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...

Very Professional

“We have worked with Bill's Tax Service for two years now and they have been very professional. We had some issues with a 1099 form this past tax season and Jaime was able to work with the company and get it all straightened out for us. We live in Florida and have...

Some Light Notes for Hot Times…

"Look, I'm not the one with the problem, okay? It's the world that seems to have a problem with *me*! People take one look at me and go 'Aargh! Help! Run! A big stupid ugly ogre!' They judge me before they even know me." - Shrek The old email inbox has been "heating...

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...

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...

The First Thing You Need To Do

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

Alan Newcomb’s Breakdown of the Candidates Tax Plans

As I promised, I have some information for you about the broad strokes of the potential income and business tax policies of our candidates for President this year. It's obviously a politically-charged issue, and so I've drawn from my own analysis, as well as the...

Newcomb’s Top 11 Overlooked Tax Deductions for 2014

As I'm sure you've heard me say before, it's a good idea to check the accuracy of those tax statements you receive in the mail. Well, on Friday the 20th (Friday afternoon being the perfect time for dumping this junk into the media), those of us who were paying...

Alan Newcomb’s Tax Extension Breakdown

It's the final full week of tax season, and our office in Centralia IL is hopping! But yes, I'm still taking the the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend. Lots of business to communicate today, with the deadline of Tuesday, April 17th, right...

College Is Expensive But Centralia IL Families Can Save Big Through These Tax Breaks

What, you think I'm on vacation?Yes, the tax deadline has passed. But we're still available, and handling post-deadline matters for Centralia IL clients.But moving along to today's subject: figuring out how to pay for college tuition. Things are different from 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!