Tag Archives: Canada

Ask TaxMama Issue 537 – Life is Electric

Dear Family, It’s been pouring all morning. Last night, working here in front of the patio window, it suddenly got a bit frightening. Can you be struck by lightening inside your own house? There were flashes so close to me that I had to back away from the computer, the the things on the desk, […]

Mexican American Child

Today TaxMama hears from Linda in La Mesa, Calif – near the Mexican border. “If a dependent is a U.S. Citizen and a resident of Mexico, do they qualify for the child tax credit or the additional child tax credit?”

Ask TaxMama Issue 530 – Thankful Muchly

Dear Family, Have you ever had one of those weeks when you just couldn’t seem to get into the groove? Yup, it’s been really hard to focus – especially since my head and sinuses have felt as if they were filled up with balloons. You know you should be able to pop them, or depressurize, […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 516 – How Sewing Machines Changed the World

Dear Family, I want to thank the National Association of Enrolled Agents for honoring TaxMama® (or Eva Rosenberg) their 2009 Excellence in Public Awareness Award – for letter the world know about Enrolled Agents and what we do. Let’s face it, EAs are the best friend of the average taxpayer – especially the small businessowner. […]

Sometimes It’s Not Depression

George Farthing, an expatriate British man living in America, was recently diagnosed as clinically depressed, tanked up on anti-depressants and scheduled for controversial Shock Therapy when doctors realised he wasn’t depressed at all – only British. ‘Not depressed, just British’ Mr Farthing, a British man whose characteristic pessimism and gloomy perspective were interpreted as serious […]

Bible Stories…by Children

Can you imagine yourself to be the nun that is sitting at her desk grading these papers all the while trying to keep a straight face and maintain her composure! PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE WORDING AND SPELLING. IF YOU KNOW THE BIBLE EVEN A LITTLE, YOU’LL FIND THIS HILARIOUS! IT COMES FROM A CATHOLIC […]

Three Things to Ponder in 2008

1. Cows 2. The Constitution 3. The Ten Commandments COWS Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they […]

Truck Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Dawn in Hawaii who is upset: “I bought a concrete boom pump in 2006 for $295,000 in Canada. I just received a letter from the IRS stating that I owe $35,400 for a Federal excise tax. I have not been told by the seller or anyone else about this. When I […]

New Social Security Mismatch Rule

Shades of 1984 and McCarthyism! This new rule is going further than simply holding employers responsible for ensuring that the workers they hire are all legal. That is as it should be. Everyone should take responsibility for their own actions and choices. However, it includes a snitch-factor – encouraging employees to turn others in – […]

Why our country is in trouble!

A Washington, DC, airport ticket agent offers some examples of why our country is in trouble! 1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn’t get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!) 2. I got a call from a candidate’s staffer, who wanted […]

Canadian Rental

Today TaxMama hears from John in the TaxParlor who says, “I had a client ask how to claim a rental in Canada. He got it this year 2006. He pays property tax and mortgage interest and has some other costs. He also said it was a time share. He is not using it and only […]