Category Archives: Employer ID Number

The Gig Economy

Today TaxMama® says that estimated tax payments are due – and that’s timely information for the “Gig” economy.  

Using Per Diems

Today TaxMama® hears from Raj in the TaxQuips Forum, with a common issue. Let me summarize. (You can read the discussion here ) His tax return is being audited and the IRS auditor wants copies of receipts for his hotel stays for all his travel. But he used the IRS per diem rates, so he […]

Mom Provides Child Care

  Today TaxMama hears from Scott in the TaxQuips Forum who needs guidance. “My mother in law babysits for me, and I pay her a flat amount every month to do so. Her only job is working for us right now. She needs 3 more years of income to earn enough credits to be fully […]

Undercover Mystery Shopper Income

Today TaxMama® hears from Cassandra in the TaxQuips Forum, who really IS a Mystery Shopper. “I am a mystery shopper and work for 30+ different companies. To some, I give my Social Security number – to others my EIN. Do I need to report the income I earned for the companies I supplied my EIN […]

Red Flag on Business

 Today TaxMama hears from RW in the TaxQuips Forum who is concerned about the new 1099-K reporting. “I am faced with either closing my e-commerce accounts or getting a tax ID number. I have no problem getting the number and making my business legitimate. But will this send up a red flag to the IRS […]

Seven Tax Tips for New Business Owners

As you know, TaxMama is the author of Small Business Taxes Made Easy, which some people use as their business bible. Each of IRS’s tips is expanded, in detail, in Small Business Taxes Made Easy, – I’ll add the chapter references to IRS’s tips for you. A new edition of the book is due out this winter. […]