Ask Taxmama Issue 450 – Happy St. Patrick’s Weekend

Happy St. Patrick s Weekend

Dear Family,

31 days and 15 hours and 2 minutes to go until April 15th.
(Did you see the countdown widget at www.taxmama.com ?)

Headlines – Bear Stearns Bailout
http://www.marketwatch.com/

Lender bailouts – one-fifth of a trillion dollars!
http://baltimorechronicle.com/2008/031408Palast.shtml
CEOs score hundreds of millions in compensation
http://emac.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2008/03/09/final-thoughts-on-the-fat-cat-ceo-pay-hearing/
Teachers brace for massive layoffs
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8507599

What I don’t understand is – why there always a bailout to
help the pirates and those who got fat and rich? Why not simply
insist that before any bailouts, those who grew rich due to
their marginally ethical business practices must deplete their

own funds to shore up their loans, businesses, etc.?

It’s not as is no one was watching. The LA Times was reporting
the huge salaries of Countrywide officers for several years.

And the Los Angeles Unified School District, always screaming

about a lack of funding for teachers and books wastes hundreds
of millions of dollars on junk – over 50 million on a payroll
computer system that doesn’t work, hundreds of millions on
poisoned properties they can’t use…even more on their entire
inventory of real estate not being used – or sold to generate

funds to cover programs.

And we sit idly by, being amused and entertained by this
profligate waste of our tax dollars – and the destruction of
our children’s education. Doesn’t that make you furious?

Not furious enough. I’ll bet your conversations today revolve
more around some politician’s sex expenses than on how to
stop the politicians who are financially bleeding our economy.

Fine, then I’ll just go focus on my own economy!

Let’s start with the good stuff. The first box arrived yesterday
containing The 100% Home-Based Business Tax Solution discs.
They are gorgeous! It’s really quite a rush when you are
responsible for producing something so tangible.

You should be getting your shipment of the Tax MiniMiser
and disc, by today – if you ordered the small set. The large
set ships on Monday. WOW! It’s so exciting.
You’re going to save so much money – and pull it out of the

tax pool so the politicians can’t spend it.
http://snurl.com/homebiz-tax

The Orientation for Solving the Tax Puzzle was recorded
and distributed yesterday. The first session will be recorded
tomorrow morning before we start meeting with clients.

We’re on our way to pick up all the puzzle pieces!
http://irsexams.com/board/blog/irs_exam/index.php?cat=22

Yesterday, I also finished up the MarketWatch article about
a most bizarre way to pass along dependents – illegally.

There’s an interesting twist to help divorced parents.
http://snurl.com/child-tax

Yesterday was a busy day!

IRS News is about tax credits – for retirement savings and

for fuel cell vehicles. Keep a good eye on your retirement
funds this month as the Stock Market yo-yo’s dramatically.
http://taxquips.com/index.php?cat=IRSNews

This week’s Money Funnies will make you smile – or offend

you – if you’re the kind of person who chooses to be offended.
http://taxquips.com/index.php?cat=MoneyFunnies

TaxQuips this week includes fair market values, appraisals,
education benefits, inheritances and collecting Social

Security based on your former spouse. LOTS of heated
discussions.
http://taxquips.com/index.php?cat=TaxQuips

This week’s Job Advice is about avoiding clutter in your
resume. I’d love to avoid it in my office, too.

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

Please use the Comments link online.
http://taxquips.com/index.php?id=708

Don’t forget to have a green beer this weekend!

Hugs from your favorite TaxNerd,

Eva Rosenberg, EA

Your TaxMama is watching…out for you.

www.TaxMama.com

www.TaxQuips.com
www.IRSExam.com
www.TaxNerd.net
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TAX CALENDAR 2008
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03.17.2008 S-Corp Election Decision Due (if Applicable)

03.17.2008 Corporate Returns or Extensions Due / Calendar Year Corps

03.15.2008 Get Personal Data to me if you want to file by April 15th

03.17.2008 Employers Make monthly Payroll tax deposit

03.17.2008 Electing Large Partnerships – Issue K-1s to partners – even if you’re on extension

04.15.2008 Personal, Partnership Returns or Extensions are due

04.15.2008 1st 2008 Estimated Payment Due

04.15.2008 Employers Make monthly Payroll tax deposit

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SPECIAL GIFTS FROM TAXMAMA – FREE – REALLY!
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Keep your Resolutions:
Here’s a well-thought-out e-book to help you start the
year off properly. It contains a place for you to
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help you achieve your goals.

Download the book here (just use your e-mail address in this e-mail, so you can avoid subscribing to
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Feel free to share this link with your friends, your clients and your mailing list.

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Explore Simpleology 101 – It includes set of step-by-step daily missions for you to follow to get more focused and become more successful this year.

You can check them off as you go.

Audio and Video Training
Is 2008 the year you learn to put use audio and video
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Join SuccessNet.org for free and you’ll be able to give Michael Angier’s ‘101 Best Year-End and New Year Questions’ to everyone you know. It’s an excellent way to open a dialog with those close to you – and to ensure that 2008 will be a great year.

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GIFT IDEAS
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ThinkGeek has some wonderful, unusual stuff, including something very like a Dick Tracy watch – a touchscreen cell phone PDA watch. They also have the USB Memory watch that holds 2GB of data. Just click on Holiday Mega Deals.

Open your own Zazzle account and create personalized

gifts to your family and friends. You still have time
to get things delivered before Chanukah ends. Really.
You don’t need to use my designs – use your own photos and artwork.
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Join SuccessNet.org (FREE!) and you’ll be able
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Summer Family Identity – 3 Choices:

Zazzle – Cafe Press – Queensboro

Since it’s summer, and you’re probably going to be traveling with your family, consider getting matching T-shirts and/or hats.

(DO NOT PUT ANYONE’S NAME ON THEM – you’re just asking strangers to kidnap your children!)

But do put everyone’s picture – so even if you don’t know the local language, you can point to a family member and ask if anyone has seen him or her. Or use a graphic or piece of art you all like. You’ll find three options right here in our SPECIAL DEALS section.

Use your art or others – and customize it

Zazzle your Imagination. Are you a TaxNerd?
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Get volume discounts on orders of 2 or more.

Get extra discounts for yourself and friends after you order.

Stuff for Back to School and Back to Work

Cafe Press is the home of TaxMama’s shops
http://www.cafepress.com/taxmama

But you can upload your own art and graphics and unify your family – even your pets.

http://www.cafepress.com/

Get extra discounts for yourself and friends after you order.

WOW DEAL! Embroidery

Wouldn’t you love to get your logo or family crest, or picture or whatever, EMBROIDERED on hats and T-Shirts?

Well, it costs a heck of a lot less than you think.

You can get 12 items for $99! That includes the set-up fees.

Can you believe that? Use Coupon Code PC076c
At the Queensboro Shirt Company

(They have a lot more than shirts – and all sizes)

They do a gorgeous job.

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