Tax Advice Franklin TN

Preparing and filing tax forms often requires the knowledge of a tax professional or CPA in order to find tax advantages and benefits, as well as to make certain of the accuracy and completion of the proper forms. Taxes are applied to a wide variety of things including income, property, sales and much more, and the laws governing these taxes vary between states. Aside from financial professionals, tax software have been developed to help those struggling to understand tax forms and filing procedures. For individuals, or more commonly, companies, with more complex tax issues, advisory services are usually necessary to avoid audits by the IRS.

Melvin C. Spain (RFC®), CPAPFS
(615) 794-7792
310 Stewart St
Franklin, TN
Company
M. C. Spain Co.
Qualifications
Education: University of Tenn Knoxville 1975 BS accounting major
Years of Experience: 24
Membership
IARFC, AICPA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Compensation Plans

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Roger Graham
2400 Crestmoor Rd
Nashville, TN
Company
Title: Vice President
Company: Financial Strategies Inc.
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
University of North Carolina - BS Business Administration
California State University Sacramento - MBA
Years Experience
Years Experience: 27
Service
Wealth Management,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Fee Only Portfolio Management,Life Settlements,Stock Market Alternative,Reverse Mortgage,Medicare Planning,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Pl

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H&R Block
(615) 599-7067
1441 NEW hwy96W STE 4
FRANKLIN, TN

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Stone Rudolph And Henry
(615) 376-8101
5115 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN

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H&R Block Premium
(615) 834-0595
417 WELSHWOOD DR STE 103
NASHVILLE, TN

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Mr. Henry L. Parrott (RFC®), CHFC
(615) 376-5325
750 Old Hickory Blvd
Franklin, TN
Company
Estate & Financial Strategies Inc
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 16
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Charitable Planning, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, LiabCover

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Mr. Jeffrey A. Cody (RFC®), LUTCF
(615) 969-6377
4525 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN
Company
Cody Financial Solutions
Qualifications
Education: B.B.A., Business Administration, Belmont University. Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow and Financial Services Specialist, The American College.
Years of Experience: 8
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Family Offices, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Charitable Foundations, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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H&R Block
(615) 771-9521
9175 CAROTHERS PKWY
FRANKLIN, TN

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H&R Block
(615) 662-0507
7637 HIGHWAY 70 S
NASHVILLE, TN

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Pnk Accounting & Tax Svc Inc
(615) 781-3007
14977 Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, TN

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Tax Advice

Taxes

H&R Block a Cent Ahead, Revs Fall
By: Zacks Equity Research
March 09, 2010

H&R Block Inc. (HRB - Analyst Report) reported fiscal third quarter 2010 (ended Jan 31, 2010) net income of $50.6 million or 15 cents, up from $47.4 million or 14 cents in the year-ago period. However, income from continuing operations was 16 cents, down 4 cents from the prior-year period. Results were slightly ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 14 cents, primarily driven by cost cuts.

However, revenues were down 5.9% from the prior-year period to $934.9 million as the company prepared fewer tax returns. This was partially offset by a 5.9% decrease in operating expenses from the prior-year period to $840.4 million. The decrease reflects the benefits from the company’s cost cutting initiatives.

Revenue from the Tax Service decreased 6.2% year-over-year to $747.7 million. The decrease stemmed from a 7.1% decrease in total retail tax returns prepared. Pre-tax income was $131.2 million compared with $133.5 million in the year-ago quarter.

RSM McGladrey (RSM) reported a 3.6% year-over-year drop in revenues to $6.7 million. The decrease reflects the weak economic environment. However, the company posted a pre-tax loss of $11.2 million compared with a pre-tax income of $10.7 million a year ago, primarily due to a $15.0 million goodwill impairment related to RSM's capital markets business.

RSM and McGladrey & Pullen LLP entered into new definitive agreements in February concerning their alternative practice structure. As a result, RSM incurred $3.3 million of legal and consulting expenses related to these negotiations in the reported quarter.

Corporate operations reported a pre-tax loss of $22.5 million compared with a loss of $42.4 million in the prior-year quarter. The decrease in loss reflects a decrease in expenses. This stemmed from reductions in self-insured liabilities, lower interest expense on corporate borrowings and a decrease in loss provisions on mortgage loans held for investment.

Interim Tax Results....

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Know Your IRS Tax Levy Rights

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), all taxpayers have rights with regard to tax levies:

1. If an agreement is made between the IRS and the taxpayer that a back tax liability is not collectible, then the IRS is required to release an IRS wage levy.
2. The IRS may not place a lien on the taxpayer’s residence in situations when the amount of the IRS tax levy is less than $5,000.
3. Once the collection statute of limitation expires the IRS is required to stop all collection efforts and cancel the IRS tax levy.
4. 30 days before issuing a tax levy the IRS is required to send a Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to A Hearing (levy notice).
5. Taxpayers have a right to a hearing and must be notified of this at least 30 days before the levy is filed.
6. A taxpayer may request to have an appeals officer hear the case, but may not challenge the actual tax unless there was no previous opportunity to do so.
7. Taxpayers have 30 days to appeal unsatisfactory outcomes to the U.S. Tax Court or Federal Court.

The IRS asserts that it does not typically release levies on a bank accounts once issued. However an aggressive tax professional may be able to get a partial or full release if the monies in the account are needed for medical expenses, housing expenses, transportation expenses, payroll, etc. There is a small window of 21 days to do this ... just enough time for a taxpayer to contact a competent tax professional.

Attribution: Victoria J. Burns has over 25 years of experience preparing Federal, state, and payroll tax returns. She’s helped thousands to resolve their tax problems and settled millions of dollars in tax debt. Victoria is an active member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers and National Association of Tax Professionals. She leads the team of professionals at AmeriPride Tax Group helping clients through tax audits, offers in compromise, levy/lien releases, penalty abatements and other tax issues. AmeriPride Tax Group

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