Tag Archives: Flat tax

Zero Tax on Capital Gain

Today TaxMama® hears from Mazyar in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “I am planning for 2012 tax and am trying to find out what would be the maximum long-term capital gain I can have in order to still have it taxed at 0%. I use the Schedule D Tax Worksheet and enter the […]

Child Wins Prize

Today TaxMama hears from Bill in the TaxQuips Forum, who is confused. “My 22 year old daughter won a contest (trip to NYC and new wardrobe) in 2010. She has received a 1099-MISC for $18,000 for the total of goods and services that she received. She is a full-time student and this is unearned income. […]

Out of State Income

Today TaxMama hears from Bruce in the TaxQuips Forum with this hopeful question. “I have a sole proprietorship based in CA.  During 2010 one of my customers was located in Texas and I traveled to Texas to provide services.  Should I report the income I earned from the customer in Texas with California or Texas […]

2011 Tax Cuts

Today TaxMama wants to address the year-end tax stalemate in the U.S. Legislature. Dear Family, It’s SOS Time  – time to step up and Save YourSelves! It’s time to let your legislators know how you feel! You want definitive legislation before the year ends – not pushed into next year. The nation is angry. People […]

Not Ready to File

Today TaxMama  wants to give you a nudge to file that tax return – even if you owe money!

Less Income, Yet Taxes are Due

Today TaxMama hears from Felicia who is upset. “My mother and I bought a home two years ago; but both of us lost our jobs and are on unemployment. For some reason, when she was doing her taxes with her tax lady, my mother ended up owing almost $1,000.00. Why would that happen if she […]

Why Your Business Needs A Tax Pro, Part 2

So, How Do I Know They Know Their Stuff? Simple: Ask questions. Ah, but what questions? The truth is that you need to begin the process by determining which colors in the financial spectrum are relevant to your enterprise. Doing your homework before you contact a tax professional–and being specific about the areas in which […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable

    REPLAY today’s session – you can listen and SEE the session Today’s topics included: Introductions of the participants Testing of microphones ;~) Questions about the EA Exam Review Class starting tonight Discussion of IRS bizarre notice –  long-term care insurance distributions that IRS is questioning Odd rejections of homebuyer credits IRS not willing to […]

Hit the Road Jack

Today TaxMama hears from Summit in the TaxQuips Forum, who has some questions. “When doing work nationally what are the tax implications? We are a painting contractor based in, say, New York, travel to Mississippi and paint a building for 50k, then travel to Alabama and paint a building for 50k and so on… what […]