Category Archives: Estate Tax

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 […]

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?”

Ready for End-of-year Tax Planning?

CCH Suggests Steps to Consider Before Time Runs Out (RIVERWOODS, ILL., November 2, 2011) ­ As the clock winds down on the 2011 tax year, now is the time for taxpayers to look at their financial situations, consult tax and accounting experts and determine if they can be better positioned for filing income tax returns […]

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 […]

2010 Estate Reporting Form 8939 is Due Nov. 15

Courtesy of  IRS [TaxMama note: this applies deaths that took place in 2010. Even if you don’t think your family has an estate – PAY ATTENTION! If you don’t file the paperwork to establish the value of home, stocks or other assets owned by the person who died, you may end up with a tax […]

Giving Away the Farm

Today TaxMama hears from Richard in the TaxQuips Forum who is generous to his son. “My Son retired from the Army and moved into a house that is on a small farm I inherited. He wanted to make improvements to the house and didn’t want to wait until we passed on to the happy “hunting ground” […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – February 2011 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. It will load slowly…perhaps slowly. But […]

Bahamas Inheritance

Today TaxMama hears from Joe in the TaxQuips Forum, with this odd tale. “My cousin’s wife whose [missing word] was born in Canada and is also a U.S. citizen will be receiving about $150,000 inheritance from her father’s estate. My cousin and his wife live in the US. Her parents are Canadian citizens. Her father, […]

Won Lottery

Today TaxMama hears from Mike from Chicago, Il who is excited. “I won the lottery and paid taxes on the winnings. I want to give my mother $1 million out of my after tax winnings. Will she have to pay taxes on the $1 million again? Or just on any interest it accumulates?”

Inheriting vs Gifting

Today TaxMama hears from Terri in the TaxQuips Forum, with an delightful problem to have.  “What is the best way to reduce the tax consequences of inheriting land? The person inheriting the land is not related to the owner.  He could possibly marry her if that would help matters. The land was inherited and has very low […]