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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, 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


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

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.

IJ Zemelman, EA MBA

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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.

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2014-10-18 Real estate gifts:

Donna,    Thanks for your question.    I would find another accountant.  When a gift is given, it must be without any strings. Your agreement for her to gift it back to you in eight years renders the original

2014-10-09 Filing back-taxes:

Dear Tuan,    You are a strong candidate for filing through the Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedure (aka amnesty program).    You can find the program details at

2014-10-07 taxable income offered to an employee:

Jim,    Thanks for your question.    It can be legal. You cannot force them to go on Medicare instead of the company plan, and you need to be aware of the rules that prohibit you from discriminating between

2014-10-07 Final Form 1065 return:

Jeff,    Thanks for your question.    I presume that you are still utilizing the same EIN number. You don't have a taxable transaction, as he did not sell his interest in the business. It is still the

2014-10-06 Unforeseen Circumstances Exclusion from Gain:

I agree with all that you say.  However, the nonspecific event I was referring to was the circumstances surrounding the disposition of the sale - the fact that it took place so long after the flood.  I

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