Alan Newcomb Identifies 5 Money Habits That Are Financially Crippling You

I appreciate the need for all of us to debate about where our local and national policies should be focused. As a tax professional, political decisions affect my work, and I do pay close attention. But in the wake of the shootings in Orlando, and the...

Centralia Accountant Explains How To “Reclaim Control Over Your Taxes – Even Old Returns”

Part of me can't believe that I'm taking the time to write this post, here, Monday morning the 16th (the day before the filing deadline). But I also know if I don't do it now, this tax season having been so full ... well, I'll admit that we can anticipate a bit of a...

Alan Newcomb’s Tax Moves for December 2013

I make it my practice here at Centralia IL Tax Preparation Central to put this weekly blogpost together on a Monday -- and today, of course, happens to be "Cyber Monday". Remember those days when we all had dial-up modems at home and it actually made sense to do your...

Alan Newcomb’s 3 Steps To Protecting Your Children’s Financial Future And More

We are just about two months away from the tax deadline. This year (2016) the tax deadline happens to be April 18th, instead of April 15th, due to special a holiday in Washington, DC ("Emancipation Day"). More info here, if you care: http://1.usa.gov/1PzSzZL And for...

Three Key Decisions For Centralia IL Families With Special Needs Children

I'm not sure there is much that I can add to the commentary surrounding the events of the past week. I'm a tax professional, and I've found it wise to "stay in my lane" during these kinds of events, while still caring deeply about it all. And so I'm grateful for the...

Nine Crucial Questions To Prepare Centralia, IL Taxpayers For Their 2020 Taxes

First some important reminders for all Centralia, IL taxpayers, then I have a bunch of questions to which I'd like you to respond...Depending on when you read this, the October 15th tax return extension deadline (for families and individuals) is either VERY close, or...

Alan Newcomb Offers Practical Tips For Your Estate Plan

First off (and this doesn't necessarily affect all of our clients), just a quick reminder thatthe second quarter estimated taxes are due on June 15th. This is the quarter that always sneaks up on everyone, as it's only two months after April 15th -- so don't get...

3 More Reasons Why More Centralia IL Families Don’t Have Estate Plans

The Winter Olympics are finished and we are fully immersed in our tax preparation process. We've been enjoying the opportunity to reconnect with so many longtime friends from Centralia IL who trust us with their most sensitive financial details -- and we don't take...

A Centralia IL Parent’s Four Step Guide On Teaching Money Management For Kids

Now that the elections are over, we are all adjusting to the idea of President Donald Trump. Even typing those words is an odd experience (as it would also have been to type "President Hillary Clinton") ... we've had eight years of President Barack Obama, and however...

Centralia Accountant Explains “Why You Pay Too Much In Taxes”

We're rounding third base, and headed towards the "home plate" of April 17th, and the resultant END of "tax season". This has already been one of our best tax seasons yet  -- not just because we've seen so many new Centralia IL tax preparation clients added to the...

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!

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