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John Stancil, CPA


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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 three professional certifications: CPA, CMA,and CFM. 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.




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.

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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

2014-09-20 Tax advice:

Lawrence,    Thanks for your question.    Judgments and awards for physical injury are not taxable, you do not need to report them on your return at all. However, you cannot take a deduction for any of


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