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How Centralia IL Taxpayers Can Support The Alabama Disaster Relief Effort

The college hoops brackets are set, and the madness begins. And, per the American Gaming Association, 47 million of us will be wagering $8.5 BILLION on this event.Which, of course, means that my mind immediately goes here.You see, we've already been knee-deep in our...

Alan Newcomb’s: “What Documents Do I Need For Tax Time?”

Well, now the holidays are truly behind us, and this is the week where reality sets in for everybody. With the way the schedule worked out this year, it almost feels like we've been in a holiday stupor for three weeks! But this week is when life gets closer to normal....

Alan Newcomb’s Five Ideas For Establishing A Side Hustle

A couple things need to be said before I get into the meat of what I'm writing today. Firstly, our thoughts and prayers are with the residents of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast who withstood 7 trillion gallons of rain in just one week, and this disaster is shaping up to...

Total Cost of College for Centralia IL Folks

Yes, there is chaos in the political world. Since it's not related to our vocation around here, I'll withhold comment, and let's move on to a happier conversation.Paying for college.(Yes, that was sarcasm.)So much ink (and an abundance of pixels) has been spilled over...

Loving your special children well

Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself. -Theodore T. Hunger First off, I thought I'd point you to a recent USA Today article which does a good job of explaining the current estate tax mess--as well as the dangers for...

Save On Your Taxes With Alan Newcomb’s Nine Tax Planning Questions

Tax Pro World is abuzz about the increase of the Social Security wage base standard.Well, I should clarify -- most of Tax Pro World is taking naps this week and not really thinking much about taxes whatsoever, ha! After all, that was one of the most epically intensive...

Conventional Financial Advice May Not Always Be Best by Alan Newcomb

Just to give you a little snapshot of why it's taking so long to get tax reform done (and I know -- you're surely waiting with bated breath), consider this: under certain circumstances with the proposed reform, some people would face a marginal tax rate of over 100%....

Alan Newcomb Discusses 11 Traits of the Financially Secure

Part of my early-Monday news scan this week brought me this story: http://cbsn.ws/1Q0chAV. One of the "highlights": almost half of all US households could not come up with $400 to cover an emergency expense. They would need to sell something or borrow cash to do so....

Bills Tax Service Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

No, the IRS is not shutting down their operations -- there is still (and probably ever will be) a federal income tax.But states are a different story...This being travel season, and the season during which some of our clients turn their eyes towards making a move, I...

Alan Newcomb Suggests: Take A Test Drive Of Your Retirement Plans

Now that the Super Bowl is over, and the football season is finished, we here in Centralia IL tax preparer land can now finally get back to looking forward to football season. And, of course, the commercials! (Which this year seemed a little ... "ok" -- though I think...

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!