Tag Archives: Congress

Multi-State Tax

Today TaxMama hears from Len overlooking the beach in California, who asks, “I am not a tax professional, but: Are you SURE the answer you gave the slightly lost Missouri lady with the partial interest in the California building is correct? She is, after all, not even a part-time California resident. Your answer implies that […]

Trophy Donations Tax Scam

Today TaxMama hears from the Humane Society with a warning about phony museum donations by hunters. The press release is below. I won’t read it to you – but I will summarize it. You’re going to see some words in the following press release that will trigger all kinds of hostility and negative reactions, no […]

Used Car Tax Preparers

Today TaxMama hears from Noe in Texas, who wants to know. “Why should taxpayers avoid companies that prepare tax returns free of charge on the condition that the customer uses their refund as a down payment on a car or that offers them the refund as a loan like that? How they can do better?”

100 Miles

Today TaxMama hears from Becky in Arlington TX who says, “I teach school and teach on a contract basis and my husband has a remodeling business. I want to know if my husband and I have our residence in one city, but commute 100 miles during the week to work in another city, can we […]

Owning Rental Property

Today Donna from California did some research. “I’m interested in starting a small business in real estate centering around purchasing the property and renting it to tenants. But to my dismay I recently read that the IRS does not consider that a business. Is that true? I also read that this is a “gray” area. […]

The Long Drive

Today Nick from Columbus, Georgia asks, “I live in Columbus, GA and work in Atlanta, GA. Since I work about 200 miles away from my residence, my company gives me a per diem. My question is, even though I get a per diem, can I claim my expenses as business expenses while I am in […]