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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.

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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.

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Alan Newcomb’s Reasons To Give Money Away, With or Without a Tax Deduction

Right now, a little knowledge is trickling into the wider tax professional community, but it's something we've known around here at Team Newcomb for quite some time: Properly planning and managing a Southern Illinois IL tax preparation client's reported Adjusted Gross...

One Significant Habit Of The Wealthy In Southern Illinois 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....

Alan Newcomb’s Tax Checklist for Southern Illinois, IL Taxpayers

Every year within the independent tax and accounting business community here in Southern Illinois, IL (and on various online channels), we have a little fun laughing at the newest TurboTax or Block commercials. Last year, it was "all people are tax people". This year,...

Estate & Tax Planning For Southern Illinois IL Families

We're in the middle of the always-somewhat-odd political convention season, in which true believers fire each other up, and most everyone else issues a collective yawn (and more strongly filters their Facebook feed). I don't mean to say that I don't care about...

When Conventional Financial Advice Is Wrong by Alan Newcomb

Is there such a thing any more as "conventional wisdom"?It's a fair question to consider as we retreat further and further into our ideological silos as a society -- only reading "news" from the slant that makes us feel smartest ("See, if [smart person I read] says...

Financial Wisdom from Alan Newcomb’s Dad

The events of the past week or so have made some things clear, I think. There really are two different kinds of worlds ... well, perhaps more accurately, in this Internet Age, there are many little worlds that we can inhabit. And your state of mind really does get...

Southern Illinois Accountant: “I’m A Myth-Buster”

"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of." - Bruce Lee Scattershooting around the tax world while simultaneously preparing for a sure-to-be-busier tax season (thanks for all the recent referrals -- keep 'em coming!) AND...

Alan Newcomb On Carving Away The Fear

I wrote this piece a couple months ago to my business clients and colleagues, whom I keep in touch with outside of these "Personal Strategy Notes", and I felt that as we turn the corner into March (and we're staving off the lions, hoping for lambs), it was something...

Are You Working Without A Net?

"Then give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you." - Madeline Bridges Before I get to what I wrote this week, I wanted you to know that there are a few important "announcements", following my Note, which affect your tax...

Southern Illinois Accountant Discusses “Freedom From Taxes”

It's the final week of tax season, and our office here in Southern Illinois IL is hopping! Which isn't to say that I don't have the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend (if you have all your papers in, and are waiting for our completion -- fear...

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!