Tag Archives: America

Feeling Young?

Just in case you weren’t feeling too old today, this will certainly change  things. 1.  The people who started college this fall across the nation were born in 1998. 2.  They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and did not know he had ever been shot. 3.  They were not born yet when […]

Two Wrongs

America on a one-year work program with Disney. At the end of her contract, she filed her 2011 taxes with a tax agency that none of her coworkers used. Her coworkers all received their refund; and she ended up owing the IRS money. The agency made a mistake of having her fill out a 1040 […]

If You Love me

Today TaxMama® hears from Cheryl in the TaxQuips Forum who triggers a line of thought. Her client has under-reported income for many years. And it reminded me of other tax pros, including myself, who were asked by family members to help them under-report their income. The usual argument is “If you love me, you’ll file […]

The Paychex Top 12 in ’12: Potential Regulatory Changes Every Small Business Needs to Know About in the New Year

Paychex, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of payroll, human resource, and employee benefits solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, today released its top 12 in ’12 list, containing the top 12 potential regulatory changes that America’s small businesses need to know about in 2012. Paychex works closely with the IRS and other government […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 613 President Obama Speaks

   Dear Family,  During our class last night, a couple of major things went on in the world. A big chunk of Southern California and San Diego lost electricity. The nuclear power plant at San Onofre was shut down (safely). Meanwhile a student in Texas tells me she just managed to get back into her […]

Are We Missing the Point?

I just don’t understand America….Do you? If a woman burns her thighs on the hot coffee she was holding in her lap while driving, she blames the restaurant. If your teen-age son kills himself, you blame the rock ‘n’ roll musician he liked. If you smoke three packs a day for 40 years and die […]

Reviews & Awards for Small Business Taxes Made Easy

The second edition of McGraw Hill’s popular book by Eva Rosenberg is garnering a number of positive reviews and picking up awards. Silver Medal We were delighted to hear that we picked up the silver medal in the 4th annual Axiom business book awards in the Business Reference (legal, how-to, technology) category. The Axiom Business […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 584 – Mapping Taxes

  Dear Family,  Yesterday IRS officially announced that February 14th is when they will start processing tax returns with itemized deductions and other forms that were affected by the tax law changes on. Although IRS says that most people are unaffected by this late filing, odds are, YOU are not most people. According to Spidell […]

Frank Sinatra and the Jews

  Francis Albert Sinatra (1915-1998) may have been one of America ‘s most famous Italian Catholics, but he kept the Jewish people and the State of Israel close to his heart, manifesting life-long commitments to fighting anti-Semitism and to activism on  behalf of Israel .

10 year-end tax planning tips

CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2010 – Grant Thornton LLP wants to remind America that it’s the perfect time to consider some holiday season tax planning strategies as 2010 winds down.  “People need to be paying special attention to their year-end tax planning in 2010,” said Justin Ransome, a partner in Grant Thornton’s Washington National Tax Office. […]