Tag Archives: e-book

Ask TaxMama Issue 637 – Happy Passover and Easter

Dear Friends, Happy Passover Eve and Good Friday. The holy weekend is upon us. Many of you aren’t working – or have already left town. (Which explains the heavy traffic we heard about yesterday.) I wish you all a loving, noisy, friendly family weekend.  And please, if you know of friends or co-workers who are […]

Mystery Shoppers

Today TaxMama  hears from Brad in Missouri, in the TaxQuips Forum. Brad tells us “ I’m an independent contractor for several mystery shopping companies. Today for example I did a casino shop. I get reimbursed for 1 meal expense up to $10 and paid $35 for the shop itself, but they legally can’t reimburse my […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 540 – A Long Weekend

Dear Family, This week went by so quickly, I didn’t even have time to blink. Perhaps not so for some people. Working on an article, I called the IRS DC press office one morning, only to get the answering service message that the office was closed. So contacted a couple of those cool guys by […]

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, […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 536 – Celebrations and Disasters

Dear Family, Happy 60th Birthday to Stevie G! January 15th already. My how time flies. Today, your 4th estimated tax payment is due for 2009. You may need to make a payment you didn’t realize you owed. If you received the benefit of the Making the Work Pay Credit, please check to make sure you […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 535 – Tax Season Begins

Dear Family, Please join me this morning on BlogTalkRadio as TaxMama joins Diane Young at 8:00 am PST Her show is Women and Money: Building Financial Confidence. If you can’t tune in live, you can listen later. www.blogtalkradio.com/diane-young Happy Universal Letter Writing Week! You may not remember, but before email and texting, there was an […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 534 – Happy New Year

Dear Family, Before we go any deeper into this issue, let me just tell you how very, very, very, deeply I appreciate you for being part of TaxMama’s family. We have just finished 11 years together. Can you believe it? Yup – January 1999 You and your friends and colleagues have made it a joy […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 533 – Blowing Away the Bad Times

Dear Family, We’re getting ready for TaxMama’s Last Minute Tax Workshop – on Monday. It is designed to update you on the high points of things you need to know for your 2009 tax returns. Some tips to help you in 2010 – and things to watch out for! You will also learn a few […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 532 – A Time For Miracles

Dear Family, The year is ending and a lot of changes have taken place in your tax life. There have probably been more legislative changes this year, than ever – and more are still being contemplated by Congress this month. In fact, there are two tax bills that have been passed by the House of […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 531 – Births and Rebirths

Dear Family, This week is full of birthdays – birth anniversaries, like that of my friends Lulu and Barbara…and an actual birth. Yesterday morning, just before my visit with Brent Clanton on CNN in Houston, my neice sent us an announcement about the birth of her new baby girl. Lisa’s daughter is thin and long […]