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Tax Preparation

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Alan Newcomb’s Guiding Principles For Teaching Kids About Money

However you slice it, the schooling situation right now is tough, with no good options.If you are vehemently in favor of full-on school ... well, compassion would dictate that you would recognize that others are having more difficulty with that, for caution's sake or...

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...

Alan Newcomb’s Tax Planning Strategy For 2016

Lots of important things are happening in the world these days, but based on what I'm seeing in social media, perhaps the thing that people are MOST interested in is the return of NFL and college football. Perhaps that causes a mere shrug of the shoulders for many,...

Alan Newcomb’s Very Last Minute Tax Moves for 2020

These weeks are disjointed, these holiday weeks. As of this writing, there are only three days left in 2020, and this week contains New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.So if you want to make ANY 2020 moves (outside of IRA things, which can be retroactively applied after...

Alan Newcomb on 5 MORE Bad Money Habits And How To Overcome Them (Part 2 of 2)

With all of the chaos that we are seeing bubble up around us, both in our nation and overseas, it can feel like everything is in flux. Please, though ... if you've established for yourself a hedge against financial turmoil, let's not have you ruin it. Last week, I...

Surrounded by beauty

"You are the same today as you'll be in five years except for two things: the books you read and the people you meet." - Charlie "Tremendous" Jones Well, I generated some nice reaction last week with my plea that we all calm down! Many thoughtfully wrote me about...

A Powerful Example of Tax Planning For Southern Illinois IL Families And Individuals

It's wild to think that there are only four more months in 2019.As we get older, time sure does fly. And unfortunately, many get stuck in a rut from year to year. Specifically related to taxes -- many do not look at, or even think about, their tax situation until...

Southern Illinois Accountant Writes On: “The Fashionable Trend Towards Renting (Not Buying)”

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow." - O.S. Marden Earthquakes, hurricanes, and ... homeownership? Well, the first two have left us in a mixture of annoyance, grief (there has...

What To Do When The Taxes Are Done, Per Your Favorite Southern Illinois IL Tax Office

What a terrible week we suffered through as a nation last week. I'm still trying to process all of it, honestly, here in my Southern Illinois IL tax office. Life does continue, however, and as such we're starting to catch our breath around here, after a...

In A Sandwich?

"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." - George Herbert If you take a broad view of our culture over the last 50...

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!