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Been lurking on the site for a couple years now. I finally got rated 50% back in August 2011(chronic sleep apnea). Currently waiting for CRDP retro to hit my account. I asked for and received a copy of my audit back in early November.

I've seen numerous questions about income tax and figured I'd pony up and register an account. I have been preparing taxes professionally for 5 years. I've slowed down a bit due to my full time job and working on my Masters using the Post 9-11 GI Bill. I keep up to date on the tax laws and keep my PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) active in case I ever find myself out of full time employment. I'll admit, I may not know the answer off the top of my head but I most likely know where to find it.

I hope everyone has a great 2012 and I look forward to participating on this forum.

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Been lurking on the site for a couple years now. I finally got rated 50% back in August 2011(chronic sleep apnea). Currently waiting for CRDP retro to hit my account. I asked for and received a copy of my audit back in early November.

I've seen numerous questions about income tax and figured I'd pony up and register an account. I have been preparing taxes professionally for 5 years. I've slowed down a bit due to my full time job and working on my Masters using the Post 9-11 GI Bill. I keep up to date on the tax laws and keep my PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) active in case I ever find myself out of full time employment. I'll admit, I may not know the answer off the top of my head but I most likely know where to find it.

I hope everyone has a great 2012 and I look forward to participating on this forum.

woody,

Welcome.

Did you post your tax knowledge info as a way to help answer tax questions for members here

OR are you in hopes of drumming up some business ?

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Herbie?

Yeah, it usta be easy to keep one's PTIN active. Now you have to pay the annual fee, and heavens forbid, most of us shortly will have to test to keep the PTIN.

Been lurking on the site for a couple years now. I finally got rated 50% back in August 2011(chronic sleep apnea). Currently waiting for CRDP retro to hit my account. I asked for and received a copy of my audit back in early November.

I've seen numerous questions about income tax and figured I'd pony up and register an account. I have been preparing taxes professionally for 5 years. I've slowed down a bit due to my full time job and working on my Masters using the Post 9-11 GI Bill. I keep up to date on the tax laws and keep my PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number) active in case I ever find myself out of full time employment. I'll admit, I may not know the answer off the top of my head but I most likely know where to find it.

I hope everyone has a great 2012 and I look forward to participating on this forum.

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Not looking for business.... just gets frustrating sometimes when I hear something put out that I know isn't accurate is all. IE telling someone to go ahead and file an amendment without documentation. That's all fine and good until the auditor calls. Most auditors are young and don't understand that not everyone's situation fits into the box.

Personally I was rated 50% starting January 2010 but didn't receive the decision until August 2011...

I've been waiting on back CRDP since. I've seen the audit prepared by DFAS and as far as I can tell I'm owed approximately 14K tax free as I've already paid the taxes on my full retirement up until August 2011.

At a minimum I should be able to get an updated 1099R from DFAS.... to at least reap the tax benefit much like my friends who are 30%....

As things stand I'm being told 2010 is a wash and that I'm only entitled to what I've received since August 2011 with the 1% or so offset subtracted from my retirement 1099R.

Anybody got any advice on how to track down the back CRDP payment?

Spent over an hour yesterday waiting for DFAS to tell me that it was out of their hands and in the VA's and the VA telling me I'm due nothing because I got paid military retirement....

I got paid military retirement either way. I'm not used to this sort of incompetence.

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Herbie? Yeah, it usta be easy to keep one's PTIN active. Now you have to pay the annual fee, and heavens forbid, most of us shortly will have to test to keep the PTIN.

I'll have to take the test the next go around. Not sure when I'll find time to properly prepare for the test as I'll be in the Capstone phase of my Masters later this year. May end up not managing to take it.

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