Tag Archives: Children

20 Children or 2?

Today TaxMama® hears from BlueSage in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “Is it better to declare 20 children and then store the tax one would pay in an investment account, and use that money to pay taxes at year end? Or is it better to declare the right amount of children, pay as you […]

Wisdom from the Mouths of Babes

IMPORTANT TRUTHS ABOUT LIFE         That Little Children Have Learned: [TaxMama Note:  Lately, we’ve been hearing from Baby Boomers. It’s time to give the children a children a chance to be heard. ] 1)   No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats.

Children Write to God

A teacher asked her class to write notes to God. Here are some of the notes the children handed in: Dear God: I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset You made on Tuesday.  That was cool!

Child Support Payment

  Today TaxMama® hears from Danny in the Tax Quips Forum with this question. “My kids stay with their mother from Sunday noon until Thursday noon; then stay with me from Thursday noon until Sunday noon. I pay $140 monthly in child support. Can I claim them in my taxes?”

IRS Reminds Parents of Ten Tax Benefits

Your kids can be helpful at tax time. That doesn’t mean they’ll sort your tax receipts or refill your coffee, but those charming children may help you qualify for some valuable tax benefits. Here are 10 things the IRS wants parents to consider when filing their taxes this year.

Hiring Your Children

Today TaxMama hears from Ann in the Tax Quips Forum, with a reasonable question. “A woman pays her 13 & 15 year-old children to do office copying, collating, help distribute flyers, and help put on story plays for their author parent. If she were to hire an outside service, she would pay considerably more money […]

Tongue Twister

Today TaxMama hears from Nora in the TaxQuips Forum, who wants clarification. “Topic under Pub 17: Qualifying Relative (QR) -> Member of Household or Relationship Test -> Relatives who do not have to live with you.  Where it states that one of the QR’s who do not have to live with you are the “son […]

Six Important Facts about Dependents and Exemptions

Courtesy of IRS Some tax rules affect every person who may have to file a federal income tax return – these rules include dependents and exemptions. Here are six important facts the IRS wants you to know about dependents and exemptions that will help you file your 2010 tax return.

Happy Thanksgiving

  Dear Family, Today, I just want to say THANK YOU. This morning, on the verge of waking up, all bundled up under the covers, with the heater making the room all cozy…I was thinking warm and loving thoughts. Of family and friends. Of TaxMama® family and friends. Of all the different people I interact […]

Non-Profit Quotas

Today TaxMama hears from Dennis in the TaxQuips Forum, with a problem.  “I have recently become Treasurer of a band booster organization and need clarification about quota accounts.  They have a “quota” account for each student that is used for an annual trip.  You must make your quota amount or you are not allowed to […]