Ask TaxMama Issue 567 – Sweet and Healthy Year

Honoring Rosh Hashana

Dear Family,

First let me start with an urgent reminder. There are deadlines coming up – all corporate, partnership and estate tax returns are due next week, on September 15th. Estimated tax payments are due, as well.
http://taxmama.wpengine.com/tax-calendar-2010/

Note: The office will be closed and please don’t look for answers from TaxMama – until Monday!

Tonight is the beginning of a fresh, clean new year – 5771 on the Jewish calendar.

You will hear people wishing you a healthy and happy new year.
Or may you be written into the book of life.
Wishing for peace in the year to come.

That is what I wish for you!

Peace in the world, health, sweetness, love, family, friends, and prosperity.

We place a lot of emphasis on good health. There’s wisdom in that – what is a long life if you’re sick, miserable and in pain, after all? Besides, you’ve heard the old Yiddish curse – may you have a long and interesting life.

You don’t understand why that’s a curse? [Evil grin here…]

This has been a rough year for many people.
For the first time in their lives, there are people who’ve always behaved responsibly, who are out of work, out of savings, and nearly out of their homes. Some of the classes we’ve developed, starting in 5771, will teach tax professionals how to help your clients, and to help them keep their bank accounts and homes. Hopefully, among us all, we can help people survive these times with some dignity intact.

In fact, in Money Funnies this week we tell you just how bad the economy really is!
http://taxmama.wpengine.com/category/asktaxmama/money-funnies/

There’s an interesting contest you should know about at British Airways. You can win round-trip airfare anywhere BA flies by submitting an essay. As part of the Face-to-Face campaign, British Airways will award 250 small businesses the opportunity to travel to London and beyond through the British Airways Face of Opportunity contest.  Any entrepreneur or small business owner with a clear business need for international exposure should visit www.ba.com/facetoface for the opportunity to compete for and win a free flight.
http://businessconnect.ba.com/

EA Class News

We are dark this week due to Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah.
We are back on Saturday with Roger B. Adams, EA in Portugal teaching
Research and Tax Law, and Penalties and Sanctions
www.irsexams.com

Catch the FALL SPECIAL price – Part 3 live and Self-Study on Parts 1 and 2
http://irsexams.com/registration/

Remember, you can get a 10% discount on the EA Class if you register for TaxMama’s Family first.
http://taxmama.wpengine.com/membership/family-membership/
The discount code can be found in the Family Look-Ups resource.
http://taxmama.wpengine.com/family-member-resources/

Upcoming Events

Upcoming on CPE LINK – with CPE for CPAs, EAs, and more
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Sep 13 at 9:00 am
Eva Rosenberg, EA, Tom Buck, CPA and Sonya Wilt, EA
10 Steps to Release IRS Levies on Paychecks or Bank
Learn how to avoid levies and garnishments before they happen.
Once the bank has been levied or wages garnished, you can still prevent the money from being grabbed. Learn how!

Ocotber 6th at 10:00 PT –
Roger B. Adams, EA (with minor assist from TaxMama)
Understanding Tax Treaties
Learn the fundamental principles of the purpose and application of tax treaties. Why should you care? Because there are over five million Americans living outside of the U.S., over two million of whom live in the Western hemisphere (principally in Canada and Mexico).

Preview the course on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCMdSFFTwI8
The IRS Practice Series
Team taught with Eva Rosenberg, EA, Tom Buck, CPA and Sonya Wilt, EA
Sep 13, 9:00am  – 10 Steps to Release IRS Levies on Paychecks or Bank
Oct 8, 9:00am – 10 Steps to Resolving Collection Issues
Nov 1, 10:00am – Hands-on Collections Workshop   
Dec 7, 10:00am – 6 Simple Steps to an Offer-in-Compromise (form 656) 
Dec 10, 9:00am – The Un-agreed Collection Alternatives and Appeals

http://www.cpelink.com/teamtaxmama

SELF-STUDY at CPE LINK:

==>Homebuyers Credits for Tax Professionals
The specific laws related to your clients.  How to get it rigth the first time. What to watch out for.
And how to overcome IRS Rejections.

==>IRS Practice Series: Overview of Collection Issues – Price = ZERO:
This on-demand webcast provides a broad overview of the collections process. From preparing the Power of Attorney – IRS Form 4868, to freezing the collection activity, to Offers-in-Compromise and Appeals, the course will explore the numerous collection issues a practitioner may encounter and lay the ground work for the IRS Practice Series. Topics will be covered in more detail in the dozen courses of The IRS Practice Series – leading to a Tax Mediary (CTM) Certificate upon completion of the series.
http://www.cpelink.com/teamtaxmama

Other TaxMama News:

At Equifax this week, you learn about the Tax Repercussions of Divorce. Ilyce Glink tells you to Beware Developers Hawking Empty Subdivisions. Dan Solin tells how Investing As A Couple Can Lead to Marriage Stress . Linda Rey discusses Auto Insurance Options: Collision Coverage Vs. Comprehensive Coverage. The Equifax Experts explain How to Establish Credit with a Joint Account.   
http://www.equifax.com/blog/tax/en_ff

This week’s AccountingWeb.com blog discusses the Roni Deutch prosecution. California State Attorney General Jerry Brown has just filed a lawsuit claiming Deutch is a swindler. You’ve seen her late-night commercials. What do you think? Read some history about another firm in the same business. Have you ever tried one to get help from one of these kinds of firms? What happened?
http://www.accountingweb.com/blogs/accountingweb/talk-taxmama

It’s a short week, so we have no IRS News for you.
http://taxmama.wpengine.com/category/asktaxmama/irs-news/

In TaxQuips this week we discuss whether a daughter can still be a dependent if she is age 24 and a full-time student.
http://taxmama.wpengine.com/category/tax-quips/

Do you know how to file a tax return when you live in two or more states?
http://blog.taxqueries.com/

As always, we love your feedback, opinions and ideas.
You are what makes all this fun – and interesting!

Please use the Comments link online.
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TAX CALENDAR
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09/15/2010 Partnership Returns Due- FINAL DEADLINE
09/15/2010 Corporate Returns Due- FINAL DEADLINE
09/15/2010 S Corporate Returns Due- FINAL DEADLINE
09/15/2010 Estate & Trusts Returns – Final Deadline; Bankruptcy fillings use the same form
09/15/2010 Individuals, Farmers & Fishermen Pay 3rd Quarter Estimated Tax Payment
09/15/2010 Corporations – 3rd Quarter Estimate Tax payment Due 
09/15/2010 Estates & Trusts 3rd Estimated Tax Payment
09/15/2010 Deadline for Corporations and Partnerships to fund SEP-IRAs for previous year.
09/30/2010 Last day to establish SIMPLE plans for current year
09/30/2010 Time for businesses to consider setting up retirement plans
10/15/2010 Net Operating Loss – Eligible Small Business carry back loss
10/15/2010 Personal Returns – FINAL DEADLINE
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EA EXAM NEWS & SOLVING THE TAX PUZZLE
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Take TaxMama®’s 2010 EA Exam Review Class
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Class is going strong.

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This weekend we cover Corporations and quiz everyone intensely.

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