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Hello David - 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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can tax preparer sign for tax payer

Thanks a lot for detail answer to my question.

Late filing penalty

I have a two page letter that I have used several time to have IRS penalties abated. Email me if you would like to have a copy.

Jim Hill Baloun & Company 855 Sterling Ave Palatine IL 60067


David, try this thread

Foreign Employer and SE tax

Am not sure of your reply. Do you feel the foreign worker does NOT have to pay SE tax on the earnings? Your statement "wages paid by a foreign employer for overseas work are NOT subject to payroll tax" has me confused.

Your question is more of a practice management issue

Regarding your discussion Interest on late payment due to preparer error - you posted this in the tax forum, but it's really more of a practice management issue. I didn't move it over the weekend, but now it's at the bottom of page 1 on the tax forum, so I've shifted it over to the more appropriate Practice Mgt/Business Growth forum, and you can see if those who "hang out" there and may not have seen it on the tax forum may have additional insights.

In the future, you can start discussions about practice management (or business growth) issues directly on that forum. It saves a little time as you don't have to go through the multiple-screen/4 steps process. Here's a list of what kinds of topics each forum is intended to have: Discussion Forum Index.

You can still get back to your discussion any time via the "my contributions" link in the upper right corner of your screen.

Trillium 12:33, 12 October 2010 (CDT)

Thanks for letting me know

Before the practice management forum was created, or rather before the Business Growth forum was expanded to include practice management, and the Discussion Forum Index and the quick-links at the bottom of the "start a new question" page were amended accordingly, things were getting posted all over the place. And it was really annoying the people who wanted their tax forum to be "Tax Issues, gosh darn it!" (Just to show it wasn't one-sided, there was also a strong demand for a place where practice management issues could be discussed without people saying "this isn't a tax question!" and where people interested in that type of thing could go without having to deal with tax issues).

Then, once the forums separated, nobody really went back and recategorized all of the older discussions. So I appreciate the nudge, and will take advantage of Kevin's generosity to you, when he posted all those links, and get those older discussions into the proper forum, as well.

Trillium 20:33, 19 October 2010 (CDT)

Your ethics/circular 230 discussion

This was a really good practice management discussion, and now that you appear (correct me if I'm wrong) to have gotten the feedback you need, and we've moved on to hypothetical questions from others, it will be moved over to the practice management forum - as it's a practice management topic more than a technical tax issue. As before, you will still be able to get back to the discussion via the "my contributions" link in the upper right corner of your screen. Note - you may get additional responses once it's moved, since there are people interested only in pr. mgt. issues who don't check out the tax forum all that frequently.

Trillium 18:11, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Ethics discussion

Hi David,

You're right about needing the signed waiver. I resorted to using one a few years ago for a divorced couple. I was thinking more in the way of being able to divulge only whether a dependent has been claimed or not without violating confidentiality.

And I see you're in the same area as me. Don't book any late appointments for Feb 6!

Taxaway 07:43, 11 January 2011 (UTC)


I would be interested in seeing the letter you used for abatement purposes. I have a similar situation with a client where W-2's/W-3's were mailed but never received by IRS. Of course, no return receipt, but civil penalties of almost $32,000 were assessed.

Was planning on starting a topic about it as well.

You can add an after my screen name for my email.

Fsteincpa 18:06, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Feb 6

Superbowl! I hope I'm not jinxing the Pats, and figured being local you might be a fan. Taxaway 04:27, 12 January 2011 (UTC)


Hi - you're cool. For future reference, though, you are usually better off going to the "my contributions" link in the upper right corner of the screen, finding the old discussion, and adding a new post at the end. Any new info, a rephrased question/recap, or even just "bumping, anybody know?" or the like.

The advantages of that method:

  • If anyone had bookmarked your discussion to come back to later, or to follow, they'll be notified of the new post and reminded that they were going to post
  • Future searchers on the topic only see one discussion, and not two (of which one is likely just a waste of their time as it has no responses)
  • It avoids the risk of having both discussions become active at the same time, which tends to become a mess here - the responses may diverge just enough to make it impossible for you to actually know which way to go (you lose the benefit of every response building upon, and correcting if necessary, prior responses).

For today, though, if you want to just go with the new discussion you posted, I will delete the old one (that way we'll avoid problems #2 and #3 listed above, at least!).

Trillium 20:19, 24 February 2011 (UTC)


There's no single-click mechanism, no. You have to click my name in the signature, then go to my talk page, and click again. However, I've been experimenting with a one-click solution, and if you are willing to be a guinea pig, you could try it out for me.

Click here: leave a message for Trillium.

Do you get straight to the note title box/edit box page? And does it appear to be for my page (I'm afraid it might take people right back to their own pages, which would not be good!). If so, go ahead a leave me a message (even just "test") so I can see how it works.


Trillium 05:04, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for testing my idea

That worked, I got both messages from you, and got the alert ribbon, too. Thanks very much for testing it out. I don't think I'll be able to enable that for everybody, but I can at least use it in my signature when I leave people notes that I might expect them to want to reply to (although I don't think I'll do it for this note!). Someday maybe we can make it available to all.

Trillium 20:17, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

In MA, the town is not allowed to increase your assessment/tax based on the panels.

Dhtax Could you please give me a cite for this information...the MA assessors office claims not to know anything about it. Email please to

In MA, the town is not allowed to increase your assessment/tax based on the panels.

Dhtax could you email me a cite for this info....taxea@hawaii.rr.comtaxea 03:01, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

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