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Ask TaxMama Issue 576 – Sleepy Weekend

Dear Family,  It’s November. Government offices were closed yesterday for Veteran’s Day, and are open again today. We’ve gotten spoiled with our Federal holidays landing on Mondays so we can have a long weekend.  It’s odd to celebrate an event, however solemn, then have to go back to work the next day. In fact, California’s […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 575 – Oh Joy!

Dear Family,  What a distracting morning! While I am perfectly capable of ignoring ringing telephones, I haven’t quite mastered the art of ignoring emails. They seem to pile up if you don’t answer them, or read them, have you noticed? Then we had a little earthquake. Not much. Certainly not for Southern California. (Actually, OK…truth?  […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 573 – Wealth of Spirit

Dear Family, Just in case you’re looking for it, it may not be here for a while. The TaxMama site is undergoing some maintenance this morning. Rebalancing servers and the like. I was hoping it would be ready for prime time, but…perhaps it will be ready by the time I am speaking at the Virtual […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 571 – He Did Not Quit?

Dear Family,  The news is buzzing this week about Robert Rizzo, the City Manager of Bell who is being investigated and prosecuted for his outrageous compensation levels. He’s offended by all the hostile news coverage and being treated like a pinata.  Even though, last June when the scandal hit the air, the news blasted that […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 567 – Sweet and Healthy Year

Dear Family, First let me start with an urgent reminder. There are deadlines coming up – all corporate, partnership and estate tax returns are due next week, on September 15th. Estimated tax payments are due, as well. http://taxmama.wpengine.com/tax-calendar-2010/ Note: The office will be closed and please don’t look for answers from TaxMama – until Monday! […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 566 – All about Education

Dear Family, We were at the IRS Tax Forums last week. You can read all about our experiences in this week’s IRS News. There will be more information next week, as I have time to keep writing. It will just pour out as I sit at the keyboard. The fun part was meeting so many […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 564 – Lucky 13

Dear Family, Welcome to Friday the 13th. The days dawns bright and sunny. The squirrels are still quietly asleep before their busy day of frolicking  on their trellis jungle jim and spitting out walnut seed pieces on my car. The birds are twittering quietly, still asleep. Soon, they’ll be up chattering passionately about their latest […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 563 – Good Choices

Dear Family, Today’s theme was not planned. By coincindence, the very first two stories I researched this morning are about Orthodox Jewish experiences. In case you didn’t know, I was brought up in that community, attending full-time Hebrew or Jewish schools from nursery school all the way back in Hungary to an early admission to […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 562 – Tax Holidays and More

Dear Family, This has been an interesting week. I got to do some political lobbying and met a passionate woman. Rebecca Madigan gave up a perfectly good job to pursue the cause of small business-owners, affiliate marketers, generally, folks who work from home. Rebecca started the Peformance Marketing Association (PMA) to help set standards for […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 561 – Hot Dog!

Dear Family, Never make the mistake of answering the phone in the morning when you’re on deadline. Once you start, you just can’t stop. Usually, I have the phones turned off Friday morning, so I can produce a delightful, upbeat, interesting issue for you. Instead, let’s see…one women got a notice from IRS about a […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 560 – The Advocate Speaks

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. […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 558 Happy Summer

Dear Family, It’s my mother’s birthday today. Her age exceeds the number of years mentioned at the beginning of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address (add 1 to Lincoln’s number). Happy Birthday mom! Except for being in constant pain, she is remarkably spry and independent. All those admonitions to do all things in moderation seem to have […]