• How do I filter my Yahoo Answers feed to only show questions written in English.?

    Starting just recently, I'm seeing a ton of questions written in Chinese or Korean or something. I don't even know what language it is, I just know its a bunch of characters. I only speak English and therefore can only read & answer questions in English. How do I filter my feed to eliminate non-english questions? I've been using... show more
    Starting just recently, I'm seeing a ton of questions written in Chinese or Korean or something. I don't even know what language it is, I just know its a bunch of characters. I only speak English and therefore can only read & answer questions in English. How do I filter my feed to eliminate non-english questions? I've been using Yahoo Answers for years and this was never an issue until just a week or two ago. Thanks in advance.
    5 answers · Yahoo Answers · 1 month ago
  • Question about the new (2018) Child Tax Credit and the refundable portion.?

    I know that for tax year 2018 the child tax credit increases to $2000 per child with up to $1400 of the credit refundable. So someone with a high tax liability gets $2000 reduced from their liability. Someone who already has no tax liability would get $1400 added to their refund. But what about people in between. For example lets say a person has... show more
    I know that for tax year 2018 the child tax credit increases to $2000 per child with up to $1400 of the credit refundable. So someone with a high tax liability gets $2000 reduced from their liability. Someone who already has no tax liability would get $1400 added to their refund. But what about people in between. For example lets say a person has a tax liability of $800 before applying the child tax credit. The CTC would reduce their tax liability to $0. But would their refundable portion be $600 or $1200? I can see either one being correct, depending how the rule is interpreted. Interpretation #1 says that since the person is getting refundable credit the value is $1400, they get $800 toward their tax liability, leaving $600 refundable. Interpretation #2 says that the credit is worth $2000 as long as no more than $1400 is used as refundable, so the first $800 pays the tax liability and the full $1200 worth of unused credit is refundable since the refundable portion is below the $1400 cap. I originally assumed that #1 would be correct, but when I ran a hypothetical tax scenario on the online calculator for turbo tax (and verified on another software's calculator), it appears to be using interpretation #2. If possible, I'm curious to see reference to actual IRS website or quotes directly from the new tax law to justify which interpretation is correct. Thanks in advance.
    4 answers · United States · 4 months ago
  • Married Couple, Jointly owned LLC. Can we file on schedule C?

    My wife and I own an LLC. The first couple years in business we paid a CPA to file our taxes. He filed as a partnership on a 1065 and issued K1 forms to each of us. Then the K1 forms get added to other income on our personal 1040. I'm planning to do our taxes myself this year. From what I'm reading, an LLC can file as a "disregarded... show more
    My wife and I own an LLC. The first couple years in business we paid a CPA to file our taxes. He filed as a partnership on a 1065 and issued K1 forms to each of us. Then the K1 forms get added to other income on our personal 1040. I'm planning to do our taxes myself this year. From what I'm reading, an LLC can file as a "disregarded entity" and simply report revenue and expenses on schedule C as part of our personal return - but that only applies to single member LLC's, not partnerships. I'm trying to figure out if I can use this method (schedule C) for our business since its jointly owned by a married couple. There are no other owners or partners and we intend to file a joint return for our personal 1040 so all the income will end up on that same joint return anyway. Some sources say yes, some say we can but must file 2 schedule C forms (one for each of us), and other sources say this isn't allowed at all and we have to keep doing 1065/k1 returns. So 3 questions: 1. Can we file on schedule C? 2. If so, do we need separate schedule C forms or can I just put all the income in one spouse's name since the end result is the same anyway? 3. If we can file on schedule C, do we need to provide any notice to the IRS of our intent to change from 1065 to a disregarded entity, other than just filing the 1040 with schedule C form(s)? Thank you,
    4 answers · United States · 6 months ago
  • Limited Liability Partnership with a loss - is the amount of loss that can carry through to personal income limited?

