Tag Archives: energy

Should I File BK?

Today TaxMama hears from Bruce in the TaxQuips Forum who needs to make a decision. “My business failed last year and my wife and I are mulling over whether to declare personal bankruptcy due to this.  Towards the end of the life of the business, I put a lot of money on my credit cards, […]

Resourceful Marketing Attracts Converts

Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it, a Texaco Gasoline station was just a block away.    She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas. The attendant told […]

Energy Star Credits

Today TaxMama hears from Wilson in the TaxQuips Forum, who wants to know. “On Form 1040A, where should I claim my Energy Star appliances, that I purchased in 2010?” Hi Wilson, If you can find a place on Schedule A, go for it.  But no, honey, the 1040A is the SHORT form. It only contains […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 576 – Sleepy Weekend

Dear Family,  It’s November. Government offices were closed yesterday for Veteran’s Day, and are open again today. We’ve gotten spoiled with our Federal holidays landing on Mondays so we can have a long weekend.  It’s odd to celebrate an event, however solemn, then have to go back to work the next day. In fact, California’s […]

Happy Thanks for All the Gifts Week

Is there someone you forgot to thank? Is that Thank You card burning a hole in your pocket? Is Mom pestering you about calling your aunt? How long have you meant to thank him for that locket?   Well, for all you procrastinators, you ‘I meant to do it’ divas, you folks with good hearts […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 562 – Tax Holidays and More

Dear Family, This has been an interesting week. I got to do some political lobbying and met a passionate woman. Rebecca Madigan gave up a perfectly good job to pursue the cause of small business-owners, affiliate marketers, generally, folks who work from home. Rebecca started the Peformance Marketing Association (PMA) to help set standards for […]

Only the Strong Survive

The Next SURVIVOR Series Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks. Each kid will play two sports and take either music or dance classes. There is no fast food. Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean, […]

After Earth Day – Energy Incentives

Dear Family, Well, I’m baaaaack! It’s always really nice to take some time off and totally disconnect from phones and computers, isn’t it? We’ve been to Paradise and back. Along the way we saw a 9-foot pizza being designed; strawberry pizzas being hawked; pizza-shaped hats; a ratapult tossing stuffed rats; an array of medieval garments […]

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 […]

Asset Valuation

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 glasses of sparkling cider theory… A professor stood before his philosophy class with some items on his desk in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he […]