Category Archives: Audit

Mortgage Interest Paid

Today TaxMama hears from Christie who is facing an IRS audit. She says, “The IRS is saying I owe tons of money due to me not proving that my mortgage expense on my interest-only loan for the house I live in was indeed an interest expense. They say I have not proved that I paid […]

Why Your Business Needs A Tax Pro, Part 2

So, How Do I Know They Know Their Stuff? Simple: Ask questions. Ah, but what questions? The truth is that you need to begin the process by determining which colors in the financial spectrum are relevant to your enterprise. Doing your homework before you contact a tax professional–and being specific about the areas in which […]

Why Your Business Needs A Tax Pro, Part 1

How’s Your Crystal Ball?  You’re a savvy entrepreneur and you’re smart about your money, but you’ve found yourself over your head with the IRS. There’s no need to be embarrassed about admitting that you need help sorting out your finances.  The real shame is in hiring the wrong hired gun to tame the taxman. Choose […]

eBay Sellers Audit Target

Today TaxMama hears from Robert in the TaxQuips Forum with this inquiry. “I read in a Washington Post article that eBay will now start sending sellers with more than 200 transactions a 1099-K form so that they have to pay taxes on their eBay selling.  I have over 200 transactions. Because I buy most of […]

Tell it to IRS

Today TaxMama wants to talk to you about the plethora of new laws, tax confusion, IRS inconsistency – and how you can do something about it.  http://taxmama.wpengine.com/forum/taxquips/tell-it-to-irs 

IRS Problem Resolution Day

Today TaxMama wants to give you some pointers on how to use the IRS Open House days effectively. People write to us with IRS problems all the time. I wish I could solve them all for you. But, generally, the only way to solve your problem is for you to take action. Here’s your chance […]

Open House on Saturday May 15 to Help Small Businesses, Individuals Solve Tax Problems

Courtesy of IRS WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will host a special nationwide Open House on Saturday May 15 to help small businesses and individuals solve tax problems. Approximately 200 IRS offices, at least one in every state, will be open May 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. IRS staff will […]

Was Audited Should I file

Today TaxMama hears from Donna from Los Angeles in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “I was recently audited for my personal taxes for 2007 and 2008. I appeared with the auditor for the closing meeting and the final amount was discussed two months ago; but I have not heard from her since and […]

Renting Bounce Castles

Today TaxMama hears from Shaunna in Washington State, who tells us. “I own a small rental business. Is the bounce castle I rent out considered an asset or inventory?”

Taxing Your Patience – The Dreaded “A” Word

HOW TO ENTER: Entering the contest requires the following three things: You must be a free member of TaxMama.com. Choose a username, password, enter your name and email address and register here Post your question on the “Taxing My Patience” forum You must be eligible for the competition – see rules and regulations here ONE […]

First Time Homebuyers Credit Audit Documentation

If you have filed for the First Time Homebuyers Credit and your refund has been delayed, it’s because IRS will, sooner or later contact you for proof of the purchase of your home. [Source: IRS National Phone Forum Presentation Oct 2009] Required Documentation for Audits • Copy of closing contract (HUD-1 Settlement Statement) • Most […]