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Several years ago, I was working as a tax consultant.  I spent a weekend putting together a blog that listed the deductions for each line of the Schedule C ( small businesses.)  I knew what I was talking about.  NOW I DON'T!

Did I just get your attention?  I hope so.  As late as 2008, I took classes in this stuff in the off years and did taxes in the tax season.  I got a lot of practice.  In 2009, Obama took office.  One of the changes that he made was to require that tax preparers pay for a PTIN (a tax preparation number - you cannot do someone else's taxes without it...at least not for pay.)  By then, you nice folks were teaching me about investing and I made more investing than I ever did with taxes.  The tax blog, done in 2009 as I recall, was an attempt to say thank you in the best way I knew how.  I also occasionally attempted to put together indexes of some great blogs.  Librarians do that and I still am, at heart, a librarian.

Several years have passed.  Tax laws have changed.  They have a way of doing that.  I have not kept up, so I do not know the proper answers to all the questions out there. I would not want to give an incomplete or incorrect answer or to let you think you had the right information when you don't.  One thing I do know is this.  There are some incredibly helpful and just plain wonderful people at CAPS and they answer questions.  If you are having difficulty, post a blog and ask.  For that matter, ask a few theoretical questions if you don't want to put your real question up there by itself.  Just please -

DON'T EXPECT THAT OLD BLOG TO HAVE YOUR ANSWERS!!!  The rules have changed and I have not continued the education to redo it properly.  God bless you all!

Mary 

 

 

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