As a “tax blogger” I also welcome general tax questions, which I can use as the basis of a posting or answer under the ASK THE TAX PRO heading.
What I do not solicit, nor welcome, are emails from strangers with specific tax questions for which I am expected to provide detailed answers, with Tax Code references, free of charge.
1. I make my living as a professional tax preparer and consultant. This is how I pay my bills. Would you email a doctor you have never met out of the blue and ask for a free diagnosis?
2. I am absolutely, positively not looking for any new 1040 clients. I already have more than I need.
If you want someone to do tax research for you I suggest you contact the National Association of Tax Professionals Research Department. They will provide detailed tax research for a minimum of $49.50 per question.
Or, more appropriate, ask your own tax preparer and pay him/her for his/her time.