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Author: Bob78164 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 120812  
Subject: Re: Thanks for a Great Board! Date: 2/17/2002 1:52 AM
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dj111 writes (in part):

I'd like to piggy-back on the previous poster's comments. The U.S. tax code is complicated and dynamic. As a taxpayer, you should develop a grasp of tax fundamentals, you should be able to complete a simple tax return and follow a complex tax return, and you should be able to participate meaningfully in political debates on tax policy.

I reply:

I think we're reading slaramee's post two different ways. I think he wants to "master this tax thing" sufficiently to prepare his own return with some degree of confidence. I, for one, find that to be a very Foolish goal, and one to which I aspire myself (I was self-employed for the first time during part of 2001, so I'll find out how much I understand about depreciation). After all, if he doesn't understand the Code well enough to prepare his own return, tax planning will be a great deal harder. --Bob
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