Tag Archives: Florida

Where to Pay Tax

Today TaxMama hears from Nick in Wisconsin, who tells us. “I own several rentals in Wisconsin. I have been a Wisconsin resident for years. If I relocate to Florida where there is no personal income tax, then sell my rentals, will I have to pay capital gains tax to Wisconsin? I realize that the Federal […]

1099 Instead of K-1

Today TaxMama hears from Rob in Florida. He tells, “I sold my majority interest in an LLC (filing as a partnership with pass-through income) to another partner for $10.00 on August 11, 2008. The partnership’s CPA sent me a 1099-MISC with an amount entered into nonemployee compensation. I was expecting a K-1. Is the 1099 […]

Around the Water Cooler

Today TaxMama hears from Pam in Florida. She says, “My husband asked me if we would be better filing separately, I told him he is crazy. Someone at work told him since I am disabled, drawing my Social Security Disability, that he would be better off filing separately. And if he wouldn’t have to put […]

Garnishment Scam

Today TaxMama hears from Phyllis in Florida with this problem. “Is it legal to garnish wages for 1997 state taxes? I didn’t know anything about them until recently, when I received a collection letter from an agency. I thought for sure it was a scam because so much time had lapsed.”

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Sales Tax Deduction

Today TaxMama hears from Milton in Florida with this question. “I’m trying to gather all my General Sales Taxes together. I’m also liable for a Florida Power & Light Co. utility bill in which they itemize a cost to me from something called a Gross Receipts Tax. Can I lump this in with my state […]

Turning in Tax Criminals

Today TaxMama hears from Victor in Florida who wants to know. “Is there some type of reward for turning in or catching tax criminals?” Dear Victor, Yup. There is. In fact, you can even find an old IRS press release on TaxMama.com from May of 2000 that talks about the program. http://www.taxmama.com/IRSnews/reward.htm Use Form 211 […]

Reporting Tip Income

Today TaxMama hears from Danni in Florida who tells us “I am a hairdresser. What percentage of my tips am I required to report?” Dear Danni 100% – ALL OF YOUR TIPS! Why should you have to report less than all your income when every other working stiff has to report 100% of theirs? Whatever […]

Condo Condolences

Today TaxMama hears from Melissa in Florida with this problem. “I paid a deposit and rate lock fee on a pre-construction condo on the Miami River in Oct 04. Closing is due in June 2008. I really cannot afford to buy this condo and make monthly mortgage payments. What is best? If I do not […]

Marriage or Education

Today TaxMama hears from Mary in Florida, with this problem. “I am finishing up my degree in nursing – and I am about to get married this year. But if I file a married return, I will lose my financial aid. And my tuition is over $30,000 per year. What do I do?”

The Gambler

Today TaxMama hears from Stuart in Florida, with a quick question. “I did my research about gambling winnings and losses, Schedule C versus Itemized deductions. Where on the Schedule C would the losing wagers go if I were filing a Schedule C as a professional gambler?”

Ticket to the Future

Today TaxMama hears from Kevin in Florida with this interesting idea. “I need advice setting up a corporation (or partnership, LLC, etc…). The question is which one? I, and 3 good friends want to incorporate ourselves to form a business for the sole purpose of purchasing season tickets under one name. The advantage – with […]