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Research Resources

Thanks for your comments.

For Federal tax research, I use the online versions of BNA Portfolios, CCH Fed Tax Reporter, RIA Checkpoint, and Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation. BNA shines in the areas of Pensions, Estates, Gifts, and Trusts and International Taxation. Mertens is outstanding in its analysis of legislative and judicial history of statutory law. For out of state issues, I use CCH's online State Tax Reporter system.

For fast tax answers, I use the Internal Revenue Code, online PPC Deskbooks which are linked into the RIA Checkpoint system, CCH Master Tax Guide, RIA Federal Tax Manual, and JK Lasser's Your Income Tax Guide.

For issues outside of the tax area which affect taxation (property, probate, and family law issues), I use Westlaw.


Riley2

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TaxBook


I usually use CCH Mtg but I got a flyer in the mail and thought I would order it. If not satisfied, probably will get Mtg too - just depends how extensive TTB turns out to be. Enjoy your posts.

CP

--Solomon 13:12, 10 September 2006 (CDT) Skhyatt

Because of possible variances, for example, separate property income might or might not be community income depending on the state, I just hand write out a brief statement.

If it is just W-2 wages, then something like the following.

Unless excluded under IRC Sec. 66 of treatment of community income, the Internal Revenue Service requires that income be split equally between husband and wife filing separate tax returns.

I, (name of client) request you (my name) to file my tax return with a MFS status with the understanding that the Internal Revenue Service may require a tax return from my husband with half of my income or they may allocate it in such manner.

Signed (name of client)

Date

HOH

Hi Skhyatt

I do like the deluxe edition of the TaxBook. Regarding HOH posts, I agree with your last couple - Riley also. There are no tie breaker rules for HOH but there is a regulation covering HOH. It is Reg. 1.2-2. Best to you for rest of tax season.

--Solomon 17:59, 11 March 2007 (CST)

You are Kind

Thanks for your comment Sk - Look forward to reading more posts from you this coming tax season.

--Solomon 10:23, 17 October 2007 (CDT)

Long time ago

To be honest I don't really remember and as I recall I wasn't 100% sure. Mostly it involved piecing together factoids gleaned in discussions. San Francisco area(?), wife is an attorney, etc. Did not have a web page.

Changes to the Site

Skhyatt:

I just realized that your username is "skhyatt" and I've been thinking it was "Skyhatt" all along. Hmmm... I should pay more attention!

I very much appreciate your comments and your concern. I too have noticed a change in the atmosphere here and am doing my best to address it. I am going to be reviewing each post in the forums, but if you see something that looks inappropriate or rude, could you please bring it to my attention?

As far as changes, one of the things we have done is to add in the question asking users who are attempting to ask a question in the Tax Questions discussion forum if they are a professional or not. I'm not sure if that's helping out or not.

To answer your question, I'm not planning any major changes to the site. What I am looking into are ways we might be able to alleviate some of the frustration some of these users have. For example, many seem to be upset that people don't use the search functionality before asking a question. While I don't think it's appropriate to be rude to these people, I do see an opportunity to improve the search so that more people might use it! One of the things I have found is that the search results are returned in reverse order - the oldest matching pages are displayed at the top of the list. If you're searching for a recent discussion - it'll be at the bottom! If we just reverse the sort order, that might make it easier to find things. I'm also looking into ways in which the community might be empowered to easily sort & organize the discussions, thus making them easier to locate.

You mentioned the "lack of profile" issue. What if each user could filter the discussions and see just those written by people with a profile, or all of the discussions? This would give them what they are looking for without inconveniencing others.

I hope this answers your question and alleviates some of your concerns. If not, please write me back.

Thanks!

- Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator - Talk to me 18:07, 8 November 2007 (CST)

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