Tag Archives: attorney

The Accountant, the Tax Attorney and the Actuary

An accountant tries horseback riding: Yesterday I had a near death experience that has changed me forever.   I went horseback riding.  Everything was going fine until the horse starts bouncing out of control. I tried with all my might to hang on, but was thrown off.   Just when things could not possibly get worse, my […]

Some Give and Take

The Fallen Man A man had fallen between the rails in a subway station. People were all crowding around trying to get him out before the train ran him over. They were all shouting. “Give me your hand!” but the man would not reach up.

NV LLC Operating in CA

Today TaxMama® hears from Janet in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “Is an LLC registered in NV and doing business in CA required to pay California’s $800 LLC taxes?”

Watch Today: Allianz Stole Premiums from Concentration Camp Victims

On Friday afternoon, February 15, at 5 pm Eastern Time, Huffington Post Live will have a program on the Holocaust insurance issue. Holocaust Survivor Foundation (HSF) leaders Leo Rechter and Ivar Segalowitz will be live in the NYC studio with the moderator, and eminent historian Edwin Black, author of IBM and the Holocaust, will participate, […]

Common Law Divorce

Today TaxMama® hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum, with an unusual question.  “PA recognizes common law marriages if they started before ’05.  So, if they are now separated, are they doomed to the MFS status until a judge signs a divorce decree? Or, since nothing was filed with the state to begin with can […]

Care and Feeding of your PTIN Series – Session 2 – The RTRP Exam

The IRS established new regulations for tax professionals recently. After nearly 100 years without any form of tax preparer licensing or overview, it’s time for tax preparers to exhibit that they have a fundamental understanding of tax law, tax preparation and ethical standards. Now there is a new exam that ALL otherwise uncredentialed tax preparers […]

Care and Feeding of your PTIN Series – Session 1 – Maintaining Your RTRP

NOTE: All regulations re:RTRPs have been suspended – these rules no longer apply. The IRS established new regulations for tax professionals recently. After nearly 100 years without any form of tax preparer licensing or overview, it’s time for tax preparers to exhibit that they have a fundamental understanding of tax law, tax preparation and ethical […]

Posting in Public

Today TaxMama® hears from various people in the TaxQuips Forum, with a variety of questions about illegal activities or very private information.

IRS Takes Confidentiality Seriously

We’ve been talking about IRS whistleblowers lately. One of the features of the program is that it is meant to provide anonymity to the whistleblower. Otherwise, that person could potentially face serious physical and financial harm. Well, it doesn’t always work that way. Sometimes, you run into a corrupt government official seeing a way to […]

Irrevocable Trust

Today TaxMama® hears from RG in the TaxQuips Forum with an oxymoron. “Can an irrevocable living trust be changed by the person that created it?”