Category Archives: Tax Forms

Substance Abuse

Today TaxMama hears from Chris in the TaxQuips Forum, with a common problem. “It was mentioned by TaxMama on a news website today that money spent on substance abuse treatment is deductible as medical expenses. My 24 year old son has been in different forms of treatment over the last 4 years. While he was a dependant […]

2008 Self-Employed

Today TaxMama hears from Aaron in the TaxQuips Forum, who wants to know. “Can  I file taxes for 2008 on my own? If so what forms should I use? I was self employed and didn’t file an extension.” http://taxmama.wpengine.com/forum/taxquips/year-old-taxes Rita Lewis replies to Aaron. Rita is an Enrolled Agent in Connecticut. She says, you can […]

GET YOUR EXTENSIONS HERE!

Get your IRS extension here! Note: This page has been updated to include links to Personal, Business and State extensions. Courtesy of IRS If you can’t meet the April deadline to file your tax return, you can get an automatic six month extension of time to file from the IRS. Here are seven things you […]

Was Audited Should I file

Today TaxMama hears from Donna from Los Angeles in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “I was recently audited for my personal taxes for 2007 and 2008. I appeared with the auditor for the closing meeting and the final amount was discussed two months ago; but I have not heard from her since and […]

Five Tips for Taxpayers With Change of Address

The IRS offers five tips for taxpayers who have moved or are about to move.  If you’ve changed your home or business address, make sure you update that information with the IRS to ensure you receive any refunds or correspondence from the IRS.

Ask TaxMama Issue 540 – A Long Weekend

Dear Family, This week went by so quickly, I didn’t even have time to blink. Perhaps not so for some people. Working on an article, I called the IRS DC press office one morning, only to get the answering service message that the office was closed. So contacted a couple of those cool guys by […]

Four Steps to Follow If You Are Missing a W-2

Courtesy of IRS Getting ready to file your tax return?  Make sure you have all your documents before you start. You should receive a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement from each of your employers.  Employers have until February 1, 2010 to send you a 2009 Form W-2 earnings statement. If you haven’t received your […]

Taxing Your Patience – Day 1 – Remembering When Office Depot Saved Tax Season!

HOW TO ENTER: Entering the contest requires the following three things: You must be a free member of TaxMama.com. Choose a username, password, enter your name and email address and register here Post your question on the “Taxing My Patience” forum You must be eligible for the competition – see rules and regulations here Press […]

Tips on Tips

Today TaxMama hears from David in Arizona who got an unpleasant surprise. “I work for a restaurant that has not collected tip income info from our wait staff, and has not done any subsequent withholding. I am the lucky one who inherited payroll responsibility mid-year. I just learned of this oversight when prepping W2’s for […]

Domestic Disturbance

   Today TaxMama hears from David in Texas who needs guidance. “In the past, I employed a domestic worker and filed taxes for her. I gave her a W2, and submitted a W3 to the IRS. The IRS automatically sent me employer forms and instruction booklets this year. However, this year I no longer employee […]

How to Obtain a Transcript of Your Past Tax Information

Taxpayers who need their past tax return information can obtain it from the IRS. Here are nine things to know if you need copies of your federal tax return information. 1. There are two easy and convenient options for obtaining free copies of your federal tax return information — tax return transcripts and tax account […]

Ask TaxMama Issue #1 – Merrily We Tax Along…

Ask TaxMama Merrily We Tax Along… Welcome to the first edition of Ask TaxMama. AskTaxMama will be published every two weeks. You will find the complete text of this issue on the site at http://taxmama.wpengine.com/AskTaxMama/asktm_1.htm Lower Standards For the first time in anyone’s memory, the IRS arrived at a standard mileage rate that was lower than […]