Tag Archives: Houston

IRS Intensifies National Crackdown on Identity Theft

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [TaxMama note: Did THIS ever happen to you? If you were the victim of tax identity last year, make SURE you get your special Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) from the IRS so no one can steal your refund by pretending to be you.] WASHINGTON — Continuing a year-long enforcement […]

Bankruptcy and Marriage

Today TaxMama hears from William in Houston who just filed bankruptcy. He has two questions. “I currently owe IRS approximately $2,500.  I was wondering if that debt qualifies for my bankruptcy (my lawyer was somewhat vague on it)? And if I get a refund in the spring for my 2010 taxes can the IRS still […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 531 – Births and Rebirths

Dear Family, This week is full of birthdays – birth anniversaries, like that of my friends Lulu and Barbara…and an actual birth. Yesterday morning, just before my visit with Brent Clanton on CNN in Houston, my neice sent us an announcement about the birth of her new baby girl. Lisa’s daughter is thin and long […]

Out of Work

Today TaxMama hears from Andre in Houston, who tells us. “I read your article on Marketwatch with interest. I am out of work right now, about to give up looking for work, but was wondering about some of the home business opportunities you mention in your article. Most of the “opportunities” I’ve come across are […]

Katrina Loss Strategy

This week I was invited to join Brent Clanton on BizRadio Network KZYZ-AM in Houston, TX to provide some positive tips about how to use the tax code to help Katrina victims. Naturally, since I already know everything about the tax issues on casualty and theft losses, I was compelled to do some more research […]