Tag Archives: IRS Form

EIC Credit and Nonresidents

[Note: This answer is totally incorrect. See the comments below the answer.] Today TaxMama® hears from Reginald in the TaxQuips Forum who has this question.  “Is the Earned Income Credit available to a US citizen couple, married filing a joint return, who live out of the country? They do have qualifying children. The only reference […]

From 1099 to W-2

Today TaxMama hears from Trisha in the TaxQuips Forum with good news. She says, “Recently I took a contract job starting out as a 1099 self-employed contractor. After 6 weeks, the company asked me to come on board permanently as a W-2 employee. I was taking out my own taxes for the first 6 weeks […]

Disaster Loss

Today TaxMama hears from Debbie in Washington State who tells us, “We were affected by a Federally acknowledged disaster in December of 2007. The repair costs are in 2008, but I can’’t find where to claim them. What do I do?”

SS-8 – or Dishonest Boss

Today, Nancy from West Virginia is confounded, “My boss sent me a 1099 instead of a W-2. But I was an employee, not a freelancer. What do I do?

Nanny Tax

Today TaxMama hears from Tom, who’d like to know. “Can you point my wife and me to any basic resource for information on tests to determine whether one needs to do withholding or taxes in general for nanny services? And, then, how to actually execute the necessary record keeping and filings.”

Office in Home

Today TaxMama hears from Brian in Georgia wants to know. “I work out of my home office in Georgia for a company headquartered in Virginia. Can I write off my home office as a home office work place and deduct part of my home etc.? Or would that only count if I had my own […]

List of Business Deductions

Today TaxMama hears from Sylvia in Laguna Hills, CA who asks, “Is there a list of deductions we can take being self employed? Any website?”