    My wife & I Jointly own a small LLC for a side business (50/50 partnership), we had revenue of about $4000 and expenses of about $8500 for a net loss of $4500 in 2016. I just got our initial tax return back from our accountant and the K1 forms are only showing a loss of about $2000 total (split between my wife & I). We have over $100k in... show more
    My wife & I Jointly own a small LLC for a side business (50/50 partnership), we had revenue of about $4000 and expenses of about $8500 for a net loss of $4500 in 2016. I just got our initial tax return back from our accountant and the K1 forms are only showing a loss of about $2000 total (split between my wife & I). We have over $100k in other income on my personal tax return so obviously I want the full amount of my business loss to flow through to the personal return to offset other income. Is there some sort of limitation that prevents us from using the full loss? We are fully liable for the business and personally run it, we're not passive partners or anything. I've emailed my accountant asking for an explanation but wondering if there's some rule that I'm missing?
    5 answers · United States · 1 year ago
  • If you could make 1 change to the NFL playoff format what would it be?

    There have been lots of ideas thrown around the past few seasons about possible changes to the NFL playoff format, but none of them have happened - at least not yet. If you had the authority to make any 1 change, what would it be: Option 1: Add a 3rd wildcard team. The newly created 7th seed would play the 2nd seed on wildcard weekend eliminating... show more
    There have been lots of ideas thrown around the past few seasons about possible changes to the NFL playoff format, but none of them have happened - at least not yet. If you had the authority to make any 1 change, what would it be: Option 1: Add a 3rd wildcard team. The newly created 7th seed would play the 2nd seed on wildcard weekend eliminating the 1st round bye for the 2nd seed. Option 2: Re-Seed the playoffs, allow wildcard teams to have a higher seed than division champions if the WC team has the better record. Option 3: Eliminate division championships and award the playoff spots to the 6 best teams in each conference regardless of division. Option 4: Create a minimum record in order for a division champion to earn a playoff spot. Perhaps 8 or 9 wins minimum. If the winner of any division fails to achileve the minimum wins the top wildcard team would move up to the 4th seed (and get a home game) and a 3rd wildcard team would be added to fill the final spot. So seed's 1-3 would be division champs and 4-6 would be wildcard teams. Option 5: Don't change anything, the system is great as it is. Option 6: something else (explain what).
    5 answers · Football (American) · 2 years ago
  • Is state sales tax deductible on Federal income tax?

    I have a few questions about deducting state sales tax on federal income taxes. 1. Is this deduction still allowed - and specifically is it expected to be in place in tax year 2017 and beyond? 2. Are you still allowed to choose between an estimated amount based on your income or the actual amount based on receipts? 3. If you choose the estimated... show more
    I have a few questions about deducting state sales tax on federal income taxes. 1. Is this deduction still allowed - and specifically is it expected to be in place in tax year 2017 and beyond? 2. Are you still allowed to choose between an estimated amount based on your income or the actual amount based on receipts? 3. If you choose the estimated calculation, can you still add tax from major purchases such as cars on top of the estimated amount? I haven't itemized my federal deductions since 2011 but recently purchased a house and expect to itemize again starting with tax year 2017 and beyond (due to the mortgage interest). I live in Washington state where we don't have state income tax so there's no deduction for income tax, just possibly sales tax. I basically want to know if it would be a good idea to start saving all my receipts with sales tax starting in January 2017 to possibly boost my federal tax deduction.
    4 answers · United States · 2 years ago
  • How much would you pay a couple young adults to help with general clean up and moving tasks?

