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Melinda Garvin, EA

 
 
 

Bio

With over 25 years of experience as a tax practitioner, Melinda Garvin is the Founder, President and Co-Owner of Foos-Garvin Accounting, Inc., a full-service, small-town practice serving the needs of 2000 clients.

Foos-Garvin Accounting and Melinda are members of the Better Business Bureau, Richland County Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) and National Association of Enrolled Agents.

Since 2007, Melinda has been an instructor for NATP. In addition, she has presented at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums, instructed various classes for local organizations and served on the Ohio NATP Chapter as the Education Director. To encourage tax professionals in office ‘best practices,’ Melinda authored the manual Audit Proof the Tax Office in 2012 and has recently published a second manual called Best Practices for the Tax Office. She aspires to support all aspects of the tax preparer’s role when it comes to interacting with clients and the IRS, and encourages all tax professionals to stay current by taking continuing education.

 Instructor's Courses

 

 

1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Amherst, NY - November 10-11, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZAmherstF170582017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z1340 Millersport HighwayAmherstBuffalo Marriott Niagara(716) 689-6900NYhttp://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bufny-buffalo-marriott-niagara/?scid=45f93f1b-bd77-45c9-8dab-83b6a417f6fe14221Melinda Garvinhttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/MelindaGarvin%2cEA.aspxNY104020172017-11-10T13:00:00Z2017-11-10T13:00:00Z2017-11-11T13:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Binghamton, NY - Dec 1-2, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZBinghamtonF170992017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z225 Water StreetBinghamtonDouble Tree by Hilton Binghamton(607) 722-7575NYhttp://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-binghamton-BGMWSDT/index.html#13901Melinda Garvinhttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/MelindaGarvin%2cEA.aspxNY104020172017-12-01T13:00:00Z2017-12-01T13:00:00Z2017-12-02T13:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Bloomington, MN - October 30-31, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZBloomingtonF170242017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2800 American Blvd WestBloomingtonEmbassy Suites Bloomington(952) 844-4811MNhttp://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/M/MSPWEES-NAT-20171029/index.jhtml55431Melinda Garvinhttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/MelindaGarvin%2cEA.aspxMN104020172017-10-30T12:00:00Z2017-10-30T12:00:00Z2017-10-31T12:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Duluth, MN - November 1-2, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZDuluthF170302017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z200 West 1st StreetDuluthHoliday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown(218) 727-7492MNhttps://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/duluth/dulmn/hoteldetail55802Melinda Garvinhttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/MelindaGarvin%2cEA.aspxMN104020172017-11-01T12:00:00Z2017-11-01T12:00:00Z2017-11-02T12:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Erie, PA - November 8-9, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZErieF170512017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2171 West 38th StreetErieManufacturer & Business Conference Center(814) 833-3200PA16508Melinda Garvinhttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/MelindaGarvin%2cEA.aspxPA104020172017-11-08T13:00:00Z2017-11-08T13:00:00Z2017-11-09T13:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Jamestown, NY - November 6-7, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZJamestownF170442017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z525 Falconer StreetJamestownJamestown Community College(716) 338-1334NY14701Melinda Garvinhttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/MelindaGarvin%2cEA.aspxNY104020172017-11-06T13:00:00Z2017-11-06T13:00:00Z2017-11-07T13:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Liverpool, NY - November 27-28, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZLiverpoolF170872017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z441 Electronics ParkwayLiverpoolHoliday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool(315) 