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Preparer Page Updates 02-25-2013

www.TaxPrep4Free.org Preparer Page updates:

  • Documents
    • New NJ PTR Income Categories Tool (v1.1)
      • The 2012 PTR forms have started to arrive.
        • See yesterday’s post for more info on what’s new.
        • The new PTR forms are also now available on the NJ Division of Taxation website…
      • Based on initial feedback we have updated the new NJ PTR Income Categories Tool
        • There is a link to the new Preparer Tools page on the main Preparer page near the PTR Income Worksheet Sources link. (Right side under Documents)
        • We have also updated the PTR Problems page

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February 25, 2013 Posted by | Preparer Page | Comments Off on Preparer Page Updates 02-25-2013

Preparer Page Updates 02-24-2013

www.TaxPrep4Free.org Preparer Page updates:

  • Documents
    • New NJ PTR Income Categories Tool
      • The 2012 PTR forms will start arriving soon.
        • The format of the PTR forms has changed for 2012 (The changes are mostly just layout changes)
        • However – The rules for calculating income eligibility have changed significantly (due to a court decision allowing applicants to only consider the taxable portion of contributory pensions and IRAs). As a result, the Income Categories worksheet has changed.
        • We updated the PTR Income Worksheet Sources document to reflect these changes last week.
        • Unfortunately, the new PTR forms are not yet available on the NJ Division of Taxation website…
      • We have put together a new simple online tool to help fill out the new Income Categories worksheet(s) in the PTR booklets
        • There is a link to the new Preparer Tools page on the main Preparer page near the PTR Income Worksheet Sources link. (Right side under Documents)
        • We have also put together a couple of problems to help illustrate the changes and to introduce you to the new tool

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February 25, 2013 Posted by | Preparer Page | Comments Off on Preparer Page Updates 02-24-2013

Preparer Page Updates 02-19-2013

www.TaxPrep4Free.org Preparer Page updates:

  • IRS Links
    • Pub 4012 TY2012 Tax-Aide version
      • From T-VOG – Description: “Pub 4012 with clickable links on all Table of Contents and Index Pages, now with items specific to Tax-Aide, including pen and ink changes, added by Sue Alza, Member of NTTC, TRS CA4”

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February 19, 2013 Posted by | Preparer Page | Comments Off on Preparer Page Updates 02-19-2013

Preparer Page Updates 02-18-2013

www.TaxPrep4Free.org Preparer Page updates:

  • Documents
    • PTR-01 PTR Income Worksheet Sources v1.0
      • Thanks to Gale, Shari, and Harry
      • Significant changes and corrections for TY2012
      • Printed Copy? – Discard and re-print

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February 18, 2013 Posted by | Preparer Page | Comments Off on Preparer Page Updates 02-18-2013

Coordinator Updates 02-16-2013 – TY2012 References

www.TaxPrep4Free.org site updates:

  • TY2012 References page
    • Volunteer Return Preparation Program Forms
    • Form 6729 – Quality Site Review Sheet
    • Form 6729-B – Shopping Review Sheet
    • Form 6729-C – Quality Return Review Sheet

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February 16, 2013 Posted by | Coordinators | Comments Off on Coordinator Updates 02-16-2013 – TY2012 References

Site Updates 02-16-2013 – TY2012 References

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February 16, 2013 Posted by | Coordinators, Experienced Preparers, New Preparers | Comments Off on Site Updates 02-16-2013 – TY2012 References

Test Site Updates 02-16-2013 – NJ PTR Tool

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February 16, 2013 Posted by | Testers | Comments Off on Test Site Updates 02-16-2013 – NJ PTR Tool

Preparer Page Updates 02-14-2013 b

www.TaxPrep4Free.org Preparer Page updates:

  • IRS Links
    • CyberTax
      • CyberTax2013_07 Child Tax Credit Attached to Form 1040 or Form 1040A and Schedule 8812 and a “love” note
        • No attachments

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February 14, 2013 Posted by | Preparer Page | Comments Off on Preparer Page Updates 02-14-2013 b

Preparer Page Updates 02-14-2013

www.TaxPrep4Free.org Preparer Page updates:

  • Special Topics
    • ST12-09 NJ Resident with NY Income v1.0 (finally!)
      • Thanks to Mike, Peter, and several others
      • Significant changes and corrections (even from draft 2 days ago)
      • Printed Copy? – Discard and re-print
      • If you have already prepared returns with NY income, you should review them for correctness using the new instructions

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February 14, 2013 Posted by | Preparer Page | Comments Off on Preparer Page Updates 02-14-2013

Preparer Page Updates 02-12-2013

www.TaxPrep4Free.org Preparer Page updates:

  • Special Topics
    • ST12-09 NJ Resident with NY Income v0.92
      • Still Draft (one minor issue to resolve)
      • Significant changes and corrections
      • Printed Copy? – Discard and re-print

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February 12, 2013 Posted by | Preparer Page | Comments Off on Preparer Page Updates 02-12-2013