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    Winemaking, cooking, biking, fixing things, and helping people to avoid financial tangles.

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  1. I too filed an amended return in April. FWIW, I spoke to an agent on practitioner line (who could not find the return), and he said to expect an additional 16 weeks from August 1st. Hopefully the client will have a Happy Thanksgiving, as will I.
  2. How did you fix it? Sorry you have to work on the weekend.
  3. I’ve had 2 with missing refunds and Where’s my refund keeps showing processing for months. I called practitioner line and agent found the problem, was on their end due to virus. I think your situation warrants a call. I get right through with my secret strategy. OK, I’ll tell you. Call at 7:59am EST and get the recording. Keep hangIng up and hit redial, keep it up for a minute and you will be right up there in the queue.
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    NT - mom

    So sorry Darlene, do your best to be with your mom. Your presence will be a comfort to her, hold her hand and speak to her, she will hear you. You are a good daughter. My thoughts and prayers are for you and mom and family. Bill
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    NT - Roll Call

    I’m well, I think. Trying to do the normal things I do around this time of the year, which includes not checking in everyday because I’m away from the office and being busy. I’ve taken on some home projects, taking a bicycle repair course, and calling friends, especially those who live alone. Missing restaurants has gotten me back to cooking more and surprisingly lost a few pounds. Been cutting my own hair, getting long in the back and the long length in front is now covering my bald spot. When I go back for a haircut I will tell my stylist; don’t take this wrong but just follow what I did. Other than that doing my part to stay safe and contribute to getting this situation out of our lives. Stay safe and sane everyone, hang in there and remember that everyone’s contribution counts! One last thing, in honor of Carl Reiner I watched the documentary If You’re Not in the Obit, Have Breakfast. I highly recommend it, you will feel good after seeing it.
  6. I will finally be telling procrastinators that they need to file an extension. The drips and drabs coming in now are driving me nuts. I'm a list driven person that schedules other projects in the off season after some minimal time in the office to clear up other work. I'd rather let those people get to me in October like they always do, when it fits my schedule, which is how it has always worked out, making the negative of procrastination a positive for me.
  7. Good, some clarity and certainty is welcomed in this time of uncertainty.
  8. Why don’t they just make it October 15th and call it a day, let’s be done with this. Still clients waiting on refunds, processing, processing.
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    Refund holdup

    I would agree it’s C19 delay. I have a few, no credits. This situation was on the news the other day, and someone owed $11K and IRS has not cashed the check for months. UPS lost 3 of my Amazon packages or still in transit they say. The mail is slow. I guess patience is the keyword today.
  10. I started in 1984 after finishing some accounting courses at Queens College and taking a tax preparation course at the old Sobelson School in Manhattan. My first clients were firemen and their families and I would work on the top floor of a 3 story firehouse in the early hours of the morning when fire calls quieted down. If I did go out on a run I would have to leave everything on the table, no security of a clients info. Looking back that was not a good idea, it was a bad neighborhood and one time when we came back from a fire the TV was gone and they stole our shoes. To this day I still have many of those clients, and if I'm up at 3am, I still go to work on the top floor of a 3 story townhouse, but my shoes are now safe.
  11. I hope they secure these trailers and there isn’t a fire. Those fires get very smoky and paper doesn’t like water. Sorry, that’s how I think, but on the positive side I’m sure the firefighters will save what they can if adequately notified.
  12. The governor of Georgia just said he didn't know asymptomatic people could spread the virus. Now I know what ignorance is bliss means. This is why we are where we are, God help us from this type of ignorance.
  13. I now know 8 people (and 2 that I don't know personally) with the virus, 2 are over 80 and suffering at home as they were told they would be better off there. Each one's family is now infected. They are all from NYC. The last few days I work from 6am to 12, then after lunch I spend some time on the phone checking in on older clients and friends. Everyone is home when I call. I sense a lot of understandable anxiety, fear, and worry. But having a conversation helps to smooth things out a little especially since many people don't know what to make of this. I feel that staying in touch helps us to cope.
  14. This is true. Some years ago I posted here that I had a message from the PTIN desk that my PTIN may have been compromised. I called them with the number I had on file and sure enough they issued me a new PTIN. And as a note, there were no fraudulent returns filed under my number so their system worked well, for me anyway.
  15. I am using the 7/15 date that will show up on the letter and sending out the returns. Hopefully when the I receive the authorizations I will have the update and be able to e file with that date. Also we have the states to deal with, and I thought not touching my face was something to remember to do.
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