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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 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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Tax Audit CPA discusses IRS Red Flags | how do I avoid being audited by the IRS?

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Gary Bode, CPA: don't shoot yourself in the foot. For a free phone consult please call (910) 399-2705.

Every IRS tax audit CPA says there is no guaranteed way to avoid an audit. Why? The IRS conducts random audits just to establish their own internal benchmarks. But here are some common sense issues to help avoid a tax audit.

Use Tax Software

For a simple personal return, use tax software to prepare it. The IRS provides free software online. Software prevents almost all the top ten errors the IRS sees in Form 1040 tax returns.

Be Honest

I think most tax audit CPAs would agree the IRS probably knows when you’re lying, at least 80% of the time. They just don’t have the resources to chase down every small case. But their correspondence Audits are now more common and designed, in my opinion, to catch smaller discrepancies.
“Every IRS tax audit CPA says there are ways to guarantee you’ll be audited.”
– Gary Bode, tax audit CPA

Be Timely

If you need extra time, file an extension. But what if you still need more time after the final deadline? Sometimes it’s better to file by the deadline, doing the best you can, and then amend that return ASAP.

Think Skeptical

I try to look at things from an IRS tax audit perspective. If your company is claiming a tax refund, because of a Ponzi scheme casualty loss, imagine what the IRS wants to see;

  • Proof you had an account with the Ponzi scheme perpetrator.
  • Proof the perpetrator cheated you
  • Proof of the amount you lost.
  • The special Appendix required with Form 4684.
  • A good cover letter explaining the situation clearly.

Be Complete

Be proactive in obtaining all relevant tax information. Here’s an actual IRS tax audit case. A Client had his car re-possessed. The Lender wrote off his loan. That bad debt became taxable income to him for that tax year. The Lender sent a Form 1099-C to the IRS but, probably, not to my client. My Client should have known bad debt was taxable and asked for his copy of Form 1099-C.

Keep Records

Even if it’s a shoebox system, keep documents that can help you prove what’s on your tax return.

Keep Notes

As a CPA I obviously can’t remember every aspect of every case. So I keep notes. Our tax software allows me to make notes on every tax field. I can keep them private or submit them as explanations when I file the return

Know when you need to Punt

There are many tax issues that are difficult without some experience. Get a Pro when you need one. I spend dozens of hours a year staying current with just the issues I specialize in. Sometimes paying a CPA or enrolled agent just makes sense.

Don’t be Nasty

Virtually all IRS employees are professional and understand your frustration. But berating them by phone or in person doesn’t make a lot of sense. Stay professional.

I’m a tax audit CPA with a virtual office to serve you wherever you are. Please read some of the hundreds of posts on this website to gauge my abilities, credentials and experience. (910) 399-2705.

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