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  1. Randall

    Advanced Server Error Instructions

    Amen. I don't know enough to dare to tread in there.
  2. Randall

    Raising My Fees

    I'm thinking of mentioning an increase in my engagement letter. Not a specific percentage or amount. Then be more specific when they bring their info depending on the client's circumstances. I'm planning on a general $25 or $50 increase for most returns. More if the return has more work involved. For new clients, I plan to quote much higher.
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    Windows 8

    I've had 8 and now 10. The look was a little of both. I got used to 8, then had to adjust again to 10. If I were going from W7, I'd just go to W10.
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    Windows 8

    Free program to make it look like Win7. Why? Who knows what these programs do. Get Win10.
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    Windows 8

    I've had Win 10 for a year and haven't experienced any problems. I'm not a computer guru, but I personally would go with the latest (W10). Whatever you do, DO NOT upgrade your existing computer. Buy a new computer with W8 or W10 but I would go with W10. Abby, I don't think W8 gets you oriented to W10 that much.
  6. Thanks Abby, never noticed that before.
  7. Randall

    2018 Tax Organizers

    Not sure about customized questions, but I usually send them out by the first week or 10 days of January.
  8. Differrent question but regarding 1041. Client wants to wrap up estate return. Was going to do a final short year ending Oct 31. I can't rollover from the calendar 2017 return. I duplicated the return but carryover loss on 8582 won't carryforward. I tried to overwrite but can't get it to work. I see a notification from ATX that 2018 will be out soon. I was wondering about waiting so I could do a rollover from calendar 2017.
  9. A client dropped off her info Friday, Oct 19.
  10. Why bother, prepare it when you're ready, it's late, they pay a penalty.
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    I agree Bart. I don't want to chance it. I think I got messed up last year when they dropped the fee. I guess I thought I didn't need to register each year.
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    Yes, didn't hear anything until late summer. Got a telephone message while I was out, said I would be receiving a letter. I called the PTIN people, an IRS rep said I would never get a call from an IRS rep but the message sounded legit. She checked my account and I was not renewed. I immediately renewed. I did receive the letter a week or two later so the phone call must have been legit.
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    The rush for me is I forgot to do it last year. Got a letter this summer from IRS. I quickly renewed and marked my calendar for this year. I think the reason I forgot is that they did away with the fee and I must have assumed it was the registration altogether.
  14. Randall

    Printing New Form 1040

    The problem with voting the rascals out, is we just get new rascals.
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    I'm on 1803. Did I miss 1804-1808?