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Dated - Much of the material is in the form of internet links & Website doesn't exist!
on May 21, 2010
If there were a way to give this book 0 stars I would. First, the criticism in the other current 1 star review is legitimate, so read it. I expect a 2005 tax book to be dated, & I am used to buying books with companion websites. This book takes that to the extreme. A huge amount of the material which should be in the book was linked on a companion website. I say was, because the website no longer exists. The publisher & Amazon have no business continuing to sell the book under these circumstances, & the author should either be supporting it or pushing to have it pulled off the shelves. It is a complete ripoff, & at this point even the used prices are too high.
In addition, the formatting for the kindle version is terrible. The sidebars are apparently formatted as images so they do not text wrap correctly & you keep having to change font size; & many of the charts & table are illegible even in the computer versions of the kindle reader. (You also can't print out of the kindle reader app, which exacerbates the problem of the phantom website.)
It is too bad that the author is not supporting or updating this book. It is needed. At this point for tax info on ebay, see: "My Tax Tutor for eBay Sellers: What every eBay seller should know about their taxes," a self published effort by accountant Joni Becker. It is concise & worthwhile, even if the formatting is a bit off here & there. There is also a listing for another book coming out in June 2010 if you search "ebay Taxes."