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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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.