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One Significant Habit Of The Wealthy In Centralia IL — Generous Charitable Contributions

Now that we have a divided Congress again, we can all sit back and enjoy the gridlock that is headed our way.Or something.I don't blame you if you tune out from politics -- and I also don't blame you if you find yourself jumping more intentionally into the fray....

Tax Freedom Day And Amended Tax Returns For Centralia, IL Taxpayers

When I say, "3.5 months of labor," I'm not actually referring to the work we do here in our Centralia, IL tax office on behalf of our clients. (Frankly, we work the entire year so that these past few months would NOT be as crazy as they might otherwise be.) Nope, I'm...

Alan Newcomb’s Tax Paperwork Checklist

These days, I'm often glad that it's our busy tax filing season, so that I have an easy excuse when political conversations are happening: Oh THAT [crazy new political story]? Huh, didn't see it -- I'm too busy with tax season. With all of the chaos out there, the...

Could There Be a Mistake? We Can Fix It.

"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." - Dolly Parton As I write this on Monday morning, we're all pretty distracted by the news of the capture and death of Osama bin Laden. It's a bipartisan moment of gratification -- even if...

How to stay poor

"Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think." - Horace Can you feel the holiday "crunch" beginning? In our house, the calendar is beginning to fill up with parties,...

Personal Note From Alan Newcomb: A Holiday Prayer For All of Us

It's Monday the 23rd, as I write this here at Centralia IL tax preparation headquarters, and many of our clients and friends are gearing up for a week of family and merriment, with a side dish of a little stress thrown in for good measure! I'm very aware that the...

A Tax Day Thank You From Alan Newcomb

Lifting my heavily-lidded eyes to peer up through the haze of government forms and procedures, I peek at the calendar, which today said: April 17. (If any of the above sounded slightly poetic, that's the coffee talking; I'm a Centralia IL tax accountant, after all.)...

Planning to enjoy the fruit of your labors

"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power." - Clint Eastwood How was your long weekend? Hey--whatever your opinion about labor unions, I think we all appreciate an extra...

Newcomb’s 8 Essentials For Record Keeping

I get pretty excited about the spring. All around the country, the snow is gone, the trees don't seem so desolate ... and am I right that the angle of the sun is a bit less harsh? Or maybe it's just because tax season has finished and I'm getting more sleep? 🙂 Well,...

Alan Newcomb’s 2018 Tax Preparation Checklist

Yes, you *thought* 2017 was in the rearview mirror, didn't you? Well, not for the IRS it isn't. That's because, as you probably know, we are now beginning the process of doing what we do best: effectively, legally, and ethically reporting our clients' financial lives...

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!