We Prepare Tax Returns!

We prepare most type of tax returns:

Individual. 

S Corporation.

C Corporation.

Partnership.

Payroll.

Amended.

Gary Bode, CPA is a Master's Degreed, nation wide accountant offering tax and business services. Member of AICPA and NCACPA. Our virtual office provides excellent service to long distance and international clients. Call (910) 399-2705 for a free phone consult.

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Client Testimonials

I used Gary’s services to file my 2012 income tax return. This was my first year having an accountant do my return, as I have always done it myself using TurboTax. However, this year I had cancelled debt from my old primary residence which I was forced to convert to a rental property after relocating out of state.

While it didn’t cost me anything to do the short sale, the income tax consequence from the cancelled debt, roughly $50,000 in my case, was enough to move me from the 15% tax bracket to the 25% tax bracket.  Needless to say, I was concerned about that.

Finances were already tight and my husband and I are expecting our first child this fall. So the possibility of owing income tax was stressing me out. However, Gary was great at relieving my fears.

He is extremely knowledgeable, answered all my questions and was very thorough. I knew I was in good hands. He kept in constant contact with me throughout the process, keeping me updated on the progress of my return and letting me know what paperwork he needed to complete my filing.

In my mind, best case scenario would have been to not owe any taxes. Second best would be to only owe a little. Well, you can imagine my surprise and delight when Gary told me I was actually due a refund of a little over $2,700.00!

To top it all off, I found Gary’s fee for service to be fair, competitive and affordable; especially given the complexity of this type of return. I am so glad I did not try and go it alone this year. I am extremely pleased with Gary’s service and would recommend him highly to anyone, in fact I already have. If you have cancelled debt from a short sale or foreclosure, don’t freak out. Take a deep breath and call or email Gary. I am grateful I did.

Angie Falke of Holiday, FL

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Even though Gary enjoys helping colleagues, we no longer provide free consults to other tax preparers. He's happy to consult on an hourly billing basis if our schedule allows.

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Back Taxes | CPA asks if you’d like the IRS to prepare your Tax Return | The Simple Return Act

Back Taxes CPA Wilmington NC discusses the IRS as tax preparers

Gary Bode, CPA: the IRS already prepares tax returns based on their collected information for a given tax year. Of course, most of their information is on income. But we’ll help you claim all legitimate tax deductions and credits. (910) 399-2705.

Back tax CPAs see IRS prepared “substitute returns” all the time. When you don’t file a return yourself, the IRS does it for you eventually, using the information they’ve collected for that tax year. The “substitute return” usually covers the income aspects of your tax return, but not most legitimate deductions and credits. CPAs who deal with back taxes that a properly prepared, accurate tax return almost always lowers the amount of tax demanded, sometimes even generating a refund.

The Simple Tax Act

Based on their ability to prepare a “substitute return”, the IRS is pushing to be your tax preparer. Congress is now considering The Simple Return Act, which would give about 40 Million taxpayers an option to have the IRS prepare the return and send you a bill. The main thrust? Some tax returns are so simple it seems a shame folks must pay tax preparer fees to the chains like H&R Block, or to software vendors like TurboTax.

Naturally, skepticism exists on The Simple Return Act:

  • The IRS would be the fox guarding the hen-house. Well on simple returns that’s not a big issue. Safeguards would exist.
  • The IRS would have confidential information on taxpayers. Like they don’t have that now?
  • The IRS is already over burdened. Well they seem to think The Simple Tax Act would ease some of that burden.
  • The IRS doesn’t understand the tax code itself. Well, on basic returns they certainly do.

I’m a back tax CPA with a virtual office to serve clients wherever they are. Generally clients come to me after the IRS has prepared their back taxes for them, for multiple tax years. Properly prepared tax returns that include all legitimate deductions and tax credits almost always lower that tax bill. Sometimes even generating a refund. For a free phone consult with a back tax CPA, instead of an IRS agent, please call (910) 399-2705.

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