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  1. jklcpa

    NT - mom

    I'm so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing, Darlene. I hope that, in time, your lifetime of memories will outweigh the grief you are now feeling. Please know that we are here for you any time you need to talk.
  2. Correct. No filing requirement if no business in DE.
  3. The post is 4.5 months old, and I hope this was resolved a long time ago.
  4. jklcpa

    NT - mom

    I'm sorry, Darlene. Your mom, you, and your family will be in my prayers. Get extensions for your clients and go be with mom for as long as she is here.
  5. jklcpa

    NT - Roll Call

    Too much lurking? I'm checking in here a few times every day, and I still have a few returns to finish before I can really relax and recharge. My battery and motivation are at all-time lows.
  6. Thanks, Catherine. For anyone else interested, there are still 2 upcoming webinars, free. July 10th is on Resolving Back Tax Debts, and Aug 7th is on Penalties and Penalty Abatement Here's a link to the signup page: https://gs-lawfirm.com/program-associated-hcm-speaker-series/#1586273492438-0c7ffa89-27fd
  7. I don't think so for this year. I checked the course list, and having already purchased an unlimited webinars and self-study package elsewhere, my time and resources will be better spent in other subjects than those that are being offered.
  8. You could try practitioner line, but without a POA the client will most likely have to resolve this. Client can try calling, and if that doesn't work, then I would have the client file a change of address using form 8822, wait for that to be entered, and then file form 3911 to trace the refund check that was returned to IRS because it was undelivered.
  9. Welcome to the Unofficial ATX community, not affiliated or controlled by ATX, CCH, or Wolters Kluwer. This is a privately owned site that was started back in 2007 when ATX was bought out and received so many negative comments on their official forum that the company shut down it down in early April of that year and left the users with nowhere to get answers to their tax questions or help with the software. The owner of this site is a former employee of ATX when they were located in Caribou, Maine, and he graciously continues to host this forum for us.
  10. We aren't going to discuss anything related to the motivation, or why or how this went down. The rest of your post was fine.
  11. But if you look at the bill in its present form passed by the House, this bill with its longer term applies only to loans made on or after passage of the bill and not to any existing PPP loans already received. I couldn't easily find the details of the Senate's bill and ran out of time to look for it.
  12. Client paid legal fees out of SMLLC related to defense against a tenant's personal injury claim. Are these legal expenses deductible on Sch E?
  13. cbslee is correct and I'd posted about this last week on here. Sec 1102 of the CARES Act, item VII is where the other interest is stated to be allowed, but if we look at sec 1106, the only interest that is allowed in calculating the forgiveness is mortgage interest.
  14. I know! It's so incredibly frustrating trying to answer questions. Yesterday I had a call from a client whose banker, the head of commercial lending, told my client that he could use PPP funds to pay his business line of credit including principal repayments. I didn't hear it directly, and this client doesn't listen well and hears what he wants to hear, so I have no idea what was really said in that convo.
  15. Below is what I finally found, and if I'm reading the House's version correctly, it appears to be NOT retroactive and wouldn't help your clients. In its current form: H.R. 7010 is here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/7010/text I'll see if I can find the Senate's bill next.
  16. I renewed with Drake earlier today and, for the extra $100, purchased Drake Accounting for next year specifically for its on-the-fly prep and e-filing of the 94x series, W-2s, and 1099s. I have no interest in using it for write up work though.
  17. For those that may not have seen this yet, both the Senate and House each have a bill in the works that would modify the 8-week term in which PPP must be used, the forgiveness, and possibly an extending the number of months for repayment of amount not forgiven. Article from yesterday's Journal of Accountancy: https://www.journalofaccountancy.com/news/2020/may/house-bill-relaxes-ppp-loan-forgiveness-requirements.html?utm_source=mnl:cpald&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=29May2020
  18. 1981 was my first year working in public accounting and have been here ever since. My first job in the profession was a temporary position through my college's co-op program and counted as course work. I worked the same number of O/T hours as everyone else in the firm and took 2 night courses that semester too to finish up my degree.
  19. Oh yes! There was one program that the preparers looked up entry line numbers and had a pages of paper with blank lines to write the line numbers and amounts, then hash totals. Data entry person entered all of that into a DOS-based program that generated a rudimentary tax form with a dot matrix printer on tractor fed paper. Ah, the good ol' days ... NOT! It was truly awful, and the entry person had to start the entire process over from the beginning if there was a mistake because there was no way to go back to correct anything. Seriously, I could have done the entire return faster with a pencil and eraser than all of that nonsense.
  20. The two firms I worked during the years 1981 through 1995 both used CCH ProSystem. Once on my own, I used ATX for tax years 1995 through 2011 and now Drake starting with 2012 tax year.
  21. I don't know where the name originated but maybe Eric would since he worked there. Based in Caribou, Maine, and Ft. Pierce, Fla. ATX Forms was founded in 1992 and owned by brothers Glynn and Steve Willett. The company's tax software under the ATX Forms name was MAX and Saber. Glynn Willett agreed to stay on for roughly four years when UCG purchased ATX Forms in 2002 to oversee the company’s tax research and software business. UCG is the company that had Kleinrock. I started with Saber, and it started with a tiger roar upon launch. iirc, it was some sort of excel-based program, but I could have that confused with some other program at this point. I also had something called Zillion Forms around the same time. https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/kleinrocks-ucg-acquires-atx-forms
  22. Note to everyone: Stick to the tax and financial topics on this site. As I've now had to post in two other topics here in the Covid-19 forum, because there are two main "camps" that could lead down a quasi-political path here, we will NOT be having discussions on subjects such as: the virus' spread, the timing of when and how the economy reopens, effectiveness of wearing masks, or anything to do with masks for that matter, essential vs non-essential business classifications, church reopenings, group gatherings allowed or not, or anything else that points to the handling of the matter or the other party's opposition to it. Basically, anything you see people fighting over on other social media should stay there. POSTS AND/OR ENTIRE TOPICS WILL BE DELETED OR LOCKED.
  23. Note to everyone: Because there are two main "camps" in the virus spread and a lot of misinformation being circulated, and the timing of when and how the economy reopens that mainly split along political party lines, please take care in posting so that we don't end up in a quasi-political discussion here. Also, please try to stay on topic which was about answering clients' questions about stimulus payments, not the PPP loans program or its forgiveness.
  24. Thank you, Ron. Tom is correct that you'll have to click the donate link, and as you follow through the choices of amount and single donation or recurring, add that to the cart and proceed to checkout. At that point you'll have the choice to pay either by credit card or by mailling a check. Choose "mail a check" and the system will give you the name and address for making your donation.
  25. Did the firm purchase the prior year ATX programs? ATX definitely allows e-filing of prior year returns, and in order to do that, the office must be a current ATX customer, meaning the office currently has access to the ATX server, AND the office must have each of those prior years' ATX programs.
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