Category Archives: Death

TaxMama’s TaxQuips Highlights of Trump Tax Plan

  Today TaxMama® wants to give you an advance peek on what you can expect from a Donald Trump tax plan, coming to a Congress near you! Dear Friends and Family, Today we face a total paradigm shift in our government. Donald Trump is the President-Elect of the United States of America. So, with that […]

Tax on Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

Today TaxMama® hears from “AReasonableMan” in the TaxQuips Forum, with a question about his wife’s inheritance.  Essentially, it boils down to this. His mother-in-law died. Among the items his wife inherited is an IRA. When a person is over age 70 ½, they are required to draw a certain amount out of their IRAs and […]

IRA Penalty

Today TaxMama® hears from Ed in the TaxQuips Forum, who is concerned “I was a beneficiary of my father’s IRA in 2009, after he died. I took out the entire amount at that time and paid the taxes due. Everything I read on the web indicates that I do not owe an early distribution penalty. […]

Estate vs Estate

Today TaxMama® hears from Kelly in the TaxQuips Forum, who is confused. Let me summarize. “Kelly’s father died, leaving the house to the children. But the value is less than $5 million, so no estate tax return needs to be filed. Why do they need to file anything to report the sale of the property?”

Husband Passed Away

Today TaxMama® hears from Jeanne in the TaxQuips Forum, with a sad question.  “My husband passed away in May 2012. Could I file as head of household? And can I claim him for the full year?  He had income from SSI which had no taxes taken out.”

Inheritance

Today TaxMama® hears from Barbara in the TaxQuips Forum, with these questions. “My mother has me as beneficiary on an annuity she had. Will that be considered income for me and taxable? Also she left her house in a trust. Are there any tax issues I need to know about?”  

Taxes After Death

Today TaxMama® hears from Darlene in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “A couple has filed married filing separately for at least 4 years. About 3 years ago he went into a nursing home. She continue to file married filing separately, preparing his return for him also. The nursing home took just about all his […]

Personal Residence Exclusion after Death

Today TaxMama® hears from Tina in the TaxQuips Forum with this convoluted question. “A person has resided in the same one-family residence in for the last ten years without any children or wife. This person was bound into an estate contract to sell his residence for $800,000 in November, 2011 when his tax basis in […]

Surviving Spouses to Benefit from Portability Election

Courtesy of IRS. [TaxMama note: IRS issued this announcement on Sept 29, 2011. Not quite enough time to post this, much less for you to use this information by October 3rd. If you missed the deadline and didn’t get to file for an extension, try to get the extension anyway.  The rules for last year […]

IRS Offers Filing and Penalty Relief for 2010 Estates

Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama Note: As you will see, the form you need, Form 8939, is still in draft form. We still cannot use it. Perhaps that’s why IRS is offering this additional time?  And no, they still don’t say when the form will be available. Basis Form Now Due Jan. 17; Extension to […]