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...

Well-Publicized Mistakes, And Going Alone

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. - George Eliot This week after the Super Bowl is leaving football fans at a bit of a loss. But an interesting fact about our winning Green Bay Packers: They're the only...

This Is THE Week!

Kicking & Screaming buy Washington Heights film "If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy." - Unknown Yes, this is it. This week a couple things happen. 1) Monday is "Tax Freedom Day". I hate to start on this downer note, but April...

Thanking ahead

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don't blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your own destiny." - Albert Ellis It's Thanksgiving Week around here [and, I...

Alan Newcomb’s Nine Can’t Miss Questions For Year-End Tax Planning

With the Thanksgiving leftovers mostly consumed by this point, we are turning our eyes to year-end matters.And this year, there are LOTS of things to consider as we approach 12-31-18.Because yes -- the standard deduction this year has been significantly increased, and...

THANK YOU

Wow, are we here at Team Newcomb ever tired! Thanks to you, our Centralia IL tax preparation business has been hopping this year. Because of the delays in the IRS system this year, we have many clients going on extension (about which I wrote last week), and we will...

Alan Newcomb’s Second Key To Wealth Building

Believe it or not, we have less than two months before federal taxes are due.Yikes.We have been meeting with so many Centralia IL clients (including a fair number of new ones, thanks to YOUR referrals -- keep them coming!), finding so many wonderful ways to help...

The Art of Connecting With Influencers by Alan Newcomb

Hanukkah is behind us, and Christmas (with its associated slowdown) is just about a week away.The world seems to quiet around that time, no matter your faith tradition, but here at Bills Tax Service, these "holidays" are a bit of a misnomer. That's because while we...

This Is The Last Week …

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well." - Josh Billings I woke up Monday morning, after the wonderful holiday weekend ... and I had a realization: after today, there are only FIVE days left in 2011. Perhaps not a genius...

Bills Tax Service’s 2017 Tax Preparation Checklist

Lots of things have been changing recently -- from Academy Award ratings (they're down), to mortgage rates (which have been rising), to the effective tax rates for most businesses and families in 2018 (which, you may have heard, have changed!). But we here at Bills...

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!