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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OVDI CPA comments on the IRS closing a Loophole | 2012 OVDI news

Even OVDI CPAs are amazed at its success: $5 Billion of tax and penalties derived from 34,500 applications. This probably doesn’t include the other taxpayers who opted out.

But, like any IRS program, OVDI (Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Incentive )changes as folks find ways to avoid compliance. While the IRS states it’s becoming harder to hide offshore assets, the underlying FATCA program (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ), that requires foreign banks to disclose information, has problems. One such problem is taxpayers appealing to foreign courts to block disclosure. In 2012, these folks have to report such an appeal to the US Department of Justice. If they don’t report, they become ineligible for future OVDI consideration. So, the bet has changed:

  • From attempting to block foreign bank disclosure and then using OVDI if that doesn’t work.
  • To hoping the foreign appeal works and the Department of Justice doesn’t find out about it.

I’m an OVDI CPA with a virtual office to serve expat clients.  For a free phone consult, please call (910) 399-2705.

 

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