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- Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator - Talk to me 21:30, 13 November 2006 (CST)


With all due respect, the information you posted is incorrect.

The instructions are very clear. Go to page 2, Line 2, Representative.

Skasselea 14:52, 11 January 2007 (CST)

Lowest Tax

Tom, wouldn't you agree that achieving the lowest possible legal tax is not always a good goal? That sometimes people should not take all the ยง179 they are entitled to and leave depreciation for later years when it might save SE tax AND income tax in a higher bracket? That having people pay in SE tax to ensure that they are currently insured for Social Security Disability purposes? That it may be good for a retiree to cash in some of her regular IRA to increase her income to utilize her deductions instead of selling stock with a high basis? Especially if once she sold the stock in early years she would have to rely only on the IRA in later years which would be fully taxable? I could probably come up with other examples of why lowest tax is not always the best course to take, but you get the idea.

What do you think? Kevinh5

Did you know you can change your user name?

Hi - this is probably new since you signed up, but TaxAlmanac is now advising new users not to use their e-mail addresses as their user names, since the user name is posted so many places on the website (making it easy for it to get picked up by spammers).

Even more importantly, long user names without any spaces really mess up the format of the discussion boards. You can see it on page 1 today (Nov 11), since your long name is stretching out both columns wider than they would normally be.

For an extreme example of the problems created by long user names, see page 37 of the tax forum. The long user name stretches out the "creator" and "last poster" columns to fit, and the "topic" column - which should be the widest - has to shrink to make up the difference. (If you are reading this more than a day or two after Nov 11, that page number may not be exactly correct, since new posts push the old ones back.)

There are two ways to change your user name:

1. Just sign up again with a shorter user name (or a long one with strategic spaces every 6 to 10 characters, so it'll wrap within the column), and abandon this one. The problem with this method is that your long user history will be lost.

2. Contact the moderator, Tim Doyle, and tell him the user name you'd like to change to. He will then be able to create the new name and transfer your user history and user profile to the new name. The only downside to this method is that it can take a while, if Tim is busy working on other things. You'd contact him via his talk page.


Trillium 16:39, 11 November 2008 (CST)

Edited to add: You can now also contact me about changing your user name, or you could still contact Tim Doyle as mentioned in my original post above. Just click on my user name and go to my discussion page, then click to leave me a message.

Trillium 17:08, 11 February 2009 (CST)


I moved your post to Discussion:Potential_cost-cutting_move. I'll be offline for a couple of hours, but will be happy to do a name-change for you later tonight, if you leave a note on my talk page.

Trillium 17:16, 11 February 2009 (CST)

Your "Partners" discussion

Hi, Tom -

Thanks for setting up your new, shorter, user name (T4Tax). Using that name from now on will really help a lot - both protecting your e-mail address from spammers and scammers and keeping the discussion forum columns from getting stretched out.

As I mentioned in a note to your new user name yesterday, if you'd like to restart your discussion about "Partners" (converting partnership to Scorp) by creating a new discussion under your new ID, I can transfer the responses over from the original discussion. Just put a note on my talk page to let me know. In the meantime, I have locked your original discussion since it had finally rolled to page 2. You did have several responses yesterday, though. If you want to follow-up on any of those responses, start the new discussion and I'll take care of getting the old responses into it for you.

Thanks again,

Trillium 12:09, 16 October 2009 (CDT)

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