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    msmacgyver, Nova Land

    I tried having H&R Block do our partnership taxes once.  I had been doing them for years and one year just didn't have the time.  After the first meeting, he put things together.  I met with him and found numerous errors and had to explain a lot to him about the forms.  After his second try, I said thanks and filed a heavily revised version of their product (I paid them and checked self-prepared on the return).   The next year I found a local practitioner that did them correctly the first time and continued using him until we incorporated.

    Your mileage may vary.

    Government can't restrict free speech, but corporations can? WTF

    by kyoders on Tue May 21, 2013 at 12:02:12 PM PDT

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    •  Partnership returns are a different animal (3+ / 0-)
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      msmacgyver, Nova Land, BachFan

      and most H&RB employees have never been trained to do them, and many offices don't even have the software. When I worked for the company, we had a list of return types we shouldn't even attempt, and the phone numbers of the handful of highly trained (Enrolled Agent) colleagues who would do them right.

      That said, finding a local independent office that handles them well is also a good solution.  

      •  I did it (3+ / 0-)

        That's interesting.  I guess the guy at the local branch didn't know that, because he obviously had never seen a 1065 before, but said he could do it.  Ours was a pretty simple case, but I managed to figure it out and do them correctly, I think, for 5 or 6 years.  I admit that it took a lot of research, and a lot of angst, and not a few unfruitful calls to "experts."  Yet another area where the tax code needs to be simplified and clarified.  I imagine a lot of the confusing parts are loopholes designed for people using partnerships for reasons other than it is supposed to be the simplest form of doing business when there are multiple people involved.

        Government can't restrict free speech, but corporations can? WTF

        by kyoders on Tue May 21, 2013 at 01:35:02 PM PDT

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    •  Absolutely...YMMV (1+ / 0-)
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      Nova Land

      The H&R Block rep who did my taxes was a very experienced tax preparer with many additional credits to her resume.  A long time H&R B employee, she also teaches and lectures.  

      I got lucky to be sure.

      When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Tue May 21, 2013 at 01:49:45 PM PDT

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