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Archive for January 9th, 2004

Posted by taxguru on January 9, 2004

Dean’s Flip Flop on Taxes – This guy is a certifiable loony toon and a godsend for the Bush reelection campaign.

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Posted by taxguru on January 9, 2004

IRS will track Free File taxpayers – There seems to be a bit of an over-reaction to this. When you e-file, it’s already a given that you are giving IRS special personal information. IRS keeping separate tabs on returns received under their Free File program doesn’t seem to be much different than other classifications they use, such as returns that were self-prepared versus done by professionals.

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Posted by taxguru on January 9, 2004

The Dean Tax – This is a good rebuttal to the idiotic website called BushTax.com that claims Bush’s tax cuts are screwing the little people and rewarding the evil rich fat cats. I checked that site out a number of weeks ago and thought it was too stupid to even comment on, but Ron Rapp has spent the time and done a nice job debunking each of the fallacies used by the Bush haters. It’s really more of the same kind of leftist propaganda and outright lies about the positive effects of tax cuts that the DemonRats and the media still spout about the Reagan 1980s cuts.

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Receiving Blog Updates

Posted by taxguru on January 9, 2004

Those of you receiving these postings via email may have noticed long gaps between receiving anything. Those have been caused by problems with the Bloglet and Blogger services and are an unfortunate fact of life on the ‘net. As always, you can find all of my postings on the main web page and in the archives, going back to November 2000.

I have found that a much more reliable delivery service for web log postings is by subscribing to the RSS feeds that are produced with each posting. I have found the easiest way to do this is through an aggregator service, such as my favorite, Bloglines. It’s free and has been amazingly efficient for checking on dozens of blogs much more efficiently than having to log onto each site one by one. It also cuts down on the volume of email. With close to a thousand spam messages coming in each day to my email accounts (after having been whittled down by my ISPs), I enjoy the ability to focus directly on the latest postings from the blogs I’ve subscribed to via Bloglines.

Another nice feature of Bloglines is that it accumulates unread postings for each of my subscribed feeds. Several of them I only check once or twice a month; so I can feel confident that everything since my last visit is still available.

I encourage anyone who has learned the benefits of reading blogs to try out Bloglines to make keeping up with the growng volume of information much more efficient. With this election year, there will be a record number of news items to keep up on.

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Posted by taxguru on January 9, 2004

One of the most basic rules for efficient investing is ensuring that all of your advisors and custodians have the same objectives in mind as you have. Unfortunately, there are still plenty of financial professionals who care more about their own commissions and fees than the profits and long term security of their clients’ wealth

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Posted by taxguru on January 9, 2004

Schwarzenegger Pledges to Reduce Spending – That’s the only logical way to attack the fiscal problems because that’s how they dug themselves so deep into debt.

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More On IRS Changes

Posted by taxguru on January 9, 2004

IRS to Add to Enforcement by Reducing Its Clerical Staff

IRS Plans New Steps to Improve Operations, Shift Jobs to Front-Line Positions

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