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.

Conventional Financial Advice May Not Always Be Best by Chuck Franklin

Just to give you a little snapshot of why it's taking so long to get tax reform done (and I know -- you're surely waiting with bated breath), consider this: under certain circumstances with the proposed reform, some people would face a marginal tax rate of over 100%....

How To Get Out of Debt Fast in Greater Columbus Ohio: 6 Key Steps

Often, when you're faced with IRS debt, there are other nasty little financial problems out there that can tend to crop up. I have to tell you though, as I sat down to write this strategy note, it made me think about some Greater Columbus Ohio clients that I've walked...

Tax Planning Strategies For Greater Columbus Ohio Individuals and Families

As a planner, I hate speculation. I would much rather plan for what I can control, and harvest the fruits without surprise. And that's exactly what we do with our Greater Columbus Ohio clients -- at least with those who are smart enough to take us up on it -- we PLAN...

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...

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...

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...

Let’s Talk About Your Business…

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

A Basic Mid-Year Tax Planning Method for Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

Well, we are right in the thick of summer. It's hot. It's also tempting to just sit back and hit the cruise control for the next 6 weeks or so, and do nothing different, make no changes, plan no plans. Like many, you're probably averting your eyes from the national...

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...

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...

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!