Tag Archives: lawyer

The Accountant, the Tax Attorney and the Actuary

An accountant tries horseback riding: Yesterday I had a near death experience that has changed me forever.   I went horseback riding.  Everything was going fine until the horse starts bouncing out of control. I tried with all my might to hang on, but was thrown off.   Just when things could not possibly get worse, my […]

Collecting a Debt

Today TaxMama® hears from Joe in the TaxQuips Forum, with a reasonable question.  “I am going after an ex client that owes me $11K. Once you get the judgment how do you go after their assets? Does a lawyer handle that?”

Legal Fee Deduction

Today TaxMama hears from Julian in the TaxQuips Forum with an easy question. “I wonder if I can deduct immigration lawyer costs from my tax return? The fees were to get me the work permit for my current job in the US.”

Owing Employment Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Ryan in the TaxQuips Forum, who recently got a shock. “My wife and I purchased and ran small business about 3 years ago for a period of exactly 6 months. We decided to give the business back to the owner we bought it from because we could no longer afford to […]

Nothing to Live on

Today TaxMama hears from Jon in the TaxQuips forum who says, “I applied for SSDI in Jan. and have been turned down twice. I have requested a hearing which may be another 6 to 9 months. How is one to survive while waiting on the government? My claim is based on Major Depression and back […]

Avoid Bad Tenants

Today TaxMama hears from Jack in the TaxQuips Forum, who had a really bad experience.  “I have a rental property and rented to a woman for a total of 2 months. First, she gave me two bad checks (1st month rent and deposit) and moved in. I found out 2 wks later the checks were bad. […]

Bankruptcy and Marriage

Today TaxMama hears from William in Houston who just filed bankruptcy. He has two questions. “I currently owe IRS approximately $2,500.  I was wondering if that debt qualifies for my bankruptcy (my lawyer was somewhat vague on it)? And if I get a refund in the spring for my 2010 taxes can the IRS still […]

Charitable Donations

The United Way realized that it had never received a donation from the city’s most successful lawyer. So a United Way volunteer paid the lawyer a visit in his lavish office. The volunteer opened the meeting by saying, “Our research shows that even though your annual income is over two million dollars, you don’t give […]

Tax Pro Subpoena

Today TaxMama hears from Andy in Michigan, who asks. “If a tax preparer is handed a subpoena to have a lawyer review a clients tax returns and other material, what are the privilege and confidentiality rules in this situation?”

A One-question IQ Test

Here’s a one-question IQ Test to help you decide how you should spend the rest of your day. There is a mute who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one’s teeth, he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done. Now, if there is a blind man […]