Encouragement–and advice from ‘Dad’

"Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it." - Dennis P. Kimbro How was Father's Day around your house? Did Dad feel special? Well, I've got some advice from MY Dad here, in a moment--but before I get there, a couple things: First, thanks for your...

Newcomb’s Tax Time Checklist (Again)

While I'm still recovering from the weekend's news that actual government workers owe over $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes, I would like to take a minute here to address you looking for the best tax preparer in Centralia IL who haven't yet made the decision to use our...

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...

You get the credit

"The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has." -Will Rogers Your family's Personal Financial Guide is here, and we've got some bad news to start the week...as well as some good news for many from the past weekend. (Btw, I'm not...

What if King George Had Said ‘Alright…’

"Wealthy people get wealthy by not losing money." -Warren Buffett Truly, have you ever considered how history shifts on small decisions? What we celebrate on the 4th was the bravery of men who said [Alan Newcomb paraphrase] : "If you're going to tax me,...

So grateful for you …

Part of me can't believe that I'm taking the time to write this, here on Monday morning the 14th (the day before the filing deadline for taxpayers and for we Centralia IL tax professionals!). But I also know if I don't do it now, this tax season having been so full...

How To Manage Money For Centralia IL Millennials

I'll tell you what... The month of May is beginning to look a lot like December. Definitely not because it's cold out there, but with so much "end of school year" stuff happening these days, from graduation parties (ranging from pre-k "graduations" all the way up...

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...

Alan Newcomb Uncovers A Case of Misplaced Trust

Now is around the time when things begin to really crank for us around here. It's the week which the IRS is opening up actual e-filing (as of Tuesday, the 20th), and many people have received all of their paperwork necessary for completing their returns. But there's...

What are YOU thinking?

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." They Live psp - From A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh Last week, I touched a nerve (again). I gave you some hard numbers related to our current...

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!