457-1122NYhttps://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/liverpool/syrlp/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=YextLocal-_-USA-_-SYRLP13088Melinda Garvinhttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/MelindaGarvin%2cEA.aspxNY104020172017-11-27T13:00:00Z2017-11-27T13:00:00Z2017-11-28T13:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - Rochester, NY - November 29-30, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZRochesterF170962017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z175 Jefferson RoadRochesterRadisson Hotel Rochester Airport(585) 475-1910NYhttps://www.radisson.com/rochester-hotel-ny-14623/nyrochrd14623Melinda Garvinhttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/MelindaGarvin%2cEA.aspxNY104020172017-11-29T13:00:00Z2017-11-29T13:00:00Z2017-11-30T13:00:00Z
1040 Workshop1040 Workshops - St. Cloud, MN - November 3-4, 2017<h3> The Essential 1040&reg</h3> <p> Prepare to serve your clients during tax season by getting up to speed on all the latest tax law changes and updates! This course covers the standard features of the inflation-indexed updates for preparing individuals’ 2017 tax returns, new tax laws applicable to 2017, and recent developments. This is combined with two hours of Ethics.</p> <h3>Beyond The 1040&reg</h3> <p>Go beyond your tax update by taking this in-depth course relating to unique tax situations faced by clients who have specialty occupations or work abroad. You’ll be walked through the proper tax reporting requirements for occupations such as clergy members, truckers, marijuana farmers, gamblers, barbers and beauticians, home flippers, Airbnb operators and beyond. You’ll also examine when workers are considered employees or independent contractors, and whether a taxpayer is truly engaged in a business or is subject to hobby loss rules. Other topics this course will cover include foreign-sourced income reporting and the tax impact of life estates.</p>2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00ZSt. CloudF170372017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z2017-05-01T04:00:00Z404 West St. Germain StreetSt. CloudCourtyard by Marriott(320) 654-1661MNhttp://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/stccy-courtyard-st-cloud/56301Melinda Garvinhttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/MelindaGarvin%2cEA.aspxMN104020172017-11-03T12:00:00Z2017-11-03T12:00:00Z2017-11-04T12:00:00Z
On-Demand WebinarPreparing S Corporations<h3>Summary</h3> <p>This course is for tax professionals adding the preparation of S corporation returns to their business, and for tax professionals simply looking to get up to speed on the most common areas of S corporation taxation. If you are one of these tax professionals, take this course to receive the knowledge necessary to accurately prepare Form 1120S, <em>U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation</em>, and the schedules that accompany this form. This course guides you through the actual preparation of Form 1120S in an illustrative example starting with a trial balance. </p> <iframe src="//fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/qkwrb8qyzi" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" class="wistia_embed" name="wistia_embed" allowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen width="240" height="135"></iframe> <script src="//fast.wistia.net/assets/external/E-v1.js" async></script> <h3>Objectives</h3> <p>Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: <ul> <li>List the advantages or disadvantages of forming an S corporation.</li> <li>Identify businesses eligible to make the S election.</li> <li>Make an S election, including a late election.</li> <li>Choose a tax year and accounting method for an S corporation.</li> <li>Complete a basic Form 1120S, including Schedules K, K-1, L, M-1, and M-2.</li> <li>Identify income and expense items that differ for book and tax purposes.</li> <li>Determine amounts to pass-through and allocate to each shareholder.</li> <li>Identify separately-stated items.</li> <li>Summarize the §179 expense rules for S corporations.</li>&nbsp; </ul> <h3>Course Details</h3> Includes online workshop recording, PowerPoint presentation, interactive module, case studies and e-book. CPE is issued after exam is successfully completed.2016-08-31T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00ZNone2016-08-31T04:00:00Z0N/AODW1625Basic8Federal Tax Law Topic2016-08-31T04:00:00ZQAS Self Study$213 for Members and $255 for Nonmembers8Federal Tax Law Topic88TaxesNoneMelinda Garvin, EAhttp://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/MelindaGarvin%2cEA.aspxFederal Tax Law Topic8 CPE for AFSP, EA, CPA, CRTPon-demand webinar20162017-12-31T05:00:00Z
