TaxQueries.com is a website built to serve tax professionals.
There are a lot of websites dedicated to CPAs, accountants, and other tax professionals but we were unable to find one that we felt truly fit in the way TaxQueries does.
Some of the many problems we saw with discussion forums and other websites were spam, arguments, flame wars, difficult to use, etc. TaxQueries.com has taken a rather unique approach to dealing with these things.
On TaxQueries.com, the members of this community decide who's answer is the best. The best answers rise to the top and the users gain "karma points" for every question or answer the community votes for.
Users can also lose karma by posting spam, advertisements, questions or answers that are incorrect, irrelevant, or not useful in general.
One of the advantages to having a system like this is that nobody in their right mind is going to vote for spam posts. As a result, they will ultimately always end up at the bottom or be flagged immediately and removed.
As you earn karma on TaxQueries.com (by asking good questions or giving good answers) you will gain more abilities on the website. People who know what they're talking about and contribute will earn the most reputation and rise up in rank. Once a user has earned enough reputation they essentially find that they have no limitations at all.
Another interesting feature of TaxQueries.com is that we use a tagging system to organize all of our information. Every question and answer is tagged with one or more relevant tags.
You can choose to enter tags you are "Interested In" and also tags you wish to "Ignore". The system will then tailor the display to your preferences by highlighting or hiding questions according to your interests.
We have a goal...
That goal is to become the ultimate resource for tax professionals. Our dream is that one day a user will be able to ask a question and WITHIN MINUTES receive answers from other tax professionals across the country and around the world.
But we can't do it without you... right now we need your support.
Tell your colleagues, tell others in your firm, tell anyone who you feel can benefit from this resource.
No points are necessary to ask or answer the questions - so please - join us!
If you would like to find out more about this site - please see the frequently asked questions page.