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.

Effective Financial Documentation Strategies for Ellis County Taxpayers

A few timely things to get to, before I offer you my thoughts on a good task for you to do this week...First of all, the IRS has apparently caught up on processing their backlogged mail that stacked up during COVID closures. Or, well enough, they say.That means that...

How To Get Out of Credit Card Debt Fast in Ellis County, TX: 6 Key Steps

Often, when you're faced with IRS debt, there are other nasty little financial problems out there that can tend to crop up. I have to tell you though, as I sat down to write this strategy note, it made me think about some Ellis County, TX clients that I've walked with...

All People Are Tax People by Rodney Vander Kooi

... except, well ... when they aren't. Or when they have a question. Or when they have to deal directly with the IRS (yikes). Or when they have any kind of complications in their return. Or ... I could go on, but you get the point.The Super Bowl is behind us (congrats...

Rodney Vander Kooi’s Guiding Principles For Teaching Kids About Money

However you slice it, the schooling situation right now is tough, with no good options.If you are vehemently in favor of full-on school ... well, compassion would dictate that you would recognize that others are having more difficulty with that, for caution's sake or...

Debunking Estate Plan Myths For Ellis County Taxpayers (Part 2)

We're diving in, with sleeves rolled up, with a bunch of our Ellis County area tax preparation clients in creating the best tax return possible for their 2020.Get on our list here: 469-672-5157But here at VK GROUP LLC we're also keeping an eye on the Congressional...

When Conventional Financial Advice Is Wrong by Rodney Vander Kooi

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...

Do Identity Theft Protection Plans Work? Rodney Vander Kooi’s Tips for Ellis County Friends

An identity is stolen every two seconds in this country.Yeap, you read that right. Every TWO seconds. Yeah… that’s a lot. That means that either you or people you know in Ellis County have fallen victim to identity theft.It’s the #1 type of complaint received by the...

Rodney Vander Kooi’s “Help Me Remember” Holiday Prayer

These last couple weeks of 2021 are already a little unusual.Current events are swirling around virus policy, the big Biden "Build Back Better" Act seems to have hit a Joe-Manchin-sized brick wall, sports leagues are in an uproar around rising case numbers, and...

What Is Estate Planning? Six Good Reasons Everyone Should Have An Estate Plan In Ellis County, TX

There is this show I've been watching on Netflix called Heir Hunters, and it chronicles 30 research companies in the UK who race to locate surviving heirs when someone dies without a will. The research companies get a commission if they can locate the heirs. It's a...

Helping Ellis County Residents Understand the Purpose of Life Insurance

As the old joke goes, the only two guarantees in life are death and taxes.In these updates, I obviously spend a lot of time talking about taxes.And these past 12 months, no matter how things have landed for those of you in or near Ellis County ... the other part of...

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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