Tag Archives: e-book

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 […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 520 – Honoring 911 Weekend

Dear Family, First a moment of silence – pray for those who died, and those who helped on 9-11. If you’re interested, there’s a memorial site to honor all those involved and to look towards the future. http://www.national911memorial.org/ DEADLINE! Remember there are filing deadlines next Tuesday, September 15th. BIG deadlines. In the past, only corporate […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 519 – Happy Labor Day Weekend

Dear Family, Well, here we are, it’s already Labor Day weekend. The unofficial end to summer. For some, even children (remember way back then?), it comes as a relief. Too much goofing off can become tiresome. Though I could dearly use a month with no responsibilities whatsoever. Couldn’t you? But, do children these days even […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 518 – IRS Virtually

Dear Family, This will be a short issue, since your TaxMama® is on vacation. The EA Exam students voted to take two weeks off, until after Labor Day, before starting to study Part III. Although the class isn’t really a democracy, Rick and I jumped on the opportunity, since we haven’t had a moment to […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 517 – Admit You’re Happy

Dear Family, This is Admit You’re Happy Month. So I challenge you to take a really honest look at your life and your day. Let’s face it, you’re in pretty good shape. You’re healthier than the next zshlob. You’ve got a roof over your head, and you’ve got enough food to keep you alive. If […]