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Smart Planning for Financial Independence in Ellis County, TX

I have more to say about financial independence today (since I received some great feedback the last time I wrote about it). But before I get there, I'd like to speak some encouragement to you. A few people in Ellis County, TX wrote me saying that they were feeling...

Four Key Points If You Find Yourself Owing the IRS Money by Rodney Vander Kooi

For many Ellis County small business owners, and families, it can seem that the government has simply been throwing money around and not paying attention to what is done with it, or collecting what is due.After all, there is a backlog of notices that the IRS is STILL...

Rodney Vander Kooi’s 2019 Tax Documents List

The new decade is finally in full swing.With big holidays the last couple weeks, you might be like me -- this week is when the real work begins. The work of doing something NOW to start in on those goals for the year.As I recently wrote: it's not about the goals ......

Now Is The Time For An Estate Plan For Ellis County Taxpayers

Right now, it's almost impossible to escape the conflict, the noise, and the shaming over various cultural decisions we're having to make. Lockdowns, schooling, more economic stimulus, elections, vaccines -- it's all enough to drive you crazy if you pay close...

Labor Tax Updates By Rodney Vander Kooi

Everything about this year since March has just felt a little ... off. And I mean aside from all of the cultural and political turmoil we're living through.The seasonality of everything feels different too. Pro sports are out of sync, "back to school" season surely...

Paying Off Debt by Rodney Vander Kooi

Last month, I talked about [ENGBLOG]some potential moves Ellis County taxpayers could make by the end of the year. I wanted to remind you of those possibilities before I get to what else I want to talk with you about... (paying off debt)Those were:Look ahead to 2021...

Four Keys to Achieving Financial Freedom by Rodney Vander Kooi

Four Keys to Achieving Financial Freedom by Rodney Vander Kooi "You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor." -James Allen Often, as we strive to keep our heads above water in these culturally crazy...

VK GROUP, LLC Answers: Can You Be Fired Because of A Wage Levy?

We're almost at the end of September, which is bewildering -- where did summer go? Pumpkin lattes are everywhere, the weather is turning ... and life is really starting to accelerate. But we do know something that can stop anyone in their tracks on an accelerating...

Nine Crucial Questions To Prepare Ellis County Taxpayers For Their 2020 Taxes

First some important reminders for all Ellis County taxpayers, then I have a bunch of questions to which I'd like you to respond...Depending on when you read this, the October 15th tax return extension deadline (for families and individuals) is either VERY close, or...

Save On Your Taxes With Rodney Vander Kooi’s Nine Tax Planning Questions

Tax Pro World is abuzz about the increase of the Social Security wage base standard.Well, I should clarify -- most of Tax Pro World is taking naps this week and not really thinking much about taxes whatsoever, ha! After all, that was one of the most epically intensive...

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!