Tag Archives: Alternative Minimum Tax

Check Out College Tax Benefits for 2012 and Years Ahead

Courtesy of the IRS WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they qualify for either of two college education tax credits or any of several other education-related tax benefits. In general, the American opportunity tax credit, lifetime learning credit and tuition and […]

Fiscal Cliff Legislation – The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Today TaxMama® hears from Spidell Publishing Inc. at www.caltax.com  with the latest news on the fiscal cliff legislation.

Final Decision on Your Ultimate 2013 Tax Obligations?

Courtesy of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Co. (RIVERWOODS ILL., September 14, 2012) – Taxpayers recovering from the current economic downturn will get at least some relief in 2013 by way of the mandatory upward inflation-adjustments called for under the tax code, according to CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, a leading global provider of tax, accounting […]

IRS Notice is Partially Correct

Today TaxMama® hears from Melody in the TaxQuips Forum with an IRS notice. “If we agree partially to the CP 2000 proposed changes, how should we include any payment? The IRS proposed amount is terribly wrong. We want to pay an adequate amount to cover the adjustment. Is there a calculator for this type of […]

Zero Tax on Capital Gain

Today TaxMama® hears from Mazyar in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “I am planning for 2012 tax and am trying to find out what would be the maximum long-term capital gain I can have in order to still have it taxed at 0%. I use the Schedule D Tax Worksheet and enter the […]

Staples $5K Tax Giveaway

Transcript of the Staples and TaxMama Twitter Tax Event 2/28/12 I want to thank EVERYONE who joined us, retweeted us and asked great questions. Staples:  Kick off tweets  Welcome to our Twitter tax event! We were here with @TaxMama, ready to lay down some tax tips and answer questions.    Okay, here we go! Take it away, […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 631 – Happy Black History Month

Dear Family, I left the house this week. You don’t think that’s news? Let me tell you, I am so well cocooned here in this office, that I can reach out and do anything from here – even teach a class with a 100 people. And do a fabulous Twitter chat with Melinda Emerson the […]

The Magic Number

Today TaxMama hears from Bill in the TaxQuips Forum, who is carrying a heavy load. “My wife and I pay almost $150k per year in Federal taxes and another almost $50k in state income taxes with most of it coming from W2 earnings.  I’m really tired of paying this much money to those in government […]

Per Diem Wasted

Today TaxMama hears from Bob in the TaxQuips Forum, who is trying to get it right. Let me summarize.  “I live in NJ and had a temporary job in DC for 6 months in 2010 (total 196 calendar days). I used Pub 1542 [per diem rates] for DC of $258 per day ($65 M&IE and […]

Six Facts the IRS Wants You to Know about the Alternative Minimum Tax

Courtesy of IRS The Alternative Minimum Tax attempts to ensure that anyone who benefits from certain tax advantages pays at least a minimum amount of tax. The AMT provides an alternative set of rules for calculating your income tax. In general, these rules should determine the minimum amount of tax that someone with your income […]