Melinda Garvin, EA



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



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="//" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" class="wistia_embed" name="wistia_embed" allowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen width="240" height="135"></iframe> <script src="//" 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, EA Tax Law Topic8 CPE for AFSP, EA, CPA, CRTPon-demand webinar20162017-12-31T05:00:00Z

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