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Archive for March 30th, 2007

TaxMan Song

Posted by taxguru on March 30, 2007

Q:

Subject: Nickel Creek “Taxman”

 Hello Sir,

   Though I have never met you I have a tiny favor to ask of you. My dad saw an episode of “Austin City Limits” where Nickel Creek covered the song Taxman, and he loved it. That was back in 2002 and he has searched for a copy of it ever since, only to find nothing. However, I recently stumbled into your post and actually gasped in amazement, after five years of searching I finally found a copy. It couldn’t have come at a better time since my dad’s birthday is coming up. So I ask of you sir, please, please, please could you send me a copy of that song?

Thank you for your time,

   ( I am only 14 so please disregard any non formal mistakes in my letter. )

A:

That blog post includes a link to download the mp3 file of the song.

If you do search on my blog, you will find dozens of other versions of the TaxMan song by several other artists, with links for downloading.

I hope this helps you prepare for your dad’s birthday.

Kerry Kerstetter

 

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QB File Migration Is One Way

Posted by taxguru on March 30, 2007

Q:

Subject: Quicken versus Quick Books
 
KMK:
 
I liked your comparison of Quicken vs QB on the webpage http://www.taxguru.org/qb/qbvsquicken.htm as I am considering that exact question now for a non-profit (daycare) company.  I have been doing books for a church on Quicken for a number of years and have found it satisfactory but I admit that I may not know what I’m missing.
 
I have a question about QB that maybe you can answer for me.  Can QB exchange files with an earlier edition of QB?  I know that the 2002 version of Quicken that I am available with will not do a “Save to an earlier version of Quicken.”
 
Thanks for your time,

 

A:

QB data files have always been the same as Quicken’s.  You can roll them forward to a newer version of the program, but can’t roll them backwards to an older version.  Thus, you need to be careful of upgrading data files, because you can’t go back after you’ve moved forward.

I hope this helps.

Good luck.

Kerry Kerstetter

 

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The Insane AMT

Posted by taxguru on March 30, 2007

Q:

Subject: Suggestion

Hi there,
 
I have a site suggestion for your tax blog.  I’m currently promoting my “AMT” article. If you’d like to exchange links I’ll be happy to add your link to my resource page.   I’m sure this will prove beneficial for both of us considering traffic, etc.
 
Thank you much,
Robert Valentine

A:

Robert:

Thanks for sharing your article on the AMT.  If you’ve read my blog, you should know that this insane tax is one of my top pet peeves and I appreciate any effort such as yours to further educate people on its stupidity.  The fact that its thresholds aren’t adjusted annually for inflation like most other tax items, is just one indication of how far removed it is from reality and how incompetent our rulers in DC are at addressing this problem. 

I will be posting this on my blog, which should generate more visits to your site.

Thanks again for writing.

Kerry Kerstetter

 

Follow-Up:

Thanks, Kerry. I couldn’t agree more…If you’d like to write back with your linking info i.e. desired title, description and linking URL. I’ll be more than happy to link to your great resource. Hopefully I can give you some traffic as well.
 
Thanks again,
Rob

 

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Climate change from the Dims?

Posted by taxguru on March 30, 2007

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