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.

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...

Chuck Franklin’s Guide For Choosing An Executor Of Your Estate Plan

We love what we do. I'm not sure if it's always obvious, but perhaps you can take a cue from the fact that I take the time to post you these sorts of notes on a regular basis, if not by other factors. We love this stuff, and consequently, we work hard for our Greater...

How Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers Can Lower Their 2020 Tax Bill

Finally, the IRS issued guidance on Friday evening about payroll tax deferrals.And, as we've been communicating ... this may not be a very helpful program for most Greater Columbus Ohio taxpayers. In fact, it's actually up to employers (not employees) whether or not...

Debunking Estate Plan Myths For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

On Friday, the IRS began accepting tax returns and people like me all around the country started buckling up for what is already quite a ride.With new PPP loans for Greater Columbus Ohio small business owners, credits aplenty in all of the variety of stimulus bills,...

Chuck Franklin’s 2019 Tax Documents List

The new decade is finally in full swing.With big holidays the last couple weeks, you might be like me -- this week is when the real work begins. The work of doing something NOW to start in on those goals for the year.As I recently wrote: it's not about the goals ......

Three FAFSA Tips to Help Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers Get Their High School Grads Ready for College

Independence Day is this week. Bombs. Patriotism. Picnics. Barbecue. All those things.I often write about "financial independence" this time of year (yes, I like the puns) ... and when I do, invariably I get contacted by a few clients (or former clients), who...

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...

Back Taxes, The Stimulus Checks and the EIDL For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

The short answer is: not really.There are some caveats.Before I get into all of that, though, a word...This pandemic represents an opportunity for you.Whatever it is that caused your initial problems with the IRS and other taxation authorities ... our cultural moment...

Tax and Financial Planning for Multi-Generational Caretaking for Greater Columbus Ohio Families

Say it with me: four more weeks. Four more weeks until this crazy election cycle is behind us and we can all return to normal here in Greater Columbus Ohio.Except, well, if it isn't. With the way that 2020 has been going, we might as well emotionally prepare for that...

Chuck Franklin’s Seven End of Year Tax Planning Strategies

Here we are, a week past the election, and it's looking like the year 2000 all over again, with a long, drawn-out process until there is final certification of this election. Back then, it took a full five weeks for all of the legal process to play out. Hopefully, by...

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!