    I'm moving in about 6 weeks and was thinking of hiring a couple young men to help with some basic tasks such as disassembling a swing set, moving & staging some items, etc. The work would be moderately physical but nothing extremely demanding. I'd be completely flexible on the schedule and mostly have them for a few hours on evenings or... show more
    I'm moving in about 6 weeks and was thinking of hiring a couple young men to help with some basic tasks such as disassembling a swing set, moving & staging some items, etc. The work would be moderately physical but nothing extremely demanding. I'd be completely flexible on the schedule and mostly have them for a few hours on evenings or weekends - whatever works for them. I already have a couple young men in mind - its a family friend with 2 older sons, about 16-20 years old (I don't know their exact ages). They live a mile away from my current house so I would pick them up and take them home if necessary. If I need them to help with actually transporting stuff to my new house it would be in my vehicle and I'd be going with them so they wouldn't have any costs for gas and I'd pay them for the entire trip. I was thinking that somewhere between $10-$15 per hour to would be fair. All cash, paid each day they work with the idea that if they do a good job I might give them a bonus or a gift card or something once my move is complete. Is this reasonable? Too high? Too low?
    4 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 years ago
  • How do you keep track of scores while trap shooting?

    Okay I understand the concept that your score is just how many targets you hit. But what i mean is when you're actually out on the trap field shooting, and you can't really carry a pen & paper and you don't have time to pull out your phone and make notes, what tricks do you use so that you can remember your score when the round is... show more
    Okay I understand the concept that your score is just how many targets you hit. But what i mean is when you're actually out on the trap field shooting, and you can't really carry a pen & paper and you don't have time to pull out your phone and make notes, what tricks do you use so that you can remember your score when the round is over? This would be just a casual shooting trip to the local sportsman gun club with friends, not a formal competition, so there's no scorekeeper. But I want to track my scores so I can see if I'm improving. Last time I tried to just keep track of how many I hit from each station but by the end of the round I feel like was off by one or two. I was thinking of wearing cargo shorts or a jacket and after each shot I either put the shell in my right or left pocket depending on hit or miss, then I can count the shells at the end of the round. Anyone have any better ideas or tricks for tracking trap scores without a dedicated scorekeeper?
    5 answers · Hunting · 2 years ago
  • Spongy Clutch, master cylinder, slave cylinder, or diagnosis?

    I have a 2000 Subaru Outback with manual transmission. Owned it for about 3 years now and I ve had a recurring issue with the clutch getting a spongy feel. It works fine for my normal commute which is mostly freeway, but acts up in situations where I have to do more shifting such as stop & go traffic or slow curvy roads. Basically, the clutch... show more
    I have a 2000 Subaru Outback with manual transmission. Owned it for about 3 years now and I ve had a recurring issue with the clutch getting a spongy feel. It works fine for my normal commute which is mostly freeway, but acts up in situations where I have to do more shifting such as stop & go traffic or slow curvy roads. Basically, the clutch starts to feel spongy, and the engagement point gets lower on the pedal s range of movement. The
    4 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 years ago
  • Do you think that a new ban on "assault weapons" could lead to the development of new rimfire cartridges?

    With the renewed push for a federal ban making news lately its conceivable to think we could be facing a new law similar to the expired 1994 ban. Some states that have pushed for their own individual bans have added language so that the restrictions only apply to centerfire weapons. There are also some extremest who want to completely ban all... show more
    With the renewed push for a federal ban making news lately its conceivable to think we could be facing a new law similar to the expired 1994 ban. Some states that have pushed for their own individual bans have added language so that the restrictions only apply to centerfire weapons. There are also some extremest who want to completely ban all semi-auto rifles. If that proposal stands any chance of gaining political support it will have to come with a clause that its for centerfire only. So its conceivable to think that in the near future there could be new federal regulations either limiting cosmetic features of semi-auto rifles or completely banning semi-auto rifles. Its entirely possible though that any such law would apply only to centerfire weapons. If that happened, do you think the gun industry would respond with the development of new, larger, rimfire cartridges? Or possibly attempt to revive some of the larger obsolete rimfire cartridges from past generations? What do you think that might look like? I can imagine possibly 2 new rimfire rounds. The smaller one would be designed to replicate the ballistics of the .223/.556 cartridge. Perhaps up-size it just enough to make it suitable for use on white tail deer as a slap in the face to all the people who have bad-mouthed the AR-15 as not being a hunting rifle. Then the 2nd new cartridge would be a .30 caliber of some kind, designed to fit in with the applications of a .308 or .30-06 and suitable for elk.
    4 answers · Hunting · 2 years ago
  • Best Choke for First Time Trap Shooting?

