“Your W2 Is Missing, And What You Should Do” Centralia Accountant Advises

"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have." -Doris Mortman I've put together a primer on automating and leveraging tools in order to get out of debt but, before I get there, today, as I write on Monday, it's the...

Alan Newcomb’s 5 Quick Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

We've seen many parents in our offices these last few months, and we obviously go over tax returns, customized plans for saving more on taxes, as well as a variety of other strategies for handling their assets so that their children will, one day, be financially...

2012 Numbers for Tax Preparation for Centralia TaxPayers

Memorial Day weekend often feels a little incongruous, don't you think? 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...

Newcomb’s Hope In A Complex Tax System

Part of me can't believe that I'm taking the time to put together this note, now, the week of the big tax deadlines. But I also know if I don't do it now, this tax season having been so full ... well, I may be spending a few days in bed this week just to recover from...

4 Last Minute Tax Savings Ideas For Centralia IL Taxpayers

I woke up Monday morning, after the wonderful holiday weekend ... and I had a realization: "After today, there are only FIVE days left in 2016." Perhaps not a genius realization -- fine. BUT, if you're smart about how you handle these days, you can pay yourself quite...

We Don’t Stop Now

"It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference." - Jenny Craig The Queen dvd Last week was crazy. We had so many last-minute folks come through our doors before the 15th, that I was (briefly) tempted to shut our...

There are so many advantages for those who file taxes early in tax season. Here are the top four reasons to get your documents together as soon as possible.

As of this writing, the federal government is STILL in its partial shutdown.And 800,000+ people are affected -- including a whole slew of IRS workers who have been called in, regardless of paychecks, because come Trump or high water: tax filing will indeed begin on...

Alan Newcomb’s Tax Preparation Checklist

I shared my "resolutions" last week, and it was really nice to see the response, and to know that many of our Centralia IL clients are equally excited for the opportunity to put new legs to a new year ... and to make 2017 (much) better than 2016. I remember seeing a...

How to know the best time to buy…

"Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you're ready or not, to put it into action." - Napoleon Hill I hope your weekend was as good as mine! I'm not sure if it's that I have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or that I just love...

Four Keys to Achieving Financial Freedom by Alan Newcomb

I truly hope you enjoyed your Independence Day festivities. Perhaps you're still enjoying them? Interestingly, did you know that the Declaration of Independence was actually approved on July 2nd, and most of the delegates didn't sign it until August 2nd? While John...

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!