Tag Archives: Debt

Debt Negotiation

Today TaxMama hears from Robert in the TaxQuips Forum, with a painful issue. “I am considering working with a company that will hopefully negotiate my debt. It will involve stopping payments to creditors and turning negotiations over to a law firm with a limited power of attorney. I need to know how this could affect […]

Lost Down Payment

Today TaxMama hears from Somsak in the TaxQuips Forum, who is hurting, badly. “In 2005 I signed a contract to purchase 2 units in a pre-construction CondoTel in Orlando, Florida. I submitted a 20% down payment of $211,960. In 2008 the project was completed, but only 47 out of 260 investors could close the escrows. The rest couldn’t […]

Business Loan 1099

Today TaxMama hears from Lucy in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs to know. “ I purchased a business in 2010 by giving the original business owner a down payment and then monthly payments thereafter.  She is a limited liability company, but has dissolved the company in March 2010.  Do I send her a 1099-MISC for the […]

California FTB Audits – Guaranteed Income

TaxMama note:  The Franchise Tax Board is starting these audits of people who have been relieved of debt in one manner or another. Odds are, at least 30% – 40% of the audits will turn up errors, with taxes due. I bet that 10% – 15% will turn up errors in the taxpayers favor, where […]

Two Mortgages

Today TaxMama hears from Seth in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question. “In order to qualify for my mortgage in 2009, I needed to put down 20% of the purchase price of my house.  I only had 5% to put down.  Therefore, I got another loan to cover the remaining 15% that I needed to […]

Bankruptcy & Freedom

Reprint of article from July 2003 And speaking of Independence Day …. I just got off the phone with a friend. She’s decided to file bankruptcy. This was a very long road for her. Like other friends, she’s a very moral person. In our generation, bankruptcy is not something we take lightly. It’s not just […]

Student Loan Payments

Today TaxMama hears from Heidi in California, with a common misunderstanding. “I know I can report student loan interest paid, but I’m wondering if I qualify for the tuition and fees deduction if I officially ended school in 2008, graduated in Jan. of 2009, and made payments for all of 2009.”

Short Term Installment Agreement

Today TaxMama hears from Joe in the TaxQuips Forum with lots of questions. Edited down he’s asking: “Is it true that you cannot efile prior year returns? I need to file for this year and last year. I expect to owe money for each year, but don’t need a long-term installment agreement. What form shall […]

Calculate Interest and Penalties

Today TaxMama hears from Joe in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “How do you calculate the penalty and interest when amending a tax return? I was told by a local chain that does taxes, that only the IRS can calculate these.” http://taxmama.wpengine.com/forum/taxquips/penalties-and-interest/  

1099-A Abandoned Property

  Today TaxMama hears from Sylvia in the TaxQuips forum, with this terse question. “Box 2 $160,000 Box 4 $150,000. Adj Basis $210,000. Which Form (982)? and which lines to use.”

More about Tax Bankruptcies

Today TaxMama hears from Enrique in California, who just learned something new. “I read that one can file for tax bankruptcy. If so how does one go about it? I was not sure if was true or not, and I saw your web site along with the article I read. Any help will help.”

Cancellation of Debt

Today TaxMama hears from Anna in Virginia who is upset. “I just received a letter from the IRS for my 2007 tax return saying I owe $1600 because of a cancellation of debt that I didn’t claim. I didn’t know that I was supposed to. I don’t have $1600. What am I supposed to do?”