Category Archives: Divorce

Making Your Case

See, this is how you win audits, court cases and suits. It’s all about how you present your case. A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, “I’d like to buy some cyanide.”

Rules of Divorce

Today TaxMama  is watching a discussion in the TaxQuips Forum. It’s about what happens after a divorce and the family is fighting over who gets to claim the child as a dependent.

Ex Falsified Return

Today TaxMama  hears from John in the TaxQuips Forum. John tells us  “my client’s ex-husband filed their tax return online last year and had the refund check deposited into his own account. My client did not get to see the return until it was forced out of her ex-husband during their divorce case.” (there’s more…)

Same Sex Yo-Yo

Today TaxMama wants to discuss a tax issue that will affect tax preparers, certain taxpayers – and perhaps your friends and relatives around the country. Same-Sex marriage. Please don’t turn away because the  topic is odious to you. You probably know someone affected – and may be able to help them.

The Economics of Divorce

  A woman says to her mother, “I’m divorcing Jeff ! All he wants is sex, and my you-know-what is now the size of a 50 cent piece when it used to be about the size of a nickel.” 

Marriage and Money

Today TaxMama hears from Pradeep, who just got back from a wonderful, full weekend of family wedding festivities. This reminds me of all the delightful weddings coming up this summer – in the lives of all our families and friends.  So let’s talk about marriage and money.

QDROs

Today TaxMama hears from Mona in the TaxQuips Forum with this problem. “I recently started to receive a QDRO check from another state.  How do the income taxes get handled? Do I pay the issuing state or the state I live in?”  http://taxmama.wpengine.com/forum/taxquips/qdro-taxes/

IRS Problem Resolution Day

Today TaxMama wants to give you some pointers on how to use the IRS Open House days effectively. People write to us with IRS problems all the time. I wish I could solve them all for you. But, generally, the only way to solve your problem is for you to take action. Here’s your chance […]

Splitting the Dependency Exemption

Today TaxMama hears from Suzan in California with is bewildered. “Someone sent me an email stating that they were told by H&R Block that divorced couples can split their children’s dependency exemption based on a new ruling for 2009. That the exemption can be split six months for Mom and six months for Dad. I’ve […]

Divorce Settlement

Today TaxMama hears from Misty in Missouri who wants validation. “I received a settlement in my divorce for half the equity in our home. It was $15,000. I think in reading this is not going to be taxable. Is that correct? I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it isn’t!”