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Is Your Client an INVESTOR? a TRADER? or a MARK-TO-MARKET TRADER?

Is Your Client an INVESTOR?   a TRADER?   or a  MARK-TO-MARKET TRADER?  ~ by Nancy E Goedecke, EA ~    The Internet has spawned a new breed of investors who use their computers to execute stock trades on a daily basis. Suddenly everyone and their cousin is either an online day trader or thinking about becoming […]

Divorce Home Sale

Today TaxMama® hears from Greg in the TaxQuips Forum with a very common divorce issue. Let me paraphrase. “We got divorced. My wife and child stayed in our home. I made the payments. Now, when we want to sell it 7 years later, is there any way at all that I can get the personal […]

Tax Day Deadline – and Extensions

Good news! This year we get a few extra days to file our tax returns – until April 18th (19th in MA and MN). But what’s if you’re just not ready? Relax. File an extension – no excuses needed. You get an extra six months to file.

2016 Mileage

TaxMama® and Ken Jeffries interview: LISTEN TO PODCAST: Ken: It’s TaxQuips Time from TaxMama.com . Today TaxMama covers deductible mileage. What kinds of mileage are deductible by individuals and businesses? TaxMama: Actually, there are four ways to take advantage of vehicle-related deductions: Medical mileage Moving Mileage Job or business mileage Charitable mileage Ken: What are […]

8 Tips to Stay Sharp – For teachers, Students, Classrooms

Today’s TaxQuip is sponsored by X-Acto electric pencil sharpeners. As you might have guessed, my favorite classes in school were my English classes, where we got to write compositions, essays, analyze newspaper articles and editorials. The best teachers I knew were those who red-penciled our papers. Sometimes, my pages looked as if they were bleeding. […]

First Time Homebuyer and IRAs

A first home? Today TaxMama® hears from Emily in the TaxQuips Forum with an excellent question. “I’m 35 years old and taking money out of an IRA for a down payment on my house. I am not a first time homebuyer. This will be my primary residence. Should I roll my IRA into a ROTH […]

IRA Warnings

Today TaxMama® hears from Jeff in the TaxQuips Forum with a very common type of problem. Let me paraphrase. “My wife had a traditional IRA at Vanguard and we rolled it over to another company where I set up the account. We didn’t notice that the account was in my name, instead of hers until […]

Innocent Spouse Relief – Sort of

Today TaxMama® hears from Melissa in the TaxQuips Forum. “I was granted innocent spouse relief after my divorce in 2013. Yet when I filed my taxes this year, I didn’t get my refund and received no info on why; or if it went to my ex-husband’s unpaid state (WV) taxes, that he hasn’t paid for […]

PitBull Tax Resolution Software Demo

When I started teaching the IRS Practice Series at CPE Link, I needed an easy way to prepare my pro-forma collections forms. It was especially important to have a tool that would integrate the most current National Standards, exclusions from assets, etc. PITBULL SOFTWARE provided me with the tools that I need. Not only do […]