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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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IRS Garnished Wages? What is wage garnishment? Back tax CPA accountant explains how to prevent it

CPA answers what is wage garnishment

Garnished wages? You might have a few moves left. (910) 399-2705.

Garnished wages are one form of an IRS tax levy. IRS wage garnishment usually isn’t a surprise. They send out multiple advance warnings, like Notice CP 501, that culminate in an IRS tax lien. Finally, the IRS attaches (i.e. levies) to the assets listed in the tax lien. I’ll share some tips I’ve learned as a CPA accountant who deals with preventing or stopping wage garnishment, focusing on back taxes.

What is wage garnishment?

The IRS or Court forces your employer to deduct funds from your paycheck and send it to a creditor. Every state has its own garnishment laws. Garnished wages stop when the back tax or other debt is paid.

Find your state’s specific tax laws here with this handy IRS guide.

Consequences of wage garnishment:

  • It’s embarrassing.
  • It’s additional hassle for your employer and sometimes folks get fired for it.
  • Your cash flow decreases.
  • IRS tax liens show up on credit reports. No more credit and potential employers pass you by.

Reasons for garnished wages:

  • Back taxes.
  • Child support.
  • Defaulted student loans.

How to prevent wage garnishment from back taxes

  • Make sure the IRS is correct.  Hey, they can make mistakes too.
  • Don’t procrastinate. Typically the IRS sends notices for months. Don’t waste that time.
  • Back tax CPA accountants can sometimes delay wage garnishment. The IRS recognizes that a tax professional needs time to work out your case.
  • If you haven’t filed back tax returns, do so immediately. This almost always decreases the tax and penalties you owe.

“I’ve seen cases of imminent wage garnishment turn into refunds. Strange but true.”
– Gary Bode, CPA accountant

  • I think most CPAs automatically check to see if you’re a candidate for an Offer in Compromise.
  • You can enter into an Installment Agreement with the IRS via Form 9465.

I’m a back tax CPA that deals with IRS levies including garnished wages. I have a virtual office that provides nationwide service. (910) 399-2705.


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