Category Archives: Paying Taxes

Outsourcing Payroll and Third Party Payers

   Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama Note: payrolls and payroll tax deposits tend to case THE most problems for small businesses. Somtimes, outsourcing is your best option.] Employer’s Outsourcing Payroll Responsibilities Many employers outsource some of their payroll and related tax duties to third-party payroll service providers. They can help assure filing deadlines and deposit […]

New Business Taxation

  Today TaxMama hears from Bradley in the TaxQuips Forum with a business idea. “I’m thinking about starting a business like Groupon. My partners and I are planning on sharing the cost of the coupon with the company offering it. We want to know if we will be taxed on the full amount, or just […]

Trust Fund Penalty

Today TaxMama hears from Steve in the TaxQuips Forum with a big problem. He says, “The IRS wants me to sign a trust fund recovery form accepting personal responsibility for corporate 941 back taxes. They are making this a requirement as part of a full pay installment agreement. They are telling me that they will […]

Owing Employment Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Ryan in the TaxQuips Forum, who recently got a shock. “My wife and I purchased and ran small business about 3 years ago for a period of exactly 6 months. We decided to give the business back to the owner we bought it from because we could no longer afford to […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable September 2010

 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 very slowly. But […]

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 […]

A Trip to the IRS Tax Forums, Page 2

Problem Resolution and Focus Groups Problem Resolution had a facility at the Tax Forum. One of my friends brought a case file with her (and power of attorney forms, etc.). When picking up her registration packet on Monday, she was given a form to fill out with the specifics of her case (and a copy […]

Making IRS Payments

Proposed Regulations Expand the Use of Electronic Payment System and Discontinue Paper Coupons Next Year WASHINGTON — Consistent with a Financial Management Service initiative announced in April of this year, the IRS today issued proposed regulations to significantly increase the number of electronic transactions between taxpayers and the federal government. The proposed regulations (REG 153340-09) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nine Things You Should Know about Penalties

The tax filing deadline is approaching. If you don’t file your return and pay your tax by the due date you may have to pay a penalty. Here are nine things the IRS wants you to know about the two different penalties you may face if you do not pay or file on time. If […]