Tag Archives: e-book

Ask TaxMama Issue 530 – Thankful Muchly

Dear Family, Have you ever had one of those weeks when you just couldn’t seem to get into the groove? Yup, it’s been really hard to focus – especially since my head and sinuses have felt as if they were filled up with balloons. You know you should be able to pop them, or depressurize, […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 529 – Lucky Friday the 13th

Dear Family, Welcome to Friday the 13th. It’s a beautiful day. The sun is bursting with happy light. The birds are busy tweeting away; the squirrels chittering and racing around their jungle jim (my trellis). And I’ve been alternating between working on Ask TaxMama, answering questions at TaxQueries, and playing Dynomite and Mystery P.I. at […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 528 – A Victory for the Aspiring Homeowner

Dear Family, The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 (WHBAA) passed nearly unanimously in the House today. HR 3548 is about to be signed by President Barack Obama. I’ve been tracking the progress of this all week, using a new media source to post my notes. All Voices is an interesting concept. When […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 527 – Scary Tax Breaks

Dear Family, Don’t forget to change your clocks Saturday night. Yup, I could tell you stories of times when I didn’t. You probably have stories, too, don’t you? Anyway… I have great news – and bad news. First the great news. It’s VERY exciting! Not only will Congress be extending the $8,000 first time homebuyers […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 526 – Big Foul Ups

Dear Family, Did you hear the one about the pilots who forgot to land? No? Well it goes like this. Yesterday, Northwest Airlines Flight 188 from San Diego to Minneapolis was lost for an hour , sparking hijack fears. Air traffic control lost contact with the pilots, so the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contacted the […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 525 – Lots of Hot Air

Dear Family, Hooray! Tax season is over. For those of us making a living doing tax returns, it’s quite a relief. Just as it is for those of you who agonized until the very last minute before finally filing and paying those final balances due. At least it’s over – for a while. Remember, though, […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 524 – Obama at Peace

Dear Family, The news of day. You are hearing (seeing) it everywhere. President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace prize. Wow! All anyone can talk about is ‘why’? Perhaps he will earn it someday. Perhaps President Obama really will achieve peace, somewhere. So far, he’s just in the beginning stages. Frankly, this must have come […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 523 – Exotic Climes

Dear Family, A wonderful, charming, delightful and otherwise irresistible gentleman just called to pay for his tax return via credit card. Which reminded me about something funny that happened. Lulu and I were all excited about getting a new student from Micronesia. Talk about way out there! We wanted to call here, but at 7:00 […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 522 – The Book of Life

Dear Family, This week has flown by. We’ve all been so busy. Lots to catch up, finishing up tax returns for the end of tax season, designing new tools for you to use next year, designing a new TaxMama site to replace the old, stagnant version that’s been up for a decade or more…and processing […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 521 – A Sweet New Year

Dear Family, Well, we survived another deadline. Tuesday was the final filing date for corporations. We’re used to that. No problem. But IRS also made that the new filing deadline for partnerships, trusts, estates and any other pass-through entity you could imagine. Suddenly, all the entities we used to be able to do when we […]