Will a Trump Tax Cut (or Raise) Affect You in Centralia IL?

There's a lot of chatter around Washington and the media (at least the media which cares about such things) about a tax cut, and whether or not the Trump administration is actually going to do anything of substance in this area. And, of course, there's talk about tax...

9 Key Questions for Your 2017 Taxes by Alan Newcomb

Now that extended returns have been filed, we set our gaze towards year-end around here, and on making sure that YOU are doing everything possible to ensure that your 2017 tax burden is as low as legally and ethically possible. I did receive some feedback and...

A Credit Freeze How-To, and Why Alan Newcomb Recommends It Now

I hope you're well today. This is the final week before extended returns are due (Monday, October 16th is the due date this year), so we are working hard with those clients who placed an extension on their filing to make sure that everything is set up and filed...

Should You Set Up A Trust? 5 Questions For Centralia IL Families

We all woke Monday morning to news of more senseless tragedy and horror, this time, as you no doubt have heard, from Las Vegas. Yet another picture of a kind of terror that I cannot fathom; imagine going to a simple music festival and suddenly having death rain down...

Tax Planning Strategies For Centralia IL 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 Centralia IL clients -- at least with those who are smart enough to take us up on it -- we PLAN for the...

Alan Newcomb’s 2017 Tax Planning Guide

The third quarter of 2017 is officially behind us, and we are moving into the final portion of our year. The NFL is in full swing, school is back, and life begins to barrel at all of us in new ways. Believe it or not, the holidays are around the corner! (In fact,...

Hurricanes, Tax Deadlines in Centralia IL and Data Breaches

Our hearts and prayers continue with Houston, and with those in the path or wake of the western wildfires. And now, of course with the entire state of Florida. Fortunately, some of the most dire Irma scenarios did not play out, but we are still dealing with a storm...

Preparing a Disaster Plan In Centralia IL

All of our hearts are with Houston, and the areas surrounding that have been devastated in the past few days. It feels a bit like Katrina did, though the true measure of the disaster is still yet to be understood (as in New Orleans). What *is* clear is that many...