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Abby Normal

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    Amending to MFJ from HOH & Single, do both need to file?

    No, just amend whoever you want to be first on the return and add the other taxpayer. IRS knows how to handle this.
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    Horrible Customer Service

    You have to edit the registry to view the DWORD. See the microsoft link earlier.
  3. I pushed it up to 3 gigs yesterday and it finally crashed. Unfortunately, it still won't let you open two large returns at once, but at least it will run longer and better before you have to restart it.
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    Big Data meets Big Gov't: New IRS spy software

    Sorry. Not clicking on a wnd.com link.
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    Horrible Customer Service

    I have 4.7.03062 on Win8 but I have the correct DWORD (461814): On Windows 10 Creators Update only: 460798 On all other OS versions: 460805 .NET Framework 4.7 On Windows 10 Fall Creators Update only: 461308 On all other OS versions: 461310 .NET Framework 4.7.1 On Windows 10 April 2018 Update only: 461808 On all other OS versions, including Windows 10 October 2018 Update: 461814 .NET Framework 4.7.2
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    Horrible Customer Service

    Sorry: There is an easier way to get the exact version .NET version installed on your machine from a cmd prompt. Just follow the following instructions; Open the command prompt (i.e Windows + R → type "cmd"). Type the following command, all on one line: reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP" (This will list all the .NET versions.) If you want to check the latest .NET 4 version. Type following instruction, on a single line: reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\full" /v version
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    Horrible Customer Service

    I had to google how to find your .net framework version. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/migration-guide/how-to-determine-which-versions-are-installed Does anyone know an easier way? Because this seems nuts. Edit: This seems more sane and is guaranteed to make you look and feel like a real techie: There is an easier way to get the exact version .NET version installed on your machine from a cmd prompt. Just follow the following instructions; Open the command prompt (i.e Windows + R → type "cmd"). Type the following command, all on one line: reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP
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    Horrible Customer Service

    It came out awhile ago: Developed by: Microsoft Corporation Stable release: 4.7.2 / April 30, 2018; 8 months ago
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    Horrible Customer Service

    Jack comes through, again!
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    Search members by state?

    A friend asked if I knew any preparers in Delaware, specifically Dover, and I was hoping I could search or sort members by state, but I didn't see any way to do so. Of course, many members may not even have entered their state. Also, if you're near Dover, DE, or know someone who is, let me know, please. Thanks!
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    Trump Sets Final Rules for QBI

    Not trump, the IRS.
  12. Abby Normal

    Engagement Letter

    The problem is getting sued and then having your lawyer tell you that you should have had different wording in your letter. I've seen letters from big firms that are 9 or more pages long.
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    Engagement Letter

    https://www.journalofaccountancy.com/issues/2014/jan/20137591.html
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    Install error on update program atx 2018

    Did you download the update file from the website and then run it, or did you click the update program button in ATX? The former seems to work better.
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    Engagement Letter

    Mine is very simple and short.. Thank you for choosing our firm! This letter contains the terms of our agreement. We will prepare your federal 1040 and Maryland 502 for [Federal - Year of return] based on information you provide. Our work will not include procedures to discover irregularities or inaccuracies in the information you provide, but we may ask for clarification or additional information, to prepare as accurate and complete returns, as possible. It is your responsibility to provide all necessary information related to income and deductions, and to respond to our inquiries in a timely manner, so we are able to complete your returns by the due dates. You are responsible for maintaining appropriate records, such as official tax documents, receipts, substantiation for income and deductions, and purchase and sales information for assets. This letter also confirms that all the information you have given us pertaining to your income, deductions and other information regarding your tax returns is true, correct and complete. It is your responsibility to review your returns before they are filed to determine that all income and deductions have been correctly reported. Filing your returns by the due dates is your responsibility. If your returns are later selected for review or audit by taxing authorities, we will be glad to assist or represent you if you desire. Our fees for preparing your returns do not include time that might be necessary to assist you during a taxing authority review or audit. Our fees for preparation of your returns are based upon our standard billing rates plus out-of-pocket expenses. Our invoices are due and payable upon presentation. If this letter accurately summarizes your understanding of our agreement, please sign and date in below and return it to us. Thank you again! We truly appreciate your business.
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    Server workstation setup under VPN

    We were able to get it working over a Hamachi VPN. Best part is it's free.
  17. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-confirms-tax-filing-season-to-begin-january-28 IR-2019-01, January 7, 2019 WASHINGTON ― Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers during this period,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. Congress directed the payment of all tax refunds through a permanent, indefinite appropriation (31 U.S.C. 1324), and the IRS has consistently been of the view that it has authority to pay refunds despite a lapse in annual appropriations. Although in 2011 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed the IRS not to pay refunds during a lapse, OMB has reviewed the relevant law at Treasury’s request and concluded that IRS may pay tax refunds during a lapse. The IRS will be recalling a significant portion of its workforce, currently furloughed as part of the government shutdown, to work. Additional details for the IRS filing season will be included in an updated FY2019 Lapsed Appropriations Contingency Plan to be released publicly in the coming days. “IRS employees have been hard at work over the past year to implement the biggest tax law changes the nation has seen in more than 30 years,” said Rettig. As in past years, the IRS will begin accepting and processing individual tax returns once the filing season begins. For taxpayers who usually file early in the year and have all of the needed documentation, there is no need to wait to file. They should file when they are ready to submit a complete and accurate tax return. The filing deadline to submit 2018 tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2019 for most taxpayers. Because of the Patriots’ Day holiday on April 15 in Maine and Massachusetts and the Emancipation Day holiday on April 16 in the District of Columbia, taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17, 2019 to file their returns. Software companies and tax professionals will be accepting and preparing tax returns before Jan. 28 and then will submit the returns when the IRS systems open later this month. The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically to minimize errors and for faster refunds.
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    754 Election in ATX software

    I've only done one where the partnership only had land and the land was sold shortly after the one partner died. If you're talking about different depreciation allocations to the partners, my guess would be a manual allocation of box 1 or box 2 on the K1.
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    Printing 2018 Tax Returns

    I don't know any lenders who prefer a paper copy. I've had lenders call to thank me for giving my clients a PDF of both the return and the records. It saves them a lot of time and gives them everything they need in a high quality format.
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    Cleaning Scanner

    Thanks! I've never cleaned my rollers. I'm guessing F1 cleaner is mostly alcohol?
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    Cleaning Scanner

    Perhaps you should and the quality of the scan might improve. Or not.
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    Printing 2018 Tax Returns

    Ditto
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    Time to Send Out Tax Organizers?

    Yes. No.
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    Cleaning Scanner

    Windex on a paper towel always fixes it for me.
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