Tag Archives: electricity

Disasters and Other Pleasant Experiences

Today TaxMama® wants to talk about sudden, unexpected events – and some tips on how to prepare for them.  

Assess First, Shoot Later

Green Garden Grass snakes can be dangerous. Yes, grass snakes — not rattlesnakes. A couple in Sweetwater, Texas had a lot of potted plants, and during a recent cold spell, the wife was bringing a lot of them indoors to protect them from a possible freeze. It turned out that a little green garden grass […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 613 President Obama Speaks

   Dear Family,  During our class last night, a couple of major things went on in the world. A big chunk of Southern California and San Diego lost electricity. The nuclear power plant at San Onofre was shut down (safely). Meanwhile a student in Texas tells me she just managed to get back into her […]

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, […]

News Release – Stimulus Package – Final Version Summary

CCH Special Tax Briefing Final Stimulus Plan Provides Tax Breaks For Individuals, Businesses, Environment, Government (RIVERWOODS, ILL., February 13, 2009) – Senate and House conferees have agreed on the final provisions of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the major “economic stimulus” measure of the new Obama administration, according to CCH, a Wolters […]

Life’s Important Questions

Can you cry under water? How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? Why do you have to “put your two cents in” when it’s only a “penny for your thoughts?” Where’s that extra penny going to? Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing […]

Tax Credit for Fuel Cell Vehicles

IRS Explains How Manufacturers, Purchasers Can Take Advantage of Tax Credit for Fuel Cell Vehicles WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a notice providing procedures for vehicle manufacturers to certify that a fuel cell vehicle meets the requirements for a tax credit. It also provides guidance to taxpayers who purchase certified vehicles regarding […]

Rentals Sort of

Today TaxMama hears from Doug in Alaska who has this tale of woe. “We have an apartment downstairs, that my wife and I have rented for the last three years. We decided that rather than put my ailing father-in-law into assisted living we could set him up in our unit below, where hospice and other […]

Something Sheepish

Today TaxMama hears from Steve in Pennsylvania, who tells us, “I recently built a barn and installed an electric fence around three acres. I have run water to the barn and have installed electricity. We have bought a few sheep to start a flock. I have been told that the expenses related to the barn […]