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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.


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


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

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.

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2014-09-26 Church:

Peggy,    Thanks for your question.     If you are looking at IRS Publication 1828, you probably see the IRS list of 14 factors that are characteristic of a church, distinct legal existence and ordained

2014-09-25 Tutoring Business and 1099:

You are deallng with a situation in which practice and the law differ.  You are correct, the law says you must issue him a 1099, but very few people do, in this situation.    If the LLC is not taxed as

2014-09-25 Tutoring Business and 1099:

Maxwell,    Thanks for your question.    Because B+ is an established business, you do not need to issue a 1099 to the business since you are making payments to the business.  If you were making payments

2014-09-24 Regarding income tax:

Vijay,    Thanks for your question.    Upon your death, whoever inherits the mutual funds will get a stepped- up basis of fair market value as of the date of death.  The loss carry forward terminates on

2014-09-23 federal tax form schedule C:

not to be evasive.. but it depends... all expenses can be "other" at worst case.. or advertising. but what do you do ?  what did you do?  how much do you make?     documentation needed is proof of payment

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