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

Free Consult

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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QuickBooks Setup

QuickBooks CPA

Gary Bode,CPA: QuickBooks is our specialty! (910) 399-2705.

Gary was an online QuickBooks and Computerized Accounting Instructor for Baker College, in Michigan.  This familiarity with Quick Books, and his desire to turn your accounting and financial data into useful managerial tools, make him the perfect choice to set up QuickBooksfor you.  And, to help train the staff. With our virtual office, your Company’s location isn’t usually an issue.

“I’ve worked with every QuickBooks version for over 15 years: from Basic to Enterprise and Online, and in almost all types of companies.” Gary Bode, QuickBooks CPA

QuickBooks Chart of Accounts Setup

Your accounting should do more that just Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.  Setting up logical accounts  to appear in your Financial Statements is crucial to turning your data into managerial tools, that can help guide your company’s future.  We utilize QuickBook’s flexibility to create a Chart of Accounts that reflects your business the way you intuitively think about it.  We adjust to the way you think.

For example, we often see Insurance as an Income Statement account.  It holds the facility’s insurance, Workman’s Comp, vehicle insurance, sometimes health insurance etc.  Which is, of course, correct.  But isn’t the facility insurance really part of facility cost?  Isn’t Workman’s Comp more like an employee cost?  And you can’t drive the vehicle without insurance.  So, we try to use functional centers:

  • Your Facility account has all its associated expenses listed with it. Rent, Utilities and Insurance.
  • Your Vehicle account includes Fuel, Repairs and Insurance.
  • Your Employee expenses include Health Insurance and Workman’s Comp.

The guideline for establishing an account is 1) how much money you expect to pass through it and 2) whether you can make managerial decisions based on that amount.  For example, if you have to sporadically rent a truck for your business, we would suggest tracking those expenses in a Truck Rental QuickBooks sub account.  Because you may eventually want to purchase your own truck if the cost of renting warrants it.

Pit Falls in  QuickBooks Setup

The same user friendliness that  makes QuickBooks the industry leader, is also its greatest downfall.  Things can be deleted and duplicated because it doesn’t have the controls other accounting software does.

 ” I’ve seen clients mess up QuickBooks in very creative ways and have learned how to fix all of them.” Gary Bode ,CPA – QuickBooks Accountant

While we try to prevent you having problems with QuickBooks, isn’t it comforting to know we can fix them?

Please call us for a free initial QuickBooks setup consult at (910) 399-2705.