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Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

26 January 2007
the people posting today? One guy wants to cash refund checks for a percentage; another can't see why self-employed people can't take wages. All this and the problems of early efiling for those ready.

Pegoo (talk|edits) said:

26 January 2007
Can't believe it. Did I post in any of them?

Deback (talk|edits) said:

January 26, 2007
Yup. Do you ever wonder if this site is too distracting, especially now that tax season is here?

Deback (talk|edits) said:

January 26, 2007
D&T - My Sch C in-her-home beauty shop owner, who receives rental income from another beautician, will be coming in within the next couple of weeks. Should I report her rental income on Sch E or Sch C?

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

26 January 2007
Deback, you forgot to say that she is an LLC

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

26 January 2007
I really think the tax professionals should have to fill out their profile before posting, and that the "free advice do it myselfers" had their own page to ask questions. Both of these things would minimize the distraction level.

Bx524 lca (talk|edits) said:

January 26, 2007
I don't respond or post often, but do read many of the posts. With that being said, I agree with Kevin about having to fill out your profile. Is there a way to set it up that in order to post/reply you must check a button or something indicating if you are a professional or not? Just thought I would ask:)

Deback (talk|edits) said:

January 26, 2007
Kevin - She is not an LLC.


I probably should have said "addicting" instead of "distracting."

Tdoyle (talk|edits) said:

January 26, 2007
Bx: Not currently, but it's something that I am watching and thinking about. Anything other than a community-enforced solution would require programming changes.


- Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator - Talk to me 13:57, 26 January 2007 (CST)

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

26 January 2007
I posted my thoughts on splitting in the discussion. Instead of 'professionals' and 'amateurs' I only wish there was some way, without burdening Tim or his band of merry men and women, into making the profile both a bio but also having it contain blocks to check. I am a CPA or EA or Attorney or PA or Professional bookkeeper/return preparer or I prepare less than 20 returns a busy season or I am doing my own return. It would be like one of those cockamamie online applications that keep being rejected until a block is checked and would pop up the first time a person wanted to ask a question. Clicking the Tax Question block would bring up either another screen with the log in name and the box for the question, or a bio screen with these questions and a space where they could tell us about themselves, and after filling it out, another button would take them to the format. Not filling in a block would bring an error message; they would not have to enter personal bio's if they did not want to.


Deb, if you treat her chair rental as Schedule E, I'll get Vito from South Philly to take care of you.

Corptaxhelp (talk|edits) said:

January 26, 2007
I don't base my TaxAlmanac reading on professional/non-professional. There are a lot of professionals that can't seem to put a sentence together or form a coherent thought. I'm no more likely to read and answer their question than I am a non-professional. On the other hand, I have seen a few questions from the unwashed masses in the past few weeks that were well-formed, well thought out and the answers to which were educational.

Unless we start getting hundreds of bogus, annoying questions, I'm content without any changes. Bad questions will go unanswered and roll off the topic list in no time.

The only other trick I use while browsing is to see who the last posting member is on a topic. If the last post is from someone for which I have a lot of respect and often learn things from (basically, the regulars -- you know who you are), I'm going to read the discussion even if it is not a topic I have an interest in nor is in an area of my expertise. Smart people with something to say are almost always worth my time.

Bottom Line (talk|edits) said:

27 January 2007
Agreed - it's addicting. Looks like I'm going to have to put myself on a schedule to limit my "Almanac Time".

Will (talk|edits) said:

27 January 2007
TA is very addictive, only making money proves more so. I am working 3 days a week at a CPA firm this season to augment my total returns prepared this year, learn best businss practices, etc. Giving my billing requirements I wont be able to lurk/post the site much. I hope you all have a great tax season!


William Price, EA | Portland, OR - Talk to me

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