Today TaxMama® wants to talk about deadlines, extensions, payments and dealing with it all on a tight budget. What do you do first?!
Today TaxMama® wants to talk about the upcoming tax filing deadline on September 15th for calendar year entities. Returns that are due include partnerships, corporations – C & S, certain estates and trusts. It’s important to know what to get ready for your tax pro or you.
Today TaxMama® hears from several people in the TaxQuips Forum, with questions asked too late. Here are some questions that should have been asked before you entered into your financial transactions – not when you file your tax returns.
Today TaxMama® hears from Yazminia in the TaxQuips Forum with an apt question (rephrased). “I am over age 59 ½ and want to transfer money from my IRA to my Roth IRA tax-free. Based on my income level, how much may I transfer without generating taxes?”
Today TaxMama® hears from Hernandez in the TaxQuips Forum with good question. “I am one of two partners in a architecture service partnership. We are considering using life insurance, specifically whole life, as a way to save excess cash and lower our taxes. Are payments for insurance considered business expenses for a partnership? What is […]
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?”
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?”
Today TaxMama® wants to talk about getting older. “My mother and I just had such a laugh. One of her friends is over 90 years old and just got her driver’s license renewed for 5 years without restrictions. Well, you don’t have to be 90 years old to start thinking about senior planning…though, these days, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]