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TaxMama’s TaxQuips Report from the IRS Meeting

  Photo by jaingolfsland  Last week, TaxMama® visited the IRS, at our Practitioner Stakeholder Liaison meeting. Here is a brief summary of our six-hour session. Dear Family, Believe it or not, one of my favorite activities is spending time with the IRS. Over the years, the terrifying auditors and collections officers become real people I […]

Small Business Week

  TaxMama® welcomes you to Small Business Week! The IRS has been sending out all kinds of helpful information. (You know – I’m from the IRS and I’m here to help you!) Dear Family, It is, indeed, Small Business Week. And since many of you own your business, or run a business or profitable hobby […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtables 2019 and 2018 archives

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and above, and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. This is open mic time – ask anything you want and we’ll all do our best to help you. Please mark your calendars! It meets at 8:05 am […]

Correcting and Avoiding Errors

TaxMama® is hearing from readers or friends about things they left off their tax returns, or errors they made in the course of filing…perhaps a little too soon. Dear Family, TaxMama®  is a big proponent of the “slow-down” philosophy. Use the extension. Take the time to review the tax return and the information in it […]

5 Tips about Medicare

While working on a client’s tax return last month, I noticed that he was over 65. Still an active executive of a Fortune 100 company, his human resources department had informed him that he doesn’t need to file for Medicare, since he has full insurance coverage.  Opps! That’s bad advice.

Why the TCJA tax bill is still making life hard for small business

Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the lack of final direction for filing taxes under the last tax bill, which is almost a year and a half old, plus the fact that while most small businesses received a cut, many didn’t who should have because too much was given to corporations.

Tax Day 2019 Last Minute Tips

Today is a day of deadlines – important ones. So please pay attention!
Myth-busting–Filing an extension does not increase your audit risk.

Everything You Want to Know About the EA Exam 2019-2020

The REPLAY of the April  2019-2020 webinar is HERE! There are still terrific discounts to be had – grab them now! Early-Bird discount ends on April 7th. Hurry. Becoming a knowledgeable tax professional isn’t easy. It takes a lot of dedication, math skills, and the flexibility to keep up with the myriad of tax law […]

LLC Option Myths

Let’s just clear up some myths about LLCs and the rush to make entity changes. Here are the high points: