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I sure hope that you saw

the twinkle in my eye when I wrote "So what's the answer?" It's so hard to "talk" in prose...!

Harry Boscoe

North Dakota

I can no longer find JGWentworth's post on North Dakota NOLs. Is it gone? Podolin 02:14, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the kind words

and also the tip on being able to see changes in the thread as time goes on. You do an immense amount of work for all the people who use this cite. I am going to start a thread post 4-15 about (just me personally speaking) that I learn more at this website during the filing season that all 40 hours of CPE wrapped together. Thanks for all you do.

Doug 14:25, 20 March 2013 (UTC)DougM

Hello Trillium, must apologize I accidently posted a response twice. Not sure how to delete one of the duplicates. D 14:22, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

I'm inclined to leave Lee's post stand

former CPA, now financial advisor. Does that not qualify? Kevinh5 18:30, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Well, based on the discussion

I also surmised he wasn't proficient at tax law. And yes, you and I know there are different levels of tax knowledge even among the cogniscenti. But an RTRP in training is allowed to post here. Surely someone with that same level of knowledge, but a credential, should be allowed. And whether they post or don't post HERE, they're still out in the public. Banning them from here doesn't help their knowledge level any. It only helps us to not see them, so that we cringe a little less frequently. Kevinh5 11:40, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

I meant to post this on YOUR wall. Not mine.

User:Wr5o5g43a1s spammers keep coming back to the same posts. Kevinh5 11:48, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Solar panels discussion

Thanks for the heads up about the PLR that was added to the solar panels discussion. I'll give that a look. Cheers! Lacockcpa 16:42, 26 March 2013 (UTC)


OK, thanks. Podolin 16:33, 29 March 2013 (UTC)


I didn't see his user info, just a lot of spammer names lately. I've had to unblock people whom I've prematurely ejeculated from the forae. Well, maybe those aren't the right words, but I'm no Spell Czech. Kevinh5


protecting then deleting didn't work. Kevinh5 16:31, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your congratulations

You don't know how anxious I was to get the letter. I didn't get any work done from the time I heard the letters were out until it was delivered, then didn't get any work done the rest of the day because I was dancing all over the office. The Snoopy Happy Dance! Kevinh5 23:23, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes :)

Very happy.  :) Kevinh5 16:57, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Well, I'm thinking so.

This AM I had a thought that RexT might be Tom Rex, an EA I know from Arizona who works for Intuit and just passed the Tax Court Exam with me. But RexT says he is from California. Can't be Tom. Kevinh5 13:42, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Bracket Creep thinks you are a spoiler

' :( Kevinh5 01:05, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes, it's pretty drastic

Heart murmur caused by a leaky valve. Apparently a congenital defect - missing one of the valves in his heart. He's been tired and worn out more than usual lately, two weeks ago went to the emergency room all day without telling me. Doctor there said he had a heart murmur and had to see his regular doctor ASAP. His regular Doc said "Oh I've known you had a murmur for years but I didn't want to concern you with it." Heart Doc said 'Surgery within 2 weeks'. Scary. thanks for your thoughts and prayers Going with him to heart Doc tomorrow. Kevinh5 00:07, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

HI, I have edited my page. Please let me know if if its beneficial for me to provide more information about myself. The reason I don't have an up to date profile is because I only work seasonally and have not been very active on taxalmanac. Thanks again for bringing this to my attention.

thanks Trillium for your response. I have never had any rent to own's and I am confused as to how they are different than a rental of a property. Rent being paid vs monthly Rent paid (in a rent to own deal) which is being applied to the principal only with a subsequent sale of the home.

2 questions.

1. is the monthly rent (in the rent to own deal) which is paid monthly and applied towards the principal considerened rental income for the seller?

2. what I was saying earlier in my question 5 was : if a home was sold for $200000 (sales price agreed upon) - basis on home was $210,000, if the seller is supposed to report the monthly rent (rent to own agreement) on schedule E and he's being taxed on it, how do you calculate the loss. is it (sales price-basis-total rent paid towards the principal by buyer?)of course depreciation and any other loss carryovers from sch e will be considered. that is what I am confused about. why should the seller report schedule E rental income if all of it is being applied towards the principal...

any help would be appreciated. thanks

thanks Trillium. I added a few more details and hopefully I will get some more guidance. I appreciate your help! have a great 4/15 :)



I rec'd a private message from Dawn (a CPA) in can view her note to me on my discussion page.

Dawn wanted to ask me some questions, but I don't know who "Dawn" you have any idea who this is?

