Tag Archives: life insurance

Overpaid Life Insurance

Today TaxMama® hears from Kresha in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem.  “My friend received a 1099-Misc for money from a life insurance company. They said they overpaid her when her husband died, but didn’t supply any proof; nor did she send any money back to them. Now she has received a 1099-Misc – box […]

Life Insurance

Today TaxMama® hears from Hernandez in the TaxQuips Forum with good question. “I am one of two partners in a architecture service partnership. We are considering using life insurance, specifically whole life, as a way to save excess cash and lower our taxes. Are payments for insurance considered business expenses for a partnership? What is […]

Long Term Care Insurance

Today TaxMama® hears from Connie in the TaxQuips Forum with an excellent question. “I have a long term care insurance policy that I took out last year. This insurance is to cover you if you are put in a nursing home or other type of care facility; it is not long term disability insurance. I […]

Loss on Surrender

Today TaxMama hears from Karla in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “Is the loss on surrender of life insurance deductible on 1040?”

Ask TaxMama Issue 554 – Memorial Day Weekend

Dear %$firstname$% It’s already Memorial Day Weekend! Remember to remember the folks who make our way of life possible. And offer more than just the obligatoru barbeque – offer thanks to all those who serve, or have served! You may have noticed yesterday that the TaxMama.com website was down. This has been a week of external, […]

Prepaid Medical Insurance

Today TaxMama hears from Elaine in the TaxQuips forum, who tells us. “I have a client that is retiring now at age 55. He will receive $185,000 in deferred compensation. The company will withhold $111,000 for lifetime medical insurance for him. Can the whole $111,000 be deducted in the year paid?”

IRS News – Is this Income Taxable?

While most income you receive is generally considered taxable, there are some situations when certain types of income are partially taxed or not taxed at all. To ensure taxpayers are familiar with the difference between taxable and non-taxable income, the Internal Revenue Service offers these common examples of items that are not included in your […]

Tomato Paste

A Jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at Microsoft. The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test. ‘You are employed’ he said. Give me your e-mail address and I’ll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start. The man […]

IRS Warns Taxpayers About Certain Trust Arrangements Sold As Welfare Benefit Funds

[Courtesy of IRS] WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department cautioned taxpayers about participating in certain trust arrangements being sold to professional corporations and other small businesses as welfare benefit funds and identified some of the arrangements as listed transactions. There are many legitimate welfare benefit funds that provide benefits, such as […]