    I plan to try my hand at shooting trap for the first time soon. Yes, this is trap where the targets fly away from you. I have a Mossberg 500 12 guage. I have an 18.5" smooth-bore barrel and a 28" "field" barrel which accepts screw-in chokes. I have Full, Modified, and Improved Cylinder chokes tubes for the 28" barrel.... show more
    I plan to try my hand at shooting trap for the first time soon. Yes, this is trap where the targets fly away from you. I have a Mossberg 500 12 guage. I have an 18.5" smooth-bore barrel and a 28" "field" barrel which accepts screw-in chokes. I have Full, Modified, and Improved Cylinder chokes tubes for the 28" barrel. Based on what I've found online, my best option is probably the 28" barrel with the Modified Choke. A lot of people say they use full choke once they get the hang of it but something with a little more spread might help a first timer. If it matters I'll be shooting Remington Gun Club shells with either 7.5 or 8 size shot. I will obviously be shooting from the 16 yard line for my first day. Any input is welcome. Thanks in advance.
    4 answers · Hunting · 2 years ago
  • One More Baseball Rule's question.?

    In a game played under professional rules: Bases loaded, 2 outs, 0-2 count. The pitcher throws his signature forkball low & away. The batter is completely fooled and swings helplessly as the ball bounces past home plate, past the catcher and all the way to the backstop. Knowing that its a dropped 3rd strike, the batter takes off for 1st base.... show more
    In a game played under professional rules: Bases loaded, 2 outs, 0-2 count. The pitcher throws his signature forkball low & away. The batter is completely fooled and swings helplessly as the ball bounces past home plate, past the catcher and all the way to the backstop. Knowing that its a dropped 3rd strike, the batter takes off for 1st base. The runners all take a moment to realize what happened, but the all eventually head for the next base on the wild pitch. The catcher retrieves the ball and throws to the pitcher who is covering the plate. The tag on R3 is late and the plate umpire calls the runner safe. The pitcher then sees that R2 stumbled on his way to 3rd base, so he fires the ball to the 3rd baseman who applies the tag just before R3 slides into the base. The 3rd base umpire calls R3 out to end the inning. Does the run count? Why or why not?
    4 answers · Baseball · 3 years ago
  • Baseball question: Fair or Foul? Interference, Obstruction, or no call?

    In a baseball game using professional style rules: R1 on first base, no outs. Batter hits a high infield flyball toward 1st base. R1 returns back to the base and stands directly on it. First baseman (1B) moves into position for the catch but accidentally bumps into R1 while he's on the base. 1B stumbles and falls down as a result of accidental... show more
    In a baseball game using professional style rules: R1 on first base, no outs. Batter hits a high infield flyball toward 1st base. R1 returns back to the base and stands directly on it. First baseman (1B) moves into position for the catch but accidentally bumps into R1 while he's on the base. 1B stumbles and falls down as a result of accidental contact. The ball falls to the ground. Initially it hits about 1 foot foul and 2 feet in front of first base. The ball lands on a small rock causing it to take a weird bounce toward the infield where it strikes R1 in the foot which is directly on top of the base. 1B picks up the ball, tags R1 (while he's still on the base,) then tags 1st base. Clarifying info: The batter-runner is still at home plate because he thinks its a foul ball. The collision was not intentional or malicious by either player, and it occurred while R1 was touching 1st base. The offense's head coach wants you to call it incidental contact (no call) and declare it a foul ball. The defensive coach wants you to call it a fair ball and a double play. R1 says he was obstructed and thinks he should get a free base 1B says he was interfered with and wants the runner called out. Whats the call and how do you explain it to the coach who wants a detailed explanation? Is the ball fair or foul? Is there obstruction, interference or no call? Which runners are safe or out and what base do they get?
    3 answers · Baseball · 3 years ago
  • In baseball how many different ways can a player start an at-bat, but end without getting credit for a Plate Appearance.?

