Category Archives: Amending Returns

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – October Session

Note:  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. Don’t you wish you were here? REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms

IRS Provides Relief for Homeowners with Corrosive Drywall

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance providing relief to homeowners who have suffered property losses due to the effects of certain imported drywall installed in homes between 2001 and 2009. Revenue Procedure 2010-36 enables affected taxpayers to treat damages from corrosive drywall as a casualty loss and provides a ”safe harbor” formula […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable September 2010

 Note:  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. Don’t you wish you were here? REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms It will load slowly…perhaps very slowly. But […]

Tax Advice From Friends

Today TaxMama hears from Tim in the TaxQuips Forum. He tells us. “I’m a career military guy and bought a house in 1994. In 1996 we were transferred and turned the property into a rental house. Over the first few years of this period I depreciated the home; but stopped in 2002 on the advice […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable June 2010

    REPLAY today’s session – you can listen and SEE the session Today’s topics included: Introductions of some participants Testing of microphones ;~) Questions about the new PTIN Registration Brief overview of the new Testing issue for “Registered Tax Preparers”. NAEA’s survey about the Enrolled Agent title – and changes. Discussion of  IRA or 401(k) to […]

Amending Tax Returns

Today TaxMama hears from Amy in the TaxQuips Forum with a common type of question. “My sister is amending her tax return to claim the homebuyers credit. But the original tax return had a ream of ages. Does she need to include them all with the Form 1040X amended tax return?”

Here’s What Happens After You File

Courtesy of IRS Most taxpayers have already filed their federal tax returns, but many may still have questions. Here’s what the IRS wants you to know about refund status, recordkeeping, mistakes and what to do if you move.

Substance Abuse

Today TaxMama hears from Chris in the TaxQuips Forum, with a common problem. “It was mentioned by TaxMama on a news website today that money spent on substance abuse treatment is deductible as medical expenses. My 24 year old son has been in different forms of treatment over the last 4 years. While he was a dependant […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 540 – A Long Weekend

Dear Family, This week went by so quickly, I didn’t even have time to blink. Perhaps not so for some people. Working on an article, I called the IRS DC press office one morning, only to get the answering service message that the office was closed. So contacted a couple of those cool guys by […]

Four Steps to Follow If You Are Missing a W-2

Courtesy of IRS Getting ready to file your tax return?  Make sure you have all your documents before you start. You should receive a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement from each of your employers.  Employers have until February 1, 2010 to send you a 2009 Form W-2 earnings statement. If you haven’t received your […]

Refund Delays

Today TaxMama hears from Dee in Virginia, with this concern. “I filed an amended return for 2007 in July of 2009 and am expecting a refund. I have called the IRS numerous times for a status and was told ‘’It is assigned to a desk, but held up because of tax credit overload and later […]