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Tue Feb 9


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billjam posted to the Tax Strategies board. 10:16 AM

IRS Processing Procedure?

I had to mail both my federal and state returns this year. Mailed them on Saturday, January 30. State got my return Monday, February 1, and my check cleared February 2. Obviously they take the money before they process the return.

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Tue Feb 2


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billjam replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:25 PM

Re: free services

IRS has a link to "free fillable forms" which can handle even complicated returns. However, while it does the math for you and puts numbers from supporting schedules into Form 1040, it doesn't offer any tax filing assistance like tax [more]


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billjam replied to the General Electric Company board. 12:21 PM

Re: GE to stop making CFL bulbs

Have they developed a 3-way LED bulb yet. Last I checked only incandescent and CFL bulbs were available. All my tablelamps use 3-way bulbs. Wish I could get an LED for them.

Also still having problems with dimmable LED bulbs where we want to [more]

Sat Jan 30


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billjam posted to the Tax Strategies board. 3:28 PM

Free Fillable Forms are nice... BUT

I've used free fillable forms accessed from the IRS website for several years. I love having a nicely printed form and one that does most of the math too, but this is the second year in the last three I've been unable to file electronically from the [more]

Fri Jan 8


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billjam replied to the Retired Fools board. 11:49 PM

Re: Medicare Part B Premium Increase

On the phone with SS and Medicare today for an explanation of the 90 cent increase in my Part B premium. SS says some people got the increase and others didn't (consistent with my poll of friends). SS doesn't know why, but they increased my SS [more]

Sun Jan 3


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billjam posted to the Retired Fools board. 8:31 PM

Medicare Part B Premium Increase

Like many Medicare Part B enrollees I've been paying $104.90 and expected to pay that for 2016. My SS statement came yesterday and the Part B premium has increased to $105.90. They also raised my benefit $0.90 to offset the increase so I'll get the [more]

Mon Dec 7


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billjam replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:49 PM

Re: IRA RMDs???

So long as the amount taken is the total of the RMD for all IRAs you can take it from a single IRA. Depending on where the other IRAs are held you may keep getting notices from them that you must take a distribution. That's just intended as a helpful [more]

Sat Dec 5


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billjam posted to the Tax Strategies board. 4:34 PM

Sales Tax Deduction

Is the sales tax deduction option still there for 2015 or is it one of those things Congress needs to act on before year-end?

I estimate I'll owe only $14 in state income tax, but based on 2014 IRS calculator I could claim $707 in sales tax. [more]

Tue Nov 24


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billjam posted to the Mastering Quicken board. 8:25 PM

Premier's Home Inventory

For years I replied on Quicken Premier's Home Inventory module. Then I got a new PC with Windows 8.1 64 bit. Suddenly I could display Home Inventory data but not open it to add new items or edit existing items in Premier 2014. After much frustation I [more]

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