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Business Growth User Group

Can I make a couple of edits to your user page to make you an 'official' member of this group?


- Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator 10:08, 24 April 2006 (CDT)

Google and Yahoo Ranking

You asked how TaxAlmanac was able to get to the top of the Yahoo and Google lists. While I'm not sure of exactly what lists you're referring to on those search sites, I don't think it has anything to do with meta tags. I think it has to do with the fact that TaxAlmanac was mentioned in both Time Magazine and Business Week. Thank you for the congratulations though!

- Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator 15:39, 8 May 2006 (CDT)


I went to your web site- and after clicking on the tab to get an estimate..nothing happen. Maybe my inyternet conection is slow


I went to your web site- and after clicking on the tab to get an estimate..nothing happen. Maybe my inyternet conection is slow

Actionbsns e-mail

Aloha W - my e-mail address is I'd be glad to send you my payroll spread sheet if you provide your e-mail address, but then when you e-mail me, I'll have it by default. Anyway, I look forward to receiving you spread sheet. Thanks, Paula

Let's say I was a minority owner of a business and contributed $25,000 of my own money in originally purchasing my interest. After departing the business, I settled on a $50,000 payout for my minority interest. I now receive a 1099 Form stating that I received $50,000 in nonemployee compensation. Am I obligated to report $50,000 in untaxed income? I didn't "make" $50,000.

Further, suppose I incurred attorney fees as well as CPA fees to receive the $50,000 payout. Can I deduct these fees?

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Business Growth

I would like to learn more about how your advertising went during tax season!

Could you shoot me an email at

Mike Sylvester````

Related to Steve?

Hi Brian -- I just noticed your last name and visited your web site -- are you by any chance related to my old friend Steve Wendroff? He has a CPA practice in San Diego. A few years ago he took over the old "Frank the Train Man" building on Park Blvd and did cool things with it, including restoring and maintaining the train man's great neon sign. (The train store moved across the street.) A couple of links:,

Just curious ... KatieJ 23:44, 20 June 2007 (CDT)

Small world indeed ...

I don't know if Steve will remember me, it's been so many years, but he might. Since I retired I spend a lot of time volunteering at my church (First UU), and on the way I go right by Steve's building, so I pass it three or four times a week. Every time I go by there I think, I really have to stop and tell Steve how much I like what he did with the building ... but I'm always in a hurry to get somewhere and never have stopped in yet. Ask if he remembers me (this may go back to my FTB days in the late 1970s-early 1980s, or maybe he was in one of my SDSU classes) and tell him I said hello. KatieJ 11:41, 22 June 2007 (CDT)

Spreadsheet checklist

W- Could you please email me a copy of your checklist spreadsheet as well?

Thanks C

Spreadsheet Checklist

W- I don't think the page attached my email: Thanks C


My husband and I live in Colorado. We own a 50/50 LLC which he had his account file in 2006 as though he were the SOLE owner of the LLC when in fact we are 50/50 partners which is clearly spelled out in the legal documents. In 2006 he did not, of course give me a K-1 or ANY of the commissions I earned. In 2007 he filed again as an S Corp when in fact we are an LLC and this time because we are divorcing he gave me a HUGE K-1 for money that was never given to me....this can be proven by the Corporate Banking records. I filed only on my 1099s and wrote a letter to the IRS with my personal return stating that my husband had given me a K-1 but I had not received any money from the LLC ("s")....what are the ramifications of this going to be? Can he give me a K-1 for monies I never received?

Excel spreadsheet recon

I just saw your post re: the tax prep checklist. Will you please send a copy to Thanks!


Hi Brian... I like your website. How is your practice building up? I started mine this year after working for a little over a year with a CPA firm. Although I am just specializing in Tax Resolution and trying to market my firm for IRS representation ( How are you marketing your firm? Please share some ideas. I see that you also have an office in Florida. Also, please send the excel spreadsheet you mentioned that you use as a checklist to finalize returns.


My email

tax prep checklist

I just read your posting on tax prep checklists. I understand you reconcile all the numbers on the return to an excel spreadsheet. May I get a copy of that spreadsheet for my own use. You can email me at Thanks

Software question moved to practice mgt forum

Hi, wanted to let you know that the question you asked about Roth conversion software has been moved. Since it's not a tax question, and rather is a software question, and software is categorized as part of Practice Management (see the various forums and what goes in each here: Discussion Forum Index), your question has now been moved over to the Practice Management/Business Growth forum. You can post future practice mgt/software questions there directly, either by opening the PM/BG forum and clicking the start a new question link, or by going through the process of starting a new tax question and at the end, click on the option to start a question dealing with software.

Your discussion can still be found by going to the "my contributions" link in the upper right corner of your screen.

Trillium 12:25, 6 November 2010 (CDT)

Thanks for posting the message re: mistake on the tax return.

a client gave me a 2010 k1 by mistake and for some reason last night I double checked his info and caught the mistake. I had a bad night sleeping.

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)

Frankly 04:08, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

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