Melinda Garvin, EA



Melinda is a tax professional at Foos Garvin Accounting, LLP. in Ohio and has 30+ years of experience serving individual and businesses tax needs. 

Melinda has been an instructor for National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) for over 10 years and has served in the past on the Ohio NATP Chapter Board as the Education Director.  Melinda has also been a presenter at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums and instructed various tax classes for Ohio State University, Ohio State Bar Association, State Chapters of NAEA and local organizations.

Melinda's instructor specialty is in Ethics and Securing Tax Offices; so, to further encourage tax professionals in office 'best practices', she authored the manual "Audit Proof the Tax Office" and has since then published a second manual called "Best Practices for the Tax Office". Melinda has a strong aspiration to support the tax professional's many sides of interactions with clients, IRS and the always needed education.

 Instructor's Courses



On-Demand WebinarExtracting Vital Information On-Demand Webinar<h3>Summary</h3> <p>National Conference in Chicago was a great success and we want to provide an opportunity to hear one of the more popular sessions from that event.</p><p>The client interview worksheet is a vital tool to a successfully completed tax return. A skilled tax professional will construct the client interview worksheet covering specific categories such as additional income, foreign income, educational credits and many more. This course will provide hands-on help to pattern and outline your own taxpayer interview worksheet that will save you time, money and protect you ethically.</p> <h3>Objectives</h3> <p>Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: <ul> <li>Understand the communication with taxpayers and how it relates to the accuracy of their return.</li> <li>Identify potential information that could be incomplete, inconsistent or incorrect.</li> <li>Illustrate how a skilled tax professional extracts information using an effective interview worksheet.</li> <li>Recognize potential pitfalls and the need to modify the current worksheet as needed.</li> </ul> <h3>Course Details</h3> <p>This webinar includes the presentation slides, exam questions, and session recording with review questions. CPE is issued after exam is successfully completed.</p>2019-09-30T05:00:00Z2020-12-31T06:00:00ZNone2019-09-30T05:00:00Z0N/AODW1950Intermediate2Federal Tax Law Topic2019-10-01T05:00:00ZQAS Self StudyPremium: $0 | Professional: $60 | Basic: $76 | Nonmember: $802Federal Tax Law Topic22TaxesKnowledge of federal income taxationMelinda Garvin and Jared FoosFederal Tax Law Topic2 CPE for AFSP, EA, CPA, CRTPon-demand webinar20192020-12-31T06:00:00Z
Online WorkshopBusiness Tax Reporting on the 1040: Real Estate and Self-Employed Online Workshop<h3>Summary</h3> <p>This course will dive into tax reporting for Schedule E, <i>Supplemental Income and Loss</i>, and Schedule C, <i>Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship)</i>, the heart of many tax returns. With Schedule E, we will discuss income and expense reporting of rental properties; passive activity rules; qualified business income eligibility; vacation home rental rules; self-rentals; and real estate professionals. With Schedule C, we will examine income reporting; identify which expenses are deductible and which are not including meals and entertainment, home office, and depreciation; calculate qualified business income; and set up an accountable expense reimbursement plan. Finally, we will discuss statutory employees and their income and expense reporting requirements. There will be a comprehensive example on properly completing Schedule E and Schedule C for business owners and statutory employees.</p> <h3>Objectives</h3> <p>Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: <ul> <li>Define passive activity rules.</li> <li>Identify when a rental is eligible for the QBI deduction.</li> <li>Summarize vacation home rental rules.</li> <li>Summarize the requirements for a real estate professional.</li> <li>Identify deductible and nondeductible expenses for Schedules E and C.</li> <li>Calculate QBI for a Schedule C owner.</li> <li>Prepare an accountable plan.</li> <li>Define statutory employee.</li> <li>Prepare Schedules E and C.</li> </ul> <h3>Course Details</h3> <p>This course includes an e-book and an online workshop recording.</p>2019-04-02T04:00:00Z2019-12-31T05:00:00ZNone2019-04-02T04:00:00Z2019-04-02T04:00:00Z2019-04-02T04:00:00Z8N/AOW1906-2Intermediate8Federal Tax Law Topic2019-12-06T05:00:00Z2019-12-06T05:00:00Z2019-04-02T04:00:00ZGroup Internet BasedPremium: $0 | Professional: $224 | Basic: $284 | Nonmember: $2998Federal Tax Law Topic88TaxesKnowledge of federal income taxMelinda Garvin, EA,EA.aspxFederal Tax Law Topic8 CPE for AFSP, EA, CPA, CRTPonline workshop20192019-12-06T13:00:00Z2019-12-05T13:00:00Z2019-12-20T13:00:00Z

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