We Prepare Tax Returns!

We prepare most type of tax returns:


S Corporation.

C Corporation.




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 became totally and permanently disabled after a working for 44 years. I returned to college late in life (while working full-time) to fulfill my dream of becoming an RN and at that time found it necessary to secure student loans. Three years after being declared totally and permanently disabled my student loans were discharged. In January 2013 we received a 1099-C form declaring said student loans that were discharged however that amount could be considered as income for 2012. This was a large amount of money and we live on two pensions and social security income.

I started looking on the internet for information regarding 1099-C and felt that this was something that we could not handle alone. I made phone calls locally to a very reputable tax group in a city near us and they said it would cost $500 for an appointment and that they really prefer to do corporate taxes and they referred me to a local person who had worked for them at one time, we called and explained the situation and an appointment was made and then the comment was made that "I will have to do some research on this" and flags immediately went up and we called back and cancelled that appointment. I had been researching the IRSwebsite and every place else I could think of and I was not comfortable doing our own taxes this year. We called another local tax preparer that we had used in the past and made an appointment, however prior to the appointment, while still seeking information regarding our situation,

I came across a website for Gary l. Bode, MSA, CPA, PC in Wilmington, NC. I called Mr. Bodeand explained our situation and asked if he could help. He spoke very knowledgeably regarding the situation and stated that yes; he felt he could help us. As Mr. Bode was in North Carolina and we were in New York I scanned all of our documents including back-up documents for all of our claims and forwarded all to him. Mr. Bode kept in touch with us via email; we have spoken on the telephone several times and have become very comfortable with his knowledge and professionalism. Also, as I am a true "worrier" I have continued looking into information regarding our tax situation and I came upon another web page for Mr. Bode that included testimonials which spoke of his experience with this type of tax situation as it became prevalent during the recession. This reinforced in our minds that we had made the right decision in hiring this person as our tax preparer.

I share all of this as our taxes are now ready to be filed (we do owe tax for 2012 but not the astronomical figure we thought we were facing), and we are confident that they have been prepared with the utmost care by a gentleman who has an excellent working knowledge of the situation we faced and the tax laws that were applicable to said situation.


Bill and Carol

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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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My bibliograpy: 3rd edition of The Business of Medical Practice

CPA Wilmington NC

A CPA in Wilmington NC Speaks English not Fiancialese

I believe accounting should be a useful managerial tool and CPAs should speak English, not Financialese.  Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to make money as a national author, mostly because of my approach to making accounting actually useful.  I became a CPA partly because my CPA just wasn’t helpful for my business. I expected my CPA to be a partner providing business acumen I didn’t have then. But even the tax preparation was reactive and not proactive. The next CPA thought that providing more frequent Financial Statements, which I openly stated I didn’t understand, was going to be helpful, and charged me accordingly.  So I became aware that, in some cases, there were gaps in services a small business could obtain from a CPA.  Unless you had had your own CFO, it seemed like you were at a real disadvantage.  Frustrating, because it was obvious large firms had this expertise.

Basically my approach today is to take tools of the trade, common in public companies and modify/customize them for businesses without a trained CFO.  And help you understand how to use them.  Many folks sadly view their accounting information as just an interface for the IRS.  Probably because of the financialese involved and inherent historical nature to it. 

“I believe accounting should be a useful managerial tool and CPAs should speak English, not Financialese.”
-Gary Bode CPA, Wilmington NC Accountant

The 3rd edition of The Business of Medical Practice is out.  Here’s a link. http://businessofmedicalpractice.com/about-the-book/.  I’ve authored, and co-authored, multiple chapters in it including cash flow management, cost accounting and financial ratios.  The editor is Dr. David Marcinko, now an MBA and Certified Financial Planner.  I feel this book helps medical practices gear up for the Healthcare Reform Act. 

My other publications include:

  • The Products line of medical trade magazines as a medical practice management columnist.  Which served Plastic Surgeons, Orthodontists, Optometrists, Chiropractors and Podiatrists   These had a monthly circulation of 60,000.  Contributing editor for Chiropractic Products for awhile too.
  • Podiatry Today, where two of the practice management articles from the Products magazines were re-published.
  • AOA News, the national association of Optometrist’s newspaper.  It ran  a series of four articles ran showing how to build a graphical practice management performance dashboard using practice stats and financial parameters.
  • Resources for Financial Planners, where I was the tax editor for two years and revised several of the chapters in it.
  • Runner’s World magazine. Twice.

While I’m a CPA in Wilmington NC , these publications generally involved national experience in healthcare and business valuations, which honed my desire to help folks use their accounting for managerial purposes, into a true ability to do so. 

If you need a Wilmington NC CPA who wants you to keep more of what you earn, call us for a free consult (910) 399-2705.

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