Tag Archives: Bush

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. […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 483 – Thank Goodness I am not a Turkey

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Ask TaxMama Issue 482 – Rocky and Bullwinkle

New Rules for Qualifying Child

Tax Provisions in HR 6893 Signed Into Law Oct 7, 2008 In addition to the Emergency Economic Act of 2008, President Bush has signed a little known Act which contains a clarification of the uniform definition of a qualifying child for purposes of the dependency exemption, EITC, dependent care, and HH filing status. This change […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 461 – IRS Improves Online Payments

The Numbers Never Lie

SACRAMENTO—A public school teacher was arrested today at Los Angeles International Airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide rule, and a multi-function calculator. At a morning press conference, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said he believes the man is a member of the notorious […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 446 – Happy Presidents Weekend

Dear Family, Happy Presidents Day Weekend. Monday is the hybrid day that is neither Washington’s Birthday nor Lincoln’s – just a Monday, giving us a long weekend. Federal and State offices and schools will be closed. We will be too (since TaxPapa works for the School District). Traffic on the roads will not be moving […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 445 – Stimulus is Here!

Dear Family, What an exciting week. The Senate produced their version of the stimulus package. The House signed off on it. Now, it’s sitting on President Bush’s desk to pass into law. Once that happens, refunds should be heading your way in a couple of months. Perhaps in time for spring! (Or in time to […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 443 – Economic Stimulus

AMT Patch Passes Congress

courtesy of: David & Mary Mellem, EAs & Ashwaubenon Tax Professionals Congress has finally agreed on an AMT patch for years beginning in 2007. President Bush has indicated he plans to sign the bill. The bill is titled the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2007”. There are two parts to the bill: 1) The tax […]