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  1. Tax Prep by Deb

    1120 with payment due keeps getting rejected

    Sounds like the problem is you are trying to push the payment date out beyond the day submitted. From what I am seeing because it is past the original due date it will have to be paid at the same time they receive the return.
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    Dell Computers - Good Bad or Indiferent

    Nope mine came with 10 pro. Lower end yes but I never buy the lower end.
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    Dell Computers - Good Bad or Indiferent

    I will only own Dell. The configurations you are looking at will be so much faster and better than what you have. If you truly want the SSD I am sure on the Dell website you can have one built that way. They give you pricing on the basic configuration but you can almost always upgrade, you might want to check out both sides, the personal and the business. I have bounced back and forth to get what I wanted. Also I couldn't agree more with ILLMAS's comment about getting it at Costco or Sam's Club. My last couple of computers have come from there and when I did have a problem they were great to work with in resolving it. I trust Costco completely on my electronics and slowly gaining the same trust with Sam's Club. I've never bought big ticket items from them simply because unitl I moved I had to travel too far if I needed to return it. Now I have two Costco's and one Sam's Club within 15 miles of my home!
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    Prior year tax returns after switcing to Drake

    Your fee includes past years which is currently showing all the way to 2002 I believe. The seminar I attended also stated that they were curious how it would work on Windows 10 and so he installed 2002 on his laptop and it works fine. Yes ATX is going to cut us off when we do not renew, not exactly sure of the time frame but I am going to be going online and downloading all the programs and make a backup of my install codes just in case I ever need to get back into their software. Also you will be able to continue to use the software they just will not allow any updating of forms nor e-filing from the program. As far as they are concerned you are no longer a client so they will offer no support.
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    New to Drake how to enter depreciation

    Soooo very glad we have you guys to help us learn. I am feeling more comfortable with the program. I am going to keep practicing and hopefully by filing time I will have built up my speed.
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    New to Drake how to enter depreciation

    Thanks. You confirmed what I thought. ATX for the most part makes the selections for you based on catefory. A drop down menu lets you select class life based on item. For example if it's a computer there is a category for that and when selected will put in the years, method, and convention for you. I will keep practicing and if I run into a problem I will call on you guys for help. It is a learning curve but so far I do like it.
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    New to Drake how to enter depreciation

    So I finally did it, I am switching to Drake for 2018 from ATX. So far I'm figuring things out but have a couple of questions on depreciation. I was wondering if one of you could explain the steps to input a new asset? I struggled with this when I was doing one of their practice returns. In ATX we would put the description date placed in service and use drop down to select class and the program took over from there. Is this the same with Drake or do we have to tell it everything? My first several attempts were a failure, but I finally did something to populate it but have no clue what I did. Any help would be appreciated!
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    Best practices in switcing to Drake

    Well I just ordered drake after about 20 years with ATX. There is going to be a learning curve but there are features I really like. I'm doing their practice returns and I was about to pull my hair out when I finally found a detail tab that fixed everything for me. I'm looking forward to giving it a try.
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    E-fax recommendations

    One of my concerns is with security. How do these services differ from just using email?
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    E-fax recommendations

    I recently moved and my new home office is much smaller than previous. I have always had a separate fax machine and was able to set things up so that my office line and fax line were the same. Never had a problem. Since the move however I decided to use my Cannon all in one and everything works as it should however at times when I answer the phone and start talking about 30 seconds into the conversation the fax takes over. Starts out as a hit and miss thing then goes to every call coming in. Problem started when I bought a new phone system. Trying a different phone system now but was wondering if I can't make it work what you might suggest for an e-fax service. I am definitely not high volume but at times do fax several pages for clients. Any suggestions?
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    NT-Computer is messed up

    How difficult was it to set up the bitlocker? I want to use it but I am so afraid of messing something up.
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    NT-Computer is messed up

    Been there and done that. I loved Symantec, but to be honest I am scared of it. I do plan on using the one that came with Windows 10 just as soon as I can get some help setting it up.
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    NT-Computer is messed up

    What operating system? I had a problem with Windows 10 and Symantec. I was literally locked out of the computer! After several hundred dollars my tech guy was able to get me back but found that Symantec doesn't play good with Windows 10.
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    Past Tax Return

    Actually CA now has a 4th. Board of equalization has been split in two. It's a real mess!
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    Past Tax Return

    I had a client in a similar situation last year. I had her call IRS and when they pulled up her record they told her she was clear as far as their record was concerned. The state of California on the other hand wanted returns filed even though there was little owed. California goes after every single penny whereas IRS is a little more lenient.