Ask TaxMama Issue 663 – Happy Neewollah

Dear Family,

Next week, folks who are young at heart and have a sense of fun, get to enjoy Halloween. But if you want to celebrate early, you might do something like the folks in Independence, Kansas have been doing – celebrating Neewollah (that’s Halloween backwards). See if there is a Neewollah celebration in your area – or start one!

Incidentally, when Halloween comes around next week, consider this as goodies to give away. The books you’ve read throughout the year that are piling up all over your house. It seems many libraries just toss them when you donate paperbacks. But Trick-or-Treaters and their parents will love your treat. (We’ve tested this with tiny children and big ones, giving them a choice of candy or books. Most, even the tiniest, chose the books. Of course, then we also gave them chocolates.)

In IRS News we learn about the some recommendations the IRS’ IRPAC committee has made about making our lives easier when it comes to filing reports about third party income (like a variety of 1099s, etc.). We also get a warning from the IRS http://taxmama.wpengine.com/asktaxmama/dont-fall-for-phony-irs-websites/about new phishing sites that look much like the official IRS.gov site – but is something to avoid like the plague.

Now you need a good laugh. So in this week’s Money Funnies, we reminisce…and see what this year’s batch of new college students have missed out on in their young lives.

This week’s Equifax Blog is all about Turning in Tax Cheats for Fun and Profit.

If you want to see all the TaxQuips from earlier in the week, drop by here. There are some interesting topics.

The job search is on. If you’re looking for a job, an intern, or a new employee, please visit the new TaxMama Career center, partnered with JobTarget.com. For 15% off on any postings or orders, use the code: taxcareers

We’ll be teaching how to do tax research online using all free tools at CPE Link next week – and lots more neat courses. http://www.cpelink.com/teamtaxmama/

TaxMama’s EA Exam Review Course is back in session. This weekend, we’ll be doing our first Final Review Session for Part 3. You still have time to Join the fun! (With a Fall Special discount, no less!)

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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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. http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/taxmamas-taxquips-daily-tax-podcasts

Let’s address a few tidbits of news – and go back to work!
Weekly Equifax blog is still going strong.
http://blog.equifax.com/tax/
Filing Taxes: Paperwork For Your Tax Professional
Avoid Paying Penalties on Estimated Taxes
Learning from Your Tax Filing Mistakes
After Filing Taxes: Responding to Letters from IRS
Tax Tips: How Long Should You Keep Records?
Using Standard Mileage Rate for Business Deductions
Making Estimated tax payments
Free Money Coming Your Way Due to Tax Mistakes
Using Your Home Renovation to Maximize Tax Benefits
Money Management: Explaining Paystubs to Your Teen
Harvesting Capital Gains Now—or Later
Working Like an Employee While Being Paid Like a Freelancer
Tax Issues to Resolve During Your Divorce
I Received an IRS Notice – Now What?
Tax Strategies for the Unemployed
Moving Across the Country: What Deductions Are Available?-
Turning in Tax Cheats for Fun and Profit – New!

MarketWatch
http://www.marketwatch.com/Journalists/Eva_Rosenberg
Ruling poses tax issues for same-sex couples
Whistleblowing for Fun or Profit
Who’s Using YOUR Social Security Number?

ITS A WAHM THING
Home Based Business Accounting Software Options
Writing off your Family’s Vacation
TaxMama’s 10 Tips for Success
Writing off summertime parties.
Vehicle Deductions Driving You Crazy?
Are You Classifying Your Workers Properly?
http://taxmama.wpengine.com/?p=11430
The Ins and Outs of Shoeboxed.com
A Moving Story – or Three Good Reasons to Tell IRS You Moved
Avoiding Fly by Night Tax Pros
4 Easy Steps to Resolving Your Tax Problems
Are you Wasting Tax Benefits?
Has your Child been the Victim of Identity Theft?
BizFilings
What is the Best Entity for Your Business?
The Non-Profit as a Business Model
Tax Issues Regarding Copyrights and Trademarks
Business Licenses You Need and Trust
Now That You Have an LLC, it’s Time to Make Tax Decisions

You can find daily TaxQuips into YouTube videos
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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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Remember TaxMama’s Tax Calendar has enough information to carry you through to the first quarter of 2013.

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

You are what makes all this fun – and interesting!

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Hugs from your favorite TaxNerd,

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Your TaxMama® www.TaxMama.com

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 Tax Calendar
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10/31/2012 3rd Quarter Payroll Taxes Due
10/31/2012 Employer’s Deposit Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) – if total due is more than $500 through Sept 30th.
10/31/2012 3rd Quarter Federal Excise Tax Return & Payment Voucher – Form 720
11/15/2012 Employers Make Monthly Payroll tax deposit on the 15th of each month
12/17/2012 Employers Make Monthly Payroll tax deposit on the 15th of each month
12/17/2012 Corporations – 4th Quarter Estimate Due
12/31/2012 Last Day to Open KEOGH account for 2012 deposits

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EA EXAM NEWS & SOLVING THE TAX PUZZLE

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One thought on “Ask TaxMama Issue 663 – Happy Neewollah

  1. Cathy C says:

    Thanks for mentioning my hometown’s annual celebratio: Neewollah. I’ve been attending since I was 9 years old. It gets bigger and better every year!

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