Taxes - A Request and A Caution
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!