Tag Archives: Family

Ask TaxMama Issue 677 – Easter and Passover

Dear Family, Today is Good Friday and also the middle of Passover. Lots of places are closed, like banks, stock exchanges, schools, and more. Take some time to enjoy today. You can start with the Money Funnies. In honor of April Fools Day this weekend, this week’s Money Funny honors Joey Skaggs and New York […]

Custodial Parent

Today TaxMama® hears from Dok0619 in the TaxQuips Forum with the eternal problem. “I am separated from my wife and she has our two kids. She left August of 2012. In November our lawyers made a temporary custody agreement for us and I have been voluntarily paying her child support until we finally go to […]

Supporting Family

Today TaxMama® hears from Sue in the Tax Quips Forum with this issue. “My parents are both unemployed and lived with me all year. My dad did receive unemployment, but it was about $3,300 for the entire year – my mom did not receive any unemployment. My younger sisters also lived with me – they […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 642 – Hot and Busy

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 […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 640 – Happy Cinco de Mayo Weekend

Dear Family, I’ve spent the morning emailing back and forth with niece on the other side of the continent. There are secret goings on within the family to create a very special party and a present for the woman who needs nothing – my mom. Soon to be 90 years-old, she will be getting a […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 639 – TGIO

Dear Family, Well, Tax Season is all wrapped up – and many of you have hit the road. I can tell, since so many of your autoresponders are saying you’re gone for the next week or two. I don’t blame you. This year, for some reason, was particularly grueling. Some Tax Pros tell me they […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 638 – Happy Friday the 13th

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. […]

Stepchild in Divorce

Today TaxMama® hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum with a divorce question for Valentine’s Day. “What happens, taxwise, to the relationship of stepchildren when the parents divorce and the stepchild stays with the stepparent? Do they go back to just being the girlfriend’s kid again? I hear about stepparents adopting their spouse’s children. Is […]

Child Support Payment

  Today TaxMama® hears from Danny in the Tax Quips Forum with this question. “My kids stay with their mother from Sunday noon until Thursday noon; then stay with me from Thursday noon until Sunday noon. I pay $140 monthly in child support. Can I claim them in my taxes?”