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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I have been using TurboTax for years but encountered an investment situation that TurboTax is not designed to handle. After searching the web for local CPAs/Accountants and chatting with a couple on the phone I was unable to find someone locally with sufficient experience in my particular situation with whom I felt comfortable. Deciding to broaden my search beyond my local area I discovered Gary's website and a detailed discussion with options pertinent to my situation. During a brief phone conversation, Gary answered all of my questions, explained how we would exchange information online and gave me an estimate for preparing my current tax return and an amended return. It was a pleasure working with Gary. He delivered everything he promised with no surprises.

Hank Varno, Purcellville, 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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Tax CPA discusses the IRS loss of Power to require Education for tax Preparers

In January of 2013 the IRS program for registering tax preparers and requiring proper training were struck down in court. As a CPA I’m not affected by that decision since CPAs are held to a higher standard. I do at least 40 hears a year of continuing education a year including a required ethics course. This court decision mostly affects the national tax chains like Liberty and Jackson Hewitt. CPAs don’t really compete for the low-level tax returns the chains prepare. So I’ve got no axe to grind here.

As some background, I worked for Jackson Hewitt for a season decades ago and have taught a course for Liberty. At Jackson Hewitt I received three days of training in an environment so chaotic I doubt anyone got anything from it. At Liberty, their own tax training got minimized as the franchise owner desired.

The tax chains’ software is excellent. But the preparers aren’t well-trained. I hoped that would change with the IRS initiatives.

Since you’re relying on the tax software, my suggestions is to self-prepare using TurboTax. You get quality software and a tax preparer as qualified as you’d find in the chains. TurboTax handles low to moderate tax returns well. The price is cheaper than the chains.

The Turbo Tax business tax return software is OK, but it isn’t bullet proof like their Form 1040 software. You need to know your way around the Partnership or S Corporation tax returns. Their price is high enough that using a CPA is reasonable.