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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.

3 More Reasons Why More Greater Columbus Ohio Families Don’t Have Estate Plans

The Winter Olympics are finished and we are fully immersed in our tax preparation process. We've been enjoying the opportunity to reconnect with so many longtime friends from Greater Columbus Ohio who trust us with their most sensitive financial details -- and we...

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 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...

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...

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 Annual Holiday Prayer

This will be a different kind of note today than I normally post.Because the first thing to note is that a bona fide holiday miracle seems to have occurred: Congress agreed on another relief bill.Given this cultural climate, this might rank up there with the...

The Problem with Unfiled Tax Returns for Greater Columbus Ohio taxpayers

Recently, I saw some data on the US Census Bureau website that was both encouraging and troubling at the same time. I would imagine Greater Columbus Ohio business owners who might face tax problems would be interested in seeing this:(Here is the page from which this...

Four Online Security Moves For Greater Columbus Ohio People Right Now

Firstly, our hearts are broken for the victims of the shooting at the Garlic Festival in California on Monday (one of whom was a six-year-old boy). These events accumulate to paint a picture of deep pain buried within our modern culture, and it's important, in my...

Cultivating Gratitude for Thanksgiving 2020 in Greater Columbus Ohio

I think we all need this week.2020 has been *so hard*, for so many in Greater Columbus Ohio (and far beyond!). And it's not over yet -- from continued electoral fighting, to spikes in virus cases and increased governmental restrictions all over the place, and (of...

Attention All Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers, Tax Season Is Here

Congratulations to the Patriots -- I mean the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- for their Super Bowl victory.Here at Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC, we don't have a lot of time to pay much attention to such doings since tax season is here. Even though the actual submission of tax...

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!