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  1. Lloyd Hudson

    Free Filing

    I always encourage young, newly married or single to do their own returns, free file, Turbo or whatever. Come see me this summer and I will show you how to fix your return. Seems to work, I fix them,for a fee, and now have 3 or more generations of same families in multiple states. One this afternoon is the Granddaughter of one client and she Came from Colorado, where husband is working at the Air Academy. Did not give a thought to looking at other alternatives. Including the free service from the Academy. "If it is Free not sure if it will be done right". 800 plus miles. here yesterday and going home tomorrow. That is typical in our practice. No worries about future, except how do we get out when it is time?
  2. Lloyd Hudson

    windows 10 and ATX legacy Compatibilty

    Finally spoke with "ATX customer support and they state that 2011 forward will work with 10. Abby, I agree with using old drive. but I am on Win 7 and am concerned about diminishing MS.support. I have already changed all the drives in the office this year with exception of server drives . They are still fairly new. At this stage of life I am not interested in late night computer malfunctions or DRAMA> Thank you both for good input.
  3. Probably going to have to upgrade computers and am still running WIN 7. Am concerned about new computers with WIN 10 and pre-2012 software, I am sure it has been addressed before but I could not find any comments on it. (Not bright enough for the proper search phrase
  4. I also have been a staunch supporter of ESET. Not as long, I think 2002 or 2003. Only issue is some IT person though it was slowing the machine down and replaced with a free something. Not on my desktop so I did not catch it in time.
  5. Lloyd Hudson

    Draft W4 for 2019

    I just read the directions and reviewed the form. I have not worked very much at salaried or hourly jobs but I never knew what my annual income would be. Would be really hard pressed to compute my future income if I was a new hire and/or new to workforce. Line 5 is for non wage income, Line 8 is for multiple jobs. where do you compute annual wages from primary job.? IRS calculator is going to be busy and HR department cannot tell the employee what to put on W-4. I am assuming that payroll is going to compute the withholding based on filing status?
  6. Lloyd Hudson

    Taxes paid to Foriegn country on US Income

    I am unable to understand how to enter it on 1116 without foreign income. the country is charging her 2% on US W-2 earnings. Forcing on schedule A does not help. I know how to use 1116 for taxes on foreign income but this is not foreign income.
  7. I have not ever had to address this issue. The client is dual citizen US and Eritrea. In order to maintain ownership of family home in Eritrea, they are charging her 2% tax on US earnings. I cannot figure how to exclude the tax paid to Eritrea. This is a $4000.00 tax with corresponding income double taxed. Any takers among this august group of smarter than me folks?
  8. Lloyd Hudson

    W2 Verification Code

    we have been "cutting and pasting" the verification numbers for at least 2 years. The biggest problem is not overlooking that entry.
  9. Lloyd Hudson

    State decoupling gains adjustment is automated now

    I must have the wrong version of ATX. Cannot connect to server...intermittent all day long on 3 workstations. Does not affect anything. Just another interruption. Multiple returns. one large and one simple. Slow in calculations. Win 7 pro, Server 12. More Ram and larger HDD than should ever be needed.. I agree that it is light years ahead of 2012. Also, incurring additional surprise fees. Received a collection letter from a law firm. I seem to owe $68.00 for "2014 Transmission Fees". turns out that it was erroneous, but another way to interrupt my day.
  10. Lloyd Hudson

    Child with 1099-misc

    That is what I said. I also suggested that issuer of 1099 change it to box 3 but he was not receptive.
  11. Lloyd Hudson

    Child with 1099-misc

    Small issue that I have not (or remember) encountering. Mother is beautician, rents station. Salon owner enlisted 11year old daughter for chores around salon and then issued her a 1099-misc box 7 for $1200.00. If I create a return for 11-year old without her exemption she owes SE tax. How do I treat it? I have ideas but wanted to see what smart people thought. Without regard to child labor laws
  12. Lloyd Hudson

    Windows 10

    I have been procrastinating on changing to Win 10. Concerned not so much of current software behaving but backwards compatibility. Do a lot of older returns.
  13. Lloyd Hudson

    AlabamaPart Year

    Anybody try an Alabama State yet? Have an Alabama part year and cannot make the taxable Alabama conform to w-2. Checked part-year, verified AL NTC has correct digits, entered the to from dates, and it is still taxing the entire w-2. Ideas?
  14. Lloyd Hudson

    Client Appointments

    Where do you find the USB Drives at that price? I have looked but all I find are $5 to $6 each
  15. Lloyd Hudson

    speaking of getting hacked, what security software do you use?

    We use Eset, paid version of Malwarebytes and CCleaner. As well as barracuda firewall. I am a bit concerned as last weekend my Netflix account was hijacked. Not sure how or why but could have had something to do with me using Netflix via WiFi on my Non-business laptop. PIA to go through and change passwords on EVERYTHING.