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Hello, and welcome to TaxAlmanac! My name is Tim Doyle and I serve here in the role of TaxAlmanac Moderator. If you haven't done so already, you might want to review our Quick Start Guide to help you get oriented.

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- Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator 18:41, 9 February 2006 (CST)

Did I answer your question from April. I was in a cloud!! DZCPA@YAHOO.COM



Thank you for letting me know about the post - I'll take a look at it. I appreciate that you let me know!

- Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator - Talk to me 10:07, 10 October 2006 (CDT)

Your Discussion Question


I found the question that you asked and moved it to the discussion forum. Sometimes people ask questions in other areas on the site, and I am trying to understand how and why this happens. It's nothing you did wrong, but perhaps there's something that I can do to TaxAlmanac to make it easier for people to use. Could you explain where you were and what you did to ask the question? Anything you can remember would help.


- Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator - Talk to me 11:37, 26 October 2006 (CDT)

Your Question

OK, thank you.

- Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator - Talk to me 13:01, 27 October 2006 (CDT)

Missing Post


I found the question you asked. It appears that you added it not in the normal way, and so it was added as a page in the main area and not in the discussion forums. Can you explain the steps you went through to add it? That will help me to understand and hopefully to make corrections so it's easier in the future.


- Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator - Talk to me 10:09, 20 November 2006 (CST)

Your Message

Hi Chris:

I'll go ahead and move your question right after this, but I wanted to let you know what happened.

The Start new article link where you went is where you would go to submit information to add an article to TaxAlmanac's library - an overview of credits, etc. It's where you can write a little bit about what you know in order to give back to the community. Items added here do not show up in the forums as they are not intended to be questions / discussions.

Because some people do get confused by this, I have a link in the left-hand column which takes you to the forums. Apparently even that isn't grabbing people's attention.

If you want to ask a question, you need to go to the Discussion Forums, pick the forum you want, and use the link at the top to ask your question.

I'll go ahead and reformat your question to fit the forum and move it there.


- Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator - Talk to me 14:37, 5 February 2007 (CST)

Congrats on your EA designation.

I've added it to your User profile page. Kevinh5

how to do it

I edited your User Page (edit this page tab) and added EA
EA This user is an Enrolled Agent.

under Start Boxes. Kevinh5

Your 5405 question

Chris - you posted your question as an article, but I'm not going to go through the process to move it to discussions, as you'll just be told to be a little more patient. Proseries - and all of the software providers - need some time, generally a week or two, to get the forms into the software once they're issued by the IRS. The 5405 was issued on 2/21/09, so I wouldn't expect it in PS anytime this week. but you never know!

Trillium 12:21, 23 February 2009 (CST)

2% tax

If the tax withheld was income tax, yes it would be deductible on Sch A, but he would file a NJ return to get it back for 2009 since he had no taxable income from the sale. You wrote 'Transfer tax' which is a different kettle of fish since I believe there is a 1% transfer tax, but am not sure. That tax is not deductible except as a selling cost. Most of my practice has been in PA, not NJ.

Death&Taxes 18:12, 27 February 2009 (CST)

Moving your 8879 question over to the Practice Mgt/Business Growth forum

Hi, Chris - I've moved your question about when to get the TPs to sign the 8879 over to the Practice Mgt/Business Growth forum, out of the tax forum. You will still be able to find it by going to the "my contributions" link at the top right corner of the screen.

We've been trying to limit the tax forum to more technical tax issues, and the PM/BG forum has really gotten quite active over the past year or so. There's a group of people who really like to read tax issues w/o seeing the practice mgt/business growth issues, and there's another group much more interested in the PM/BG types of discussions, so we can keep them both happy by having two forums. Sometimes it's not easy determining which forum a particular topic "belongs" on, so we tend to play that by ear (although certain issues get moved to PM/BG right away - fees, licensing, CPE, etc.). You've gotten some great input from the people who frequent the tax forum, and your discussion was sitting back on the third page of the tax forum, so it probably wouldn't have gathered any additional responses; on PM/BG there tends to be more focus on fewer discussions, so you can stay on page 1 longer there - let's see if there are others who hadn't get chimed in, in the PM/BG contingent.

Let me know if you have any questions about this move. (In the future, you can actually start new discussions in that forum if you like - it's actually several steps faster since we don't have to have the screening pages limiting participation to tax pros/tax questions, etc.)


Trillium 11:52, 27 February 2010 (CST)

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