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.

The Real Risk From An IRS Audit by Chuck Franklin

You see that piece of mail in your mailbox with the IRS letterhead, and a certain fear kicks in.(Unless, of course, you've "been there, done that", and you had us on your side).But the natural fear of what the IRS might be wanting to tell you (the dreaded audit!) can...

Four Tips For Greater Columbus Ohio Couples To Make Money and Marriage Work Together

It seems like crooks these days keep finding new ways to trick people here in Greater Columbus Ohio into giving them more money. And no, I'm not talking about Congress. Last week, for those of us in the tax professional world in Greater Columbus Ohio who are paying...

Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

No, the IRS is not shutting down their operations -- there is still (and probably ever will be) a federal income tax.But states are a different story...This being travel season, and the season during which some of our clients turn their eyes towards making a move, I...

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%....

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...

Tax-Smart Ways to Run a Savvy Greater Columbus Ohio Side Hustle

I'm so old, I still remember the days when "hashtags" were only about a particular button on your phone.Yep, the world has shifted massively underfoot. You know it; we all know it.And one of the developments we've all seen is the proliferation of news feed gurus,...

Chuck Franklin’s Nine Can’t Miss Questions For Year-End Tax Planning

With the Thanksgiving leftovers mostly consumed by this point, we are turning our eyes to year-end matters.And this year, there are LOTS of things to consider as we approach 12-31-18.Because yes -- the standard deduction this year has been significantly increased, and...

The Joys Of Providing Professional Tax Services To Greater Columbus Ohio

Well, our primary work for this tax season in Greater Columbus Ohio has just about wrapped up. But notice I said "primary", there ... you see, unlike some professional tax services in Greater Columbus Ohio, we make it a point to do a bit more than simply "fill out...

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...

Offer In Compromise Mills And Other Tax Scams For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers To Avoid

Every year, the IRS releases their list of what they call "the dirty dozen".(Apparently, the marketing gurus who work at the IRS think that if they give it a catchy name, maybe even a pop-culturey one, the people will pay more attention.)But aside from the cheesy...

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!