March 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm #2258349
Well @littletimmy if you can pass reg after cramming for 3 weeks, you're a beast. Seeing that you've passed 3 already hopefully you're done for good.
@tncincy I've had to train myself to approach the questions like I am learning and not testing. I used to get frustrated over wrong answers but I sit there now and read every explanation and understand where the question is coming from. Hope you can build some momentum and get through it in enough time to take the test in the next window!March 11, 2019 at 10:42 am #2260266
Just took REG last weekend.
and i would call this exam, “Ethic & Prof Responsibility exam”.
I didn't expect that many of ethics questions.
Many people said about many blaws, but for me, that was ethics (and gift tax)
No QBI, AMT or phaseouts at all.
did you guys have many calculation questions in MCQ?
I didn't see many of them, does this mean MED-MED?
It was a solid hard exam for me…(Sigh)March 11, 2019 at 11:07 am #2260311
Taking REG in mid April, just now joining this study group!March 11, 2019 at 12:42 pm #2260446
@asdf – in my experience, if you thought the exam was easy – you probably failed. if you thought it was overall hard but not ripping you apart, you probably passed. but there's no sense in worrying now. enjoy the time off studying!
@ndunsmore Mid april for me, too! Let's do this!! Definitely post any questions you have and we can learn from each other.March 11, 2019 at 2:47 pm #2260659
I also had very few calcs. in my 2nd testlet, maybe 5 questions? I'm mentally preparing myself for a retake. I feel like I might have passed because I definitely nailed 2 sims, but I read that the harder questions are weighed more so I'm back to dreading the score release. It'll be a miracle if I pass REG.March 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm #2260788
I took REG last Friday and I thought the multiple choice was pretty similar to what I saw in my Becker material. What killed me was when I got to the Sims. Most of them I had to fill in the correct number and I didn't have very many that gave me multiple options to fill in the blanks. Anyone ever get destroyed by the sims and still pass? Wishful thinking for score release next week but with this test who knows what score you're going to get lol.March 11, 2019 at 4:23 pm #2260839
asdfParticipantMarch 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm #2260917
@ahugemistake, You got this. I really hope I don't get many calculations. If I can read the questions and pick an answer would be wonderful. Hey, Congrats in advance. And keep those fingers crossed for the rest of us.March 11, 2019 at 8:26 pm #2261316
I took the REG on the 10th. My second testlet had lots of blaw and ethics questions, which I had not spent much time on studying at all. But I did have quite a few calculations in the first testlet somehow including one QBI question. The simulations were challenging to me since I was just overwhelmed by how much information they gave you in each attachment. fingers crossed.March 11, 2019 at 8:32 pm #2261325March 12, 2019 at 11:09 am #2262006March 13, 2019 at 1:06 am #2263035
Have you review other source beside NINJA? I graduated Computer Science Major and Accounting Minor in 1997. I will take my first FAR exam sometime this summer. Any advise for me? Many thanks, PeterMarch 13, 2019 at 1:14 am #2263038March 13, 2019 at 10:58 am #2263374
@tncincy you got this! If I end up retaking this in April. My plan is to focus mostly on the tax side and use the Ninja Notes for the Business Law stuff. I need to really hammer down on forming and liquidating entities. I can't believe how stumped I felt on the exam with regards to some of those questions. I was just too burned out at the end to maintain focus and it totally screwed me up. Just anxiously awaiting the score release now.March 13, 2019 at 11:01 am #2263383
@peter do you have any real world accounting experience? I haven't read the Ninja book but highly recommend the notes. I used Wiley and really like their software. People say that it's too detailed and it's true but it all comes down to your study style. I'd give Ninja a shot and follow their plan. It all comes down to understanding the concepts, and then no matter how tricky the questions are you can logically think through them.March 15, 2019 at 10:44 am #2265990
Doing notes then taking the mcq challenge today! Making myself study even though it's March Madness. Very good ball games going on. Go Tennessee 🙂March 15, 2019 at 3:12 pm #2266392
Can someone help me with this…
I am filing my tax return. In state tax, the joint exemptions I can claim while filing as Married filing jointly (MFJ) is $3200 for me and spouse or is it $6400 (3200+3200 ) ?March 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm #2267583
I assume you mean your personal tax return for 2018. there is no personal exemptions anymore. The standard deduction for 2018 for married filing joint is 25,300. I don't know what state you are filing for. Go to IRS.gov to download a 1040 form. I hope this helps.March 16, 2019 at 4:05 pm #2267658
Yes personal tax return for Maryland state. I know there are no personal exemptions this year. Federal return is all ok. I got a notice from IRS saying for the state return saying Joint exemptions married filing jointly ( for two – me and spouse) it’s $3200. I had put $6400 initially.
So just wanted to confirm the logic for my knowledge.March 18, 2019 at 1:45 pm #2270118
Hey Ninja's, floating around on the site, getting ready to write notes again and face those mcq's. Work is really slow today, waiting for my NTS, but need to get that book out or turn on the audio. Anybody studying today? Facing any challenges to stay focused?March 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm #2270409
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74phoenixParticipantMarch 18, 2019 at 9:58 pm #2271249
@Lanmdennis I have only seen the same questions on the exam maybe once or twice, and they were Becker questions. The questions on the exam are usually new but as long as you understand the material you shouldn't have a problem figuring out the answer.
Also it's highly recommended that you do the AICPA practice exam before your exam, because people have said they've seen the same questions/SIMs on the exam. It's not guaranteed but it can happen.March 19, 2019 at 1:41 am #2271462
I passed REG!
Onto the BEC group. I'm halfway through this battle, it's so much harder the second time, but I'm going to keep on pushing.March 19, 2019 at 11:20 am #2272584
@ahugemistake Congrats on the pass!!! Wishing you continued success. study hard.
Regards to mcq's and test questions: There is no reason to expect the same questions from any review course on the test, granted you may get one or two but this is the reason why you don't memorize answers. Nail down the concepts and it won't matter what questions are there. I guess the more questions we practice, we can pick out key words, but exact questions I would not expect or change review courses looking for such.March 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm #2273058
Did anyone use the Ninja flash cards? are they already made or will I have to create some?March 20, 2019 at 10:08 am #2274513March 20, 2019 at 1:01 pm #2274819
Thanks, I think I can find the quizlet. I wasn't sure if the information was current.March 22, 2019 at 10:54 am #2277597
Looking for motivation!!It's March Madness for the NCAA and CPA. 🙁March 22, 2019 at 2:08 pm #2277792
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