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Free Tax Help Available Nationwide

Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama note: Read this in conjunction with today’s MarketWatch article – How to file your taxes for free WASHINGTON — Over 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open nationwide this year as the Internal Revenue Service continues to expand its partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations providing vital tax preparation […]

Taxes for Helping a Friend

Today TaxMama hears from Gayle in the TaxQuips Forum with a common misconception. She asks, “Do I have to become a business to write off expenses on my taxes? I make a product for a friend of mine. I buy all the materials. I do this to help their family business. They pay me for […]

Your Opinion Counts! Speak Up!

Public Comment Invited on Recommendations for 2011-2012 Guidance Priority List IRS Notice 2011-39 The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service invite public comment on recommendations for items that should be included on the 2011-2012 Guidance Priority List.

Business Patio

Today TaxMama hears from Sarah in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “My husband is a personal trainer and uses our back patio exclusively to train clients (we do not use this space for anything else).  Is this deductible and if so, how?  Do we have to include the square footage of our whole […]

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. […]

Tax on Canadian Pension

Today TaxMama hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum, who is perplexed. “My husband started receiving a Canadian pension this year. There was $115 non-resident tax paid on the pension.  Canadian tax officials tell me that it can be claimed as a foreign tax credit.  I have no idea how to do this.  Do I […]

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 […]

One Business or Two?

Today TaxMama hears from Paula in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a question. “We have one “established” business that has been in operation since 2005.  In 2010 we started a new business (another S Corp) and our first business funded the start up fees and expenses for the new business in 2010.  The new business […]

Help the US Deficit – Don’t Ever File Your 2007 Tax Return!

Video: How to Request a Copy Your Tax Return: English IRS Has $1.1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2007 Income Tax Return WASHINGTON — Refunds totaling more than $1.1 billion may be waiting for nearly 1.1 million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2007, the Internal Revenue […]

Taxable Relocation Benefits

Today TaxMama hears from Sarah in the TaxQuips Forum, who recently moved. “In June I started a new job. The company paid for the relocation and provided an allowance for getting started. I received information from the relocation company, which broke down the payments as non-taxable and taxable. I have about $2,500 in Taxable Grossed-Up […]