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Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny. - Tyron Edwards How was your long weekend? Hey--whatever your opinion about labor unions, I think we all appreciate an extra "day...

A Basic Mid-Year Tax Planning Method for Centralia IL Taxpayers

Well, we are right in the thick of summer. It's hot. It's also tempting to just sit back and hit the cruise control for the next 6 weeks or so, and do nothing different, make no changes, plan no plans. Like many, you're probably averting your eyes from the national...

4 Goals To Jumpstart Your Financial Freedom In Centralia IL In 2018

It feels VERY good to turn the page on 2017, doesn't it? There were so many hard things that we faced as a nation that the opportunity to start fresh feels particularly bright this week. Obviously, and as I've already written about in some detail, we have a brand new...

A Guardian Plan For The Unexpected by Alan Newcomb

This is the week the real work begins. The IRS started electronically accepting returns on Monday (the 27th), and our offices have already been hopping.As I've mentioned before, it's a GREAT idea, this year of all years, to get a jump on your taxes. I won't rehash all...

Alan Newcomb’s Five Principles For Spending That Actually Produces Satisfaction

We're all still basking in the World Champion US Women's Soccer Team over here in the Bills Tax Service offices. Pretty amazing to see so much excellence, and on behalf of our country. Here's to hoping for continued unification within our culture in the...

A Story You Should Read

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. - William James This might offend you, though I'm not trying to ruffle feathers -- however, I will be a bit bold here: Could you be focusing too much attention on your family? Now, far be it from me to suggest that...

Effective Financial Documentation Strategies for Centralia, IL Taxpayers

A few timely things to get to, before I offer you my thoughts on a good task for you to do this week...First of all, the IRS has apparently caught up on processing their backlogged mail that stacked up during COVID closures. Or, well enough, they say.That means that...

Alan Newcomb On How Having a Tax Strategy Wins Out

As I'm writing this, chances are good that we are headed towards yet another federal government shutdown of some sort, due to Congressional disagreement over a host of different funding and tax related items. (Forbes just bumped the probability from 67% to 75%.) And...

Centralia, IL Taxpayers, How to Get 2021 Tax Filing Documents in Order

Before I jump into discussing tax filing documents, I hope it's okay that I spare you all of the "new year, new you" stuff.If you're anything like me, you’re being inundated with rehashed well-wishes and generic, happy-clappy "time to set some goals!!!" talk.And I...

A Tax Pro’s Valentine

The tax world was roiling late last week over some fraud detected from within TurboTax. Here is the story: http://onforb.es/1DNkQot Essentially, the makers of the software detected a level of fraud occurring in state tax return submissions that made them decide to...

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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