    For example, if a player steps to the plate, and after taking one pitch a base runner is thrown out stealing for the 3rd out, then the batter's turn is done and he does not get credit for a Plate Appearance. How many different ways can a hitter's time at the plate end without earning a PA? (List them)
    For example, if a player steps to the plate, and after taking one pitch a base runner is thrown out stealing for the 3rd out, then the batter's turn is done and he does not get credit for a Plate Appearance. How many different ways can a hitter's time at the plate end without earning a PA? (List them)
    2 answers · Baseball · 3 years ago
  • Hunting Section - what are your thoughts about the killing of Cecil the Lion?

    When I first heard about it I didn't pay much attention. I figured it was just another story about liberals getting upset over a legal hunt. But as I've heard more about it, it sounds like there were several legal and/or ethical issues. Consider the following: 1. There are reports that the local guides may not have had the proper tags or... show more
    When I first heard about it I didn't pay much attention. I figured it was just another story about liberals getting upset over a legal hunt. But as I've heard more about it, it sounds like there were several legal and/or ethical issues. Consider the following: 1. There are reports that the local guides may not have had the proper tags or permits to hunt a lion. If that's true, do you think the American who paid for a guided hunt should be held responsible? 2. They baited the lion and lured him off of a nature preserve into an area where hunting was legal. Does anyone know if baiting is legal in that area? and if so if there are any legal implications for the fact that they specifically lured the animal off of the preserve? 3. They targeted the dominant male in a pride. Anyone who knows lion behavior knows that when the dominant male is killed the remaining males will fight for dominance. The winner will kill all the cubs in the pride and several females will be hurt or killed attempting to defend their young. This means dozens more lions will die. If the hunters had targeted one of the non-dominant males none of this would happen. 4. Normally the money from guided hunts provides a great source of revenue for conservation and anti-poaching enforcement. But Cecil was a well known tourist attraction so his death will probably mean a decrease in revenue. However this is just speculation on my part. Ultimately, was this an act of poaching? Any other thoughts or comments?
    24 answers · Hunting · 3 years ago
  • Baseball - Did I make the right call?

    Question for Cheatah, Dawgdays, and anyone else familiar with baseball rules. A few years ago I was umpiring a High School JV game. Bases loaded - forgot how many outs but it was less than 2. I was the base umpire in C position (behind the mound on the 3rd base side). Batter hit a ground ball to short. The SS charges and R2 hesitates to give him... show more
    Question for Cheatah, Dawgdays, and anyone else familiar with baseball rules. A few years ago I was umpiring a High School JV game. Bases loaded - forgot how many outs but it was less than 2. I was the base umpire in C position (behind the mound on the 3rd base side). Batter hit a ground ball to short. The SS charges and R2 hesitates to give him space to field the ball. The ball takes a bad hop and bounces past SS, then R2 breaks for 3rd and the short stop's momentum carries him into the baseline causing a collision with the runner AFTER the ball had bounced past him. I shouted "That's obstruction" as soon as the collision occurred. R2 stumbled but regained his balance, reached 3rd easily and rounded the base to head for home. Left fielder fires the ball home. Its a close play at the plate and the plate umpire calls him out. I called time, "no, I have obstruction on the runner, He is awarded home" The defense was obviously upset. Not only did my call cancel and out and turn it into a run, but they thought the SS was still in the act of fielding and it should have been interference not obstruction. But in my judgement the ball had already past the SS. The play at the plate was also close enough that without the collision slowing him down the runner would likely have been safe. Do you think I made the right call or did I blow it?
    3 answers · Baseball · 3 years ago
  • Good Morning Yahoo, What are we offended by today?

