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Tdoyle 09:48, 18 Aug 2005 (CDT)

Long-time TaxAlmanac member (user page info needed)

Hi, I see you've been a member of TaxAlmanac since August 2005 - welcome back!

As you probably noticed when you asked your question today, we now show people four steps to asking a new tax question, and in those steps you're asked, among other things, to be sure that your user page is updated with info about your background and/or level of experience. Others can click on your user name in any discussion to easily access the info (and you can do the same with their user names). People use that info when deciding whether to respond to questions (some members won't respond at all when the user info hasn't been updated, if they don't recognize the user name), and also how to respond - e.g., with more complex responses/code cites/court cases for those with plenty of experience, or with pubs or cautionary info for those with little experience.

Your level of experience also provides more context for your posts, which can be important whether you're posting questions or posting responses to other discussions. To make it easier for you to edit the user page, I have replaced your user page with the standard editable boilerplate.

A lot of other things have changed since TA first got going, and maybe also since you've last been here - so here are some good links for refamiliarizing yourself with TaxAlmanac: FAQ, Hints and Tips on How to Search on TaxAlmanac, Code of Conduct, and Policies.


Trillium 19:15, 18 June 2010 (CDT)

Your question may be moved

Your question may be moved

Your question may be moved to the Consumer Questions Discussion Forum because you have not updated your user page to provide any information about your level of experience/background as a professional tax preparer. As a result, your question may be perceived as not complying with the guidelines established for TaxAlmanac and the tax forum, which are intended for use by tax professionals only. (This is consistent with the info in Step 2 of the four steps to “asking a new tax question.”)

If you are a tax professional, please update your profile (user page), to provide some info about your experience level/background as a tax professional. Select edit at the top of that page, replace the boilerplate with your info, and then click Save page.

Your level of experience may be an important consideration when users are developing an appropriate answer for your questions. Beyond that, though, some users won’t respond at all if your profile hasn’t been updated, and as you’ve seen, having no profile leaves your question subject to being moved out of the professional tax forum. (Once your profile has been updated, one of the moderators can move your question back to the professional tax forum if that’s appropriate.)

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If you are not a tax professional, please ask your question on the TurboTax website or consult your tax advisor. If you don't have a tax profesional that you work with regularly, information about finding a local tax advisor can be found here: How to find a local Tax Professional.

Trillium 17:12, 21 June 2010 (CDT)

Your question has been moved

You've had plenty of reminders (see prior notes), so:

Your question has been moved to the Consumer Questions Discussion Forum because it does not appear to comply with the guidelines established for TaxAlmanac and the tax forum, which are intended for use by tax professionals only. This is consistent with the info provided under step 2 of the 4 steps toward asking a tax new question and/or the pink notice box at the top of the forum index.

If you are not a tax professional, you will likely be advised to seek out a local tax professional who will have the opportunity to understand your entire business and/or tax situation and can provide both advice and follow-up. This is not simply a brush-off, it's because (a) simplistic answers to questions that are more complicated than you may even realize can be more dangerous than helpful to you, and (b) the users on this site actually make their living helping people like you answer questions like yours, and are not always inclined to do the same thing for free.

If you do not yet have a tax preparer, you might find How to find a local Tax Professional to be helpful. Or you may wish to ask your questions in the TurboTax Live Community.

You are, of course, welcome to use the yellow search box (left side of screen) to look for info that might be helpful to you in better understanding the issues you face. And, once in a while, the tax professionals who come to this site to interact with each other will also help out non-professionals, but often the situations that are presented are not the kind that can be answered in a quick post or two.

(If you are a tax professional, you need to update your user page to provide some information about your level of experience and background/credentials as a tax professional as requested in step 2 of asking a new tax question, and then your question could be moved back to the tax forum by a moderator. While you're waiting for that to happen, please be sure to search the discussion archives, and also review Pub 17 and other standard research resources that provide answers to common questions. Do not post a duplicate question, as it'll be deleted.) But otherwise, please consider asking this, and future, questions at Thank you.

Trillium 05:26, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

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