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...

Self-Protection Through Knowing How Long To Keep Tax Records, by Alan Newcomb

Many of our Centralia IL tax preparation clients have never received that dreadful notice from the IRS, initiating an audit -- or, much worse, the KNOCK on the door! If you never have, you probably don't keep much financial documentation. If you have, you are probably...

Alan Newcomb’s Tax Scams 2021 Edition: The Big 12

Alright, Centralia, IL readers, before we jump into the tax scams 2021 edition, let’s circle back on some info we posted about recently ... the IRS sent out a lot of moolah last week -- and, if you have children, you might have received some.Note: If you received it,...

Stimulus Checks and Unemployment Assistance For Centralia IL Taxpayers

These are the days when the internet is not necessarily your friend.Let's leave aside the very true fact that so many of the new, online substitutes for the "real thing" are a pale imitation of what we used to have, and that with more and more time spent online, there...

Spring cleaning for your mind

"While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us." - Benjamin Franklin May Day! May Day! Alright--it's not a distress signal...it's more like the opportunity to enjoy the shift in seasons...the shift in what's possible...

Alan Newcomb’s Tax Planning Strategy For 2016

Lots of important things are happening in the world these days, but based on what I'm seeing in social media, perhaps the thing that people are MOST interested in is the return of NFL and college football. Perhaps that causes a mere shrug of the shoulders for many,...

Delayed Gratification: Staying Focused to Get Ahead (Later) in Centralia IL

For sports fans, that was quite a run last week. The NHL crowned its champion (and the nation's capital seemed like it was one massive street party for the weekend), the rest of the NBA conceded to the Golden State Warriors, and we witnessed another Triple Crown in...

Alan Newcomb’s Saving Tips – More Than Not Spending

Raise your hand if you’re still waiting on a response from the IRS about your refund. With the now 21.3 million returns piled up in the IRS’s inbox, it’s no wonder. Know that you’re not the only Centralia, IL taxpayer in that group.And I wish there was more my office...

Infrastructure Act Tax Implications for Centralia, IL Taxpayers

I don’t know about you, but I'm still over here digesting leftovers from last week’s festivities -- as well as the passage of that trillion dollar infrastructure act in Washington (more on that in a minute). But as November turns into December, I realize (and you...

Two Ways Towards Making Money In Marriage Harmonious For Centralia IL Couples

Summer is nearing an end. Which also means, well, wedding season is slowing down.If you've been married, you know that there is a big difference between the "wedding show", and the real work of being married. One of the best pieces of advice I've seen for newlyweds is...

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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