Today TaxMama® hears from Ann in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a very enthusiastic staff. To make a long story short: “Ann just converted her 25-year business to an S Corp. Her staff did the research and found a terrific health insurance policy. They want Ann to set up a flexible spending account so they […]
Today TaxMama hears from Cinda in the TaxQuips Forum with a quickie question. “I bought a company and with it came $72,310 worth of outstanding debt. How should I initially set this up and how would I track the payments I make towards these payables? The payments are an expense correct?”
Dear Family, This morning I started reading the Taxpayers Advocate’s (TAS) report to Congress and completely lost track of time. Does that happen with you, too? For me, reading is a fully absorbing activity. Books are especially dangerous. Once I sit down with a book, I’m lost. I’ll stay up all night to finish it. […]
Today TaxMama hears from Raj in Kansas who is a good husband. He tells us. “My wife and I have been supporting my mother-in-law for over a year. She is U.S. resident (Green Card holder), however could not get a Social Security number. In order to get an SSN she needs to provide two forms […]
Dear Family, As you read this, I will be on the train to San Diego for a legal hearing. My friends in the area haven’t been contacted, since I have to turn right around and return the same day. What a shame. It would have been such a pleasure to stay for the weekend. […]
Dear Family, This morning, as I was searching for a good Mother’s Day graphic on my site, I came across an EA Exam provider running ads using taxmama as a subdomain of his website’s name. Of course, on his Contact page, you really have to drill to find any way to contact him. And the […]
Dear Family, Well, it’s the end of April. The world somehow survived a volcano and an earthquake that left travelers stranded all over the world. It’s interesting the different ways that tavel companies dealt with it. Yesterday, within seconds of each other, I received two emails. The first was from an executive at British Airways, […]
Today TaxMama needs to explain the purpose of the Taxpayers Advocate Service, based on a misconception expressed in the TaxQuips Forum. Peter says his problem is in the hands of the Taxpayers Advocate. So he’s just going to sit back and wait for them to take care of everything.