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 became totally and permanently disabled after a working for 44 years. I returned to college late in life (while working full-time) to fulfill my dream of becoming an RN and at that time found it necessary to secure student loans. Three years after being declared totally and permanently disabled my student loans were discharged. In January 2013 we received a 1099-C form declaring said student loans that were discharged however that amount could be considered as income for 2012. This was a large amount of money and we live on two pensions and social security income.

I started looking on the internet for information regarding 1099-C and felt that this was something that we could not handle alone. I made phone calls locally to a very reputable tax group in a city near us and they said it would cost $500 for an appointment and that they really prefer to do corporate taxes and they referred me to a local person who had worked for them at one time, we called and explained the situation and an appointment was made and then the comment was made that "I will have to do some research on this" and flags immediately went up and we called back and cancelled that appointment. I had been researching the IRSwebsite and every place else I could think of and I was not comfortable doing our own taxes this year. We called another local tax preparer that we had used in the past and made an appointment, however prior to the appointment, while still seeking information regarding our situation,

I came across a website for Gary l. Bode, MSA, CPA, PC in Wilmington, NC. I called Mr. Bodeand explained our situation and asked if he could help. He spoke very knowledgeably regarding the situation and stated that yes; he felt he could help us. As Mr. Bode was in North Carolina and we were in New York I scanned all of our documents including back-up documents for all of our claims and forwarded all to him. Mr. Bode kept in touch with us via email; we have spoken on the telephone several times and have become very comfortable with his knowledge and professionalism. Also, as I am a true "worrier" I have continued looking into information regarding our tax situation and I came upon another web page for Mr. Bode that included testimonials which spoke of his experience with this type of tax situation as it became prevalent during the recession. This reinforced in our minds that we had made the right decision in hiring this person as our tax preparer.

I share all of this as our taxes are now ready to be filed (we do owe tax for 2012 but not the astronomical figure we thought we were facing), and we are confident that they have been prepared with the utmost care by a gentleman who has an excellent working knowledge of the situation we faced and the tax laws that were applicable to said situation.

 

Bill and Carol

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Gary Bode, CPA: If IRS information isn't enough help on your federal tax preparation, please call us for a free initial consult at 399-2705.

IRS.gov used to be the only source of general IRS and tax information.  It still makes all IRS tax forms and publications available.  But they’re a bit dry.  The IRS actually looks at how taxpayers obtain information and is expanding its public relations and information programs.  It has a number of cutting edge outreach programs.   Here’s a partial list of recent developments with the actual IRS promos beneath.

If the IRS supplied information isn’t enough, and you need expert tax preparation from a Wilmington NC CPA firm, please call us at 399-2705.

  • A new iPhone and Android app, IRS2go which can track your tax refund.   Also offers tax updates.
  • The IRS can Twitter you on important issues.
  • Daily tax tips by E Mail.
  • Audio Podcasts on specific tax topics.  With written transcripts. P erhaps to augment your understanding of existing publications.
  • YouTube. Short tax topics in multiple languages including ASL. Very cool.
  • Widgets.  Web site applications for tax preparers and IRS Partners.  We’ll be checking these out ourselves.
  • Small business educational events.
  • Webcasts.
  • Virtual work shops.
  • Video series on IRS tax audits. On our tax preparation on subsequent documentation on specific industries and professions, say the Clergy, we sometimes use their Agent’s audit guides. These are posted on IRS.gov by industry and profession. Which can be extremely insightful, helping us pick up flaws in the federal tax return.

Here’s the actual IRS blurbs;

IRS Goes Mobile With IRS2Go

IRS has launched IRS2Go, a smartphone application that lets you interact with the IRS using your mobile device. IRS2Go reflects IRS’ commitment to help you get the information you need—whenever you need it, wherever you are.

Get Your Refund Status

You can check the status of your federal income tax refund using IRS2Go. Simply enter your Social Security number, which will be masked and encrypted for security purposes, then select your filing status and enter the amount of your anticipated refund from your 2010 tax return. If you e-file your return, you can check your refund status within a few days. If you file a paper tax return, you will need to wait three to four weeks to check your refund status because it takes longer to process a paper return.

Get Tax Updates

You can also use IRS2Go to subscribe to filing season tax updates by entering your e-mail address to automatically get daily tax tips. Tax Tips can help you with your tax planning and preparation needs. They are issued daily during the tax filing season and periodically during the rest of the year. The plain English updates cover topics such as free tax help, child tax credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit, education credits and other topics.

Follow the IRS

Finally, you can use IRS2Go to sign up to follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews. IRSnews provides the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs.

Download the IRS2Go App

If you have an Apple iPhone or iTouch, you can download the free IRS2Go app by visiting the iTunes app store. If you have an Android device, you can visit the Android Marketplace to download the free IRS2Go app.

IRS New Media

YouTube

• IRSvideos

• IRSvideos in American Sign Language (ASL)

• IRSvideos Multilingual

• Taxpayer Advocate Service

Twitter

• IRS News

• Tax Professionals

• IRS en Espanol

• IRS Recruitment

• Taxpayer Advocate

iTunes

• IRS Podcasts

Widgets

• IRS Widgets on Marketing Express

Connect with the IRS

The IRS uses new and social media tools to share the latest information on tax changes, initiatives, products and services.

The IRS participates on the following social media platforms, including:

• YouTube ― The IRS has video channels that provide short, informative videos on various tax related topics in English, American Sign Language (ASL) and a variety of foreign languages.

• Twitter ― IRS tweets include various tax-related announcements, news for tax professionals and hiring initiatives.

Additionally, the IRS has developed its own new media tools to help share important tax information.

Audio files for Podcasts

The IRS creates audio files for use in podcasts. These short audio recordings provide useful information on one tax related topic. The audio files and their transcripts can be found in the Multimedia Center on IRS.gov. These files are also available as podcasts on iTunes.

Widgets

Widgets are tools that can be placed on websites, blogs or social media networks to direct others to IRS.gov for information. The IRS has developed a variety of widgets that feature the latest tax initiatives and programs. These widgets can be found on Marketing Express, the marketing site that allows IRS partners and tax preparers to customize their IRS communications products.

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