Tax Services

When it comes to the world of taxes, preparation and planning go a LONG way. We have the expertise and knowledge you are looking for in a tax professional and can help you navigate your options.

We’re happy to help you with any of these services:

Tax Preparation

Stop missing out on potential deductions that could be saving you big money!

Tax Planning

Real strategies and solutions to help you minimize your IRS liability.

IRS AUDIT Representation

Don’t go it alone! We’re your ally and representative in an IRS audit.

Kindergartners With A Credit Card?

"Good, better, best. Never rest until good be better and better best." - Mother Goose Google tells me that Mother Goose didn't *actually* exist -- but she sure was smart, eh? We're heading into spring ... and just a couple weeks remain here in "tax...

Alan Newcomb’s Tips For Using Credit Cards And Avoiding Credit Card Debt

Do you remember that old Visa commercial? It had quite a run during sporting events about a decade ago ... everything in the restaurant/market is running smoothly -- chefs are shipping up meals, customers are moving in an orderly fashion, credit card payments are...

We All Get Taxed!

"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story." - Orson Welles I hope your Father's Day was special...that you took the time to thank (or remember) your father, wherever he may be. On to the subject of my note: You know, I deal...

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...

What Centralia IL Taxpayers Should (and Should NOT) Do With Their Economic Stimulus Checks

So, you got that stimulus check (or, as the government wants to call it, your "Economic Stimulus Payment")...What next for Centralia IL families and individuals?Please use these funds wisely.If I could sum up my advice for next steps, it would be this: act like you...

Will, Trust, Or Nothing: Alan Newcomb Helps You Weigh Your Options

I've recently received some emails expressing confusion about the current estate tax situation, and implications for elderly parents. The facts are that many people will be caught uninformed about *exactly* what their options are for their families when they deal with...

A Centralia IL Tax Professional’s Valentine’s Day Plan

Whatever you might think about the New England Patriots, it's nearly impossible not to respect their prowess on the football field. And there are plenty of storylines we can all take away from that epic game: * Apparently it's a good year to be a man with a...

Valentine’s Day follow-up

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down." - Oprah Winfrey So, this is the big question of the week: how did Valentine's go? Some say it's a "Hallmark Holiday", but well--some...

Centralia IL Tax Professional On The Best Reasons To Give To Charity

The wonderful fall weekend here in Centralia IL was made a little more interesting for a tax professional / tax geek like me. Our little tax world was abuzz on Friday afternoon, after the release of Mitt Romney's 2011 tax return. He had filed for an extension, and his...

Tax-Smart Ways to Run a Savvy Centralia IL Side Hustle

I'm so old, I still remember the days when "hashtags" were only about a particular button on your phone.Yep, the world has shifted massively underfoot. You know it; we all know it.And one of the developments we've all seen is the proliferation of news feed gurus,...

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!