Ckenefick 12:47, 18 April 2013 (UTC)ckenefick

Taxpayer anxiety disorder

Thread just posted looks like a pure commercial to me.

Not JoshuaQuiros8

Hi. I am not this person. I entered the url of TA last nite and when I got to the site, I was automatically logged on as this guy. Then I made the mistake of trying to post and my entire IP got blocked. I hope this guy Quiros has not hijacked my IP. Take care. PollyAdler 03:00, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Wow THAT is interesting

proves the spoofing is unintentional. Kevinh5 03:05, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Polly did not post

When I got here last nite I was automatically logged on as this Quiros guy. So I went to the chat room as Quiros and tried to make a post to the gun thread that MP started (bottom line was the last poster). I put in that post that I was not Joshua Quiro8s and I did not know who on earth he was. Well the post was blocked and then my IP got blocked (and I got blocked). This is not the first time I have been automatically logged on as someone else, but it's the first time in a long time. Crow PollyAdler 03:45, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Can I and how would I

HI...your pest with another question

I frequently convert on-line articles from various sources to a pdf file. Am I allowed to paste this file as a response. I have a really good one from CPA Journal on depreciation/capitalization vs expense/repair. Since I have no way of keeping track of the url if allowed how would I attach the pdf file? This one is 12 magazine pages long. Didn't want to cut and paste the article.

I hadn't even considered that thanks taxea 12:26, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

It's ok

No problem. It's all good now. If it happens again, I will immediately log out of the spoofer's name. Take care. PollyAdler 16:26, 24 April 2013 (UTC)


Thanks Trillium. I wasn't aware of the problem with leading spaces. Howard

who opened the floodgates

of the spam dam? this is impossible. Kevinh5 12:48, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Oh it's different

but still robo-spam. It happens too fast for someone to be doing this manually. I vote to let Intuit worry about it, it is way too much for you and/or I. Kevinh5 13:14, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Appearent Profile violation

No rush, no emergency, but we have a gentleman here by the name of MikeMac who has not posted his profile. CrowJD 03:05, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

The next time he triple posts

Don't worry. The next time he triple posts the same sentence I will mention that he doesn't have a profile. He might be getting up in age and the rules have just flown over his head. I corrected his triplicate post to one post by calling it an accident. CrowJD 03:28, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Crossed my mind

It crossed my mind that he might be a regular who does not want to use his regular name, but I don't know. If he is a regular under another name who just posts on the chat page, I personally don't care if he doesn't have a profile. I guess we'll find out sooner or later. CrowJD 03:31, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Ok, we'll see

We'll see how it turns out. Good talking with you. CrowJD 03:37, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

I agree

I agree. They probably are a regular, and if they are just in chat it's no problem with me. Have a good weekend! 12:17, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Never ends, eh? Belle 17:49, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Those Boards have issues too - the spam slowed for a while, but "call girl" posts have shown up recently. I'm not sure the "suits" care too much about TA OR those forums...a bit frustrating for us users Now, go enjoy the holiday weekend! Belle 18:06, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

State Income Tax and

I don't know how, but the title dropped some words. Can you fix it to read State Income Tax and Masters Loophole? Thanks. Podolin 22:33, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Discussion title change

Thanks, I'll try to do it myself next time. Podolin 23:55, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

How do you have time to do all of that?

I get chewed out for being on the computer at home. Kevinh5 02:25, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Do you know

that when you make a 'stealth' post, like you did to Kendrick's IRA question, your activity (additional post) doesn't show up on the main discussion list? That is, it doesn't show that he's had one response. Perhaps he won't find it because it hasn't been counted? Kevinh5 02:19, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Uncle Sam's inquiry about the purpose of the Chat Forum (part 1 of 2)

Trillium - Each day as I read this board under the Chat section I'm getting more and more disgusted with Gazoo's posts - who apparently choses very controversial subjects - religion, morality, politics, for example and is quite vulgar and crude in his expression. From what I see - he has no limits as to what will be posted. Is this what the Chat section was meant for?

Chat Forum

So based on what you told me - Chat forum is a free for all - where anyone can post anything about anything with no discretion or concern for offending others with different view points. That then restricts my usage of the board that was meant for all.

What I was looking for you to do was curtail Gazoo's excessive behavior as the Board Monitor.

If that's too difficult - let me know and I'll take him on - AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME - if you refuse to stop him. The choice is yours, lady.

Can the complainer not read?

As the psychiatric nurse for Gazoo, I must complain about the recent complaints regarding his person.

