Tag Archives: Business

Foreign Taxes and Basis

Today TaxMama® hears from RJ in the TaxQuips Forum, who asks an intriguing question. “I understand that both reinvested dividends and reinvested capital gains distributions get added into a mutual fund’s Cost Basis. But what about Foreign Tax Paid? Does Foreign Taxes Paid also get directly added into a fund’s Cost Basis?”

Many Business Tax Filers Can File Next Monday

Courtesy of the IRS Many businesses will be able to file their 2012 federal income tax returns starting Monday, Feb. 4. Filers of forms affected by January tax law changes will need to wait until late February or early March. The Monday opening covers non-1040 series business returns for calendar year 2012, including  Form 1120  […]

Received 1099 Late

Today TaxMama® hears from Chuck in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question. “So I received a 1099-MISC after I filed my taxes last year. (Yes I jumped right out there and got ‘em done and in.) What do I need to do to now so Uncle Sam doesn’t come looking for me? Ahem… file a […]

Daughter and 1098T

Today TaxMama® hears from Sheba in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs guidance. “My daughter is a first year college student out of state. She has a partial loan, partial scholarship and grants. I don’t know what to do with the information from the 1098-T. I still claim her as a dependent and I pay part […]

House-Related Deductions

Today TaxMama® hears from bhusler28 in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “I recently got divorced. Right now the deed is in my name, but the loan is in both my ex-husband’s name and my name. When we file our taxes, we are unsure as to who gets to claim the taxes from the […]

Ask TaxMama #668 – Happy New Year

Dear Family,   HAPPY NEW YEAR!   As of now, we’re getting close to new legislation to head off our plunge down that famous (and tedious) fiscal cliff. Here are some of the details of the law we expect to see:

Cost or FMV?

Today TaxMama® hears from CotoPop in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “A client purchases a high end car in January, 2010 ($52,000). It is only used for personal purposes in 2010 and 2011. In January 2012 client starts a new business and uses the car 80% for business. Client is going to use […]

Supporting Family

Today TaxMama® hears from Sue in the Tax Quips Forum with this issue. “My parents are both unemployed and lived with me all year. My dad did receive unemployment, but it was about $3,300 for the entire year – my mom did not receive any unemployment. My younger sisters also lived with me – they […]

Business on eBay

Today TaxMama® hears from Tax455 in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “If I earned $50k through eBay buying and selling phones, and $12k was profit, should I get a business license or incorporate for tax purposes? I did not hit the 200 transactions so I’m not sure if eBay will send me a tax […]