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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 had a 1099-C for about $135,000. My husband didn't have any withholding on Social Security. His employer couldn't withhold due to incompetence. I felt utter dread wash over me. Memories of owing the IRS before were constantly on my mind. I called a local CPA. Besides being clueless, he wanted to charge me for every question I had about insolvency. I looked on line and found little hope of the countless stories of permanently disabled people like myself getting their student loans forgiven only to be asked to pay taxes on it as if it were income.
Somewhere, somehow, I find an article by Gary Bode. I bookmarked it for when it's time to do the actual taxes. With his excellent help in how to do all of this out of a virtual office I get my part of the work done. My questions got answered, for free. I give a retainer, do what I said I did and wait. I hear from Gary. I go into shock! How can this be? Not only do I not owe on the 135,000....Gary itemizes and after paying what was almost nothing in taxes we get $950.00 back! No more hubby doing the taxes online! I will use Gary Bode as long as he will agree to work with me!
It was so easy, no worries, but professional and top notch. I know I have thanked you Gary but I am so grateful. Thank you ever so much again!

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IRS Tax Audit CPA discusses the Criminal Investigation Unit of the IRS | NC IRS Audit CPA

NC IRS audit CPA discusses IRS tax convictions

Gary Bode, CPA: if the IRS Criminal Investigation contacts you, call an attorney. But if you'd like a free initial phone consult on a tax audit issue, please call us at 399-2705.

The IRS itself is usually patient with taxpayers, often allowing months to resolve an issue.  Per their published chart below, the actual number of IRS criminal investigations is low.  And speaking as both a CPA and taxpayer, the folks they convict deserve it.  Here’s our post on convictions arising from IRS tax audits. And CI (Criminal Investigations) helps with the fight against terrorism, too, through their forensic accounting technologies.

While CPAs are the best professionals to handle IRS tax audits, you may need a good criminal attorney if IRS Special Agents, more commonly know as Criminal Investigator agents, contact you. The chart below shows that less than half of IRS criminal investigations end in convictions, but that over 80% of convictions result in prison sentences.  I imagine all convictions include fines and financial penalties.

How to Interpret Criminal Investigation Data

Since actions on a specific investigation may cross fiscal years, the data shown in cases initiated may not always represent the same universe of cases shown in other actions within the same fiscal year.

FY 2010 FY 2009 FY 2008
Investigations Initiated 4706 4121 3749
Prosecution Recommendations 3034 2570 2785
Information/Indictments 2645 2335 2547
Total Convictions 2184 2105 2144
Total Sentenced* 2172 2229 1957
Percent to Prison 81.5% 81.2% 80.9%

*Sentence includes confinement to federal prison, halfway house, home detention, or some combination thereof.

While I’m a Wilmington NC IRS audit CPA, our virtual office allows us to offer IRS resolution services to a wider geographical base. We have many posts discussing the IRS audit process, from the initial Notice, through the federal lien release.  This includes multiple articles delineating strategies on dealing with IRS audits.  Please read any of these to get a feel for our expertise and empathetic attitude.  Call (910) 399-2705 for a free initial phone consult.

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