Dear Family, States around the country are offering sales tax holidays this time of year. Click on the graphic (at left) to find the details. All these years, we never really heard anything about the taxability of the Olympic medals – or of the cash prizes given to each winner. Suddenly, this month, it’s […]
Dear Family, Next week is the anniversary of the Paperback book, which was first introduced by Penguin. There was a brand of paperback books called PocketBooks. As you may have realized, I am an avid reader. Have been since I could see.
Dear Family, Can you believe it. This is the 650th issue. Ask TaxMama has been running for 12 ½ years. We’ve answered thousands of questions; solved innumerable tax problems; saved people millions of tax dollars over the years – and even improved the federal tax administration system and the tax profession a tiny bit. The […]
Dear Family, Happy Friday the 13th! It will be a nice day – I’ll make sure of it. Since, it is my husband’s birthday. So, I’ll be devising delightfully cute ways to torment him. (His personal preference is to hide under the bed on his birthday…so anything I do to get him out from under […]
Lots of people are taking off early and getting ready for 4th of July in advance. Others are taking a long weekend next week – including my Lulu. Can you imagine – she’s off to a beach party for the 4th of July in a nice secluded cove. It actually looks really nifty. They seem […]
Dear Family, Happy Summer! Yes, despite the fact that many of us in sunny climes start to celebrate summer on Memorial Day weekend, the planet didn’t recognize summer until this week. Finally, this weekend, my mother’s 90th birthday party! I saw the album the girls put together. Lots of wonderful pictures! Lots. But, I think […]
Dear Family, We are running very late today because I started the day by writing articles. The first one was completed on time – TaxMama’s 10 Tips for Success. But the second took quite a bit longer. I got absorbed researching in this week’s MarketWatch article. It’s essentially exploring whether or not delayed tax benefits […]
Dear Family, Happy Passover. Still a couple of days left. Are you craving bread yet? Getting ready for the traditional pizza frenzy after the holiday is over. Soon. Soon. Meanwhile, get your tax questions answered – live. Call us this morning – TaxMama and Bob McCormick on his Money 101 show on KFWB Los Angeles. […]
Dear Family, Although this time of year is meant to be sort of slow, and laid back, so we can just enjoy the buzz from the whole year and the holidays…it’s been quite the opposite. These last couple of months have been a whirlwind – kind of a blur, actually. And there are still a […]
It’s birthday time. You see the greeting to Dame Judi Dench – easily one of my all-time favorite actors. But it’s also Lulu’s birthday, and David’s and Barbara’s and Harlan’s and Tony and Tracy and Alicia and lots of other great people this first half of December. So happy birthday to you all! Sometime […]
Dear Family What a gloriously busy week! I’ve spent most of it either teaching, or preparing new classes to teach, or finishing up articles for the next couple of months. Have barely come up for air – and there are still to classes to finish preparing for yet today.