My friends, this is great news. These are excellent appointments. Sure, they know how to handle audits and collections – work with the “Small Business” taxpayer. But better than that – they also understand the taxpayer’s problems and issues and would prefer to help them prosper – or return to prosperity – than to shut […]
Tax questions can pop up any time of the year. When people need answers, they should start with Interactive Tax Assistant on IRS.gov. It’s a tool that provides answers to a many tax law questions. The taxpayer enters answers to a series of questions and the tool gives them a response based on those answers. Here are […]
TaxMama® wants to bring some pending and potential tax legislation to your attention, today. Dear Family, On June 14th, I told you about the Taxpayer First Act that was waiting to be signed by the President. He signed that bill into law on July 1st. But there is still a lot that needs to be […]
The IRS just released a draft of the Form W-4 that they a proposing to use for 2020. They came up with this after meeting with a national trade group of payroll tax processors – the folks who prepare the vast majority of payrolls and payroll tax returns in the country. Please open this file […]
Lately, TaxMama® has been getting questions from tax professionals about clients who have moved out of the U.S. and have not filed tax returns. Those folks are now in deep trouble. Dear Family, If you have American family, friends or associates living or working outside the United States, please check with them immediately. Make sure […]
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 […]
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® 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 […]
Today TaxMama® wants to alert you to a tax extender bill sitting in Congress. It’s the Tax Extender and Disaster Relief Act of 2019. Dear Family, Great news! The extender bill that Congress is working on will buy us two years of (relative) certainty about our tax lives. The provisions in this bill will extend […]
says you can breathe a sigh of relief. The U.S. government will stay open. The IRS is still funded. You, your family and friends, who work for the government will be able to continue to pay your living costs. Whew!
Well, the U.S. Government is finally back open – if for only three weeks. The IRS is driving along on all cylinders. But it’s really hard to get through to them or to the Taxpayer Advocate Service. So what’s a taxpayer to do?