Ask TaxMama Issue 637 – Happy Passover and Easter

Dear Friends,

Happy Passover Eve and Good Friday. The holy weekend is upon us. Many of you aren’t working – or have already left town. (Which explains the heavy traffic we heard about yesterday.) I wish you all a loving, noisy, friendly family weekend.  And please, if you know of friends or co-workers who are alone – invite them to join you.

Tonight we’ll be joining our family at their Seder. How is this night different from all other nights? Well, dinner will be late. My sister-in-law warned me that dinner won’t be served until about 10:30…kind of chuckled and suggested we eat before coming over. Yes, yes…the Seders that last most of the night.

That reminds of the time someone asked me if I had seen the first episode of a (then) new show, The Bible. I replied, “Nah. I read the book.”

More fun things. TaxMama’s search for the Utlimate Tax Nerd is over!

TaxMama has found THE Ultimate Tax Nerd of 2012! Actually, the TWO Ultimate Tax Nerds of 2012.

Clint Masser and Melissa Guy were so popular that the Super TaxNerd and the Taxorcist BOTH win.

You can see all the other winners here – we’ll be jazzing the page up a little as soon as we get responses from the winners. We’d like to help them promote their websites and business, too.

Nicole is working to produce an e-book to memorialize all the fun. It will have all the entries (pictures), some information about the entrants. And it will be interlaced with some Money Funnies, to create a fun little gift for all members!

Speaking of members – we have finally opened registration for the 2012 season of TaxMama’s EA Exam Review Course. We’re doing something a little special this year.

1) Everyone gets a 15% early bird discount until May 6th.

2) Family members will get a 15% early-bird discount, IN ADDITION TO the regular early-bird discount everyone else gets – until May 6th.

3) We will have, not one, but THREE, free sessions to explain all about the EA Exam and TaxMama’s course. They will take place at different times to accommodate various schedules. (Save the Dates):

             Thursday April 19th            10:00 am Pacific time
Tuesday May 1st                Noon Pacific time
Thursday May 10th            4:00 pm Pacific time

           Sign up for IRS News at www.irsexams.com to get an invitation. Readers will get an announcement next week. Or read the daily TaxQuips. I will provide log-in information next week.

Note: Present members of the class – do NOT re-register. You don’t have to pay for the class again. You will be getting an order form for new books and software (if you want them) in a couple of weeks. 

Today’s Money Funnies are in keeping with the holidays – about an Easter Feast. Join our Pastor at dinner.

In today’s IRS News we learn about IRS’s new Tweeting frenzy. They will be sending out last-minute Tweets until tax season.

We have another special article from Cindy Lauren providing some groundwork on the Form 990 required of Non-Profit organizations.

The first of the current week’s articles at BizFilings.com  will inspire you to change your life – and consider starting your own non-profit organization – as a business model.  The second answers the Eternal Question – What is the best entity for your business?

Join Wazzub NOW – it’s time. OVER FIVE millions have joined. The launch date is next week. Note to those who have already signed up – please CONFIRM your membership.

The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) is looking for volunteers in certain states. It’s an excellent opportunity to improve the tax system. Two TaxMama graduates are presently on the panel!

Remember to follow TaxMama®’s Tweets – http://twitter.com/TaxMama

Have you grabbed the TaxQuips Widget for your phone, social networking page, website, or…? You’ll get the TaxQuips as soon as they published – about an hour before they are distributed in by e-mail. It’s a fun gadget. Just pick up the code and paste into your site or phone app.

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TaxMama’s fun new contest has ended. TaxMama has announced the Ultimate TaxNerds of 2012 – they are Clint Masser and Melissa Guy!

1) Weekly Equifax blog is still going strong. http://blog.equifax.com/tax/ Filing Taxes: Paperwork For Your Tax Professional MarketWatch April To-Do List http://www.marketwatch.com/Journalists/Eva_Rosenberg
BizFilings (I will be writing a half dozen articles for them this tax season) What is the Best Entity for Your Business? The Non-Profit as a Business Model

ITS A WAHM THING

Home Based Business Accounting Software Options

3) You can replay my chat with Jim Blasingame, the Small Business Advocate http://www.smallbusinessadvocate.com/ http://www.smallbusinessadvocate.com/small-business-interviews/eva-rosenberg-12512

You can find daily TaxQuips into YouTube videos http://www.youtube.com/taxmama1  http://www.youtube.com/taxmama1#p/u

As always, we love your feedback, opinions and ideas.

You are what makes all this fun – and interesting!

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TaxNerd gear makes a bold statement year-round.

Hugs from your favorite TaxNerd,

Eva Rosenberg, EA

Your TaxMama®  www.TaxMama.com

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TAX CALENDAR

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04/17/2012 Last Day to set up and fund IRAs and Roth IRAs for previous year

04/17/2012 Individual Personal Returns due

04/17/2012 Personal Returns due – Nonresident, US income, etc.

04/17/2012 Personal Returns due – Easy Form Return

04/17/2012 Personal Returns due – Not Itemizing Return Form

04/17/2012 Personal Return – Extensions due

04/17/2012 US Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Return

04/17/2012 US Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Return Extension Due

04/17/2012 Partnership Returns due

04/17/2012 Issue K-1’s with Partnership Returns

04/17/2012 Electing Large Partnership Returns due

04/17/2012 Estate & Trusts Returns are due; Bankruptcy fillings use the same form

04/17/2012 Partnership, Estate & Trusts Returns – Extensions due

04/17/2012 Individuals, Farmers & Fishermen Pay 1st Quarter Estimated Tax Payment

04/17/2012 Corporations – 1st Quarter Estimate Tax payment Due

04/17/2012 Estates & Trusts 1st Estimated Tax Payment

04/17/2012 Employers Make Monthly Payroll tax deposit on the 15th of each month

04/30/2012 Deposit FUTA tax if more than $500 was paid through March 31st

04/30/2012 1st Quarter Payroll Tax Returns Due

04/30/2012 1st Quarter Federal Excise Tax Return & Payment Voucher – Form 720

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