Author Archives: TaxMama

Selling Rental Home

Today TaxMama® hears from KW who is selling his former residence. He wants to know if the residence he bought in 1991 and converted to a rental in 2007 still qualifies for the personal residence exclusion of $250,000?  

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtables 2018

  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 […]

Beware – the Latest Fake IRS Letter

The #IRS just sent out this alert about the latest #scam – this letter is NOT from the IRS. Please tell your friends and clients – pass this on. OLD SCAM, NEW TWIST: Thieves use often change tactics to get hold of your information and money. #IRS urges you to stay alert. www.irs.gov/alerts Scams may come […]

TaxMama’s Tax Quips Special Refunds for Disabled Vets

Today TaxMama® wants to tell you how disabled vets might be eligible for IRS tax refunds going back as far as 1991. Unbelievable? But true!

TaxMama’s TaxQuips Filing the IRS Postcard 2018

Today TaxMama® wants to update you on the Postcard Tax Form .

More than 2 million ITINs to expire this year; Renew soon to avoid refund delays

   IRS YouTube Videos: Individual Taxpayer Identification Number – English | Spanish | ASL WASHINGTON — With more than 2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) set to expire at the end of 2018, the Internal Revenue Service today urged affected taxpayers to submit their renewal applications soon to beat the rush and avoid refund delays next year. In the third […]

Highlights of Federal Tax Issues in June 2018

Today TaxMama® wants to update you on key tax issues that affect you this year.  

VCSP – Employer Amnesty for Mis-Classifying Employees

Intro paragraph: Employers – PLEASE PAY ATTENTION NOW! You can no longer get away with treating employees as freelancers. Aside from several recent court decisions, there are too many ways for your employees to turn you in to the IRS and state authorities. After all, if the employees don’t want to pay YOUR half of the […]

Good News and Bad News in May

Today TaxMama® wants to talk about things to consider now that your tax return is filed. It IS filed, isn’t it?

Last Minute Payments

NEWS FLASH!   Don’t panic. Breathe – you get one more day #TaxDay  – because the IRS system was down today http://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/news/12408362/irs-adds-one-day-to-tax-deadline-now-april-18-2018 Today is the tax return (or extension) filing deadline. The IRS’ entire electronic system is  DOWN! Keep an eye on this page to see when it goes back up. Meanwhile, you cannot efile your […]