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Andkor (talk|edits) said:

11 March 2011
I am very disappointed in this forum.

I was asking a very legitimate tax question and felt insulted by a a couple of "ueber-tax people". How do I cancel my log-in since I want nothing to do with this unprofessional site? thank you

Trillium (talk|edits) said:

11 March 2011
We're always happiest to help those who do some research of their own first. I'm gathering that I maybe shouldn't have bothered providing you with those research resource references?

To address this question, however, you may cancel your login by simply logging out and not logging in again.

Andkor (talk|edits) said:

11 March 2011
Well, maybe I have done the research. Maybe they are still questions. I am sorry I have bothered you. Won't happen again.

Carry on and I will find my answer with people who are more compassionate and professional then you will ever be.

PHIL MOODY (talk|edits) said:

11 March 2011
Andy, just for your information, look at some of the "discussions" in the profiles of the members. You will find that several have hundreds of discussions there that offer additional advice, references or even offer personal emails.

Good luck, and I hope this helps.

NMexEA (talk|edits) said:

11 March 2011
What on EARTH??

Taocpa (talk|edits) said:

11 March 2011
Andkor,

We are not RUDE. You took it that way.

I shoot from the hip, so if it sounds rude, it's not.

Sometimes, as busy as we are, we are not politically correct, touchy-feely, hand-across-America, We-Are-the-World loving people. We are tired, cranky and plain sick of seeing questions that people could easily research if they take a few minutes and look on their own.

IT'S NOT PERSONAL!

Took me a few times to get used to it. Now I've got bigger issues to worry about. I am sure you do as well.

Tom

Flybynight (talk|edits) said:

11 March 2011
As tax professionals, we have a duty to conduct our due diligence and research our tax issues (including using the yellow box) before we post our questions. If it looks like someone didn't do any homework and just expected the forum to do the grunt work, people will rightfully direct you to the IRS pubs. I have no problem with that.

A question regarding whether you can file MFJ is rudimentary at best, even involving a foreign national. That's why most people concluded that you were a DIYer or dabbler, a reasonable assumption. We have to treat you as you are perceived, I don't know you from Eve.

Belle (talk|edits) said:

March 11, 2011
Andkor...your perception that "we" owe "you" anything is completely off base. Everyone (well, maybe Tim isn't) is a volunteer, giving of our limited time during the craziness known as tax season to try to help other tax professionals. And, that time is quite valuable as this is how "we" make our living. Spend a bit of time reading prior posts (hey, try that yellow search box - very few questions are actually new) and you will see exactly how helpful all of the long-term posters are here on TA. At least, they are helpful to those who try to help themselves first.

But since you've canceled your log-in, guess you'll never see these responses. Good luck.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

11 March 2011
Discussion:Us citizen married to a nonresident For those who want to judge whether anyone has been rude to Andkor. I haven't gone back in the history to see when Andkor updated his/her profile. I do think that filing status is a basic tax knowledge thing, though, so I do understand the frustration when people haven't read Pub 17 or the other IRS pubs. That is certainly one of my pet peeves about people who call themselves 'tax professionals'.

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

March 11, 2011
Do report back when you find that other compassionate and professional forum.

Belle (talk|edits) said:

March 11, 2011
Kevin, the profile was updated prior to posting the first question.....not that it really matters IMHO.

And JR - that would be MORE compassionate and professional....so I guess we were somewhat compassionate and profession ?!

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