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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I lost a bet... (Message 1632931)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile UliProject donor
Let me guess...........
It would not have had anything to do with me lasting the weekend?
Just a hunch.

I like honesty here and no Kenziegate. Yes it did. The vote is still out, but I think I won a private bet.
Any bets here will require a paid pledge.

The Kittieman was justly cut off, but I sitll support his donation drives.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1632919)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile UliProject donor
Yes, but they gouge you when it comes to other taxes. Let me just mention one.. Property taxes

That is an understatement!

We have no sales tax, and no income tax, but we have whopping property tax!

Steve

LOL, who do you think, I was thinking of.

Still $2,700+ plus here and sales and use tax, gas, cigerette etc pp.

The break I get is no water or sewer bill and the repairs are covered. Free Street Lights. The biggest hits are the Schools and their bonds. If I understand the law right, I might be able to opt out in a decade or so.

I think when all is said and done, we all pay the same amount. Just some states are more open then others.
Your Job,is to know the laws of the State you live in or in my case the Country and State plus the your Native Country.

Expats in any Country should look this up.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Solar Electric Power (Photovoltaic Panels) (Message 1632904)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile UliProject donor
@Admiral, the 30% sounds right, but I think there is a cap on costs. Please don't quote me on it, since I have not had to do this tax wise. The last solar water panel we installed was, in the late 80s. The State of California gave us a $3,000 REFUNDABLE credit, paid for the panel, the installation and plus put some money into our bank account.
Now California is very stingy with refundable credits.

I post a rant here, with regards to my HOA and wanting to put Solar Panels on our Clubhouse. Dipshit Boardmembers converted that to water heating. None of these people now use the pool. I iniciated the Solar part, but was not on the board, when it was switched and approved. Cost $16.000 and mounting due to repairs. Both the Federal and State had a credit in place for the Solar Part, I didn't see one for the Water at the time I put it up for discussion.

@Ang, I look forward to seeing it some day and the Geek station.

Going Solar is on my radar. Since I get a break on my bill and my neighbors trees are an issue, I will have to be patient.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1632490)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
Yes, but they gouge you when it comes to other taxes. Let me just mention one.. Property taxes
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Not often you see this, 10 hosts crunch WU (id 1672334078) (Message 1632485)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
Yep, I had a few of those. Most likely of my list now. I always investigate anything 2 and above.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1632153)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
Just send me PM if you have a Tax Question. Answers and Quotes are free.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1632083)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
Michael has a life and will be back to make his updates.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Virgin Mobile Call Blocking N/A called by scammer: Alert!!! (Message 1631553)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
I currently don't have the time, but do have few reports to make to the DO NOT CALL list. On my last report, I got a local spammer to stop calling. 10 grand fine is nothing to sneeze at for a small Business, but it stopped it calling us at work or at home. Yes Robo calls.

Also never reply by phone or e-mail to anyone saying they are from the IRS or your State Agency. None of these will contact you via e-mail or phone. LETTERS ONLY and no they will not haul you to jail immediatly if you don't pay up.

Also if you have an alert via phone don't respond to any messsages, "Your prepaid/debit card has been suspended". FRAUD, PLISHING ETC PP
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Man Cave (Message 1631544)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
Chris, Chris, Chris..... shakes head. You have been to the Hotel K and seen one of the finest Man Caves in existence. Yah sure a brief attempt was made to clean it up a bit and thatis how it moved to the garage, I think.

@Zalster I see a t-shirt on the wall, but not a Seti one.....MMM

@Ang, the offer still stands to get your garage organized.
@Eric your cave is safe, as you know exactly were everything is at and a cleaning would just mess things up and the complaints would pile up here.

@Es, I know how you feel. I was and am the only woman in this house. So I decided to join them, as I couldn't win. It took a long time, but they slowly retrained me, to overcome the German "Your House has to spotless at all times" idea.

Also my Animals are doing their part, shedding, to provide insulation on the floor.

