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Your question may (will likely!) be moved

Your question may be moved to the Consumer Questions Discussion Forum because you have not updated your user page to provide any information about your level of experience/background as a professional tax preparer. As a result, your question may be perceived as not complying with the guidelines established for TaxAlmanac and the tax forum, which are intended for use by tax professionals only. (This is consistent with the info in Step 2 of the four steps to “asking a new tax question.”)

If you are a tax professional, please update your profile (user page), to provide some info about your experience level/background as a tax professional. Select edit at the top of that page, replace the boilerplate with your info, and then click Save page.

Your level of experience may be an important consideration when users are developing an appropriate answer for your questions. Beyond that, though, some users won’t respond at all if your profile hasn’t been updated, and as you’ve seen, having no profile leaves your question subject to being moved out of the professional tax forum. (Once your profile has been updated, one of the moderators can move your question back to the professional tax forum if that’s appropriate.)

Note – updating your profile is just one of the four steps in “asking a new tax question” – if you skipped any of the other steps as well (e.g., searching the archives, familiarizing yourself with TaxAlmanac), please do that now, too.

If you are not a tax professional, please ask your question on the TurboTax website or consult your tax advisor. If you don't have a tax profesional that you work with regularly, information about finding a local tax advisor can be found here: How to find a local Tax Professional.

Trillium 16:52, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Your question has been moved

Your question has been moved to the Consumer Questions Discussion Forum because it does not appear to comply with the guidelines established for TaxAlmanac and the tax forum, which are intended for use by tax professionals only.

If you are not a tax professional, please ask your question on the TurboTax website: www.Turbotax.com.

If you are a tax professional, please complete your profile (user page) to provide some info about your experience level/background as a tax professional. Select edit at the top of that page, replace the boilerplate with your info, and then click Save page.

Your level of experience may be an important consideration when users are developing an appropriate answer for your questions. Beyond that, though, some users won’t respond at all if your profile hasn’t been updated, and as you’ve seen, having no profile leaves your question subject to being moved out of the professional tax forum. (Once your profile has been updated, one of the moderators can move your question back to the professional tax forum if that’s appropriate. Don't start a duplicate discussion, as it'll just have to be deleted.)

Trillium 18:59, 14 December 2010 (UTC)


You seem to have misunderstood

Your user info needs to be placed on your user page, not in a note to me. It needs to be readily available to all who would click on your user name to find out about your background/experience as a tax pro. So - I would be happy to move your question back to the tax forum, as noted above...just as soon as you've updated your profile.

Trillium 19:14, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

To get to your user page

Three ways:

  1. click on the "user page" tab above
  2. click on your username in any discussion
  3. click on the user page link provided here and several times above.

To edit it, you click "edit this page." There's more info on how to edit it, here: four steps to “asking a new tax question." There are a lot of other very good links on that page, too, for getting to know the site, so please use it as a reference.

Trillium 19:20, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Your question has been returned to the tax forum

Thx for getting your user page udpated! Trillium 19:29, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Note from Anita

Ricky, I had same questions and I asked them when called to IRS. But the answer was: "If you've done nothing wrong, then do not worry about". I can give you direct phone # and name of RPO agent.

User:AnitaS

How to post a note to somebody's talk page

Hi, Ricky - I see you tried to respond to Anita. Unfortunately, you didn't click on the "discussion" tab at the top of her user page. Had you done that, you'd have seen a big blue box with a link to click to add a new note, and a reminder to put four tildes at the end so the other person will know who the note is from.

What you actually did messed up Anita's user page a bit, so I've fixed that and have copy/pasted your note over to her talk page.

Trillium 00:43, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Copyright policies

That article you copy/pasted was copyrighted by accounting today - so posting the entire thing here is a violation of their copyright. Of more immediate importance, it's a violation of TaxAlmanac's policies. I've removed the material so that your post is compliant with policy. Posting the link is fine. posting the one-line recap is fine for copyright law, and pretty much the max of what site policy will allow, so I left that there.

Trillium 15:20, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

If you are also RickyL...

Two things:

  1. If that RickyL user name gets blocked from posting, due to ongoing ignoring of the need to get user info onto that user page, or for posting duplicate questions, then it's quite likely that any other user IDs posting from the same location will also be blocked. So if you are the same person, then you need to get ALL user IDs you're using updated if you want to continue posting with ANY of them.
  2. See FAQ #25 for why that's a bad idea, and will get you on people's bad side no matter which username you're using.

All around, completely not cool.

Updating the user page is pretty darn easy - but if somehow you need more info on how to do it, you can refer back to the FAQ#1, or to step 2 of the 4 questions that are displayed every time you start a new discussion.

Trillium 17:49, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

User names can't be deleted

Deleted usernames just pop back to life like zombie names, if you accidentally use them again - as you do with RickyL. So your best bet is to (a) just copy your user info from Ricky to RickyL in case you screw up again, and then (b) try not to use the other ID. And try not to start any more duplicate discussions. Thanks.

Trillium 18:02, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for getting some user info onto the RickyL userpage. I have deleted the duplicate discussion - the one that you started as RickyL - so it won't take attention away from the one you started as Ricky.

Trillium 18:07, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

End of the forum

You may have heard by now that the Tax Almanac ( www.taxalmanac.org ) 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 www.taxprotalk.com and join your fellow TA refugees.

Frankly (TA member and new member of TaxProTalk)

Frankly 23:40, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

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