Tag Archives: Alaska

Renting to LLC

Today TaxMama® hears from RJ in the TaxQuips Forum, with a travel question. “I am a single member LLC. I have a long-term (3 year) out-of-state contract, which requires me to be physically onsite at the client’s location 75% of the time (3 weeks per month). I am currently renting an apartment and deducting the […]

Benefit of Filing Separately?

Today TaxMama® hears from AK in the TaxQuips Forum, who is trying to understand. “My wife and I have 1 child who is 3 years old. We recently received our W2’s and I started the process through Turbotax online.  With just my income, it looked like we were going to receive the Earned Income Credit […]

10 Fun Tax Facts

  Today TaxMama® decides it’s time to have fun with taxes. Let’s play with some tax trivia and see if you know the answers?

IRS Has $1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2008 Income Tax Return

IRS YouTube Videos: Haven’t Filed a Tax Return in Years?:English | Spanish | ASL IR-2012-26, Feb. 23, 2012 WASHINGTON — Refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for one million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2008, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. However, to collect the money, […]

Student Loan Waived

  Today TaxMama hears from James in the TaxQuips Forum with a disturbing problem. His fiancée got a bill from IRS for a student loan that was cancelled because she had excellent grades. Why is that taxable?  

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 […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 586 – Happy Valentines Weekend

Dear Family, Happy Valentine’s Day weekend. Are you doing something romantic?  We sneaked off and took our romantic weekend last month. I found a winery resort in Temecula where each guest room is a separate villa. They are so popular, they’ll be adding another hundred or so this year. What’s your favorite romantic getaway?  (Just […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 472 – Heroes and Hockey Moms

AMT Twist?

Today TaxMama hears from Steve in Alaska who sends a very long question. To summarize, he says: “Using TurboTax, my standard deductions are higher than my itemized deductions. Yet, choosing the standard deduction, I OWE the IRS approximately $1,650. But if I itemize deductions, I get a REFUND from the IRS of about $450. Why […]

2008 Excise Taxes on Air Transportation

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — Today the Internal Revenue Service announced the 2008 inflation adjustments to the excise taxes on air transportation. Excise taxes apply to the domestic segments of taxable air transportation and to the use of international air facilities. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, signed into law on Dec. 26, […]

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Rentals Sort of

Today TaxMama hears from Doug in Alaska who has this tale of woe. “We have an apartment downstairs, that my wife and I have rented for the last three years. We decided that rather than put my ailing father-in-law into assisted living we could set him up in our unit below, where hospice and other […]