Today TaxMama wants to speak to you about how to gain a better understanding of your investments, and money – and perhaps their relationship to your taxes.
Today TaxMama hears from Sid in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a dog walking/training sole proprietorship. “My question concerns expenses for my dog, who is the face of my business (appearing on all my advertising material) and whom I use all the time for training demonstrations to attract clients. Can I deduct any of her […]
Today TaxMama hears from Elaine in the TaxQuips forum, who tells us. “I have a client that is retiring now at age 55. He will receive $185,000 in deferred compensation. The company will withhold $111,000 for lifetime medical insurance for him. Can the whole $111,000 be deducted in the year paid?”
Today TaxMama hears from Tarquin in New Orleans, with this problem. “I inherited a coin collection. The estimated basis I got was $70,000. But the collection sold for $90,000 a few months later. I calculate that I now owe $5,600 in capital gains taxes. But I know that coin prices have been falling. Therefore, the […]
Today TaxMama hears from Julie who says “Why should I care about people who got messed up with subprime or ARM mortgages? Did they not know enough to read their contracts? I had a financial advisor back in 2004 who presented an adjustable rate based on the LIBOR Index. I told him to forget it […]