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  1. JRS

    CA preparers - 2018 Wild Fires

    As to Drake fixing the Ca 3805V, no worries there. They are working on it now.
  2. JRS

    CA preparers - 2018 Wild Fires

    Thanks. Words and pictures just cannot describe the devastation that occurred in northern California this past year. Our home was hit twice by the Carr fire. The intensity of the fire was unbelievable. We found a cast iron skillet that was only recognizable by its warped handle. The out pouring of our community was indescribable. Anywhere we went, people were there to do anything for us. We and our pets got out safely and are moving on. (We got or computers out AND I don't need to worry about securing my old files!)
  3. JRS

    CA preparers - 2018 Wild Fires

    Anyone dealing with Ca wild fires in 2018, Drake is not handling The Carr and Camp fires correctly. The disaster code for both fires are not on the 3805V. When using an existing code, ie code 100, Drake does not carry the loss as a Disaster, but as a General losses not subject to carry back/carry forward. Drake is working on a fix. Fortunately, the problem is only affecting my own return, but the season is young.
  4. JRS

    Drake practice return efile

    Did you go to firm setup and enter your efin number for efle confirmatio?
  5. JRS

    2nd release available

    Email from Drake.
  6. JRS

    software availability

    The Drake board asked and was told around December 3rd.
  7. JRS


    Received 10/10: Dear Tax Professional, Congratulations! To thank you for repeatedly renewing your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) early, you have the opportunity to renew your PTIN before the season opens to other tax return preparers. The PTIN system is ready to accept your renewal from today through Oct. 15. Should you miss this opportunity, you can still renew your PTIN during renewal season beginning later in the week.
  8. JRS

    Trouble with IRS verifying me

    I gave up trying. On and off for two years. Fortunately, I am basically retired with only three clients that are so simple even a newbie at one of the chains could do it right.
  9. Congratulations, but not for having to put with our FTB, or whoever the legislature appoints to take them over - maybe the bullet train commission?
  10. JRS

    N/T Cyber insurance

    With the IRS directory ( which I opted out) and in California, the CTEC directory our names, addresses and phone numbers available, we have no choice but to be overly diligent. My wife, who used to sell insurance, always said, you can never have enough.
  11. JRS

    Records Release Form

    No exceptions. Have lost clients that have all of their "stuff" including working papers. Their comment, "They want to talk to you." No way!!!
  12. JRS

    Roni Deutsch is Back!!

    On August 7, 2015, the Office of Attorney General announced a settlement of the civil and criminal actions against Deutch. Per the terms of the settlement, the state of California withdrew its criminal contempt of court charges and dismissed its civil lawsuit. In exchange, Deutch agreed to pay a fine of $2.5 million and perform 350 hours of volunteer work.[26] DisbarmentEdit
  13. JRS

    Drake tax planner

    Due to changes signed into law on December 22, 2017, the availability of the Tax Planner will be delayed and will not be active in the second shipment of Drake17 (January 2018). An update to Drake17 will enable the Tax Planner and allow for tax planning scenarios for tax year 2018. To assist with tax planning for 2018, a new Tax Act Impact page will populate for each return. This page will be based on the tax law changes, however, it is only an estimate of how the changes will affect the taxpayer based on their 2017 return. Pricing for this page is available under Setup > Pricing.
  14. JRS

    Fingertiptax facts