Category Archives: Tax Returns

Return Changed by Preparer Prior to E-Filing

Courtesy of David & Mary Mellem, EAs A PMTA is a document that contains legal advice signed by attorneys in the National Office of the Office of Chief Counsel and issued to IRS personnel who are national program executives and managers.  They are useful for taxpayers since they explain what the rules are in certain […]

Wrong Address

Today TaxMama hears from Jose in the TaxQuips Forum with this distressing problem. He says, “My brother in-law made a mistake on his income tax return envelope by writing the wrong address on it. It was mailed on the 17Th of April, but since there was an error on the receiving address, it was return […]

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 […]

Last Minute E-Filing

      Today TaxMama  wants to give you a tip about efiling at the last minute.   Dear Family, Yesterday, as we were frantically trying to efile tax returns during the last few days of tax season, we got a really bizarre rejection notice. A couple, who have been married for decades, who are deeply into […]

IRS Removes Debt Indicator for 2011 Tax Filing Season

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that starting with next year’s tax filing season it will no longer provide tax preparers and associated financial institutions with the “debt indicator,” which is used to facilitate refund anticipation loans (RALs). [TaxMama note: please see the related story.]

Applying My Refund

Today TaxMama hears from Michael in California with a sensible question. “I have a federal tax liability from past years. For 2009 I own the feds $1,000. I have a refund due from the state of California of $1,700. The state will apply my return to the past liability. Is there any way that I […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 542 – Poor Poor Purim

Dear  [firstname], Let’s start with a quick reminder – if you want to take a deduction for contributions to Haiti on your 2009 tax return, you must make your contribution by February 28th. Speaking of February 28th, that is also the last day to take the 2009 EA Exam. Those of you planning to sit for […]

Seven Things You Should Know About Checking the Status of Your Refund

Courtesy of IRS Are you expecting a tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service this year? If so, here are seven things you should know about checking the status of your refund once you have filed your federal tax return.