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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player for over 50 years (hard to believe I don't play better).  Did take several years off a few times for family and work. Two grown children and four wonderful granddaughters (who don't play bridge but are all super softball players).

Professional computerist (everything EXCEPT electronics and hardware engineering) for over 40 years and still counting.  Education in Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Business Administration.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
World Mixed BAM - Lille, France
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in National Open Swiss Teams, Senior Swiss Teams, and Mixed BAM; Many Regional A, Open, and Bracket 1 Teams and Pairs wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
and favorite bridge partner - my wife.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Philadelphia and Lille World Series, New Orleans, San Francisco and Washington Nationals, Cambridge and Virginia Beach Regionals.
Favorite Conventions
Puppet over 1N, Exclusion Blackwood, Delayed Splinters, Michaels, Unusual NT
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
Ed, that is why state is in quotation marks in my post. :)
ACBL Mixed Teams CoC
Alan, look in the "Open Discussion Toronto" topic.
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In the case of Washington DC, it would make more sense to invoke a city income tax (a la New York City) on non-resident workers in lieu of a "state" tax. Of course, then you would be additionally taxing all those politicians and Federal government workers which is the reason ...
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Ah, Richard, there is the key phrase - "significant risk of an audit". And that risk which HelHel apparently misjudged.
Just how bad can a BBO bot be?
Ray, Ambrose, how far do you read postings with "Robot" or "Bot" in their title and about bots in the text before you realize you have suffered another posting about them.
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David, the US contractor vs employee situation seems very comparable to what you describe for Australia. Including the test for whether a worker is an employee or not. The situation of the Norwegian pair may be an exception to my understanding that the vast majority of bridge pros operate as ...
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Once again, in the vast majority of cases, pros are not "employees", but "independent contractors". Perhaps the USA treats the distinction differently than some countries?
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David, a 1099-Misc is originally filed by the person hiring, not the person hired. The person hired gets a copy to include with his tax return. He is saying the pro has to disclose/file his income; the client does not have to file 1099-Misc with the IRS since the ...
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Eugene, many of the comments on this article are by definition "political" because they talk about the processes through which legislation and taxation are enacted by the "political parties". Yet, they remain uncensored. I think you should change your prohibition from being against "political" comments to being against "partisan political ...
Swiss teams - with hand records, bridgemates and less waiting time - it IS possible!
Best shot to move all Swiss Teams into the 20th (I mean 21st) Century is to sell the new CEO on it and get him to go back to Nick Hammond for software.

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