Category Archives: Credit Cards

Beware of Bogus IRS Emails

Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama Note: Seriously, this is important. I am getting THOUSANDS of emails like this each week. Also emails from companies offering to magically solve your tax problems. BEWARE. If you didn’t initiate a relationship – stay away from them. They will steal your identity – or worse.] The IRS receives thousands […]

Taxes Affecting Credit Score

Today TaxMama hears from Monte in the TaxQuips Forum who asked one last question. “Will my unfiled tax return and tax debt affect my credit?”  

Fiance’s Financial Fiasco

  Today TaxMama hears from Sandra in the Tax Quips Forum with a quick question. “My soon-to-be spouse has a mountain of back tax debt. Can this affect me in any way or my property? I live in Missouri. He also has terrible credit.”

Should I File BK?

Today TaxMama hears from Bruce in the TaxQuips Forum who needs to make a decision. “My business failed last year and my wife and I are mulling over whether to declare personal bankruptcy due to this.  Towards the end of the life of the business, I put a lot of money on my credit cards, […]

Cashing Part of IRA

Today TaxMama hears from Christine in the TaxQuips Forum, who is unhappy with her investment. “I have an IRA, with 2 classes of shares of the same mutual fund.  One is doing OK; the other is leaking money like a sieve.  I’d like to use the poor one (about $2,800) to pay down or off […]

Holiday Credit Cards

Today TaxMama hears from Riki in New York with this concern. “I’m looking for specific advice on how to take control of a large post-holiday credit card balance.”

Raise Your Credit Score

Today TaxMama wants to speak to you about your credit score and how fix it and raise it.

Cash Back Shopping

Today TaxMama hears from Janet in the Tax Quips Forum with an excellent question. “There are several websites out there that allow you to earn cash back when you shop on their site. Do you have to report these earnings to the IRS, considering it’s not really earned income? you’re just getting a small rebate from […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 555 – A Prisoner to Taxes

+ +   Dear Family, There was a QuickAlert from IRS telling us the electronic processing centers in Martinsburg, W V and Memphis, TN are currently experiencing problems. Considering how much money and resources IRS pours into maintaining their electronic systems, it’s kind of nice to know they experience the same kind unexpected down time […]