I purchased some software recently from a company txf.express designed to help create an 8949 form for stock trades.
It seemed that it was improperly calculating a few numbers, and upon my questioning the software creator asked for my trading history to review the data and look for errors.
He then sent me a .piz file and asked that I rename it to a .zip file and open it for a properly functioning program.
My limited understanding is that " if you receive a piz file in an email and you are not familiar with the person who is sending it or are unsure of why they are sending it, do not change it to a zip file and try opening it. This could result in infecting your system with a computer virus."
Are their legitimate reasons why he should be sending a piz file and asking me to rename it?
posted by dougiedd
on Apr 11, 2012 -
YANMA(You are not my accountant), but do we need to charge sales tax on a web-based monthly subscription, "software as a service" application? [more inside]
posted by maelanchai
on Jun 25, 2010 -
Who should do my tax filing? The accountant who's done my taxes for the last 13 years? Or, should I give Turbo Tax a go? Last year the accountant charged me $450. Turbo Premier costs $69.95. [+] [more inside]
posted by pinkkitty
on Dec 30, 2004 -