Tag Archives: cellular telephone

Sick Humor

The patient receives a letter from the hospital describing what will happen when she arrives. She will be assigned her own personal nurse-advocate. One the nurse’s duties will be to mark the location of the surgery on her body. The other is to ensure that the doctors operate on the correct side or limb – […]

Staples $5K Tax Giveaway

Transcript of the Staples and TaxMama Twitter Tax Event 2/28/12 I want to thank EVERYONE who joined us, retweeted us and asked great questions. Staples:  Kick off tweets  Welcome to our Twitter tax event! We were here with @TaxMama, ready to lay down some tax tips and answer questions.    Okay, here we go! Take it away, […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 624 – Happy Holiday Season

Dear Family, Although this time of year is meant to be sort of slow, and laid back, so we can just enjoy the buzz from the whole year and the holidays…it’s been quite the opposite. These last couple of months have been a whirlwind – kind of a blur, actually. And there are still a […]

IRS Issues Guidance on Employer Provided Cell Phones

By David & Mary Mellem, EAs Included in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 was a provision that removed cell phones from the definition of “listed property”.  As such the tedious recordkeeping requirements necessary for listed property NO LONGER apply to cell phones effective January 1, 2010.  This change did not address how to […]

You know you’re living in 2011 when…

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave. 2. You haven’t played cards with your friends in person in years. 3. You have a list of 24 email addresses and Twitter accounts to reach your family of 3.

Keeping up With the Times

When I bought my Blackberry I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids […]

A Trip to the IRS Tax Forums, Page 2

Problem Resolution and Focus Groups Problem Resolution had a facility at the Tax Forum. One of my friends brought a case file with her (and power of attorney forms, etc.). When picking up her registration packet on Monday, she was given a form to fill out with the specifics of her case (and a copy […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 560 – The Advocate Speaks

Dear Family, This morning I started reading the Taxpayers Advocate’s (TAS) report to Congress and completely lost track of time. Does that happen with you, too?  For me, reading is a fully absorbing activity. Books are especially dangerous. Once I sit down with a book, I’m lost. I’ll stay up all night to finish it. […]

In Your Appointment Book

Today TaxMama hears from Tana from Ventura from the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) meeting. Tana says. “I had hoped to see what sort of things you actually found important to write in your calendar. I assume this is information a competent and knowledgeable tax professional can convey.”

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, […]