Tax WorkshopS Corporation Workshop - Atlanta, GA - July 24-25, 2017<h3>Preparing S Corporations</h3> <p>Many taxpayers utilize S corporations to reduce taxes. Tax professionals who are familiar with individual tax returns can find preparation of their first S corporation tax return daunting. This course is for tax professionals adding the preparation of S corporation returns to their business, and for tax professionals simply looking to get up to speed on the most common areas of S corporation taxation. If you are one of these tax professionals, take this course to receive the knowledge necessary to accurately prepare Form 1120S, <i>U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation</i>, and the schedules that accompany this form. This course guides you through the actual preparation of Form 1120S in an illustrative example starting with a trial balance.</p> <h3>Intermediate S Corporations</h3> <p>This hands-on course is ideal for tax professionals who have prepared S corporation returns and are looking to improve their skills to better assist clients with their continuing needs. In order to become more proficient in S corporations, it is imperative to know more than how to prepare Form 1120S. Topics covered include reasonable compensation, built-in-gains tax, distributions, shareholder basis, shareholder loss limitations, ownership changes, and liquidation issues.</p> <h3>Course Details </h3> <p>You’ll receive a textbook on-site at the workshop when you check in. If you’d prefer to review the material prior, you will have access to the e-book in <a href="http://www2.natptax.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=AbsorbRedirector&_redirect=courses">My Course Materials</a>.</p>2017-04-18T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-04-18T04:00:00Z2017-04-18T04:00:00Z2017-04-18T04:00:00ZAtlantaTW17022017-04-18T04:00:00Z2017-04-18T04:00:00Z2017-04-18T04:00:00Z6345 Powers Ferry Road NWAtlantaWyndham Atlanta Galleria(770) 955-1700GAhttp://www.wyndhamatlantahotel.com/30339Melinda Garvinhttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/MelindaGarvin%2cEA.aspxGAlive workshop20172017-07-24T12:00:00Z2017-07-24T12:00:00Z2017-07-25T12:00:00Z
Tax WorkshopS Corporation Workshop - Riverview, FL - July 27-28, 2017<h3>Preparing S Corporations</h3> <p>Many taxpayers utilize S corporations to reduce taxes. Tax professionals who are familiar with individual tax returns can find preparation of their first S corporation tax return daunting. This course is for tax professionals adding the preparation of S corporation returns to their business, and for tax professionals simply looking to get up to speed on the most common areas of S corporation taxation. If you are one of these tax professionals, take this course to receive the knowledge necessary to accurately prepare Form 1120S, <i>U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation</i>, and the schedules that accompany this form. This course guides you through the actual preparation of Form 1120S in an illustrative example starting with a trial balance.</p> <h3>Intermediate S Corporations</h3> <p>This hands-on course is ideal for tax professionals who have prepared S corporation returns and are looking to improve their skills to better assist clients with their continuing needs. In order to become more proficient in S corporations, it is imperative to know more than how to prepare Form 1120S. Topics covered include reasonable compensation, built-in-gains tax, distributions, shareholder basis, shareholder loss limitations, ownership changes, and liquidation issues.</p> <h3>Course Details </h3> <p>You’ll receive a textbook on-site at the workshop when you check in. If you’d prefer to review the material prior, you will have access to the e-book in <a href="http://www2.natptax.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=AbsorbRedirector&_redirect=courses">My Course Materials</a>.</p>2017-04-18T04:00:00Z2017-12-31T05:00:00Z2017-04-18T04:00:00Z2017-04-18T04:00:00Z2017-04-18T04:00:00ZRiverviewTW17052017-04-18T04:00:00Z2017-04-18T04:00:00Z2017-04-18T04:00:00Z4328 Garden Vista DriveRiverviewHilton Garden Inn Tampa/Riverview/Brandon(813) 626-6610FLhttp://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hilton-garden-inn-tampa-riverview-brandon-TPASEGI/index.html?WT.mc_id=zDA01MB2OLG34YX#33578Melinda Garvinhttps://www.natptax.com/EventsAndEducation/About/Pages/MelindaGarvin%2cEA.aspxFLlive workshop20172017-07-27T12:00:00Z2017-07-27T12:00:00Z2017-07-28T12:00:00Z

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