Category Archives: Business Taxes

Timing ES Payments

Today TaxMama hears from Sue in Nevada with this question. “I am retired and working part-time as a consultant. All of my income is reported via ‘’1099’’ (not W-2). I must pay quarterly ‘’estimated taxes’’ (Form 1040-ES). If I pay the majority of my estimated taxes in December, will I be penalized?”

Job and Business

Today TaxMama hears from Jessica in Texas with a sensible question. “I have a full-time job that collects taxes, etc. I am considering starting a small business on the side. If I do, will I need to file separately from the full-time gig taxes on a quarterly basis? I can’t seem to find a good […]

Unpaid Employment Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Joanna in California with this problem. “ I’m assisting an S-Corp in California that has not filed employment taxes in over 2 years and has accumulated several thousands in back taxes. Once I complete all of their employment tax forms, what is the best course of action to take to set […]

Why A Nevada Corporation

Today TaxMama hears from Meher in California, who is perplexed. “Why would an individual or an entity living and doing Business in California file a Nevada Corporation? There are so many companies who advertise this concept, claiming tax savings and various benefits for the Corporation who files a Nevada Corporation.”

Missing Checks

Today TaxMama hears from Susan in Florida, with this issue. “If the owner of a business is able to provide bank statement, but no copies of checks, can the owner provide a written statement defining the percentage that was spent in each category? For example. 5% spent on Utilities, 30% spent on advertising, etc.”

Who Gets 1099s

Today TaxMama hears from Linda in Pennsylvania, who tells us “I’m in charge of the mailing of 1099 MISCs for 2009. Who gets a 1099? Who doesn’t get one? Are there corporations that get 1099s? I think attorneys and accountants receive them.”

Upgraded Automobile

Today TaxMama hears from Tiffany in Virginia, who’s trying… “ I am starting an LLC which is an online store selling automotive upgrades. I will be buying a car ($10,000) and upgrading it with mostly my own inventory ($20,000). My website address will be printed on the car and it will be taken to car […]

Professional Athletes

Today TaxMama hears from Kandi in Iowa, who asks, “Would a professional bodybuilder be allowed to deduct expenses associated with training/contest preparation? I was told they can deduct traveling expense and contest entry fees directly related to competition. What about supplements, training, posing suits, tanning and other miscellaneous expenses incurred to prepare for competition?”

Team Sponsorship

Today TaxMama hears from Stacy in California with this situation. “My husband runs a travel softball team and we allowed the players to get sponsors. The rule was that the first 25% of the sponsorship went to the team; and the other amount went to their individual accounts. We have a player who did this, […]

Paid for Medical Studies

Today TaxMama hears from Charles in Arizona with this situation. “It seems that no one has an answer to my question. Last year, I participated in a medical study and earned approximately. $4,300. Now I am trying to determine how to approach the 1099-MISC the clinic sent me. The income is in the Other income […]