Saturday, October 18, 2008

Santa Clara County VITA Training Schedule

The VITA training schedule for the Santa Clara County for the 2008 Tax Year is now coming up. More information on

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Possible Second Chance if you did not get tax rebate in 2008

There is a possible second chance to apply for the tax rebate during 2009 if for one reason or another, you did not get it in 2008. More information will be provided as collected.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

TaxSpeak gives different meanings to words in PeopleSpeak

TaxSpeak refers to the language and meaning of words used by employees of the taxing authorities which differ from PeopleSpeak (Regular American English in everyday usage). TaxSpeak is so similar and yet so different from PeopleSpeak that it confuses even those whose first language is English. Most people practice PeopleSpeak for everyday communication with a dictionary for clarification, whereas TaxSpeak clarification requires reading though 1040 instructions, Pub 17, or calling the toll-free 1-800-829-1040 where the helpful customer service agent will patiently search for and read out the relevant sections from these publications. ...more...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Link and Learn Taxes for 2009 (2008 Tax Year) Not yet available

Update: It is available as of 11/07/2008!! See

The Link and Learn for 2009 (Tax Year 2008) is not yet available. Estimated times for when they are available in the past have been incorrect and led to disappointment on the part of students. has a link to the currently available course for 2008 (for 2007 Tax Year) which you may want to check out. However, if you go through it now, please note that certification is not valid for the 2008 Tax Year.