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.

The End of Tax Season, Estimated Taxes, And Unemployment Compensation by Rich Rhodes

I'm still emotionally adjusting to the fact that we just went through 4th of July weekend ... and "tax season" is STILL GOING.I'm thankful for it, because I also know that extending the deadline during this wild, intensely difficult year (for so many) was a rare...

Tax Deadline Rumors And Planning For Corona Virus byRich Rhodes

Hello, my friend. The world has shifted under our feet.With the barrage of media, medical, and economic news flying at us, I want to stay in my lane today.You don't need more medical advice, you don't need tips on working from home (at least today -- I might share...

Rich Rhodes’s Tax Extension Breakdown

It's the final full week of tax season, and our office in Cleveland is hopping! But yes, I'm still taking the the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend. Lots of business to communicate today, with the deadline of Tuesday, April 17th, right around...

Hinckley Tax Service’s 2017 Tax Preparation Checklist

Lots of things have been changing recently -- from Academy Award ratings (they're down), to mortgage rates (which have been rising), to the effective tax rates for most businesses and families in 2018 (which, you may have heard, have changed!). But we here at Hinckley...

The latest on when Cleveland taxpayers will get their stimulus check — and Social Security Beneficiaries too!

Yesterday, we learned some news, and I thought I'd send you a short note for you to hear this (it is a welcome change).Earlier this week I wrote to you (and it has been all over the news) about the economic stimulus checks (typically for $1,200 for single filers and...

Filing Late On Taxes? You Might Actually Be Among Cleveland’s Smartest

There are less than two weeks remaining before the tax deadline of April 17th.  Does that startle you? If you're filing late on taxes this year, let's talk. We can easily file an extension on your behalf, and make sure  that your return is handled as advantageously as...

Rich Rhodes’s Three Tips For Resisting Financial Process Automation

Did you see Google's demonstration of their new virtual assistant technology, Duplex, last week? If you did, like me, probably you were both amazed ... and a little bit terrified of the implications. Essentially, Google is close to figuring out how to make it so that...

What Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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 did...

Instilling Financial Literacy For Kids In Cleveland

Memorial Day weekend can often feel a little disjointed. There we are with our burgers, our pools, our picnics -- all while we are supposedly remembering the sacrifice of so many thousands who laid down their lives in the line of duty for this country, and for the...

Reflections On The Extended Tax Season By A Local Cleveland Tax Professional

I remember at the end of April 2019 that I felt like it had been one of the wildest tax seasons in memory. The TCJA ("Trump Tax Code") had thrown a ton of curveballs our way, and we were looking forward to implementing tax planning strategies for our Cleveland clients...

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!