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Paying Bills in 2023: Chrisa Anderson’s Tips

Last week, the IRS announced the "official" beginning of the 2023 tax season – January 23. That's the date that they start accepting electronically filed returns. (Yes, some Western Illinois people really do file their taxes this early.) This is the start of the...

4 Financial Goals Western Illinois People Can Reach in 2023

I want to help you today. With your resolutions, that is.You see, if you take a look at the most common resolutions (lose 20lbs, work out more, quit smoking, read more & watch less, etc. etc. etc.) they’re all pretty similar – you might as well get out last year's...

2023 Tax Strategies Western Illinois Taxpayers Should Make Now

Resolutions? Really?It’s kind of what you do in January — new year, new goals, new me … right?Well, as someone who’s made resolutions and failed to keep them over many years, I’m all about focusing on what I know is doable. As your Western Illinois tax pro, I’m...

Federal Spending 2022’s Effect on Western Illinois Taxpayers

As we come out of the last-minute gift wrapping and too many holiday goodies fog and finish out 2022, I want to take a moment and say thank you for your trust this year. We here at CL Anderson & Associates, PC are grateful that you choose us not only to handle...

The New Crypto Regulations and Western Illinois Traders

The holidays are fully upon us, and I’ll have more to say along those lines next week. But, as is usually the case, there are many tax and regulatory things to handle before EOY, and I want to keep you abreast of all those things whether you’re one of my Western...

Anderson’s Year-End Guide to Paying Less Taxes

When scrolling my social feeds, if I come across a Christmas countdown post, I sometimes have to purposefully slow my breathing. For Western Illinois tax and financial pros like me, this season also shouts: deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. Also, yes … happy...

2022 Changes Could Mean Tax Advantages for Western Illinois Filers

Phew. I can tell you (for my part) that I’m eager to metaphorically turn the calendar page into 2023. The last THREE tax seasons have been fairly brutal for tax professionals, navigating IRS staffing challenges, all of the government relief initiatives, and of course...

The New U.S. Congress: What’s Ahead for Western Illinois Taxpayers

After a U.S. Congress election – regardless of your political perspective – within the results there is always a little bit of the productive, the unproductive, and the stalemate. Sometimes things work in your favor as a faithful Western Illinois taxpayer. Sometimes,...

Chrisa Anderson’s Thoughts on Finding Joy In Life

Wow, am I the only one who turned around and suddenly found the holidays have already planted themselves on my doorstep? No? Oh. Well…At this time of year, it seems like I always find myself saying, It’s been a crazy year like a proverbial broken record. But, it...

When Disaster Strikes Western Illinois Taxpayers: Casualty Loss Deduction

Well, if you had an account with FTX, you very well might be in some financial difficulty. To a certain segment of our Western Illinois clients, this is a BIG deal. As such, I'll have more thoughts in the following weeks as things become more clear.But the "good"...

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!

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