Category Archives: Business Expenses

Sec 179 for 2 Cars

Today TaxMama hears from Pam in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “1 purchased 1 new vehicle in 2010 that is used for both of my businesses (Sch C). How do I allocate the new vehicle Sec 179 deprecation expense to both businesses?”

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – March 2011 Session

March 17, 2011 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. REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms.

Eligible Education

Today TaxMama hears from Dil in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs clarification. “The issue is related to the definition of  ‘qualified educational institution.’  The institution is a regionally accredited one, but the full definition of ‘qualified educational institution’ requires that it be a Title IV institution – one whose students may receive federal financial aid. The […]

Business Patio

Today TaxMama hears from Sarah in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “My husband is a personal trainer and uses our back patio exclusively to train clients (we do not use this space for anything else).  Is this deductible and if so, how?  Do we have to include the square footage of our whole […]

One Business or Two?

Today TaxMama hears from Paula in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a question. “We have one “established” business that has been in operation since 2005.  In 2010 we started a new business (another S Corp) and our first business funded the start up fees and expenses for the new business in 2010.  The new business […]

The Girl and the Carpenter

Today TaxMama hears from Gabrielle in the TaxQuips Forum, who is trying to help. “My boyfriend is a carpenter and makes about $12,000 annually.  He doesn’t have anyone working under him and really only does small jobs. Last time I did his taxes, he owed $1,700 dollars.  What forms should I be using? I feel […]

Business Loan 1099

Today TaxMama hears from Lucy in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs to know. “ I purchased a business in 2010 by giving the original business owner a down payment and then monthly payments thereafter.  She is a limited liability company, but has dissolved the company in March 2010.  Do I send her a 1099-MISC for the […]

TaxMama’s® 10 Tips for Business Success

Running a business or a department is complex, with innumerable people and government agencies pulling on you from all directions. With the endless demand for reports, it’s amazing that anyone is actually able to get work done, produce a product or finish a project. Yet, we do, don’t we? And we do it well. In […]

5th Wheel

Today TaxMama hears from Brad in Jacksonville, NC  , who says, “I’ve been considering purchasing a (self-contained) motorhome/fifth wheel RV for use as lodging/office to use on my business travels. Can I write it off?”

Home Office Red Flag

Today TaxMama hears from John from Georgia, who is wary. “I run my network marketing business from home, but heard that taking an office in home deduction is a red flag to IRS. Help!”

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