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We prepare most type of tax returns:


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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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My husband and I had to deal with canceled debt from a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure on a second home with our 2012 taxes. We never had to deal with this type of tax experience and needless to say, we were fearful. Owing taxes on possible additional income was stressful. We searched for CPA’s as well as info about DILs and how Insolvency worked. When we came across Gary’s website, we were impressed. We found his website 8 months prior to tax season. We kept it as a “Favorite” as we knew we would need to contact him for assistance. When it was time to get a CPA, we called Gary. We felt relieved that we actually had someone that not only understood our concerns but was an expert in this area. He walked us through the process and all the time telling us not to worry. When our taxes were completed, you cannot imagine the relief we had when we actually were able to get a refund.

Gary is a dedicated professional and attentive to his clients. We love the virtual office as it is convenient during tax time and he’s fees were fair and affordable when you consider the depth of work accomplished on our taxes!

We’ve already started recommending Gary to others. We are so blessed and grateful for all that Gary did to assist with our taxes.


Patty and Tim, Fredericksburg, VA

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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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QuickBooks CPA discusses Fraud

QuickBooks CPAs love the software, but recognize it’s a relatively easy program to commit fraud with. Proper setup helps of course. I’ve presented numerous articles about how to decrease potential fraud on this website. But today I’m going to concentrate on the motivation of fraud.

The AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) has a tight association with the ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners). ACFE presents lots of good information on fraud by examining known cases and then compiling the various factors.

In the August 2012 Journal of Accountancy, ACFE says that 80% of fraudsters exhibit behavioral warning signs. They cite living beyond their means as a chief example. This observation by the ACFE doesn’t lend itself to fraud prevention in most cases. They also mention that only 5-10% of fraudsters have a prior criminal record. This presents a problem in the hiring process since 90-95% of fraudsters would pass a standard background check. Maybe a credit check is prudent? CPAs know the IRS often imputes a suspect’s cash flow during their “lifestyle” tax audits. But the IRS has access to more information, staff and resources no employer has. So, how can an employer know if the employee is cash strapped? You can’t, at least by looking at their cars, houses, vacations etc. It sounds cynical, but sometimes employees reveal this through casual conversations e.g. “My husband worries about our house being foreclosed.”

Perpetrators are most likely to be:

  • Male.
  • Between 31 and 45 years old.
  • Have an undergraduate degree.
  • Hold a staff level position.
  • Be in the accounting or sales department. Look for employees with a tight relationship with a vendor or customer.
  • First time offenders

“During our annual ethics training, CPAs are often told that almost everyone would steal, at least under extreme circumstances involving their perceived needs and opportunity.” 
 –  Gary Bode, QuickBooks CPA

No QuickBooks CPA will guarantee they can lock down QuickBooks so tight that no fraud is possible. CPAs explicitly state they cannot detect all instances of fraud. But there are common sense techniques that have been developed over centuries. The essence of these is closing the vault; how many times would you walk past an unguarded, open bank vault without grabbing some cash?

I’m a QuickBooks CPA because almost all of my clients use QuickBooks. I try to setup up QuickBooks so that the owners have a chance of analyzing their accounting data for managerial decisions. I also try to setup QuickBooks to prevent fraud. For a free phone consult, please call (910) 399-2705.