[svlug] TAX time
raffi at kset.com
Fri Mar 13 13:36:30 PST 1998
On 13 Mar 1998, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> On 13 Mar 1998 11:30:10 -0800, Rafael <raffi at kset.com> wrote:
> >Does anybody know of a tax consultant that uses Linux based software
> >somewhere in the South Bay area? I would let my current one know about my
> >move and the reason for that.
> Well seriously, I don't think this makes much sense. Let's not overdo it,
> shall we?
Overdoing it? IRS is overdoing it. Why it's so complicated? Private
interests? And the ultimate benefactor?
My intension was to support Linux based business. Little by little.
Besides taxes are not based on mathematical formulas (unfortunately) but
on interpretations of political views.
Let's get flat tax (all men are equal by the way) so that 2 lines in shell
would do the job; cat and lp.
Idealy: mail -s"Tax report" irs at treasury.gov
> I mean let's face it, most of that tax software is for windoze and MacOs
> anyway, so your tax consultant does not necessarly deserve this (especially
> if he/she does his/her job right).
Show me two consultants that prepare one tax report the same way
independently and I'll replace my home Linux boxes with a legal copy of
NT. (I don't worry about that)
I paid $100 last year for tax preparation. The same old story as with MS
software, you have to do it once a year (upgrade) to be current and the
previous version is not good.
Tax preparation is not value added service like adding mustard on your
sandwich, but costs much more. If those people ("tax advisors") were
involved in promoting space technology for example we would be better of
on Earth. What most people know about space is from tabloids (face on
Mars) and Art Bell. Ignorance is so convenient.
> However, since we're talking about this, if anyone knows about any good,
> affordable tax consultant in the South bay (especially Mnt View, S Clara,
> Sunnyvale), I'd love to hear about it (private mail, and I can forward the
> answers to anyone also interested).
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Little or big endian?
Not a Microsoft Sacrificed Engineer
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