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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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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Virtual Office

Gary Bode, CPA: Distance isn’t a factor for delivering excellent client service. For a free initial phone consult, please call (910) 399-2705.

We have clients I’ve never met. But they get excellent service. Distance isn’t a factor for working with us.

Our virtual office evolved over time. It started with clients who moved and still remained with the firm. Then this website drew national and international clients. Now we practice in all States except HI. The virtual office adds convenience for our local Wilmington NC area clients too. Components include:

Client Portal

Because of client demand we use a secure client portal to transfer sensitive documents. Like Drop Box but safer.

Electronic Signature

We can send you a password protected document via an e-mail through Echo Sign. You review the document when convenient and digitally sign it. Copies get sent to all the parties.

Password encrypted PDFs

We don’t deliver any digital document without some type of protection unless it goes into the secure client portal.

Google Drive

Imagine we’re doing four years of back taxes for you that include a small business. After discussion by phone, we set up a spreadsheet where you can enter figures for all four years by category. Google Drive sends you a link. You sign into your own Google Drive account (which is free) and then complete the spreadsheet.

Cisco WebEx

You can see what I’m doing on my computer screen and vice versa. Excellent for reviewing tax returns and QuickBooks training.

Extended Hour Phone Appointments

Guaranteed on time. International clients need accommodation for time zone differences. Local clients appreciate being able to speak with us “after hours” Saturday appointments available.

QuickBooks Accountant Copies

You can send us your QB file via the client portal or by e-mail. Keep working with no disruption of use. You can re-import our changes seamlessly.

E-Mail. We acknowledge and answer e-mails daily. When we hear complaints about other CPAs, the complaint is usually based on non-responsiveness.

Fax

Sometimes it is just easier to fax us a document.

PayPal

Even paying us is easy and convenient!

Distance is not a limiting factor for most of our services. After all, not everyone is lucky enough to live in wonderful Wilmington! We’re Southern and responsive by nature. So, please read a few of our hundreds of posts to gauge our ability and proactive philosophy. For a free phone consult on most issues. please call (910) 399-2705.