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 reports on IRS 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative deadline extension | Offshore Tax

CPA Wilmington NC discusses offshore tax issue.

Gary Bode, CPA: we offer complete offshore tax services via our virtual office. For a free initial phone consult, please call (910) 399-2705.

Thankfully, Hurricane Irene spared us here in Wilmington NC. But it prompted the IRS to announce, on behalf of the Criminal Investigation office, an extension for the 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative deadline, from August 31st to September 9, 2011. This helps our CPA office and others dealing with last-minute details. The program also offers other extensions of the deadline under certain circumstances.

This second IRS amnesty program encourages folks to report previously undisclosed foreign bank accounts. And catch up on related back taxes generated, of course. For some folks this is just about correcting non-compliance with reporting obligations. The IRS requires filing the notorious TD F 90-22.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) annually, which incidently helps them verify offshore taxable income. About 15,000 taxpayers came in under the first amnesty program, reportedly generating $200 Million of additional tax liability.

Carrot; This second amnesty program states no criminal charges will be filed against successful applicants. Stick; the IRS expects FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) to force foreign banks to report offshore accounts held by Americans, implying the IRS will eventually catch and prosecute tax evaders who use offshore banking.

We’re a Wilmington NC CPA Firm serving National and International Clients via our Virtual Office

We prepare Form 2555, the main focus for folks working overseas. Also Form 5471, Form 1116, Form 3520, etc. Our virtual office allows secure transfer of documents, encrypted storage, digital signatures, Google Docs and extended phone appointments to accommodate different time zones. For a free initial phone consult, call (910) 399-2705.

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