Tag Archives: accountant

Why Your Business Needs A Tax Pro, Part 2

So, How Do I Know They Know Their Stuff? Simple: Ask questions. Ah, but what questions? The truth is that you need to begin the process by determining which colors in the financial spectrum are relevant to your enterprise. Doing your homework before you contact a tax professional–and being specific about the areas in which […]

Why Your Business Needs A Tax Pro, Part 1

How’s Your Crystal Ball?  You’re a savvy entrepreneur and you’re smart about your money, but you’ve found yourself over your head with the IRS. There’s no need to be embarrassed about admitting that you need help sorting out your finances.  The real shame is in hiring the wrong hired gun to tame the taxman. Choose […]

ES Payments Without Income

Today TaxMama hears from Steve in the TaxQuips Forum with a timely question. He says. “I started paying estimated taxes in the first quarter of this year. But I haven’t earned any income this quarter, except unemployment – from which they took withholding. What do I do about my June estimated payment?”

Ask TaxMama Issue 552 – Don’t Give Up

  Dear Family, As you read this, I will be on the train to San Diego for a legal hearing. My friends in the area haven’t been contacted, since I have to turn right around and return the same day. What a shame. It would have been such a pleasure to stay for the weekend. […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – March 18, 2010

Today’s topics included: The new HIRE Act The Homebuyers credit Truck Drivers Tax Home Ideas on how to get new clients Dealing with banks who want letters you can’t give them – or can you? Deductions for school teachers Good places to network Where to get good, inexpensive CPE e-filing tax returns with foreign addresses […]

Record Keeping for Business Barter Transactions

Courtesy of IRS In today’s economy, small-business owners sometimes look to the oldest form of commerce — the exchange of goods and services, or bartering. The Internal Revenue Service wants to remind small-business owners that bartering transactions generally have associated tax reporting, accounting and record-keeping responsibilities. Bartering is the trading of one product or service […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 519 – Happy Labor Day Weekend

Dear Family, Well, here we are, it’s already Labor Day weekend. The unofficial end to summer. For some, even children (remember way back then?), it comes as a relief. Too much goofing off can become tiresome. Though I could dearly use a month with no responsibilities whatsoever. Couldn’t you? But, do children these days even […]

Filing on Extension

Today TaxMama hears from Jaleh in Delaware with this concern. “When you file an extension with the IRS for your business and personal tax returns, and you owe taxes that year, do you have to pay penalty and interest on the money once it is paid? I received a bill and I’m not sure if […]

A Slow Tax Pro

Today TaxMama hears from George in Delaware, with this problem. “What should I do about an accountant that I have used for the first time this year? He has still not completed everything or gotten back to us. I realize that an extension has been filed, but this be the first year we should do […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 508 – Terrific New Resources

—— Remember – Quarter 2 Estimated Tax Payments are due on June 15th Dear Family, This was an odd week for technology. It started Sunday, when a really terrifc tool that Intuit was beta-testing was suddenly shut down with no e-mail notices to the beta-testers that it was going down. Poof, suddenly all the data […]

Cost Segregation

Today TaxMama hears from Kim in Indiana who tells us. “My father is building a service center to do auto body repair work. The building is quite expensive. What kind of deductions can we get immediately? The accountant says that it will take 39 yrs to retrieve the money that he is investing. Are there […]