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by AD3
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where do you get your news?
Replies: 131
Views: 8340

Re: Where do you get your news?

WSJ, NYT & Bloomberg app.

No Television news or video news.
by AD3
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely
Replies: 155
Views: 24752

Re: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely

If anyone wants a copy of the Wall Street Journal as a PDF, you can get it by downloading it from Github. But it only works with Mac computer.

https://github.com/tdonovan58/wsj

This repo contains a single Bash script which will download an entire day's edition of the Wall Street Journal.
by AD3
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: LibreOffice
Replies: 24
Views: 2767

Re: LibreOffice

I'm not sure if you are aware of Microsoft HUP (Home Use Program), if your employer has a license with Microsoft you are able to get Microsoft Office Home & Business 2016 or Office Professional Plus 2016 for $9.95. Link is listed below:

https://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home.aspx
by AD3
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies
Replies: 49
Views: 3864

Re: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies

Vanguard Fan 1367 wrote:I am wondering what the charge was for the PDF copies? That certainly would make a difference.

I think that in some circles a dollar a page is not an unusual charge for paper copies of records.


It was a $20 fee, it was based on what they could find. Which was 5 years worth of taxes documents.
by AD3
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies
Replies: 49
Views: 3864

Re: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies

I have heard of CPAs charging for PDFs before. Seems a bit like like being charged for butter for your dinner roll in a restaurant. I don't know why the past returns were required and how fast they were needed, but I wonder if there would have been a charge a few weeks after the end of tax season. ...
by AD3
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies
Replies: 49
Views: 3864

Re: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies

I would say he is being penny-wise but perhaps he is a low budget operator!? That is, perhaps you selected him because he doesn't cost much!? Therefore it's probably fair, though short-sighted, for this guy to ask for a fee. The fact that I pay my CPA a lot of money entitles me to a "free"...
by AD3
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies
Replies: 49
Views: 3864

Re: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies

betterdays wrote:Check with your local library. Mine has a input device which reads the paper copies and will create a PDF file on a USB drive or send it as a PDF attachment to a email address. No Charge!



Thanks for the advice, never thought about that.
by AD3
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies
Replies: 49
Views: 3864

Re: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies

For those of you who still pay CPAs to do your tax returns, you might want to give TurboTax or something similar a try. My parents were paying hundreds each year to pull all of their information together for their CPA, and all they got from the CPA was a fancy booklet with estimated tax forms. Well...
by AD3
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies
Replies: 49
Views: 3864

Re: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies

zuma wrote:He can justify charging you because, as mentioned, time = money.

Do you know if the PDF version had already been created when you made the request? If not, it would take some time to create it.



The PDF version are already created, he just needs to find them.
by AD3
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies
Replies: 49
Views: 3864

Tax preparer charging for past tax PDF's copies

Hello everyone, Long time visitor to site, but a new user nonetheless. I recently filed my taxes a few weeks ago, while doing so I requested PDF files of my past taxes. My long time EA stated that in order for him to send them to me I found need to pay a fee in order to receive them. I was curious i...