Category Archives: Estimated Taxes

Self Employment Surprise

Today TaxMama hears from Alyssa in the TaxQuips Forum, who is surprised. “I am a small business owner, a personal chef. But I also work for a catering company. Even though I made less this year on my adjusted gross income then last year, I owe $1,300; while I paid $200 last year! Could it […]

Treasury Processes One Billionth Electronic Tax Payment

[TaxMama Note: Contratulations to the U.S. Treasury and IRS ! This is significant for two reasons. 1) People have really taken to using the EFTPS system. 2) This is going to be our primary payments option as of next year – so get familiar with it! ] WASHINGTON—On August 27, the Department of the Treasury processed […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable August 2010

  REPLAY today’s session – you can listen and SEE the session and forms

Untaxed Internship

Today TaxMama hears from Karol in the TaxQuips Forum, with an odd question.  “I have a paid internship in the Rhode Island state vocational rehabilitation agency and they pay me $11 an hour (I work the most 35 hrs/wk) without taking out taxes. I am worried about what I will owe when I do my taxes later […]

Estimated Tax Payments

Today TaxMama wants to talk to you about estimated tax payments. I’ve been getting several questions about that topic from a variety of sources lately.  So let’s make it easy for you. OK?

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable June 2010

    REPLAY today’s session – you can listen and SEE the session Today’s topics included: Introductions of some participants Testing of microphones ;~) Questions about the new PTIN Registration Brief overview of the new Testing issue for “Registered Tax Preparers”. NAEA’s survey about the Enrolled Agent title – and changes. Discussion of  IRA or 401(k) to […]

Why Your Business Needs A Tax Pro, Part 2

So, How Do I Know They Know Their Stuff? Simple: Ask questions. Ah, but what questions? The truth is that you need to begin the process by determining which colors in the financial spectrum are relevant to your enterprise. Doing your homework before you contact a tax professional–and being specific about the areas in which […]

Why Your Business Needs A Tax Pro, Part 1

How’s Your Crystal Ball?  You’re a savvy entrepreneur and you’re smart about your money, but you’ve found yourself over your head with the IRS. There’s no need to be embarrassed about admitting that you need help sorting out your finances.  The real shame is in hiring the wrong hired gun to tame the taxman. Choose […]

IRA Without a Cause

Today TaxMama hears from Chris in the TaxQuips Forum  who says. “I took money out of an IRA for a down payment on a house (after a divorce) and was intending to pay it back within the 60 days. My employer hinted I should start looking for a new job. So I think I want […]