Tag Archives: M&A

Gift to Parents

Today TaxMama® hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “Suppose I purchase a home and keep title in my name and let my parents live in the home rent free. Is the rent-free usage of the property considered a transfer subject to the gift tax? I think not, as I have […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 633 – Daylight Savings Time

Dear Family, Twice this week, Rick told me this weekend is Daylight Savings Time. I brushed him off. It makes no sense. This EARLY in March?!!  Darned if he isn’t right!

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtables September 2011 Session

September 15, 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:

Ask TaxMama Issue 573 – Wealth of Spirit

Dear Family, Just in case you’re looking for it, it may not be here for a while. The TaxMama site is undergoing some maintenance this morning. Rebalancing servers and the like. I was hoping it would be ready for prime time, but…perhaps it will be ready by the time I am speaking at the Virtual […]

Wal-Mart vs. Government

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.             2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute! 3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year. 4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 566 – All about Education

Dear Family, We were at the IRS Tax Forums last week. You can read all about our experiences in this week’s IRS News. There will be more information next week, as I have time to keep writing. It will just pour out as I sit at the keyboard. The fun part was meeting so many […]

North Fork CP 2000s

Today TaxMama hears from Stanley in New Jersey, with a universal problem. “Those people who had North Fork Bank accounts in 2007 received a 1099-INT showing North Fork as the payer. Capital One acquired North Fork Bank as of 3/10/2008. It appears Capital One modified their records to show they were the payer of interest […]

The Bailout Bill – EESA

[Note: You will find all working links in the Resource Box below, as always.] Today TaxMama sits here, scouring the news sites for tangible information about the Legislature’s voting over the weekend. What’s the final score on the $700 billion bailout? What else went down while we were caught napping? First of all, the California […]

Art of Thievery

A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then […]

TaxSeason Roundup

TaxMama has so many questions in the Tax Parlor and from her MarketWatch article this week, that I’ve spent about three times as many hours answering them. Many of the answers are posted in the Tax Parlor – http://taxtwist.com/forum.php?varset=s:13-pm:m-se:265-fo:13 They cover areas like dealing with out of state jobs, Whirlpool’s buyout of Maytag stockholders, taxes […]