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Consider this

Chris, consider this buddy: you are on Intuit's site, right now... let that sink in. How many of your friends, especially the younger college educated ones, are using DIY software to prepare their own taxes? You think that might go from a trickle to being a gushing river? I can't predict the future, but I don't like the trends. Essentially, you are depending on stupid, uneducated people who can't DIY, or you are doing business returns which are a real pain. I think I put that a little too bluntly, and again I can't predict the future; just giving you something to think about.CrowJD 21:18, 8 September 2008 (CDT)

Ended up moving it

There are those who will protest a "study question" in the tax forum (me included, if the person has done absolutely no work/research ahead of asking the Q, but that didn't appear to apply in your case, it just looked like your search wasn't wide enough), so let's move it out of harm's way (over to the business growth forum). You can still get to it from the "my contributions" link in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

BTW, I hated to put this into my post on searching, 'cause that post was pedantic enough and also, I couldn't figure out a way to say it without sounding rude (apologies in advance if you feel this is rude!!)... if you get poor search results, check your spelling. You consistently used "casuality" in your discussion title and post (although Harry has since corrected the title to say "casualty" without the extra "i") and if you also spelled it that way in the search, then you probably didn't find many matches. Just something else to keep in mind.

Trillium 19:15, 22 November 2009 (CST)

editing to add:

I forgot to mention: I added another paragraph to my post with a hint about how to move between reg sections - e.g., if you pull up Reg. Sec. 1.165-7 from the search results and want to see 1.165-1 through 1.165.6 in case they're also on point, there's an easy way to do this. Just find the part of the address where the "-7" is and change it to "-1" and hit enter, and same for "-2" etc.



My office is in Rockland County. I am always looking to pick up extra tax returns. Call me to discuss options.

Jim DeMinno 845-638-4527

Your business growth


I may be able to assist with some of the returns if need be. I have also discussed with two others CPAs (associates of mine) and together we have a small practice which can handle additional work during tax time. Mr.CPA 01:51, 30 November 2011 (UTC) Mr.CPA


Hey - I don't know if you saw this in your first discussion today, but I wrote that if you were going to post the question again in another discussion, as you'd stated, "we should probably delete this discussion - having two running parallel can make it harder for you to get actionable responses (see FAQ #21). I'll wait until I see you've posted there, and then delete this one."

As such, I did go ahead and delete archive* your first discussion; it seems you've pretty much reposted the whole gist to the other discussion.

You might also find other info that's helpful on this recap page: Category:Foreclosures (it covers short sales, too, and lots about insolvency and 1099-C).

Trillium 03:11, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

PS: I decided that rather than deleting the discussion, I'd move it over to the archives section of the site. That takes it out of the forum index, which helps to eliminate the problem of you getting responses that are contradictory, and also takes it out of the default search results, which reduces any issues future searchers would encounter when looking up this issue.

That distinction may be meaningless to you, but among other things, it does keep that other discussion in your user history, in case you ever needed to find the other discussion I suggested, or the search terms. You can get back to your post history via the "my contributions" link in the upper right corner of your screen.

Trillium 03:29, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi Chris congratulation. Chris I just passed the first test for EA. But I do not know nothing about corporate taxes and I want to buy a good course on preparing them any sugestion. No to study for the test is to learn firts. Thanks in advance. Felix

Re your new website/forum

Hi, Chris - I saw your note on the "service announcement" thread about talking to Kevin and me... I'm going to be offline for the rest of the day today (travelling), aside from some possible quick drop-ins, and won't have much time this coming week due to another project I'm starting. But after that, I'd be happy to contribute, to the extent I can. Kevin, who's been involved a lot longer and is vastly more knowledgeable (e.g., about the way the research materials should be organized and utilized), may also be out-of-pocket for the next little while. The past few years, he's tended to take vacation just after 4/15 (so as to fit it in before his CPE-instruction travels begin). In case you don't hear from him for a while, don't take it personally; he may not have read your post yet.

For now, notes on our talk pages may be the best way to get immediate questions answered (answered eventually, I should say!, given travel schedules), as we each tend to keep an eye on each other's talk pages (and on Tim's).

I remain hopeful that Tim will be able to convince Intuit to keep TA running, but it's great that you stand ready to provide an alternative.


Trillium 14:33, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

If you want to talk offline

my email is kevinhuston @ msn . com Kevinh5 16:10, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Auto-Log-Out over there on the new super-duper website...

Wow! I was really having fun wandering about over there on the TaxProTalk bulletin board. High praise to you for being where you were at the time you were there and taking the bull by the horns and ... and enough already! You are the man of the hour!

Why I'm writing to you here, now: When I log into *our* new website, the log-in lasts only a short time. Even when I don't move around the website, a gremlin seems to take charge and moves me to the Index Page and logs me out. It's like an "auto" logout; I don't have to do anything, I get logged out anyway after less than a minute.

I'm not supposed to feel guilty and paranoid and less-than, but my first thought is, of course, *what have I done to deserve this?*

What have I done to deserve this?

I would have asked over there on the Usage forum on *our* new website, but... But I can't stay logged in long enough to do anything over there. I can get it up, but can't, uh, keep it up...

Harry Boscoe 18:21, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you...

Thank you for the prompt intercession [sorta rivals "concatenation" in a lame way...] on my behalf with your relaxation of the IP whatever-it-was-you-relaxed. I'm using borrowed computer and web access for the weekend so I didn't mess with the cookies settings on my end, but it seems like I'm good to go over there at the newest best bitchin'est tax bulletin board and thus have to credit the relaxation...

I owe you a beer.

Harry Boscoe 20:00, 26 April 2014 (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)

Hello Chris, I've sent the above message to about 30 TA members through their Usertalk page and am wondering if the message is being forwarded to the e-mail address they suppied when they registered with TA. Could you confirm whether or not you received an e-mail of this message from TA?


Frankly 15:39, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

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