Category Archives: Disabled

Assisted Living

Today TaxMama® hears from Hollie in the TaxQuips Forum, with this concern.  “My husband had to go to an assisted living facility (following hospital and skilled nursing stays) and I understand the nursing portion of his assisted living monthly fee is a tax deductible expense. When I asked the administrator of his assisted living facility (run […]

HSA and Medicare

(image courtesy of David Souza and www.taxbrackets.org ) Today TaxMama® hears from Anne in the TaxQuips Forum who is confused. “My husband is disabled and is on Medicare. He has a supplemental policy that we are currently paying out of my HSA. It was set up through my employer for only me. I went to the […]

Child Chips In

Today TaxMama® hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum with a well-reasoned question. “This concerns a mentally disabled 20-year-old living at home. She just started receiving money from her father’s pension, instead of Social Security Disability. At what point does contributing to the household become income. I contend that as long as you are the […]

Filing Frustrations

  Today TaxMama hears from Myra in the TaxQuips Forum with lots of questions. “I filed an extension. How should I file at year end? Single, married but filing at a single rate, or jointly.  My husband receives Social Security disability. I file from a K-1.  I have large amounts of deductions.  I also can […]

Nothing to Live on

Today TaxMama hears from Jon in the TaxQuips forum who says, “I applied for SSDI in Jan. and have been turned down twice. I have requested a hearing which may be another 6 to 9 months. How is one to survive while waiting on the government? My claim is based on Major Depression and back […]

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

IRS to Hold Special Open House for Veterans and Persons with Disabilities

Offices in All 50 States Will be Open Saturday, Sept. 25 to Provide Tax Assistance  IR-2010-97, Sept. 14, 2010  WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will host a special nationwide open house on Saturday, Sept. 25 to help taxpayers –– especially veterans and people with disabilities –– solve tax problems and respond to IRS notices. […]

Social Security Disability Claims

Today TaxMama wants to talk about a grave problem. Social Security Disability claims are rising at an alarming rate.  In just one year, from 2008 to 2009, Social Security disability applications rose by 21 percent. This kind of growth threatens to sink the system.

Payroll Garnishments

Today TaxMama hears from Rebecca in California who is facing serious problems. “We don’t know what to do, and now that the CA franchise tax board has garnished my paycheck, we don’t have any extra funds. This is based on tax returns not filed for 1999 and 2000. What can we do?”

Unemployment Strategy

Today TaxMama wants to discuss unemployment issues. Too often I learn during tax season, that a client didn’t work and didn’t collect unemployment insurance, or other compensation to which they were entitled. This especially true of folks who are not comfortable with English. Since we’re heading for a season when many people’s jobs may end…