All board members are informed through Mr. Gazoo's profile of his afflictions and eccentricities:

                            >>>>>QUOTE FROM GAZOO PROFILE BELOW<<<<<

Hello, my name is Gazoo. I go by the nickname Gazoo. I am an EA from Mars (planet Mars).

If you'd like to leave me a message, just select the discussion tab at the top of this page. If you are a specimen we are in need of, I also make house calls.

Thank you!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Gazoo is doing well on his medication, and can be trusted (temporarily). Gazoo is off his medication and is being chased by mental health authorities in 3 states. Signed, Ann Grier, Geriatric Psychiatric Nurse.


Gazoo is "on the run" across America and recently posts have been traced from foreign countries. He is posting here from various public libraries around the world. Interpol has been alerted not to manhandle Gazoo, but to try to gently apprehend him by shooting him with a tranqulizier dart filled with the medications Miltown (Meprobamate) and fast acting Lorazepam.

He is not dangerous, just insane. Usually, I don't brag about my patients, but I will take this opportunity to mention that the people of the Principality of Sealand consider Gazoo to be a genius, and there is a movement to honor him on one of their postage stamps but Gazoo will not sit down long enough to pose for a suitable portrait.

Thank you. Ann Greir, Geriatric Psychiatric Nurse for Gazoo.

Personal note from Nurse Greir: I don't usually express my personal opininions here since I am a nurse, and not a tax professional. However, I think that if Gazoo and his friends were forced to stop posting in the chat room, it would soon become very boring, and the post count would actually go down in the chat room. I've noticed that when Gazoo and his friends leave for a while, the chat room becomes as dead as Kelsey's nuts. Please ignore this comment as I'm not a tax profession, I'm just saying.

"It's Not My Job"

You must have been a government worker or school teacher or something like that in a prior life. That attitude comes from that civil service mentality.

Apparently I haven't made myself clear.

From the Code of Conduct you led me to - Gazoo is ALREADY violating rule number 1 by not considering the effect his posts have on others that don't share his religious, ethnic, social, economic or political backgrounds. Each of us on this board come from a different background in each of those categories. Yet as a member of the board police - you let it go.

So far - my persistence on this board has forced Tim Doyle to implement some suggestions I gave him to stop the warfare of pro and non-pro users. My persistence also got Brock to change his attitude and finally "become one of us".

Tim Doyle is an employee of Intuit He does what they tell him to do. That's why no doubt he's appointed you and Kevin to be the watchdogs.

It seems that my forceful actions are a result of OTHER PEOPLES' INACTIONS.

So which way would you like it?

Uncle SamUncle Sam 14:24, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

What does this guy not get?

I would just take the opportunity to advise member, Uncle Samuel, that the chat room has been treated by custom here as our public sqaure.

Sam is also free to post his opinions at the chat room (I mean it is called a chat room) and of course, Sam is free to respond (without threats I hope) to other members. We want to hear more from Uncle Sam, not less from him. We want to know how he thinks. Gazoo is not trying suppress Sam's viewpoints or opinions: Sam is free to state them in the chat room. He's free to debate.

In my humble opinion, member Uncle Sam should open his mouth and sing like a free bird, instead of trying to muzzle the opinions and thoughts of others. But this is just my humble opinion.

I encourage Uncle Sam to honor our democracy by declaring his learned opinions on the public square (but he should refrain from making personal threats).

This will end my posts at Trillium's discussion page as I'm sure he's got more important things to deal with today, as we all do.

Signed: Nurse Grier, nurse for Gazoo.


Do you think it is odd when a long-time tax pro user deletes the entire text of his profile? I do. Podolin 00:11, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

do check out my chat discussion

Discussion:HEY, is Intuit selling our discussions? Kevinh5 22:50, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Not too happy that Intuit is making money off of my volunteering

Kevinh5 23:02, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Kudos for the boxed headnote the top of the thread about being able to amend *out* of the credit-elect for the overpayment on the 1040. As always, you're the best and we sing your praise.

Spell Czech

Now, This.

Hi Trillium:

I would appreciate if you can move my question "Reporting Nevada S Corp Income" back to the discussion forum for tax professionals. It was earlier removed to the consumer column.

I probably did not post my profile prior to posting a question.

Thanks a lot.

