Category Archives: IRS News

Tax Tips for Recently Married Taxpayers

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [TaxMama note – also read about Wedding-Related Tax Benefits, here.] If you’ve recently updated your status from single to married, you’re not alone – late spring and summertime is a popular period for weddings. Marriage also brings about some changes with your taxes. Here are several tips for newlyweds […]

IRS Offers Tips for Safeguarding Tax Records

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [TaxMama Note: For more recordkeeping and safeguarding tips, click here.] Hurricane season has started and the IRS encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard their tax records against natural disasters by taking a few simple steps. Here are four tips from the IRS to help you prepare in case a […]

Moving This Summer? Here are 10 Helpful Tax Tips

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [TaxMama note: If you have any doubts about telling IRS about your move…read this story!] School’s out for the summer, and summer is a popular time for people to move – especially families with children. If you are moving to start a new job or even the same job […]

Expanded Adoption Tax Credit Still Available for Extension Filers

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service If you adopted a child last year and requested an extension of time to file your 2011 taxes, you may be able to claim the expanded adoption credit on your federal tax return. The Affordable Care Act temporarily increased the amount of the credit and made it refundable, which […]

Renting Your Vacation Home

 Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service Renting Your Vacation Home Income that you receive for the rental of your vacation home must generally be reported on your federal income tax return. However, if you rent the property for only a short time each year, you may not be required to report the rental income.

Job Search Expenses Can be Tax Deductible

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Serivce [TaxMama note: For the most part, if you cannot itemize your deductions, you’ll have a hard time using these.] Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that […]

Visit IRS.gov this Summer for Tax Help

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service Get answers to tax questions, download federal tax forms or publications or check on a charity at the IRS website – IRS.gov. The site offers free online tax support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Here are six reasons to visit IRS.gov this summer.

VCSP – Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for Employers – Replay

Clarification of the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for Employers (VCSP). The discussion is based on the information in this Report. Agenda – July 16, 2012 What is the VCSP? What is the deadline? Which employers qualify? What benefits do you get? What are the penalties if you don’t participate, but you get caught? What are […]

A Lesson from the IRS for Students Starting a Summer Job

Courtesy of the IRS School’s out, but the IRS has another lesson for students who will be starting summer jobs. Summer jobs represent an opportunity for students to learn about the tax system. Not all of the money they earn will be included in their paychecks because their employer must withhold taxes. Here are six […]