Tag Archives: Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

Original Documents

Today TaxMama® hears from Then150 in the TaxQuips Forum, with a long post (you can read it on your own). Let me summarize. He’s from New Zealand and studied and worked in the U.S. off and on for a couple of years. He messed up his tax returns and wants to fix them – and […]

Separate While Incarcerated

Today TaxMama® hears from AShepherd in the TaxQuips Forum, with a sensible question. “I filed married filing separately this year because, at the time, my husband was incarcerated. He is out now. Can we file jointly still and if so, how can we ( will a 1040x do the job)? I couldn’t claim anything, our […]

IRS Missed It

Today TaxMama® hears from Jack in the TaxQuips Forum, who is frustrated. Let me summarize. After not filing for a while, he got caught up. Now, the IRS has sent his wife a notice saying she didn’t report the sales of her stock. Jack says all that information was right there on their joint return. […]

Using Attachments

Today TaxMama® hears from Mahakavi in the TaxQuips Forum with a couple of questions – but we’ll only answer one of them here today. “TaxMama® keeps telling us to attach a statement to the tax return. How do you attach statements when you’re using commercial software?”

IRS Strengthens Integrity of ITIN System

Courtesy of the IRS For more information about the reason the system needs strengthening…read TaxMama’s MarketWatch article. WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service announced today updated procedures to strengthen the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program requirements. The new modifications and documentation standards further protect the integrity of the ITIN application and refund processes while helping […]

Estate vs Estate

Today TaxMama® hears from Kelly in the TaxQuips Forum, who is confused. Let me summarize. “Kelly’s father died, leaving the house to the children. But the value is less than $5 million, so no estate tax return needs to be filed. Why do they need to file anything to report the sale of the property?”

IRS Clarifies Temporary ITIN Application Requirements for Noncitizens with Tax Extensions and Many Foreign Students

[TaxMama Note: We’ve been waiting for this.] Effective Oct. 2, 2012, the IRS implemented two separate clarifying changes to its temporary procedures for issuing Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). First, the IRS will allow individuals studying in the United States under the Student Exchange Visitors Program (SEVP) to get ITINs under a streamlined procedure. SEVP […]

Outsourced Payments

Today TaxMama® hears from Lloyd in the TaxQuips Forum with a little problem. “I paid someone in Thailand approximately $15K a year to do data entry for me. IRS is not happy that I did not issue a 1099-misc to her. Until now, she did not have ITIN or Social Security Number. However, this year […]

Partnership Penalties

Today TaxMama® hears from Lara in the TaxQuips Forum who is helping get a partnership out of trouble. As it happens, this seems to be the week for questions from tax pros about the penalties IRS imposes on late-filed partnership tax returns. So let’s talk about those.  

Eight Tips for Taxpayers Who Receive an IRS Notice

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [TaxMama Note: For information on how to understand the letter from IRS, click here.] Receiving a notice from the Internal Revenue Service is no cause for alarm. Every year the IRS sends millions of letters and notices to taxpayers. In the event one shows up in your mailbox, here […]