest in history.Which, for a media starving for any kind of...

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...

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...

Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC Answers: Can You Be Fired Because of A Wage Levy?

We're almost at the end of September, which is bewildering -- where did summer go? People are already putting up Halloween decorations, the weather is turning ... and life is really starting to accelerate. But we do know something that can stop anyone in their tracks...

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!