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Tax Reform Has Opened Up Many Tax Strategy Opportunities We Can Implement For Cleveland Families And Individuals

I can't believe it, but here we are, almost done with the month of August (!), school is already starting in many areas where we serve clients, and football is again being discussed as something to pay attention to. This summer has absolutely FLOWN by -- and those of...

How To Remove An IRS Tax Lien By First Tax Relief

I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was as filling as mine. I'm still enjoying the leftovers! In my opinion, that is one of the very best things about the holiday ... that, and all of the political conversations around the table.Whoops. I'm kidding about that last...

Thanksgiving Week Reflections From A Cleveland Business Owner

It's a slower week, here in First Tax Relief World. Yes, it's crazy (and a bit of a relief, to be frank) that we now find ourselves in Thanksgiving week. And I have some thoughts, which are perhaps a bit more meditative than normal, because of how this holiday works...

The Most Likely Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail In Cleveland

It's always been hard-scrapping for small business owners in Cleveland. We've all heard the old adage: At least 85% and maybe as high as 98% of new small businesses fail before they hit the five year mark. That rate may have been even higher over the past decade. Now,...

Don’t Wait Until April To Let First Tax Relief Provide IRS Tax Debt Relief

Here we are in the fall, and the pace of life has clearly accelerated for most families in Cleveland. Even if you don't have school-aged children, there's just something about this season that increases the intensity for everyone. Maybe it's just football season.And...

The Powers and Limitations of IRS Auditors by Rich Rhodes

No matter the time of year, the IRS Audit and Enforcement people are always on the prowl for new cases, and their first step, should you find yourself in their crosshairs, is almost always the audit. Dealing with an audit, even if only via correspondence, is never fun...

13 Things You Really Should Know About Rich Rhodes And Chuck Norris

The fall awaits. And we here at Team First Tax Relief have been raring to go, and working on behalf of our clients in Cleveland to get them out of tough financial situations, especially as it relates to dealing with the IRS.But speaking of the IRS, there has been a...

Three More Questions To Consider in 2018 For Your Cleveland Small Business Plan

We are in that "calm before the storm" period before busy season begins in earnest for us, and it's a great time for us -- and for you, in my opinion -- to take stock. As we prepare for the increased activity and communication level that always comes this time of...

Build A Brand In Cleveland And Do It Well

As I write this, the Senate has passed their version of the tax reform bill, and now we wait for the final version of the bill. But here's the big number: Four weeks. Apparently, Congress thinks it can enact a dramatic overhaul of the law, adding substantial new...

Effective Advertising: How To Find It In Cleveland

As you may or may not already know, this is the final week before extended tax returns are due (Monday, October 16th is the due date this year), so we are working hard here in our Cleveland offices with those clients who placed an extension on their filing, to make...

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!