Category Archives: Refund

Cannot Get Refund

    Today TaxMama hears from Geoff in the TaxQuips Forum who is frustrated. To make a long story short (you can read the long story here), Geoff didn’t file his tax return on time because he couldn’t afford to pay for the preparation fees. When he filed, more than three years later, IRS denied […]

Expiration of Airline Ticket Taxes – and Possible Refunds

NOTE: This opportunity has expired. See the comment after this post. Or…  Today TaxMama wants to alert you to a potential summer refund available to you.  This is important news for frequent travelers! This could be worth a lot of money to you.   

What Happens after I File?

Courtesy of IRS Now that the federal income tax filing deadline is in your rear-view mirror, what happens after you file? A lot of taxpayers have post tax-filing questions such as what records do I keep and more importantly, “Where’s my Refund?” The IRS has answers for you below.

IRS Holds My Refund

Today TaxMama hears from Jelani, in the TaxQuips Forum with a problem. “I have a hold on my 2010 tax refund. The IRS says that in 2007, 2008, 2009 I paid enough mortgage interest to file taxes on, but I haven’t filed since 2005. The mortgage payments that I made were made using the equity of the […]

Ten Things to Know About Tax Refunds

Courtesy of IRS Are you expecting a tax refund this year? Here are 10 things the IRS wants you to know about your refund.

Seven Facts about Injured Spouse Relief

Courtesy of IRS If you file a joint return and all or part of your refund is applied against your spouses’ past-due federal tax, state income tax, child or spousal support or federal nontax debt, such as a student loan, you may be entitled to injured spouse relief. Here are seven facts the IRS wants […]

Help the US Deficit – Don’t Ever File Your 2007 Tax Return!

Video: How to Request a Copy Your Tax Return: English IRS Has $1.1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2007 Income Tax Return WASHINGTON — Refunds totaling more than $1.1 billion may be waiting for nearly 1.1 million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2007, the Internal Revenue […]

Lost Down Payment

Today TaxMama hears from Somsak in the TaxQuips Forum, who is hurting, badly. “In 2005 I signed a contract to purchase 2 units in a pre-construction CondoTel in Orlando, Florida. I submitted a 20% down payment of $211,960. In 2008 the project was completed, but only 47 out of 260 investors could close the escrows. The rest couldn’t […]

Corporate Net Operating Losses

Today TaxMama hears from Monty in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs help. Let me paraphrase his question. “When a corporation has net operating losses (NOL) for two years in a row, 2008 and 2009, how do you handle carrying back the NOLs?” Dear Monty, When you have a large net operating loss, you may be […]

The End of RALs

This morning TaxMama received a press release from Harry W. Buckley, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. in response to IRS’s announcement yesterday about removing the debt indicator from the electronically filed tax returns at the time of filing.