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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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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CPA discusses impact of Delays in the 2012 Season

A congressional subcommittee asked the IRS commissioner about delays in tax refunds early in the tax season. Let’s look at the ramifications of those tax refund delays. The IRS eliminated key support for all those instant refund loans from third parties last year, so well promoted by the chain tax storefronts, correctly stating such loans were injurious to the public. And they backed that with guarantees of reasonably timed tax refunds directly from the IRS. Well, for a week in 2012, reportedly, the IRS had to rely on its older refund systems while they updated the current ones. At a crucial time, see below.

There is a whole culture in the US that relies on early refunds as a major family financial event. In the tax chains, for example, the Earned Income Credit, which generates thousands of dollars of refunds, over and above what the client paid in, is big business. The Council for Electronic Revenue Communication Enhancement, CERCA, which serves as a private liaison between the IRS and the electronic filing industry, reported verbal abuse to tax preparers by clients experiencing these refund delays. Tax chains apparently experienced physical threats too.

For years I’ve said the instant loan tax refund industry preyed on Earned Income Credit tax payers by funneling off 10% of those refunds. I feel this is unfair to the taxpayer whose refund is pilfered and other taxpayers who essentially pay the refund. Before I was a CPA I worked at a chain tax store for a season. I couldn’t persuade the Earned Income Credit customers, that, waiting four weeks to receive $4000 was better than getting $3600 today. I consider the Earned Income Credit an entitlement program, generally distributed to those in genuine need. But I’ve also seen fraud in obtaining it. And it can also be a disincentive to some folks against making the leap from earning $6000 a year to earning $30,000 a year.

It’s easy to criticize the IRS. It took courage for them to address the usury of instant refund loans. Sure, it’s irritating to have a delay in any money coming in. Sure, let’s look at how they operate. But a few kinks in the system in such a vast bureaucracy like the IRS are understandable. They do well considering they don’t make the rules but must administer massive and inconsistent directives from Congress.