Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/Expert Profile

Ask A Question

John Stancil, CPA


Follow me on:


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

Experience in the area

I hold a doctorate in Accounting, and am a CPA. My certifications of CIA, CFM, and CMA are inactive. I passed all certification examinations on the first attempt, and received honorable mention for my scores on the CIA exam. I have operated a CPA firm for over 35 years and have taught accounting and tax at the college level for over 35 years.


FICPA, NATP, NCPE Fellowship


The CPA Journal, Florida CPA Today, Green Consumer, Green Business, Global Sustainability as a Business Imperative, Palmetto Review, NATP TaxPro Quarterly, Mustang Journal of Finance and Accounting.


DBA University of Memphis MBA University of Georgia BS in Accounting Mars Hill University

What do you like about this subject?

I enjoy the dynamic nature of taxation, and the fact that it is always changing. I also enjoy helping citizens minimize their taxes, so they only have to pay the legally required minimum amount.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

One can never know all the tax law, so I hope to increase what I do know, and keep up with relevant changes in the law.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

It was not until WWII that the income tax became a mass tax. Prior to that time, only the very wealthy paid income taxes.

This expert accepts donations:      

Average Ratings

Recent Reviews from Users

Read More Comments

    K = Knowledgeability    C = Clarity of Response    P = Politeness
K11/24/15101010Again, John, thank you so much. Will .....
K11/24/15101010Dear John, thank you so much for .....
Jack11/19/15101010Thanks for the quick reply!
Denise11/16/15101010Quite pleased with the quick response!
Alan11/11/15101010Great! Thanks for your help, John.

Recent Answers from John Stancil, CPA

2015-11-26 W2-Contractor with per diem, changing tax home:

Joe,    Thanks for your question.    As long as you don't change your residence before the end of the current contract, there shouldn't be antsy per diem issues. Being classified as an itinerant is not

2015-11-26 What happens when a US citizen that:

Thanks for your question.     Since his income is under the filing threshold, there are no consequences for not filing. If his income were sufficient to require filing, he would be liable for interest

2015-11-24 Missionary Support - Taxable in GA:

Paul,    Thanks for your question.    No, a tax return for Georgia is not required unless you previously had a residency in Georgia before you left the US. Depending on the circumstances, you may not need

2015-11-24 cash rec at year end:

Trey,    Thanks for your question.    Technically, no. Since the check was cut and presumably mailed in December, it is considered income to you in 2015. Since this hasn't happened yet, I'd suggest negotiating

2015-11-16 tax on death benefits:

Denise,    Thanks for your question.    The income is taxable and is referred to as Income in Respect of a Decedent (IRD). It will be taxed at your marginal rate, which depends on your total taxable income


Ask A Question

Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


©2015 All rights reserved.