HOW DID WE GET TO 2019? I AM STILL CARRYING THE DRAFT OF 2017'S IRS 990 FORM ON MY "TO DO LIST." DESK.... REASON BEING .. I HAVE NOT HAD A SUFFICIENT ANSWER TO HOW " THE ACCOUNTANT" GOT SOME OF THE NUMBERS.
SEEEEE... I UNDERSTOOD IT WHEN I DID IT.. IT WAS SIMPLE--- YOU GOT MONEY IN AND PUT IT IN THE BANK AND WROTE CHECKS ON IT...-- THEN OUR INCOME GOT OVER 500K-- WHICH IS HELPFUL FOR RUNNING THIS PLAQCE******* EXCEPT******* PER THE IRS WE NOW NEED AN OFFICIAL CPA-- NOT ONLY A SIMPLE CPA-- BUT ONE WITH AN EXTRA KICK - SORT OF SUPER CPA...
THE TRANSITION FROM ME AND A SPREAD SHEET TO LIFE IN THEIR WORLD -- WAS PAINFUL--- I WAS ALWAYS AWAre that if i bought a mower for $2000- that normal people would say that had an expected life of 12 years and would deduct blah blah blah - but aROUND HERE- EXPECTED LIFE IS CALCULATED IN HOURS- SO I JUST IGNORED THE deductinle TOPIC--IF I SPENT THE MONEY IT WAS SPENT. HOW-- OR WHY-- THE IRS SAYS IF YOU SPEND MONEY, YOU REALLY ON LY CAN DEDUCT 1/12 OF IT --when it falls apart can i get tho other 11/12THS AS A CASH REFUND? NO... ONLY THEN DO YOU GET TO DEDUCT THE 11/12 THS gets complicated
THAT CONCEPT IS BAD ENOUGH
BUT LETS TRY- HOW DO YOU TREAT GRANT MONEY?--- how do i????? GIVE ME A CHECK.... I WILL PUT IT IN THE BANk AND SPEND IT. CASE CLOSED.
NOT WITH THESE FANCY CPA'S methods.....-- BOTH EXPLORE.ORG AND CUMMINGS HAVE GIVEN US 2 YEAR GRANTS EXPLORE.ORG IS $150 PER YEAR ($300K FOR TTHOSE MATHMATICALLY CHALLANGED) AND CUMMINGS $$50 ( $100) THESE "NEW" ACCOUNTANTS HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR THE TOTAL $300 - OF WHICH YOU GET TO SPEND $150 AND CARRY THE OTHER $150 AS A "RECIEVEABLE" .
MY PROBLEM IS... IN 2017 TEH ACCOUNTANT SAYS OUR INCOME WAS 815K- we never had 815 I JUST CAN NOT JUGGLE THE 2 X 150 + 2 X 50 AND THROW IN THE 220 SHATUPON IS THAT donaton or a fundraiser and i can not get 815- so i have not got it out of my head....T his has held up all transactionS with teh irs-- aND TEH IRS AIN'T GONNA LIKE IT
i think now-- with alot of teh gov't shut down it might be a good chance to =see if i can sneak in all teh paperwork-- one thing i did do was send " estimate" money-- so they can not get upset about that... i have had several run in's with the irs- and always found them to be reasonable--- which does not mean it always goes in my favor-- but i do not fear them as teh advewrtisemsnts would have you believe...
there is alot to un roll.
I just wanted to send a note to let you know how Dolly and I are doing.
We have been doing great. She is amazing, I know I always say that but it is because it is so true. Her dedication to me is astounding.
We have been paired for a little over 4 years now and many days, are just our normal days. Get up, go to work, run errands, ect. We have just gotten into what I would call Life. Then there will be days like the other day... We had gone to work even though the weather was not good, cold, some ice and blowing and drifting snow. Before Dolly I would NEVER have even considered stepping outside, let alone go to work. But my life is different now, and to work I went. By the time we left work the snow had drifted outside the door and to where we had parked. The snow was about 1/3- 1/2 way up to my knee. In the past I would have literally froze with fear. I physically would not have been able to walk through that, but this day was different. I held tightly to Dolly's harness and told her to walk slow as she very gently walked me to the car. I could not have been more proud of myself or of her!
She has this sense about her that knows when I am more confident because I am having a good day and she can step a little faster and there are other times when she can sense that I am struggling or unsure and she adjusts, to accommodate me. Often it doesn't even need to be a spoken word. I believe she can tell by the way I am griping her harness. She can feel my energy and because of the bond we have together she knows just what I need and adjusts herself to help me.
She has changed my life, SDP has changed my life and for that I am so grateful. Thank you a million times over...
Brenda & Dolly