Chuck Franklin’s To-Do List If You Can’t Pay All Your Taxes

Some of our Greater Columbus Ohio clients are STILL pulling their paperwork -- which is understandable during this donkey of a year, and with all of the new complications.But sadly, ye olde IRS isn't extending any payment grace in a couple weeks. (I say "sadly", but...

How To Find a Tax Preparer For Greater Columbus Ohio Folks With IRS Problems

The autumn leaves are changing, and "the most wonderful time of the year" is right around the corner...I'm guessing tax season isn't exactly at the front of your mind.But it should be! (At least in the top five things at the front of your mind.) Because as long as...

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...

What Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers Should (and Should NOT) Do With Their Economic Stimulus Checks

So, you got that stimulus check (or, as the government wants to call it, your "Economic Stimulus Payment")...What next for Greater Columbus Ohio families and individuals?Please use these funds wisely.If I could sum up my advice for next steps, it would be this: act...

Is Your State Broke? Chuck Franklin Analyzes State Tax Revenue Sources

With national events continuing as they are, here at Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC, we're finding ourselves locking into "go mode" ... again. It's unusual for us to be in this mode smack in the middle of June, but this year has not been ... usual. This is because the tax...

Labor Tax Updates By Chuck Franklin

Everything about this year since March has just felt a little ... off. And I mean aside from all of the cultural and political turmoil we're living through.The seasonality of everything feels different too. Pro sports are out of sync, "back to school" season surely...

Six Steps To Debt Recovery By Chuck Franklin

Our hearts are with the Carolinas, and with the cleanup process that is just beginning over there. With all of the the flooding that is hampering efforts to get in and even evaluate the damage, we know this will be a long road to recovery.The slow onset of these...

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...

The Trump Shutdown Is Over And Tax Filing Season Has Begun For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

Politics aside, I think we can all breathe just a little easier knowing that the federal government is no longer in shutdown mode.And on top of that, this morning, as I write, the IRS has begun accepting filed tax returns. Which means, well ... it's about to get...

3 More Reasons Why More Greater Columbus Ohio Families Don’t Have Estate Plans

The Winter Olympics are finished and we are fully immersed in our tax preparation process. We've been enjoying the opportunity to reconnect with so many longtime friends from Greater Columbus Ohio who trust us with their most sensitive financial details -- and we...

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!