Category Archives: Homebuyer Tax Credit

Military Homebuyers Credit

Today TaxMama hears from Gloria in the TaxQuips Forum who needs clarification. She says “Military members have almost two more years to use the $8,000 tax rebate. They must have been stationed or deployed overseas for 90 days during 2009 (approximately). My question is whether the 90 days must be consecutive, or whether several short […]

Saving Your Homebuyer Credit

Today TaxMama hears from Kerry Tomlinson at KATU News in Portland, Oregon. Kerry tell us. “We heard from some viewers this morning about their experiences with the homebuyer tax credit. One woman says she was disqualified because she was deducting mortgage interest on an RV as a second home. She has fought it, providing documentation to […]

Amending Tax Returns

Today TaxMama hears from Amy in the TaxQuips Forum with a common type of question. “My sister is amending her tax return to claim the homebuyers credit. But the original tax return had a ream of ages. Does she need to include them all with the Form 1040X amended tax return?”

Ask TaxMama Issue 554 – Memorial Day Weekend

Dear %$firstname$% It’s already Memorial Day Weekend! Remember to remember the folks who make our way of life possible. And offer more than just the obligatoru barbeque – offer thanks to all those who serve, or have served! You may have noticed yesterday that the TaxMama.com website was down. This has been a week of external, […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable

    REPLAY today’s session – you can listen and SEE the session Today’s topics included: Introductions of the participants Testing of microphones ;~) Questions about the EA Exam Review Class starting tonight Discussion of IRS bizarre notice –  long-term care insurance distributions that IRS is questioning Odd rejections of homebuyer credits IRS not willing to […]

4 Unit Apartment

Today TaxMama hears from Tom in the TaxQuips Forum who wants to know.  “Does anyone know if there are any tax breaks if the owner lives in one of the units of a 4-unit apartment building? The owner moved into the unit after 5 years of owning the building.”

Ask TaxMama Issue 549 – Greening and Swapping

Dear Family, It’s nice to get a few days off, isn’t it? In honor of Earth Day, Arbor Day and all that, we went camping in the desert to see the spring blooms before they burn out. Coincidentally, it turns out that National Park System is offering free admissions this week – through tomorrow. So […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – April 22, 2010

Today’s topics included: Introductions of the participants – Suzan Ali, EA; Tom Buck, CPA, Rita Lewis, EA, Carline Williams – about to be EA; Wayne Davis – about to be EA; Joan Hughes, EA Dealing with aging and retirement Starting to use TaxMama’s Family Forum Homebuyer’s Credit follow-up Ethical question about clients and Social Services […]

5 California Tax News items from CalTax.com

A number of important things happened in California recently. In this flash e-mail from Spidell Publishing Inc, they have listed each item they think you will want to know about. Visit the Hot News and Notes section of www.caltax.com where you’ll find details on all of these items.

H&R Block Radio Show – Tax Tips for Individuals

Listen here  –  Tax Tips for Individuals                         Read the script of the show below: PROGRAM 1: Tax Tips for Individuals Originally aired:   Thursday, March 25    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT Introduction – Tax Mama Welcome and Introductions o        Thanks for joining §                    Introduce hosts: §                    Chris Wilson, Master Tax Advisor o        Wilson has been […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 545- Health Care and More

Dear Family, The phones have been ringing all morning. Usually, Friday mornings I get to work quietly to prepare this for you early in the morning (at least here, on the West Coast). Last night and early this morning the wind blew away all the smog. This dawned gloriously in California with the sun gleaming, […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – March 18, 2010

Today’s topics included: The new HIRE Act The Homebuyers credit Truck Drivers Tax Home Ideas on how to get new clients Dealing with banks who want letters you can’t give them – or can you? Deductions for school teachers Good places to network Where to get good, inexpensive CPE e-filing tax returns with foreign addresses […]