Why Procrastination Makes Sense in 2020 For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

We've had impeachment votes, worldwide pandemics, quarantine-like lockdowns (for the healthy), public police brutality, widespread protests, intense riots, MURDER HORNETS, statues falling, social media anger and now we have a drunken and murderous monkey to top off...

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...

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...

Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC COVID-19 Policy

Until further notice.This is a busy, fearful and unprecedented time of the year for all of us. We are in your corner, even still.Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, our office has stopped seeing clients face to face, until further notice. We will continue to accept...

Retirement Money and Five Financial Mistakes To Avoid by Chuck Franklin

This is the time of year when we are normally opening up to file returns on behalf of Greater Columbus Ohio clients, and taking a breath of "calm before the storm".Not this year though. Not only is actual tax filing delayed until February 12, but Congress made their...

Tax on Cryptocurrency: 2020 Tax Code Changes for Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

Back in August, the IRS listened to Congressional urging that they stop sending out "balance due" notices until they got caught back up on a mail backlog.Well, last week, we got the news that the IRS has apparently caught up. (Or, well enough, they say.)That means...

4 Key Year-End Tax Strategies With Tax Reform In Mind For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

We're in that annual holiday lull during which most of the country takes things real easy, tries to recover from all of the parties, and gears up for a new beginning. For tax professionals, however ... well, let's just say that we don't often get a "normal" holiday...

How COV-19 Affected Annual RMD for Greater Columbus Ohio Retirees

With a third round of "stimmy" (as the kids say) hitting bank accounts for the past week, 90MM+ Americans (including some of us in Greater Columbus Ohio) are once again flush with cash. It remains to be seen what this will do for the economy, but combined with what...

The Important Details of Mortgage Forbearance For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

Here we are, just out of perhaps the oddest Memorial Day weekend in memory.The summer is here! But it feels like much of our country is still mired in winter. And that feels like it is still the case, no matter the hints of progress against this virus, and no matter...

Stimulus Payments, Retirement Account Updates and Tax Changes for Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

 Chances are good that you or someone you know and love has lost their job recently. You've also probably been touched in some personal way by the actual virus (whether through someone you know, or with whom you keep in touch).This crisis has a steadily-unfolding...

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!