Tag Archives: Estate tax in the United States

Tax on Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

Today TaxMama® hears from “AReasonableMan” in the TaxQuips Forum, with a question about his wife’s inheritance.  Essentially, it boils down to this. His mother-in-law died. Among the items his wife inherited is an IRA. When a person is over age 70 ½, they are required to draw a certain amount out of their IRAs and […]

Interest on Refund

Today TaxMama® hears from Stan in the TaxQuips Forum, with a valid question. “In October 2011, an amended Estate Tax return was filed. The IRS did not complete their review until the beginning of April 2013. However, they are only showing interest payable for 53 days.”

Fiscal Cliff Legislation – The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Today TaxMama® hears from Spidell Publishing Inc. at www.caltax.com  with the latest news on the fiscal cliff legislation.

Ask TaxMama #668 – Happy New Year

Dear Family,   HAPPY NEW YEAR!   As of now, we’re getting close to new legislation to head off our plunge down that famous (and tedious) fiscal cliff. Here are some of the details of the law we expect to see:

Estate vs Estate

Today TaxMama® hears from Kelly in the TaxQuips Forum, who is confused. Let me summarize. “Kelly’s father died, leaving the house to the children. But the value is less than $5 million, so no estate tax return needs to be filed. Why do they need to file anything to report the sale of the property?”

Annuities

Today TaxMama® has been hearing from several people in the TaxQuips Forum and elsewhere, with this question. “Someone just inherited an annuity. Is it taxable? And if so, how much of it is taxable?”  

Taxes After Death

Today TaxMama® hears from Darlene in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “A couple has filed married filing separately for at least 4 years. About 3 years ago he went into a nursing home. She continue to file married filing separately, preparing his return for him also. The nursing home took just about all his […]

Last Minute Tax Tips

Today TaxMama® wants to give you a few last minute tax tips.

Ask TaxMama Issue 631 – Happy Black History Month

Dear Family, I left the house this week. You don’t think that’s news? Let me tell you, I am so well cocooned here in this office, that I can reach out and do anything from here – even teach a class with a 100 people. And do a fabulous Twitter chat with Melinda Emerson the […]

In 2012, Many Tax Benefits Increase Due to Inflation Adjustments

WASHINGTON — For tax year 2012, personal exemptions and standard deductions will rise and tax brackets will widen due to inflation, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. By law, the dollar amounts for a variety of tax provisions, affecting virtually every taxpayer, must be revised each year to keep pace with inflation. New dollar amounts […]