Tag Archives: Labor

1099ing the Gardener

  Today TaxMama hears from Donna in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “Do I need to 1099 the gardener that is paid $250.00 per month?”

Hiring Grandma

Today TaxMama hears from Jason in the TaxQuips Forum who wants to get it right. Let me summarize his issue – and you can read the details, here. He has hired Grandma to provide child-care in his home. He’s pretty sure that he is not required to treat her as an employee, according to various […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – November 2011 Session

  November  17, 2011 Tax Roundtable TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms. Today’s topics included:

Spouse as Employee

Today TaxMama hears from Russel in the TaxQuips Forum who wants clarification. “At the end of the show on KFWB 980 today (10/31) Bob McCormick asked you a question regarding small businesses employing spouses.  I missed the answer.  If a spouse is employed by a sole proprietorship do you have to carry workman’s comp insurance? […]

Greatland Offers Tips to Navigate 2011 Tax Changes

Courtesy of Greatland Corp Avoid penalties, improve compliance and know the important changes for the 2011 year-end   Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 25, 2011 – Every year brings with it new changes related to W-2 and 1099 forms and reporting requirements. Due to the government’s increasing focus on the proverbial “tax gap,” it’s more important than […]

IRS is Wrong

Today TaxMama hears from Bret in the Tax Quips Forum, with an IRS rejection letter. To make a long story short – “IRS rejected his Lifetime Learning Credit  for 2009 because the Form 1098-T showed –0- in box 1. And because his employer paid the expense – even though he paid taxes on the education […]

Free IRS Phone Forums – Employee Plans

  Free phone forums featuring IRS employees discussing retirement plan topics. Upcoming Phone Forums Determination Letter Issues Regarding Employee Stock Ownership Plans – October 28, 2011 The presentation will cover topics such as technical issues affecting ESOPs and recurring issues noted in ESOP determination letter submissions. Presenters are Don Kieffer and Rick Parker in the […]

Tax Extension Reminder – Things Not to Overlook

Courtesy of the IRS Don’t Overlook Special Individual and Small Business Tax Benefits; Choose e-file, e-pay  [TaxMama Note: Be careful. If you have disclosure statements that you want to go to IRS with your tax return, make sure your tax software company is transmitting those pages or forms.  If you cannot reach them in time, […]

Trading Disability For Wages

  Today TaxMama hears from Dave in the Tax Quips Forum with an odd question. “I received SDI for two months in 2010 and gave it to my employer so that I could retain full pay.  It does not show on my W-2 and I was taxed for full pay.  How do I handle the […]

IRS Announces New Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program

[Note: Stay tuned to TaxMama’s TaxWatch column in MarketWatch.com next week, for an anlysis of this program before you participate in it.] Past Payroll Tax Relief Provided to Employers  Who Reclassify Their Workers as Employees WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today launched a new program that will enable many employers to resolve past worker classification […]