Before You Say “I Do”: Alan Newcomb’s Marriage and Money Checklist

Memorial Day weekend often feels a little ... jarring, at times. Burgers, pools, picnics -- set against the solemn backdrop of remembrance for the sacrifice of so many thousands who have laid down their lives so we can have those freedoms. However, when you talk to...

Alan Newcomb’s Story of Real Wealth

I'm specifically putting this together on Monday, November 7th, before Election Day, before we know the outcome of our long national sojourn. So many have been writing things like "I can't wait for this election to be over!" and I have felt the same. But now is when...

Centralia IL Tax Preparer On: Tax Extensions, Demystified

It's the final full week of tax season, and our Centralia IL tax preparation office is hopping! I'm still taking the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend (if you have all your papers in, and are waiting for our completion -- fear not! My team is...

Centralia Accountant Discusses “Freedom From Taxes”

It's the final week of tax season, and our office here in Centralia IL is hopping! Which isn't to say that I don't have the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend (if you have all your papers in, and are waiting for our completion -- fear not! My...

Re: A salve for all this chaos

If you've been paying attention to the news the last few weeks, it seems that we've been reeling a bit as a nation, and on the world stage. However, it looks like the Ebola mess may be a little more contained than was initially feared (though still very terrible). The...

Getting Your Mental State Out Of Fear And Anxiety By Alan Newcomb

I might be wrong, but I get the sense that many of my friends and clients in Centralia IL are getting wiser about the dangers of our digital age.Because they are, indeed, quite real.There is a famous clip of an interview with NYT-bestselling author, and cultural...

Alan Newcomb’s Three Tax Questions After Filing

By that subject line you might think that I'm referring to myself! After all, with the tax deadline behind us, I know that some friends of mine have asked if I just "kick back" and put my feet up by the pool the rest of the year. Actually, no. Not only do I LOVE what...

A Heartfelt Thank You To Our Centralia IL Tax Preparation Clients

The loudest thing I want you to hear from this post is this: THANK YOU for your trust, Centralia IL. Our primary work for this tax season has just about wrapped up. But notice I said "primary", there ... you see, unlike some tax professionals, we make it a point to do...

The Japan Disaster And You

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. - Miguel De Cervantes It's deja vu all over again, with another massive earthquake coming during tax time this year. Last year, it was Haiti ... this year, of...

Alan Newcomb’s New Year’s Resolutions

Well, here we are in 2017. Rather eerie, in my opinion. As the holidays wind down, it means no more extended family (which might be a relief?), no more parties, no more presents. Just ... daily life in Centralia IL. And, in my opinion, this coming week is actually...

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!