Tax Services

When it comes to the world of taxes, preparation and planning go a LONG way. We have the expertise and knowledge you are looking for in a tax professional and can help you navigate your options.

We’re happy to help you with any of these services:

Tax Preparation

Stop missing out on potential deductions that could be saving you big money!

Tax Planning

Real strategies and solutions to help you minimize your IRS liability.

IRS AUDIT Representation

Don’t go it alone! We’re your ally and representative in an IRS audit.

Which Stimulus Payments Are Taxable (and Which Aren’t) For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

All over our nation, we're seeing pain.It's overwhelming, as someone who has to communicate to a broad base of Greater Columbus Ohio clients, to even articulate meaningful words about everything that is happening.So ... I'm just doing what I can to sit in the pain of...

Trump’s Tax Returns Are Not The Real Story by Chuck Franklin

Like many things political, one of the best ways to look at the tempest of the day is analytical bemusement. This is (always) especially true when it comes to tax issues.And I might have a take today that could surprise you. I am not interested in getting into...

Do Not Procrastinate Tax Filling In 2020 by Chuck Franklin

Have you met with us yet?The Super Bowl and the Oscars are over. The IRS has been accepting electronically filed returns for a couple weeks now.Which means, well ... it's about to get real. We are getting busy around here at Team Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC.Which is why I...

Chuck Franklin’s Tax Extension Breakdown

It's the final full week of tax season, and our office in Greater Columbus Ohio is hopping! But yes, I'm still taking the the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend. Lots of business to communicate today, with the deadline of Tuesday, April...

Chuck Franklin’s Parents’ Guide For Telling Their Family’s Financial Story

How we are raised around financial matters can impact us for a lifetime.When a close friend or family member loses their home, or their job (or both), it can be frightening on several levels. You begin to wonder if the same could happen to you. And, as you're probably...

College Is Expensive But Greater Columbus Ohio Families Can Save Big Through These Tax Breaks

What, you think I'm on vacation?Yes, the tax deadline has passed. But we're still available, and handling post-deadline matters for Greater Columbus Ohio clients. But moving along to today's subject: figuring out how to pay for college tuition. Things are...

Chuck Franklin’s Three Tips For Resisting Financial Process Automation

Did you see Google's demonstration of their new virtual assistant technology, Duplex, last week? If you did, like me, probably you were both amazed ... and a little bit terrified of the implications. Essentially, Google is close to figuring out how to make it so that...

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...

Controlling Your Tax And Financial Strategy In The Midst Of Chaos By Chuck Franklin

Still no guidance from the IRS about the payroll tax "holiday" (deferral), so it's extremely unlikely that your Greater Columbus Ohio employer will be ready -- simply because the major payroll companies (Paychex, ADP, Gusto, and many others) don't have the answers to...

Why You Should Create A Tax Planning Strategy With A Columbus Ohio Professional’s Help

Sometimes the best stories are the old ones. Variations of this yarn have floated around the culture for some years now, but in my opinion, that's because the lesson from it is so instructive. And I'll admit from the jump, that it's self-serving to some extent....

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!