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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. In addition I am a Certified Mentor for SCORE. 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


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.

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.


Federal income tax questions.

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2016-06-23 taxes owed from home sale:

Rainer,    Thanks for your question.     Her basis in the home is the fair market value as of date of death. If the sale price minus costs of sale exceeded this value, you would pay tax on the excess.

2016-06-23 C-Corp liquidating distribution:

Jason,    Thanks for your question. My first advice is to call in someone to guide you on this.    The 5k in capital stock is not relevant in this case. That represents at least a portion of outside basis

2016-06-16 Effectively connected income or not:

Dear Sean,    Compensation for lost wages reported on form W-2 is income effectively connected and thus taxable to you.    Income reported on 1099 will be treated differently. Whether it is taxable or

2016-05-28 depreciation recapture:

Sue,    Thanks for your question.    Yes, you will need to recapture depreciation on any asset that is sold. You will need to assign a sales price to each asset, or allocate the sales price based on the

2016-05-21 State tax rates:

You missed the point.    99% of your question was readily available even if you had no business backgroud.  Your statement that you have 2 (two, for emphasis) masters in busines is totally scary.  I stand

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