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Grow Your Income in Your Spare Time as Part of a Virtual Tax Expert Network

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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM

"Earn extra income by sharing your tax advice and expertise with TurboTax customers, working side-by-side from your location using the TurboTax Live collaborative interface"

This as is what is showing up in the "announcements" on the community page this morning, just in case you missed it.

Sorry Alicia, but I am more likely to start a meth lab in my "spare time" than work for TurdoTax.  For those of us that are trying to make a living preparing tax returns, that almost seems like working in a Ford plant and then moonlighting selling Toyotas in the evenings and on the weekends.  It just doesn't feel right -------------- like blood draining from your freshly slit wrists.

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and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.
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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM

I can't stop laughing.  I needed that.

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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM
Could be  good gig for a new preparer, trying to gain more knowledge and make a few bucks....certainly make you appreciate your clients a bit more!

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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM
Oh wait, they only want EAs CPAs or Attorneys.....yea, good luck with that.

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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM
There you go ------------- the inexperienced preparer isn't what they are looking for.
As a side note, I wonder how many Intuit folks are working over at Drake in their spare time.  Kinda the same difference.
ex-AllStar, ex-Lutefisk taste taster, ex-ACME product tester
and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.
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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM
"Is that a smile?"
"Oh, I just found you another deduction."
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:+1::+1:
ex-AllStar, ex-Lutefisk taste taster, ex-ACME product tester
and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.
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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM

I can't stop laughing.  I needed that.

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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM
That's what I'm here for :smile::smile:
ex-AllStar, ex-Lutefisk taste taster, ex-ACME product tester
and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.
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Thanks for your daily dose of laughter. @IRonMaN  :joy:
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That's what I do in my spare time ----------------- at least during my breaks while I'm building my meth lab.
ex-AllStar, ex-Lutefisk taste taster, ex-ACME product tester
and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.
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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM
I got that in an email a few weeks ago.

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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM

Hahaha!! That’s a good one, man!!! 

They certainly are pouring all their resources into TT. 

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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM
Actually, posting that here kinda rubs me the wrong way.  E-mails are bad enough, but when they start posting that crap here it really makes you wonder how much Intuit really does care about their professional software vs TurdoTax.  With all of the issues that they have going this year, to push their DIYer software here of all places, is just pouring salt into some big gaping wounds.
ex-AllStar, ex-Lutefisk taste taster, ex-ACME product tester
and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.
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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM
I agree. I was surprised to see it here, too.

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That's what you call: Have the cake and eat that too!
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last updated ‎December 07, 2019 2:07 AM
or hubris

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I can’t fault your logic there. I’ve wondered since 2017’s software if Intuit has pulled most of their resources to TT. It would certainly explain all of PS’ issues these past 2 years (inferior programming, product issues etc...). I believe it stems from Intuit’s decision that under the current administrations tax reform that there will be more DIY’ers in the future and as a result PS and other related pro products will now suffer. That was my theory and one that I thought was far fetched but now wonder?  
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I remember a post from a few years back.  I don't recall who posted it, but the tax preparer more or less asked Intuit to sell their professional software divisions to a company that actually cared about their professional tax preparation customers. They felt Intuit's main focus was on TurdoTax and we had become the ugly stepkids in the Intuit family.
ex-AllStar, ex-Lutefisk taste taster, ex-ACME product tester
and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.
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The IRS has been living on life support and an ever-shrinking budget.  They are increasingly dependent on tax professionals to play their role in managing day-to-day compliance and advisory to taxpayers.  Until the day when all our transactions are tracked and recorded by the Big Brother, not just domestically but on an international scale, (which I doubt would ever happen although I learn to never say never) to automate tax preparation with AI, self-prepared returns are just not up to snuff  no matter how sophisticated these tax software proclaim themselves to be.  Well, not unless the IRS no longer cares about compliance or enforcement.
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