Tag Archives: Earned income tax credit

Tax Extension Reminder – Things Not to Overlook

Courtesy of the IRS Don’t Overlook Special Individual and Small Business Tax Benefits; Choose e-file, e-pay  [TaxMama Note: Be careful. If you have disclosure statements that you want to go to IRS with your tax return, make sure your tax software company is transmitting those pages or forms.  If you cannot reach them in time, […]

2 Heads of Households

Today TaxMama hears from Nora in the Tax Quips Forum with a common situation. “Two single taxpayers decide to share a home (let’s say a rental) and each has qualifying children.  Each maintains their own family expenses and share equally the cost of household expenses.  Can each claim HOH status? If so, would claiming two […]

Help the US Deficit – Don’t Ever File Your 2007 Tax Return!

Video: How to Request a Copy Your Tax Return: English IRS Has $1.1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2007 Income Tax Return WASHINGTON — Refunds totaling more than $1.1 billion may be waiting for nearly 1.1 million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2007, the Internal Revenue […]

IRS2Go App for Your iPhone and Android

Courtesy of IRS   See the Video: IRS2Go:  English WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today unveiled IRS2Go, its first smartphone application that lets taxpayers check on their status of their tax refund and obtain helpful tax information. “This new smart phone app reflects our commitment to modernizing the agency and engaging taxpayers where they want when they […]

New Baby New W-4

Today TaxMama hears from Lindsay in the TaxQuips Forum, with the right question at the right time. “I need to find out how to fill out a new W-4 since I recently had a baby. I had a baby in September. I am single, with one job. Should I claim 2 on my W-4, and […]

Getting Married Now or Later

Today TaxMama hears from Robyn in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs to make a decision. Essentially, it boils down to should my boyfriend and I get married this year or not, in order to get the best tax advantage. They have a child together – and one that is just hers. Read the details here. […]

The End of RALs

This morning TaxMama received a press release from Harry W. Buckley, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. in response to IRS’s announcement yesterday about removing the debt indicator from the electronically filed tax returns at the time of filing.

Ask TaxMama Issue 547 – Tax Freedom Day

Dear Family, Today is National Tax Freedom Day, according to The Tax Foundation, who tracks such things. This year’s Tax Freedom Day is one day later than in 2009, but more than two weeks earlier than in 2007. Though, since each state has their own tax rate, your tax freedom day may come sooner,…or later. […]

Getting Credit

Today TaxMama hears from Maxine in Florida, who has two quick questions. “Can someone living on Supplemental Security Income receive an Earned Income Credit if she has one dependent? Can someone who is retired received the existing homebuyer tax credit $6,500?”

Child Care Decision

Today TaxMama hears from Brad in Missouri who needs to decide. “I’ve got a question about childcare while we work. I can either pay a local teen $60/week cash or a mom $75/week. The teen doesn’t file taxes and thus I don’t think I can deduct it without forcing her to file, correct? The $75/week […]

Going for the Jugular

Today TaxMama hears from Carolyn, commenting on yesterday’s TaxQuip. “I thought you would have strongly encouraged her to get off food stamps and earn a living. If she gets more money in food stamps, she should think carefully about doing this? Are you kidding me?”

IRS Has $1.3 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2005 Tax Return

IR-2009-16, March 3, 2009 WASHINGTON — Unclaimed refunds totaling approximately $1.3 billion are awaiting over a million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2005, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. However, to collect the money, a return for 2005 must be filed with the IRS no later than Wednesday, April […]