Tag Archives: health insurance

COBRA Assistance Repayment

Today TaxMama hears from Dan in Massachusetts with this question. “The new COBRA premium assistance is phased out if the employee’s AGI is greater then $145K. It must be paid back when the employee files their taxes. How does the employee know what the premium assistance was?”

Obama and His Health Care Plan

Today TaxMama wants to summarize the high points of President Obama’s Health Care speech last night.

Alert for COBRA subsidy recipients

Courtesy of the IRS COBRA subsidy recipients who later become eligible for insurance coverage should notify their former employer to avoid a penalty Individuals who have qualified and received the 65 percent subsidy for COBRA health insurance, due to involuntary termination from a prior job, should notify their former employer if they become eligible for […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 515 – Happy Tax-Free Season

Dear Family, Every summer around this time, states all over America offer special tax-free days. These are weeks or weekends when families can buy their back-to-school supplies, and certain other needed merchandise, without having to pay sales taxes. Clicking on today’s graphic will take you to the national list. Just look for your states. On […]

Married Son’s Insurance

Today TaxMama hears from Mike in New Jersey with this question. “Can I deduct my son’s health Insurance premium of $900 a month that his wife and he can no longer afford to pay, on my tax return?”

Complete List of Deductions

Today TaxMama hears from William in Florida with this request. “My wife is in school and doing her practicum in psychology. She is working for a nonprofit and considered a independent contractor. She was told she could take certain tax deductions such as mileage, cell phone etc. And I would like to get a complete […]

Owe my Soul To The IRS

Today TaxMama hears from Debra in Georgia with these problems. “I had almost no income in 2007 from losing my job. I had to live on withdrawals from my 401k. Due to the penalties I am still paying this debt to the IRS. My home was also foreclosed on in the same year. Could I […]

Cigarette Tax Hike of 62 cents per PACK

OK, it’s true, I really, really hate to be around people who smoke. Whether they are smoking or not. For me, the smell itself makes it really hard to breathe. (I was blessed with a mother, a seamstress, who used my room as her workroom. She smoked incessantly – and my bed, clothes, books, everything […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 476 – He Said – She Said – the Vice Presidential Debate

The Annual “I Didn’t Get My W-2” Question

Today TaxMama hears from Robert in Texas, who complains: “My employer fired me. I worked in the office and taxes were taken out of checks. She has not sent me my W-2 forms. What do I do now?”