Tag Archives: job search

Ask TaxMama Issue 664 – Honoring Veterans Weekend

Dear Family, In honor of Veterans’ Day this weekend, in IRS News  we are reminded that time is running out to get a substantial tax credit for hiring a veteran this year. The special, expanded tax credit will end on December 31st. So start interviewing now. Another special opportunity is open until December 31st. In […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 663 – Happy Neewollah

Dear Family, Next week, folks who are young at heart and have a sense of fun, get to enjoy Halloween. But if you want to celebrate early, you might do something like the folks in Independence, Kansas have been doing – celebrating Neewollah (that’s Halloween backwards). See if there is a Neewollah celebration in your […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 662 – 2013 News

Dear Family, This week, the IRS announces new limits on a variety of things for 2013. That’s the entire content of this week’s IRS news features: In IRS News  we get the new limits on a variety of benefits for 2013 – with more to come in the IRS’s announcement on November 5th. The IRS […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 661 – Shuttle Moves

Dear Family, Those of us in the Los Angeles area are dealing with a special and unusual phenomenon today. The Space Shuttle is taking its final trip, heading for the museum where it will make its home – the California Science Center near USC. Many people have already camped out, hoping for a glimpse, as […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 659 – Autumnal Moods

Dear Family, Welcome to autumn. This is the best time of the year. Summer’s heat is starting to fade away. Winter’s snow hasn’t yet come (to those of you who live in snowy climes). And the trees are turning glorious shades of gold and auburn.

Job Search Expenses Can be Tax Deductible

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Serivce [TaxMama note: For the most part, if you cannot itemize your deductions, you’ll have a hard time using these.] Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that […]

People Out of Work May Be Overlooking Tax Breaks

According to a CompleteTax survey, you may be overlooking tax breaks that can save you money. When it Comes to Unemployment, Knowing What’s Taxable, What’s Not Makes a Difference (RIVERWOODS, ILL., January 27, 2011) – At the end of 2010, 14.5 million people were unemployed and many more were out of work at one time […]

Checklist: Clean Up Your Web Trail

How to find where your personal information is located online. by John Hazard The World Wide Web turns 18 years old this August. In that time, it has amassed billions of pages of information from millions of Web sites—many of which probably mention your name, your business and your associations. Whether you’re an avid user […]

Volunteer Work: The Ultimate Interview

by Barbara Safani If you think doing volunteer work is just “filler to pad the resume” while you are looking for a “real job,” then think again. It can make or break you during a job search. Pro bono work can include anything from nonprofit projects to community service and even religious or alumni events. […]