Tag Archives: cancer

Ask TaxMama Issue 634 – Happy St Patty Weekend

Dear Family, Out here in the Valley, the day looks dark and gloomy. That in-between time, when the world is trying to decide whether or not to rain. The birds and squirrels seem to love it. Lots of fluttering around  (birds) and frolicking (squirrels).  Rick just called and said he’s taken a busload of children […]

Marrying for Love

Today TaxMama® hears from Someone Privately with a romantic story. “My client was deeply in love with a woman who was dying of cancer. To demonstrate their love, they got married in July of 2011. She died in February 2012. The problem? She had a lot of tax debt, spanning several years. How do we […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 610 – Keep Your Fork

Dear Family, The week just seems to fly by when you have interesting and exciting things to do. And we definitely have those around here!   We’ve been working with the folks at NASBA to arrange for continuing education credit for CPAs who take TaxMama’s® courses and the SFV Breakfast roundtable. It takes a lot of […]

Cancer Policy

Today TaxMama hears from Donna in Texas in the TaxQuips Forum, with a sad question. “One of my clients brought me a 1099-MISC from an insurance company. In box 3, Other Income they have an amount of $50,000.00.  She had taken out an insurance policy for cancer and she got it.  She has never claimed […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 510 – Dying to Plan

Dear Family, Just as we were starting last night’s EA Exam Review Class, someone announced that Michael Jackson (age 50)had died. Despite all the controversy surrounding this man-child, he has remained steadfastly popular. In fact, he had a series of 50 concerts scheduled in London that had already sold over $85m(£52m) worth of tickets. Aside […]

Putting Your Affairs in Order

The doctor, after an examination, sighed and said, ‘I have some bad news. You have cancer, and you’d best put your affairs in order.’ The woman was shocked, but managed to compose herself and walk into the waiting room where her daughter had been waiting. ‘Well daughter, we women celebrate when things are good, and […]

Your FBI File

Today TaxMama got distracted. I started reading Al Tompkins’ interview with Tisha Thompson at WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C., who started digging into FBI files on people for her reports. The information is hard to get and often requires dogged persistence. She says it can take as many as 56 letters to get someone’s file. Do […]