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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).


Federal income tax questions.

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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2015-03-28 Gift/Estate Taxes:

Ray,    Thanks for your question. No, that is not correct.    There are two exclusions available from the gift tax.  First is an annual exclusion of $14,000.  If the fair market value of the gift is not

2015-03-28 1099 PATR:

Judy,    Thanks for your question.    The property taxes may be deducted, either on Schedule A or the business return (if applicable) . The nature of the investment in the land determines if the interest

2015-03-26 fix address:

Ellen,    Thanks for your question.     If it was his error, he should fix it.  However, you can submit Form 8822 to the IRS for a change of address. I don't know what state you are in, but I would imagine

2015-03-25 deduction for sewer damage:

Julie,    Thanks for your question.    The loss may be deductible, but it might not do you any good. First, any loss covered by insurance is not deductible to the extent the insurance would cover the loss

2015-03-25 Sale of home:

The basis of the condo as a rental is $199,400 minus the value of the common areas minus any depreciation allowed or allowable. He has a taxable gain.  Depreciation does not exclude gain. Any depreciation

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