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Subject:  Re: sole proprietorship & deductions Date:  5/6/2004  1:56 PM
Author:  Littlechap Number:  71754 of 124586

"the issue is entirely about answering the question asked.

Yep. But that's not what you're doing at all. Proof follows below. Meanwhile, Gabe could find many of his questions answered on the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=99065,00.html

If you had so much to say, why didn't you reply to the man directly? You sat around silently, then pounced on an innocent respondent with inexcusable hostility, inaccurate information, and a pretense of disagreement that does not even exist. What's wrong with you?

I said "What the IRS cares about is that they can match up the entity identified on the Schedule C with the entity on the 1040." This applies to Gabe's case, in which there's only one Schedule C to worry about. But you want to argue. So contrary to your claim that you are "answering the question asked" you go off-topic and answer a question he did NOT ask! And your reply is incomplete at best:

The DBA is included only to help distinguish between multiple Schedule C's.

The DBA is most likely present for other reasons I won't go into here. As for the distinction betwee