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Last Minute Tips from the IRS

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 15 to double check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits and then file their returns electronically using IRS e-file or the Free File system. Many of the more than 11 million taxpayers who […]

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 […]

Military Homebuyers Credit

Today TaxMama hears from Gloria in the TaxQuips Forum who needs clarification. She says “Military members have almost two more years to use the $8,000 tax rebate. They must have been stationed or deployed overseas for 90 days during 2009 (approximately). My question is whether the 90 days must be consecutive, or whether several short […]

Payment Options Available for Those Who Can’t Pay in Full

Courtesy of IRS – IR-2008-56 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who owe but can’t pay in full that several options are available to help them meet their tax obligations and save money by the April 15 filing deadline. Taxpayers should file their return on time, pay as much as they can with […]

Political Science for Dummies

Note: this is humor. Don’t be offended! DEMOCRATIC You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. Barbara Streisand sings for you. REPUBLICAN You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So? SOCIALIST You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a […]

Don’t Overlook Tax Breaks

Tax-filing Extension Expires Oct. 15; Don’t Overlook Tax Breaks, Choose e-file or Free File, IRS Urges IR-2007-165, Oct. 5, 2007 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 15 to double check their returns for often-overlooked tax breaks and then file their returns electronically using IRS e-file […]

Centsible Observations

1) When I die, I want to die like my grandfather—who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.” —Author Unknown 2) Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: “Take two aspirin” […]