Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC’s Guide to Nailing this Year’s Holiday Budget

Plans, plans, plans.We're all about those plans.These days, we're working with a fair number of our Greater Columbus Ohio clients to get ahead of all of the changes to the tax code. Yes, there's a larger standard deduction next year, and that might make sense for...

New Ideas For Greater Columbus Ohio Students To Pay For College

I recently wrote about the cost of raising children, but there was one glaring omission: college.But imagine if you had sent your son to Morehouse College. Here's what happened there this month...On Sunday, May 19th, investor and philanthropist, Robert F. Smith,...

Four Simple Steps To Increase Productivity In Greater Columbus Ohio

First of all, our hearts are with Sutherland Springs, TX. What a senseless, terrible tragedy for that community, and our nation. Words fail. +++ But as difficult as it is to "move on" from the remembrance of such things, our nation continues along with the arguments...

The Value of Specialized Knowledge For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers Dealing With The IRS

We hear from clients, Greater Columbus Ohio business owners and families all the time who are facing a MOUNTAIN of stress over their finances.Because the fact of the matter is that when you are facing IRS debt, you're likely also facing many other kinds of debt.But...

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...

Are DIY Taxes Truly Free For Greater Columbus Ohio TaxPayers?

If you watched any football over the weekend, you probably saw this year's version of the popular tax software maker* touting "free taxes" or some such. Not only was the commercial fairly disturbing (it involves impalement of a person played as a joke), but the...

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...

Franklin’s Key Reminders for the Chaos in Charlottesville, Politics and Abroad

Open (and evil) racial violence in Charlottesville. Political turmoil all over Washington. An ever-inflating stock market. War drums from North Korea. TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. Every summer, it seems we hit a point in which it feels like everything is fraying at the edges...

Achieve Financial Independence in Greater Columbus Ohio by Outsourcing

If you pay close attention to the news media (which I don't advise, but in our digital world, it can be unavoidable), you might be feeling a weight, almost as if there is a sense of impending doom. I saw a recent survey that indicated that almost one third of...

Training Your Heart For Good Financial Stewardship In Greater Columbus Ohio

Working with my Greater Columbus Ohio clients' finances over the years has given me a bit of a crash course in human behavior. Often, I'm floored by the generosity I see displayed by many clients -- even those without significant means. Other times ... well, I think...

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!