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Eight Essential Facts about Claiming the First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Courtesy of IRS. [TaxMama Note: Read TaxMama’s MarketWatch article, due out on February 11th, about the Homebuyer Credit, tips to avoid delays, and information about how to deal with unusual situations.] If you purchased a home in 2010, you may be eligible to claim the First-Time Homebuyer Credit, whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a long-time […]

Old and Accountable

All of us should live so long as to be this kind of old person!   Toward the end of Sunday service,  the Minister asked, ‘ How many of  you have forgiven your enemies?’ 80% held up their hands.

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – October Session

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

Issuing 1099-M

Today TaxMama  hears from Carol in the TaxQuips Forum who wants to know, “Are there consequences to issuing 1099-Ms to contractors in October instead of the last of February?”

Cyber Defenders Saves the Day

We returned Tuesday afternoon to find parts of the house infested with ants. And one of my computers infected with something, or it got messed up during the brown-outs when temps hit 113 here in the Valley. The computer kept shutting down every few minutes for no apparent reason.  So, I lost the week trying […]

Wal-Mart vs. Government

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.             2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute! 3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year. 4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 569 – Role Models

Dear Family, Each week, I try to find an interesting graphic for the issue, and a related link. Have you ever clicked on the graphic at the top of an Ask TaxMama issue. You’ll find treasures there. For instance, this week, we feature the 1950s TV series Sky King. It started before I was born. […]

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 […]