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Martineo (talk|edits) said:

28 April 2006
Sick of doing insurance, I'm planning to start my own business in ,lets say, 3 years

Question: May I learn Quick Books, then try to find a job to get experience Or learn how to do corporations? Thank you, Orlando

DZCPA (talk|edits) said:

11 May 2006
Take some tax preparation classes and then get a part time job during tax season.

Taxref (talk|edits) said:

12 May 2006
I would suggest that you learn accounting, if you have not already done so. Contrary to how many accounting software programs are advertised, one has to know accounting in order to use them properly. Corporate tax returns are generally easier than many personal returns (in my opinion, at least). But without an accounting background one cannot really prepare corporate returns.

Inagpurwala (talk|edits) said:

5 June 2006
Taxref: Why do you think so? I would like to know. I always thaught that corp are more complex than individuals.

Thanks. Ishaq.Inagpurwala 15:06, 5 June 2006 (CDT)

Pegoo (talk|edits) said:

18 January 2007
From what I have done so far. I can say Corps are easier than LLCs / SCORPs / and PERSONAL.

Will (talk|edits) said:

18 January 2007
1120's and Sub S are a lot easier than personal IMO also. I agree with taxref that accounting knowledge it is a somewhat of an undisclosed pre-requisite for doing corporate returns in any kind of reasonable speed though. The reason I think they are easier is you are working with a T/B rather than just source documents. Not to mention the bridges between QB and Intuit's tax products.


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Lacerulean (talk|edits) said:

17 April 2008
Does anyone know if I need to acquire a state license for tax services? I asked the local SBA but it seems no one knows.

TaxFlake (talk|edits) said:

17 April 2008
IMMHO, it may help if we knew which state you were in. Bliss? Ignorance? Other?

Taxoasis (talk|edits) said:

8 October 2011
I couldn't figure out how to start a new thread so I went with this discussion topic. Has anyone every worked for Intuit as a "Ask a Turbotax Tax Expert"? They have a job posting right now. I was wondering if anyone had personal experience with this?

http://www.intuit.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=72315&sid=629

MrParker (talk|edits) said:

9 October 2011
Hi Susan, I can tell you about the interview process and am set to begin training for it in about a month. This is my first year doing it.

Lisaw (talk|edits) said:

10 October 2011
They are recruiting heavily in my area for these positions. Just recently they began recruiting for part time as well as full time. I must get 2 or 3 emails a week asking me to apply and it is also listed on Craigslist about once a week. It doesnt look like it pays great since you must be an EA or CPA, at least not for California, but the commute is stellar.

Taxoasis (talk|edits) said:

10 October 2011
Mr. Parker,

Thanks would be interested in hearing your insights. I left a message on your user page with contact information.

Lisaw, What do you know about the pay?

Thanks.

Lisaw (talk|edits) said:

10 October 2011
They use the number of $8000 or more for tax season if you hit their bonus target. That's with 30/40 hours a week during tax season plus training hours prior. I am guessing pay ends up being $16 to $20 an hour. Certainly better then HR Block and no commute. Probably MrParker can tell you more. I think one of the bonuses of this to supplement a new practice is one can control the demands better then if you are at a small firm.

Lisaw (talk|edits) said:

10 October 2011
They use the number of $8000 or more for tax season if you hit their bonus target. That's with 30/40 hours a week during tax season plus training hours prior. I am guessing pay ends up being $16 to $20 an hour. Certainly better then HR Block and no commute. Probably MrParker can tell you more. I think one of the bonuses of this to supplement a new practice is one can control the demands better then if you are at a small firm.

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