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...

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...

Post-Stimulus Taxes for 2020

I mentioned last week the key provisions of the "American Rescue Plan," while it was just proposed legislation.Now that the House has passed it, there is more meat on those bones. I'll run it all down for you once it's been signed by the President, but the key...

Implement Chuck Franklin’s Tax Planning Strategy To Pay Less On Taxes This Year

It's true -- there are certain people for whom this note doesn't apply. There are those who are perfectly fine paying the amount of tax they pay every year, thank you very much.However, since YOU have chosen to invest yourself in our services (or at one point...

How To Remove An IRS Tax Lien By Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC

I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was as filling as mine. I'm still enjoying the leftovers! In my opinion, that is one of the very best things about the holiday ... that, and all of the political conversations around the table.Whoops. I'm kidding about that last...

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...

An Important Stimulus Bill Update For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

You might have seen the news that Congress has agreed on the massive new stimulus bill, called the CARES Act.As of this writing, the stimulus bill is NOT YET SIGNED. But it is getting very close.And it might help you VERY much, depending on your situation.I will have...

Paying Off Debt by Chuck Franklin

Last month, I talked about [ENGBLOG]some potential moves Greater Columbus Ohio taxpayers could make by the end of the year. I wanted to remind you of those possibilities before I get to what else I want to talk with you about... (paying off debt)Those were:Look ahead...

Tax and Financial Planning for Multi-Generational Caretaking for Greater Columbus Ohio Families

Say it with me: four more weeks. Four more weeks until this crazy election cycle is behind us and we can all return to normal here in Greater Columbus Ohio.Except, well, if it isn't. With the way that 2020 has been going, we might as well emotionally prepare for that...

Key Tips For Greater Columbus Ohio Newlyweds On Marriage and Taxes

Do you know what the number one month is for weddings? Check today's date and there it is: June.With that fact in mind, I'm not sure where you currently fall on the wedding spectrum...Are many of your friends getting married? Are your friends' kids getting married?...

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!