Tax Services

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.

Centralia Accountant: “You Might Need To See This Again”

The IRS just released a study which shows that the average time it takes ALL taxpayers to do their taxes is a total of 18 hours. (Editor: I wonder what the number is for Centralia IL-area taxpayers? Probably even higher) The number is even higher if you don't just use...

Centralia IL Tax Expert on Making Sure Your 2014 Taxes Are Done Right

Labor day comes at me like a rush, every year. There's a corporate tax deadline on the 15th of September to keep me busy and focused ... but the truth of the matter is that the beginning of fall means that my team and I start to get real focused now. Winter is coming....

Beat Back The Debt

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." - H. Jackson Brown Julius Caesar the movie...

In A Sandwich?

"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." - George Herbert If you take a broad view of our culture over the last 50...

Alan Newcomb’s Two Financial Exercises To Strengthen Your Family Finances

All of the tax media outlets (and even some non-tax ones) were shouting about a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that showed that (gasp) millions of taxpayers are underwithholding, and that they will face a tax bill come 2019. Apparently, there was an...

Now what?

"It's income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta." - Dave Barry Every year, around this time, I find myself blogging about "procrastination" and its dangers, as...

Common Sense Online Security for Centralia IL Families

I love technology, I truly do. I'm not always perfect at using it as well as I could in my Centralia IL tax preparer business, but we do make it a point around here to stay as up-to-date as possible with the technology of what we do (in tax preparation, accounting,...

2017’s Been Hard For Our Nation, Can We Still Give Thanks in Centralia IL?

Here we are, suddenly finding ourselves in the week that we have set aside as a nation for the giving of thanks. 2017 seems to have been a difficult year for many to find glimpses of the light, to find goodness in the midst of seeming chaos and lots of bad news. But,...

Alan Newcomb’s Take On Bad Predictions By Experts

Well, we're staring into the fresh light of 2019 -- and that means that we can now take a good, dispassionate look back at our progress towards what we were aiming for in 2018. Which leads to the big question: How was your 2018?I often believe that reviewing your year...

Children, Finances And Centralia IL’s Consumerism Culture

I've recently witnessed some child tantrums in the checkout line. You know how it goes ... many people looking away, some looking on with scowls of judgment and a few kind souls giving smiles and words of encouragement. Parenting is no walk in the park. Many parents...

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!