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Randall Brody, EA, MBA, CCP

Tax Samaritan is a boutique firm specializing in the preparation of taxes and the resolution of tax problems for Americans living abroad, as well as the unique tax issues that apply to taxpayers that are gamblers, teachers, nurses and military.


Tax and general business including hospitality related (hotel mgmt degree and experience in industry prior to obtaining ms tax and cpa).

IJ Zemelman, EA MBA

I am an IRS-authorized EA and principal of a Tax Preparation firm focusing on U.S. Expatriates. We specialize in all tax issues faced by American citizens living abroad - such as foreign earned income, tax treaties, foreign spouse, etc. Visit our website - - for more information.


Federal income tax questions.

John Stancil, CPA

I can answer questions on personal income taxes, partnerships, and some corporate income taxes. I can deal with some state tax questions. Limited gift and estate tax questions. I am also familiar with ministerial and church tax reporting issues. I am Professor Emeritus at Florida Southern College. Sales taxes and property taxes are state and local issues so I am not likely be be able to give you an in depth answer on those types of taxes. I have maintained a CPA practice, specializing in tax, for over 35 years. I am a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, The Florida Insititute of CPA's, The NCPE Fellowship, and the Institute of Management Accountants. Visit my website at I also offer seminars and consultations to churches and clergy on their tax issues at Also visit my blog, I am listed on Tax Connections at Prepare and file your own taxes at

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2014-09-20 Tax advice:

Lawrence,    Thanks for your question.    Judgments and awards for physical injury are not taxable, you do not need to report them on your return at all. However, you cannot take a deduction for any of

2014-09-15 capital loss rollover question:

Mike,    Thanks for your question.    Each year you can apply the loss carryforward to any capital gains in that year, plus $3,000.  The $3,000 should be applied even if you can't use it in that particular

2014-09-15 stock sales:

Mona,    Thanks for your question.    Technically, you should have taken the losses when the stocks became worthless. If that happened in the last three years (which does not appear to be the case) you

2014-09-14 Moving Deduction:

Jerry,    Thanks for your question.    The shipping crate, as well as the cost of shipping your dog, is deductible.  However, the rabies titer is not deductible.  About 1998, the IRS severely restricted

2014-09-14 depreciation:

Sennie,    Thanks for your question.    It would be more simple if you depreciated then individually. That way, if an asset was retired, lost, or whatever before the end of its depreciable life, you would

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