Tag Archives: Financial services

Reverse Mortgages

Today TaxMama® hears from Dave in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “How do we deduct interest on a reverse mortgage?” 

Ask TaxMama Issue 623 – Lots of Happy Birthdays

   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 […]

More Taxpayers Are Filing From Home in 2011 – Early Filing Season Statistics

Courtesy of IRS WASHINGTON — Almost 19 million tax returns have been filed with the IRS from home computers so far this year, an increase of almost 6 percent compared to the number of returns from the same time last year. IRS reminds taxpayers that everyone can use Free File to prepare and e-file their […]

Insolvency and COD

Today TaxMama hears from Katherine in the TaxQuips Forum, who gets it. “I settled a debt today and am doing a list of assets and liabilities. My question is about assets “Interest in a pension plan.” My husband has been receiving an annuity retirement check for about 20 years. How would we know the value […]

IRS Issues Final Regulations on New Basis Reporting Requirement

For Investors, Reporting Gains and Losses Gets Easier Starting in 2011 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations under a law change that will require reporting of basis and other information by stock brokers and mutual fund companies for most stock purchased in 2011 and all stock purchased in 2012 and later […]

Investment Tools and Tips

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.  

Double Taxed Pension

Today TaxMama hears from Marilyn in California, who tells us. “ I have a client who is a resident of Maine and receives retirement income from CA (PERS or STRS). Does he have to pay state tax on that in CA and in Maine?”

Capital Losses – Plus

Today TaxMama hears from Brian in Kentucky who tells us. “In 2006 I sold my house and had some decent profits. I decided to invest some of it and lost $13,000 quickly in the stock market so I closed my accounts. No more of that for me. If I don’t have any capital gains in […]