WinstonWlee 21:36, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing those templates

I had looked at the Category pages, not the Template pages. Kevinh5 01:09, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Remove posts

This Discussion:Business Energy Credits (Roof) has some blatant ads on it. Podolin 15:16, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

He's been warned before

I don't like it at all. I'd delete it if it were me. Kevinh5 20:45, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Persistent isn't he

I just deleted and blocked him again, new user. Kevinh5 20:46, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

moving post Sept 25 2013

Hi Trillium,

could you please move this posting 'IRS, DOJ and the President should all be embarassed' to chat. Seems politics seep into the tax questions. I didn't want to presume to do it myself.

Thanks, Joe Taxaway 23:03, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Is it just me?

Is it just me, or is this not one of the most unusual threads we've ever had on this board? I mean, I take full responsibility for making a lot of regular threads seem unusual <blush> BUT is not the present thread (starts in chat room, now in tax forum) unusual from the get go?

Thanks T

Well, I am probably the last one who should be complaining about confusion since I've created more than my share of it (again, I blush). But this feller really takes the cake.


Now I truly am an angry camper. I'm a big boy, and I can take it if he stays, but I am an angry camper. Sit and spin because I don't answer questions according to his format? Again, I'm putting in my one vote..but this guy is out of bounds.

A wise decision

"I was out doing real-life stuff" a very smart and very wise thing to do, and I hope you had a great day. I should have done the same thing myself. I am going to make some major changes to my way of computering which are going to take me a while, and also I have already started to help my nephew finish the interior of a new home he built for I will probably be getting out of here more often myself in the coming days. And it is always good to take a breather. Besides, I need to exercise more than I am doing right now. What a day!

Weird spamages

Any idea if this is simply on my page, or a TA page.

Fsteincpa 18:33, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Wow, it's really slow!

Has someone been dropping the TA servers into a barrel of molasses lately? This place has been painfully slow for me, and on different 'puters, for the past week or so. Maybe it's just since the total outage that I think we had about a week ago.

Or is it just me?

As always, I salute those who serve in the background. Like those who fix other people's spelling mistakes and grammar faux pas <blush> and things like that. Hey, do you know anybody who needs some apostrophes? I've got a coupla hundred surplus apostrophes...

Spell Czech

I object

I object to SC's post because though he correctly (and kindly) removed one of my improper apostrphes, he left a misspelled "Martain". He could have bagged an apostrophe and a Martian, and he missed the chance. SC, I know it's not "it is" and is sometimes appropriately "its", but I can't help myself. I'm the victim here, as Clinton would say. Gazoo 20:18, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Posting with error

D 04:26, 18 February 2014 (UTC)Hello Trillium,

Just posted a discussion and accidentally included my contact information. How can I go back and edit after the fact to remove?D 04:26, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Someone wants back into TA's good graces

This person posted on another forum that they are locked out of TA; can you help them out? Thanks. Hope all is well with you, and that the season is going along just fine! Belle 21:43, 22 February 2014 (UTC)


Thank you so much for putting me back in this forum.

Trusted Users

Tim Doyle never notified me that he added me back as a trusted user. Thanks for finally telling me. DaveFogel 21:19, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

user name issues

Hi - I received a message indicating that I need to use a shorter username. I've tried to follow the instructions ie) log out, close brower, go to page, create new user, etc. When I try to create a new account - that option does not exist. The only option that appears is Log in.Girlhendrickson 21:29, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

user name issues

Hi - I received a message indicating that I need to use a shorter username. I've tried to follow the instructions ie) log out, close brower, go to page, create new user, etc. When I try to create a new account - that option does not exist. The only option that appears is Log in.Girlhendrickson 21:29, 14 March 2014 (UTC)


I noticed that the profile wasn't completed when I linked to it. I don't know him (her?), but I will post that info on the other forum where I seem to have now become the go-between for reinstatement on TA....I have noticed that the spam seems to have stopped; perhaps this blocking is a great idea. IF that's what is working. I, personally, have issue with TA loading; it will sit & spin for hours. OK, it's really only seconds but it seems like hours since it is M*A*R*C*H. Hope you're doing well. Belle 23:17, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

He needs help, if you have the time

sdzoo = Mike.

From the "Trusted Users Thread"

User Sdzoo

Someone else knocking at the door....not sure which one.

I put in a request for him previously. Here is his post from another forum:

I guess that's whats happened. I can login in but have no options to edit or reply to a comment, etc.

Thanks !

Belle 15:41, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

March Madness

You're not thinking - in March we just 'react' due to sleep deprivation. Thanks tho - I'll let him know. Belle 00:09, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


I have a co-worker in my tax office who wants to join the forum. He's tried going to the website to create an account, but has been unable. What does a new member need to do in order to create a new account?


Globalexpress 04:13, 4 April 2014 (UTC)Globalexpress

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