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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.

Four Ways the IRS Reform Bill Helps Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers Like You (and Me)

Believe it or not, 2019 is almost halfway over (!). We're through the summer solstice, the days get shorter from here on out, and here at Team Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC we begin to turn our eyes more directly at 2020.We're pretty thrilled by the opportunity, because it...

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’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...

Chuck Franklin’s Take On The IRS Criminal Investigations Unit’s Annual Report

One of my favorite pieces of reading every year is the IRS Criminal Investigations unit's annual report.Yes, I'm a nerd.Here's the link in case you are a similarly inclined Greater Columbus Ohio taxpayer(although I seriously doubt that).Oh, and yes, the IRS has their...

Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC COVID-19 Policy

Until further notice.This is a busy, fearful and unprecedented time of the year for all of us. We are in your corner, even still.Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, our office has stopped seeing clients face to face, until further notice. We will continue to accept...

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,...

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...

The Behavior Profile of Our Greater Columbus Ohio Clients with the Highest Level of Financial Security

The madness of March certainly delivered over the weekend, huh? Plenty of upsets and surprises, which always makes this time of year fun for basketball fans. Or, so I hear. After all, this tournament seems to happen yearly, and until the IRS changes the deadline for...

Reflections On The Extended Tax Season By A Local Greater Columbus Ohio Tax Professional

I remember at the end of April 2019 that I felt like it had been one of the wildest tax seasons in memory. The TCJA ("Trump Tax Code") had thrown a ton of curveballs our way, and we were looking forward to implementing tax planning strategies for our Greater Columbus...

Effective Financial Documentation Strategies for Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

A few timely things to get to, before I offer you my thoughts on a good task for you to do this week...First of all, the IRS has apparently caught up on processing their backlogged mail that stacked up during COVID closures. Or, well enough, they say.That means that...

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!