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    Re: IRS severs ties with ACORN over scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I bet that VITA participents aren't allowed to give accounting advice to people who want to run illegal operations. Just a hunch.
    If you're running an illegal operation, you don't report it. Or you're an idiot. What kind of idiot puts their SS # on a tax filing reporting illegally derived income?

    And it's not even tax advice. Most people using VITA don't even make enough to bother even basic tax planning.
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    Re: hmm

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Hmmm so under bush 43 acorn was giving tax advice.
    Where does it say that? It references this past spring.
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    Re: IRS severs ties with ACORN over scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Well at least under Obama this corruption is getting cleaned up.
    Yeah. Which I'm certain would have happened if these videos hadn't surfaced.
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    Re: IRS severs ties with ACORN over scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    If you're running an illegal operation, you don't report it. Or you're an idiot. What kind of idiot puts their SS # on a tax filing reporting illegally derived income?

    And it's not even tax advice. Most people using VITA don't even make enough to bother even basic tax planning.
    Then, why is it called the, "Volunteer Income Tax Assistance"
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: hmm

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Where does it say that? It references this past spring.
    It doesn't, but a simple Google search shows they were participating since 2004.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...llRjexgnCvXt3g
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    Re: IRS severs ties with ACORN over scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Then, why is it called the, "Volunteer Income Tax Assistance"
    Preparing tax returns and giving tax advice are not the same thing. Filling out a 1040's various fields and pressing compute is hardly the same as saying "if you pick this deduction rather than that one, you could save X."
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    Re: IRS severs ties with ACORN over scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Preparing tax returns and giving tax advice are not the same thing. Filling out a 1040's various fields and pressing compute is hardly the same as saying "if you pick this deduction rather than that one, you could save X."
    So, "tax assisstance", and, "tax advice", are different? You don't really mean that, do you?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: IRS severs ties with ACORN over scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Well at least under Obama this corruption is getting cleaned up.
    Against his will, of course.
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    Re: IRS severs ties with ACORN over scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, "tax assistance", and, "tax advice", are different? You don't really mean that, do you?
    Yes I do.

    Assistance is helping someone fill out a form they do not understand.

    Advice is helping them plan to reduce their total taxes via various (hopefully legal, BAD KPMG!) methods.

    Explain to me how filling in blank fields is the same as structuring a transaction to defer recognition of income into a period of low marginal taxation?

    Or you could just stop talking out of your rear as you normally do. And I know you're going to fail to answer my question.
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    Re: IRS severs ties with ACORN over scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Yes I do.

    Assistance is helping someone fill out a form they do not understand.

    Advice is helping them plan to reduce their total taxes via various (hopefully legal, BAD KPMG!) methods.

    Explain to me how filling in blank fields is the same as structuring a transaction to defer recognition of income into a period of low marginal taxation?

    Or you could just stop talking out of your rear as you normally do. And I know you're going to fail to answer my question.
    It's not I that's talking out of my rear, sweety. Maybe you could stop drifting threads totally off topic for no apparent reason.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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