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Answer to UNCP Question

Yes, I graduated from Pembroke State University in spring of 1980.



For retired military,is VA disability pay based on service-connected disabilities considered as income for taxes purposes? Veteran disability is 40%.

Joanan 00:25, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

Customer deposits

Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, I agree the answer is percentage of completion revenue recognition.

I assume my cabinet guy has a qualified accountant. The metal fabricator has a bookkeeper and quick books. We are often weary of Quickbooks until we know they are used by a qualified accountant.

So, do you think both firms would have customer deposits and work in progress? Doesn't make any difference the length of time to finish the work?



Yes I know that I may be wrong and do not recommend this position to my clients without tons of caveats, but I have been told that I am wrong about a lot of issues by gurus and particularly IRS folks and have gone on to prevail.

Thanks for your response

Bushmaster, thank you for your help. I agree, hard to argue not a developer and allocation of costs sounds like exactly what I've done. Thank you again. Where in NC?

Where in LA did you grow up ?

Where in LA did you grow up ? DerekCPA 14:39, 11 February 2008 (CST)



Where in NC do you practice?

I am in Charlotte.


Call for Funny Tax Stories

Hi Bushmaster,

My name is Vanessa Piccinini and I work at Intuit's Public Relations agency. We came across your funny tax stories and would like to share them with an accounting Web site interested in running stories like yours during the busy tax season to give readers a good laugh.

In order to participate, just reply to this message giving your permission. We will not share your story unless you respond giving us permission to do so. Additionally, we will give your avatar credit for it, since we do not have your real name and even if we did, we would not probably not include it to ensure client confidentiality (though the chances of your client reading the accounting publication in question may be very slim.)

Thank you in advance for your attention!

Vanessa Piccinini

Please don't re-start discussions in the way that you did

As you saw, people get really confused (and some just get pissed off and close the discussion(s) back up again without bothering to respond). There's more about the site protocol in FAQ #21. As noted there, if what's needed is some editing/restating of the OP, then please do that instead - of course, you can only edit your own posts, so just make it clear what/how you're editing if people already responded to your original attempt (e.g., put the restated question at the start of the first post, and then leave the original one there with a preceding sentence that explains that this is what you'd originally asked, and what the next 5 posts relate to, etc.). The FAQ has info on editing, if you haven't done much of that yet.

Generally it's enough to just add your new/restated question at the end; people will see it there.

Anyway - your two discussions on the same topic have now been consolidated. Should you have further follow-up questions, please find the original post (go to the "my contributions" link in the upper right corner of the screen), and add a post to the end. That bumps the page right to the top of the index again.


Trillium 04:04, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Looks like you have experience with buying/selling CPA practice. What did you do about contingencies when the seller was staying involved for transition? Did you have a stipulation about what happened to the 20% payout if the seller became disabled or died? What about the buyer? My buyer is concerned that if we are doing a 6 year "earn out" and I get bored or disable in year 4, what happens to his stream of income? I have some ideas - are you open to discussing? Csg 15:15, 14 August 2012 (UTC) Cindy


Hi - the Crocket thing is a problem known as spoofing. I'll come back in a bit w/more info, but generally the issue is with the TaxAlmanac servers, and not your actual login.

You still may want to change your TA password next time you log back in.

Trillium 14:26, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

More info about spoofing

What we have seen happening is that two users who are online at the same time end up getting treated as one user by the system. Basically, the system thought you and Crocket-whatever were the same person, and so when you posted it went in under that person's name.

It wasn't that the other user hacked your log-in, or that you inadvertently hacked his. This is something that has been happening with TaxAlmanac sporadically for the past year or so, and each time the Intuit programmers have to go in and tweak some settings and it'll stop for a while. This is actually the second known event this week, so I'll send an e-mail making sure they've seen that it's happening again.

In my prior note, i mentioned that you may wish to change your TaxAlmanac log-in. That really is more for your own peace-of-mind than anything else; the other user wouldn't have had access to that, at least not the way we've been told the spoofing is happening.

One further note: the other user got blocked from posting earlier today because their own activity was spam. Because the system sees the two of you as "the same" --- you may also have been blocked. I'm going to unblock that other user, and I hope that will then allow you to post, as well. Sorry for all of this inconvenience.

Trillium 14:32, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

End of the forum

You may have heard by now that the Tax Almanac ( ) web site forum is permanently closing its doors effective June 1. Perhaps you have seen the pink bombshell “Important Service Announcement” when logging in.

Long-time TA user ChrisV2 has volunteered to set up a new website where TA users may continue the discussion. The site is up and running now and has an active base of contributors.

We invite you to take a look and join your fellow TA refugees.

Frankly (TA member and new member of TaxProTalk)

Frankly 00:53, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

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