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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CPA passes along Wacky Tax Deductions

The following list was compiled by the MN Society of CPAs

1) A taxpayer wanted to claim his elected official as a dependent because he was paying their salary.

2) One taxpayer wanted to deduct the market value of his whole blood donations.

3) Someone tried to claim a $100,000 deduction for burning down an old cabin.

4) Gambling losses are charitable donations?

5) Private school fees are charitable donations?

6) Raffle tickets are charitable donations?

7) Deducting pets as dependents. Note deducting security or mascot animals may be legal.

8) A rental house in AZ as a medical expense.

9) Swimming pool as medical expense (without a Doctor’s order).

10) Cosmetic surgery as medical expense.

11) Divorce attorney fees claimed as investment expense.

12) Wedding expense deduction?

13) Truckers deducting female companionship as travel expense.

14) Deducting tattoos as medical expense.

15) A Doctor wanted to deduct hair styling and dying costs.

16) A sales lady wanted to deduct hair care, manicures and jewelry.

Our philosophy is to fly all wacky ideas by us. In some cases, concerning cosmetic surgery, animals and pools, there could be legitimate deductions, depending on the circumstances.