I am happy to have been retrained, since I currently work six days a week and Sunday should be my day of rest. I am not a slob, just not up to standards I was raised with.

Sorry for the ramble.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1631159)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
YES
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1631137)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
Was his wife using the router again to melt some butter?
You may wish to share, that finally Val has reduced the number of visits to take advantage of the Youthfountain.

Michael, thank you for the stats.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Kittyman (Message 1631136)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
Happy Birthday Mark, I hope you had a great day.

He went out to a steak dinner. How can you go wrong with that?????
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #230 - Australian Open: Day 9: Tuesday 27 January (Message 1631135)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
I thought the number would be 42.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1630457)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
OK Mods, we got a bit of topic, but please let it stand.
For all of our readers, iF you are on SS benifits or SSI YOU DO NOT NEED TO FILE A TAX RETURN FOR TAX YEAR 2014.

2015 might be different. Just remember, that Congress is in charge of that and they do tend to take their time.


To get back on topic. We just ordered something online and did not resign up for Prime.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1630456)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
Scott, SS benifits are not Earned Income and thus don't qualify for EITC.
I have heard nothing yet, that people with SS or SSI benifits will have to start filing, because you all either have Medical or Medicare.


Because of Obamacare; EVERY citizen MUST file taxes and PROVE they have health insurance; OR, PAY A FINE!... This is the law! Therefore, I MUST file taxes and show my Medicare Insurance as proof of Valid Medical Insurance.

Further, I DO qualify for the EIC. Turbo Tax filing in 2010 states that I qualified because of the part time job that I had for that filing year. Upon filing, Turbo Tax claimed I was due for EIC. The IRS agreed with the filing, and I received my refund of paid in taxes for 2010 plus the EIC. NO CHEATING, just following the law.

Therefore, if I file again, I still qualify for EIC! ...and, because of the law, I will be filing again, this year.

I will answer this individually. Yes in that tax year, you qualified for EITC, because you had EARNED INCOME.
This year, you do not have to file.
As to TurboTax.........It is what I have used in the past and it is not fool proof and this not a knock off to the current company I work for. I used it before I became employed by my present company.
One year it goofed up my return upon sending, with no way to edit it and trippled my income. Took month to fix it.
So for any DYI tax prep returners in the wild, please use at least two seperate free e-file programs, just as you would on contracting out a job.
Too error is Human, just answer one question wrong and get a better refund then you are entitled too.
Eventually that mistake may end up at my desk and costs you a lot money.
When Gary and I meet up, we occationally talk taxes besides Seti etc pp stuff. He is the champ to go person when it comes to complicated stuff, but I think, I still have the upper hand on the personal return questions.

Sorry about the rant. It is all good. @Celt and others, I have no problems about tax question, but let's sort them out via PM and the price is 0
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1630442)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
Not sure when I have a next weight in, but the cloth still fit.
Too all of you, just hang in there.
I am the one that keeps an office tradition alive, potlucks once a month during the US main tax season. We all bring our favorite foods and none of them are low Cal. So for me just maintaing my current weight will be tuff.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1630144)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
He got that, because he got a refund. Regardless if itemizing was used.

@Scott, I should know a bit about the filing requirements as I am a registered Tax Pro in California and New York.
I have done the Familie Tax Returns since 1979. I got challenged a couple of times and won. IRS and CA, plus for my clients since then
Please don't tell me, how to do my job.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1630112)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
Thank you for sharing PJ. I got some of them slightly slepped on shirts or whatever here too.
Except for one Cat and Tubbs, all the Granimals that shared our lifes with us got a burial here.
I always make sure, I have a sheet or towel with us, so they can be wrapped in it for their last journey.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : invalid resends (Message 1630107)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
I am with Wiggo, I just let them run. I rather have an invalid on my account, then an error.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1629538)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile UliProject donor
Scott, SS benifits are not Earned Income and thus don't qualify for EITC.
I have heard nothing yet, that people with SS or SSI benifits will have to start filing, because you all either have Medical or Medicare.


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