Category Archives: Tax Legislation

Summary – Tax Cut and Jobs Act 2017

  On November 2nd, the House Ways and Means Committee unveiled a sweeping tax bill, Tax Cut and Jobs Act, designed to undo many of the complexities of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Please understand that this is not law yet. There’s still a long journey, with lots of hurdles, before some version of […]

Fiscal Cliff Legislation – The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Today TaxMama® hears from Spidell Publishing Inc. at www.caltax.com  with the latest news on the fiscal cliff legislation.

Ask TaxMama #668 – Happy New Year

Dear Family,   HAPPY NEW YEAR!   As of now, we’re getting close to new legislation to head off our plunge down that famous (and tedious) fiscal cliff. Here are some of the details of the law we expect to see:

What’s Happening in Congress Regarding Our Taxes?

Courtesy of the National Association of Enrolled Agents NAEA’s E@lert’s holiday present to readers and taxpayers  is a one-week reprieve on Taxmageddon. The short version is that negotiations are ongoing and largely behind closed doors. Shifting gears a bit, we have news about the tax writing committees. At the start of the 113th Congress (the […]

Ask TaxMama 580 – The Votes are In

Dear Family, Join me soon. I will be visiting Gina and Kat at the Moms Making a Million Radio Show Friday 8:00 AM PT www.blogtalkradio.com/momsmakingamillion . If you missed the show, you can listen later. This is a delightful site dedicated to helping a million moms make a million dollars. Don’t you want to be […]

We Have Bush-Era Extenders

Just to get the law passed last night, the House agreed to the Senate’s version of the extender bill. But they limited the benefits for two years, giving them time to improve on the balancing act and refine the benefits. Let me give you a brief summary of things that affect your life.

Ask TaxMama Issue 578 – New Law Coming

Dear Family,  Happy Chanukah! Will you be lighting candles with family and friends today?  Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed their Bush Tax Cuts Extender Bill. No point in going into details or doing cartwheels yet. It’s not a law. And it won’t be until the Senate either votes on it and agrees with it […]

2011 Tax Cuts

Today TaxMama wants to address the year-end tax stalemate in the U.S. Legislature. Dear Family, It’s SOS Time  – time to step up and Save YourSelves! It’s time to let your legislators know how you feel! You want definitive legislation before the year ends – not pushed into next year. The nation is angry. People […]

New IRS Rules for Tax Pros

Today TaxMama hears from Bill in the TaxQuips Forum, who is angry  “I don’t want to pay a fee nor spend my time and money on exams and continuing education that I do not choose. I spent my money going through H&R Block tax courses and subscribe to magazines and websites to keep up-to-date with […]