    Gay Marriage is legal, the Confederate Flag is a no-go and there are no religious holidays this week. What mundane thing are we going to be highly offended by today? Is there a new outrage in the works for this week or will we have to recirculate one of our standard outrage topics like guns with scary looking accessories? Just trying to keep up... show more
    Gay Marriage is legal, the Confederate Flag is a no-go and there are no religious holidays this week. What mundane thing are we going to be highly offended by today? Is there a new outrage in the works for this week or will we have to recirculate one of our standard outrage topics like guns with scary looking accessories? Just trying to keep up with the news.
    4 answers · Politics · 3 years ago
  • Baseball rules (trick) question?

    R1 on first base. 0 out. Batter hits a soft line drive to right field. R1 trots to the halfway point between 1st & 2nd base so he can advance or tag based on catch/no-catch. Batter-Runner (BR) hustles down the line and rounds first base. The ball drops in for a hit. The Right fielder fields the ball cleanly and fires to 3rd base to hold the... show more
    R1 on first base. 0 out. Batter hits a soft line drive to right field. R1 trots to the halfway point between 1st & 2nd base so he can advance or tag based on catch/no-catch. Batter-Runner (BR) hustles down the line and rounds first base. The ball drops in for a hit. The Right fielder fields the ball cleanly and fires to 3rd base to hold the runners. However the throw sails high and into the stands. At the time the throw was released, both R1 and BR had legally obtained 1st base, but neither had reached 2nd base. According to rule 7.05(g) each runner is entitled to 2 bases from the last base he had legally obtained at the time the throw was released. That would put both runners on 3rd base. You are the umpire. Where do you put the runners?
    4 answers · Baseball · 3 years ago
  • Do you think A-Rod Checked his swing last night on the pitch that triggered 2 ejections?

    Here's the video: http://m.mlb.com/sea/video/topic/8877490/v142346583/nyysea-mcclendon-gets-moneys-worth-after-ejection/?c_id=sea Home plate umpire asked 1st base ump for help - he ruled no swing so it was ball 4 instead of strike 3 to end the inning. Both the catcher and manager were ejected for arguing. Personally, I think it was close... show more
    Here's the video: http://m.mlb.com/sea/video/topic/8877490... Home plate umpire asked 1st base ump for help - he ruled no swing so it was ball 4 instead of strike 3 to end the inning. Both the catcher and manager were ejected for arguing. Personally, I think it was close and sure looks like he checked his swing. The video doesn't give a clear shot from the side, but my first reaction was that he didn't go, and the call was correct. Anyway, what's your opinion - did he swing?
    4 answers · Baseball · 3 years ago
  • Question for Umpires, how would you call this situation?

    You're umpiring a Jr. High baseball game alone with no base umpire. The first batter of an inning hits a double. After the play the defensive coach asks you for time which you give him, then he visits his pitcher. He calls his entire infield together for a brief conference. After the visit the players return to their positions and the... show more
    You're umpiring a Jr. High baseball game alone with no base umpire. The first batter of an inning hits a double. After the play the defensive coach asks you for time which you give him, then he visits his pitcher. He calls his entire infield together for a brief conference. After the visit the players return to their positions and the pitcher steps on the rubber. You put the ball in play, the runner takes his lead from 2nd base, when the shortstop starts yelling "we got him, blue we got him" as he holds up the ball to show that he just tagged the runner. Its obvious that the SS has had the ball since the conference on the mound, meaning that the pitcher did not have it when you put the ball in play. How do you handle this? Option 1. Call the runner is out because the ball is live and he was tagged while off the base. Option 2. Declare a balk because the pitcher was on the rubber without the ball. Option 3. Declare no-play because the pitcher never had the ball and therefore you should never have put the ball into play. The runner is not out, an no balk has occurred because the ball was never legally put into play. Demand that the defense return the ball to the pitcher so that you can declare "play" 4. Something else?
    3 answers · Baseball · 3 years ago